CLASSIC TRUCKS subscriber Roger Sheline dropped us a line with a few photos and a bit of info on his latest classic pickup project, an awesome ’59 Chevy Apache. Roger’s been a dyed-in-the-wool rodder for years and of the 40 or so cars and trucks he’s built over the years he says the Apache is his favorite.
The project began as a full frame-off rodstoration with the chassis receiving a Pontiac Grand Prix front clip, disc brakes, and air-ride suspension. Power for the pickup is provided by a muscular small-block Chevy backed by an automatic transmission and 10-bolt rearend. The cab and bed have been totally refurbished and treated to a bunch of custom touches including a modified (pie-cut) hood, frenched driprails, raised rear fenders, and rounded door edges. Above and beyond the truck’s extensive body restoration and modification is its eye-catching four-stage PPG O-So-Orange and Sunset Orange paintjob.
Roger expanded his attention to detail to the pickup’s cockpit as well. A pair of six-way bucket seats, a custom console, tilt wheel, air conditioning, and an awesome sound system are just a few of the many refinements that tie every aspect of Roger’s Apache together into a most-impressive ride.
If you have a Classic Cruiser and want to see it here, email at least six high-resolution photos and background info to the email address above, or mail prints to: Classic Trucks, Attn: Jim Rizzo, 1733 Alton Pkwy., Irvine, CA 92606.