Now that the truck was up and running and ready for interior upgrades Steve Markley's Upholstery was called upon to transform the inside into a fresh new flavor. Starting with some Daytona black carpet to build around a set of Krist Kustoms six-way power buckets in a porcelain mellow hide and Freeport medium opal colors were installed for smooth riding comfort. The door panels and console were both custom built by Cool Cat Customs. Bob left the dash stock while using a No Limit panel with Vision gauges from VDO. A shiny new ididit steering column was tossed in to hold the Waterfall steering wheel from Flaming River, along with the ididit chrome column shifter. A Kenwood head unit was Bob's choice went it came to tunes. Along with a remote six-disc changer, he added a pair of 6-inch round front speakers, and a pair of 6x9 rears-all from Custom Auto Sound. A perfect setup for Bob's listening needs! Nearing the end of the interior project Bob tossed in some three-point shoulder belts for safety, a set of Lokar pedals, and added aluminum ball milled bottom seat trim as well.

From a $300 multicolor primered beater to what you see today was definitely a long process, but as you'd imagine, Bob is thrilled with his truck and the outcome. The only thing he says he would do differently is by building it on an aftermarket frame. "There really is nothing unique about our truck; it's just a good looking daily driver," he says. That said, Bob and his wife love to drive their truck; they take it out every possible chance they get during the summer months. Bob says, "Why build if you're not going to drive it?" It's definitely an amazing looking daily driver, and I look forward to seeing it cruising around for years to come!

Bob Lechman
GREELEY, COLORADO
1956 Chevrolet
CHASSIS
FRAME: modified stock
MODIFICATIONS: '76 Camaro front subframe
REAREND / RATIO: '72 GM, 3.08:1 ratio
REAR SUSPENSION: stock springs, rearend moved above springs
REAR BRAKES: drum
FRONT SUSPENSION: '76 Camaro IFS
FRONT BRAKES: GM disc, CPP dual master cylinder
STEERING BOX: GM 605
WHEELS: Billet Specialties, GTX-02
FRONT TIRES: 215/65R15 Uniroyal Tiger Paw
REAR TIRES: 225/70R15 Uniroyal Tiger Paw
GAS TANK: No Limit, 21-gallon stainless
DRIVETRAIN
ENGINE: 350ci GMPP Ramjet
HEADS: GMPP
VALVE COVERS: Chrome GMPP
MANIFOLD / INDUCTION: GMPP / Ramjet fuel injection
IGNITION: GM HEI
HEADERS: GM, iron
EXHAUST / MUFFLERS: 2½-inch aluminized / MagnaFlow
TRANSMISSION: Gearstar 700-R4
MODIFICATIONS: Gearstar
RADIATOR: Cool Craft, aluminum crossflow