Facts & Figures
James Austin
Chatsworth, California
1955 Chevy 3100
CHASSIS
FRAME: stock
MODIFICATIONS: Volare front clip
REAREND / RATIO: Ford 9" / 3.30:1
REAR SUSPENSION: parallel leaf, Bilstein shocks
REAR BRAKES: Ford drum
FRONT SUSPENSION: Volare IFS, Fatman dropped spindles, Bilstein shocks
FRONT BRAKES: GM disc
STEERING BOX: Volare rack
FRONT WHEELS: Wheels of Steel chrome reverse, 15x5.5
REAR WHEELS: Wheels of Steel chrome reverse, 15x8
FRONT TIRES: BFG Silvertown radial, P215/70R15
REAR TIRES: BFG Silvertown radial, P235/70R15
GAS TANK: under-bed by Wheeler's Speed Shop, Huntington Beach, CA
DRIVETRAIN
ENGINE: '71 Chevy 350
HEADS: stock
VALVE COVERS: Cal Custom
MANIFOLD / INDUCTION: Weiand / Holley 750
IGNITION: MSD
HEADERS: Hooker block-hugger
EXHAUST / MUFFLERS: steel / Turbo
TRANSMISSION: TH350
MODIFICATIONS: S&D Trans
SHIFTER: Flaming River
BODY
STYLE: 2nd Series Stepside shortbed
MODIFICATIONS: shaved handles & emblems
FENDERS FRONT / REAR: stock
HOOD: stock, nosed
GRILLE: stock
BED: stock w/ Checker Products tonneau
BODYWORK AND PAINT BY: Gary Howard, Georgetown, TX; Mick Jenkins, SO-CAL Speed Shop, Pomona, CA
PAINT TYPE / COLOR: House of Kolor / Pearl Green Metallic
HEADLIGHTS / TAILLIGHTS: stock / frenched '46 Ford
BUMPERS: stock / Classic Parts of America roll pan
INTERIOR
DASHBOARD: stock
GAUGES: stock, Moon accessory
STEREO: none ... yet
STEERING WHEEL: custom-cast '59 Impala by JB Donaldson
STEERING COLUMN: Flaming River
SEAT: stock bench
UPHOLSTERY BY: Sean "Fat Lucky" Johnstun, Austin Speed Shop, TX
MATERIAL / COLOR: vinyl / white
CARPET: '50s Buick Trinidad green loop pile