Finally finished the Roadhouse Relics Truck!

I’ve been restoring a 1959 Chevrolet Apache pickup for the last 3 1/2 years. My Dad and I did all of the work ourselves. When I bought it, it was basically a frame, cab, and boxes of rusty parts.
I knew that we had our work cut out for us, but I never dreamed it would be this much work!
The list of upgrades includes:

All rusted panels cut out and replaced with new metal.

  • 1979 Camaro subframe
  • Firewall mounted Master Cylinder
  • Chevy Caprice rear end
  • 305 Cubic inch V8
  • 350 automatic transmission
  • Chevy 5 bolt Rally wheels with 1959 truck hubcaps
  • Custom mix acrylic enamel paint (the color was mixed by my wife, we call it Sarah’s Blue)
  • Tilt steering wheel

I just brought the truck home yesterday. Everywhere I go, it’s like a 1 truck parade! I couldn’t have done it without my Dad, and I appreciate the help. I also am thankful to my wife, who was very supportive of a far away dream that finally came true.


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