Kevin and John wanted to do something a little different in the back. Kevin decided he didn't want a roll pan, but there where not many options either on how to finish up the rear. John suggested combining two bumpers molded into one. "So, just like that, John had me going home to get one of the two front bumpers I had and buying another from Jim's Chevrolet," Kevin says. "Two days later, I'm looking at what looked like a big old Caddy bumper resting under the truck. It looked great, and I finished the rear off with Lokar LED taillights." Ron at American Pastimes helped with the Vintage Air, which was for a Bel Air car. With the Bel Air dash in the truck cab, and a few modifications like smoothing the cowl, Kevin says, "We had just enough room to stuff the whole unit with only about 1/2 inch off the bottom being seen. John cut A/C vents in the lower center of the dash. The curve came in when I said to John, 'Why don't we put the A/C vents in the doors like most later-model cars and eliminate having to use aftermarket vents under the dash." The original gas tank was switched out for a rear bed frame-mounted tank by No Limit Engineering that made room for the Premier 10-inch subwoofer.

This truck has a lot more to be said about it, but we no longer have room to put it all in. "The truck was as new to us, and now I know it was about the people that came to see it. I truly have learned about the real meaning of hot rodding. The cars are just the part that creates everlasting friendships, the meeting of new friends, and the sanctity of family. Thanks for the hard work and late nights," Kevin says.

Kevin Wilsey
1955 CHEVY
CHASSIS Frame: stock/modified by owner/Schimm's Rod Shoppe
Rearend / Ratio: Dana 60 with 3.73
Rear suspension: No Limit Fatbar
Rear brakes: 12-inch Wilwood
Front suspension: Heidts' Superide II
Front brakes: 11-inch Wilwood
Steering box: Unisteer
Front wheels: Billet Specialties
Rear wheels: Billet Specialties
Front tires: Toyo Proxes
Rear tires: Toyo Proxes
Gas tank: No Limit
INTERIOR Dashboard: stock/ Bel Air
Gauges: Classic Instruments
Air conditioning: Vintage Air
Stereo: Custom Audio Sound/Alpine amplifier
Steering wheel: '55 Bel Air shortened to 15 inches
Steering column: ididit
Seats: Streamline bench modified Krist Kustoms
Upholstery by: Krist Kustoms
Material / Color: leather / tan
Carpet: Mercedes-Benz
DRIVETRAIN Engine: GM 385 Fastburn
Heads: GM aluminum
Valve covers: Billet Specialties
Manifold: Inglese Ida induction
Ignition: HEI
Header: Sanderson
Exhaust / Mufflers: 3-inch / Flowmaster
Transmission: GMPP 700-R4
Modifications: shift kit
Shifter: Unisteer
BODY BODY: '55 Chevy
Style: 3100 Stepside
Modifications: Schimm's Rod Shoppe
Fenders: stock
Hood: stock
Grille: stock
Bed: Bolivian Rosewood
Bodywork and paint: Schimm's Rod Shoppe
Paint type / Color: PPG base Jet Black / House of Kolor Planet Green/Tangerine
Headlights / Taillights: stock/Lokar
Bumpers: stock/modified by Schimm's Rod Shoppe