Inside the cab an Easy Wiring kit made it just that, and everything was lined with Dynamat for sound and heat control. The dash was smoothed leaving only the stock gauge cluster, which now holds a set of TPI-Tech Instruments gauges. The Alpine stereo is located in the custom-fabricated console that resides between the two bucket seats. Power window switches and the shifter are also located in the leather-covered console. The Flaming River steering column and Billet Specialties steering wheel complete the interior appointments. A Vintage Air heat and air unit was installed in the truck for year-round comfort. After the fabrication was complete the dash was treated to matte finish paint, and the buckets seats were stitched in a traditional wide pleat design. The end result is a comfortable cab with modern seating and timeless design. Once again, James performed all the work.

Finally the old truck was back home in Terry's garage, but it didn't stay there for too long. Terry takes the truck to several major events each year, often with Wesley, who is a second-generation gearhead. They also enjoy local cruise nights in the truck and while it has garnered its fair share of awards, to date the most prestigious award was being selected as a finalist for the Goodguy's Rod & Custom Association Truck of the Year. Terry has spent over 40 years with the same truck; some guys just know a keeper when they see one.

Terry Temples
Woodstock, Georgia
1959 Chevrolet

CHASSIS FRAME: modified stock
MODIFICATIONS: boxed, C’d, custom crossmembers
REAREND / RATIO: Ford 8.8-inch / 3.50:1
REAR SUSPENSION: parallel leaf
REAR BRAKES: drum
FRONT SUSPENSION: Heidts IFS
FRONT BRAKES: disc
STEERING BOX: rack-and-pinion
FRONT WHEELS: American Racing
REAR WHEELS: American Racing
FRONT TIRES: Kumho
REAR TIRES: Kumho
GAS TANK: stainless

INTERIOR DASHBOARD: modified stock
GAUGES: TPI-Tech Instruments
AIR CONDITIONING: Vintage Air
STEERING WHEEL: Billet Specialties
STEERING COLUMN: Flaming River
SEATS: buckets
UPHOLSTERY BY: Road King Customs
MATERIAL / COLOR: leather / tan
CARPET: tan

DRIVETRAIN ENGINE: 350ci Chevrolet
HEADS: iron
VALVE COVERS: chromed steel
MANIFOLD / INDUCTION: Edelbrock / Holley
IGNITION: HEI
HEADERS: Mickey Thompson 15/8-inch tube
EXHAUST / MUFFLERS: custom 2-inch / turbo
TRANSMISSION: 700-R4
SHIFTER: Hurst
BODY STYLE: pickup
MODIFICATIONS: nosed, shaved, filled
FENDERS FRONT / REAR: stock / stock
HOOD: stock
GRILLE: stock
BED: stock, oak flooring, custom hidden tailgate latches
BODYWORK AND PAINT BY: Road King Customs, Woodstock, GA
PAINT TYPE / COLOR: urethane / Viper Red
HEADLIGHTS / TAILLIGHTS: stock / stock with LED conversion
OUTSIDE MIRRORS: custom
BUMPERS: stock