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Mike Flory of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, sent in these pictures of the '60 Chevy he built for his 9-year-old son, Phillip. Mike bought the unusual longbed Stepside Chevy from a gentleman in Arkansas back in '02 for less than a grand. Mike says he really digs the '60's uniqueness, with its distinctive eyebrows and double-humped hood, and Phillip agrees. The truck lost its original straight-six during the frame-off build and is now host to a 327ci small-block that's been mated to a 700-R4 for comfortable highway cruising.
Inside the '60, Mike had the stock bench seat recovered, and he installed a custom stereo system complete with subwoofers behind the seat, a billet gauge panel, a Flaming River tilt/cruise column, and even a chrome fire extinguisher, because one can never be too careful. The two-tone Chevy looks sharp sitting on new Billet Specialties Vintec-series wheels that add just the right amount of shine when mixed with the bumpers, the eyebrow, and the cab trim.
The Florys have had lots of family fun taking the truck to local shows as well as just driving it around town. Even though Phillip has a few more years to wait until he gets the keys to this one, Mike has started on a rare '55 Chevy first-series pickup for Phillip's younger brother, Grant. Looks like the apples don't fall too far from the trees in Wisconsin. Have fun, guys!