Ray Tapley

Beach City, Texas
1955 Chevrolet 3100


Frame: modified stock
Modifications: C-notched
Rearend / Ratio: 10-bolt / 3.08:1
Rear suspension: Total Cost Involved parallel four-bar, coilovers
Rear brakes: drum
Front suspension: Total Cost Involved IFS, stainless
Front brakes: disc
Steering: rack-and-pinion
Front wheels: Billet Specialties, Vintec 17x7
Rear wheels: Billet Specialties, Vintec 17x8
Front tires: Kuhmo Ecsta ASX 245/45/17
Rear tires: Kuhmo Ecsta ASX 255/50/17
Gas tank: hand made by owner from stainless steel


Engine: ZZ4, GM Performance Parts
Heads: ZZ4
Valve covers: Billet Specialties
Manifold / Induction: GM / Demon carburetor
Ignition: GM HEI
Headers: Sanderson
Exhaust / Mufflers: handmade by owner / Flow Master
Transmission: TH350
Modifications: 1,800-stall torque converter
Shifter: Lokar, floor mount


Style: ’55 first-series
Modifications: smoothed firewall
Fenders front / rear: stock
Hood: stock
Grille: stock, painted
Bed: Pro’s Pick, Oak
Bodywork and paint by: owner and Gary Reynolds
Paint type / Color: PPG / Atomic Orange
Headlights / Taillights: Frenched, halogen / Pro’s Pick
Outside mirrors: stock
Bumpers: front stock / custom rear roll pan and bumper by owner


Dashboard: custom made by owner
Gauges: Dakota Digital
Air conditioning: Vintage Air
Stereo: Pioneer
Steering wheel: Billet Specialties
Steering: column GM
Seats: Bench, Wise Guys
Upholstery by: Charlie Powell of Houston, TX
Material / Color: leather / cream and brown
Carpet: split pile / golden brown