In the world of classic trucks, most of its enthusiasts shall agree that the pickups from Advance Design and the Chevy Thriftmasters have the style of worshiped icons. Ward`s makeover of a contemporary `50 Chevy pickup, so called the Icon, looks a little bit too sophisticated.
Ward is a guy who knows trucks. Through the years, as he assembled, restored and owned many Thriftmasters, he came to adore their looks, but not their performance that seemed a little bit obsolete. That was the reason that opened his way in modernizing these trucks with all the components of modern work.
When he found the 1950 Chevy pickup, it was in terrible state so he made a list of parts and reworks that the pickup desperately needed. For the truck`s base he used the chassis of Art morrison enterprises. The list of modifications done include Currie 9-inch rear, disc brakes from WilWood, 31-spline Strange axles as well as master cylinder from ABS. The coilovers were from JRI. The Nitto tires are covering the billet wheels, sizing 18 inches from billet Circle Racing.
Jonathan used a boost 315 horses coming from the 5.3-liter E-Rod from Chevrolet Performance.
The Dakota gauges are fitted some additional hard-core flair. A mattress material from Tempur Pedic was used to cover the seats, which were also added an American bison. The bison also covers the berber carpet, the door panels, berber and the custom made steering wheel sizing 16 inches which possesses an ididit collapsible column. There is also audio system from Audison as well as lined surfaces from Dynamat that shall make sure that you`ll have a good time while driving.
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