A ’55 Chevy Pickup And Tahoe Chassis Swap You Want To See!
This builder used the shows to help with this awesome and unique build! Eric Baltazar looks forward to Saturday mornings to get his does of Power Nation how-to tech that he used for his 1955 Chevy pickup build. Along with the help of Greg Bush from Past Time Customs, they took the body off of a Chevy Tahoe and put a ’55 Chevy pickup on top of the full chassis suspension drive-train.
At first, Greg thought Eric was crazy for attempting this swap but they made it possible! They managed to get everything from wheel wells to fenders to line up, then it was on to the body work! Eric wanted a copper effect on the truck, and after a lot of work it turned out looking great. It may look antique on the outside, but on the inside it’s nice and polished. It’s a one of a kind build, that’s for sure!
Mechanical Failure Caused The Cab Completely Separated From the Frame
The body mounts of a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado pickup failed after a mechanical failure caused the driver to lose control of the truck. The end result is that photo you see above: the cab completely separated from the frame.
This happened in Pelham, New Hampshire, police responded to a report of a “vehicle rollover,” which, We guess, is sort of applicable in this situation. According to the Pelham Police Department’s press release, the 21 year-old driver “felt the steering wheel begin to shake just prior to losing control.”
A crash ensued, and when police arrived the truck’s cab “was completely separated from the frame.” Luckily, the occupant was able to just crawl out of the truck with only minor injuries, which—as the Pelham Police Department’s Facebook page puts it—makes her “very lucky.”
“Believe me I’m a mechanic,” – words which describe this guy perfectly!! And one more prove that Redneck imagination has no limits. Those “Partners” on the truck are doing improvements and tune up their truck in very bizarre way. In other words – stock trucks are for pussies.
Redneck tuning is far-far away from logic and engineering.
However, this guy just set a World Record in must Bizzare Redneck Tuning. Instead of restoring this Classic Chevy C10, or improving comfort inside, No, he put huge tires on the rear axle to make the impossible to drive truck!
And when I say huge, I mean it. They have the same height as whole Truck.
One important notice is, that despite of all those redneck show-off features, owner improved the engine, setting a huge turbo. Moreover, to mount those huge sushis frame and axle improvement were mandatory.
Finally, we’re pretty sure, that this truck is impossible to drive in day-by-day routine, but to show-off a little, why not?
Appearances, as they say, aren’t everything. This 1970 F-100 is certainly proof of that, smoking a tuned 2011 Silverado a couple of times over in spite of its homely appearance. The old Ford, proclaimed to be “stock” (winky face), proves to have something other than a stock motor under the hood as it easily handles the Chevy in a series of rolling start drag races.