1955 Chevy Truck ~ Two Year DIY Step-by-Step Backyard Rebuild

1955 Chevy Truck Rebuild ~ Two Year Backyard Step-by-Step

My Dad and I started this truck about 2 years ago from the frame up. It was originally owned by my Grandfather, but it sat for the last 18 years and got totally rusted out — it would have been easier for me to get a cheap donor truck with a straight body to do the build with, but I wanted to breathe life back into my Grandfathers truck, so there was a lot of cutting and welding done to this truck.

I C-notched the rear-end, installed 4-inch drop mono-leaf springs in the rear, but still had to use some blocks to raise it a little more to get the stance I wanted. The truck sports a Heidts Front Clip, 700R4 Transmission, Power Disc Brakes, and Power Steering. Currently, the truck is running a small block 305 just to get around town, but have a 350 sitting in the shed to get rebuilt shortly…

George Contreras