1957 Chevy Truck
Article and photos by Larry Crain
I had to come up with a title that was catchy and quick to grab your attention, plus pertain to the vehicle that this article is about and the title fits this truck very well. The truck was built by Kirk Peterson about 15 years ago, and then about 8 years ago it was given a good going over to make it all fresh again. That’s right! This awesome looking, show-winning machine was last freshened up that long ago and still kicks butt!
The truck that Kirk built, which has stood the test of time, is a heavily modified 1957 Chevrolet 3100 Series stepside. The frame is a modified stock piece that has been reinforced with square tubing and then powder coated. The front suspension is a Heidts IFS with rack and pinion steering. The rear section of the stock frame was altered so it could become the home of a Cadillac Allante disc brake rear end that is equipped with 3:73 gears. The powder coated rear suspension is a four link equipped with Eaton three inch drop springs. Raising or lowering the truck for show or cruising is taken care of by a Shockwave system from Ridetech. The brake system on the truck is all Corvette from the power brake booster assembly to the disc brakes on all four corners. The wheels for this custom chassis are Foose Fishtail with 18’s on the front and 20’s on the rear.