SEMA 2017: DynoMax Show Truck Is A 1958 Chevy Apache Farm Truck

This 1958 Chevy Apache recently made the transition from bone-stock farm truck to badass cruiser while in the capable hands of Chis Holstrom Concepts out of Puyallup, Washington, and we talked to Holstrom at this week’s SEMA Show to get the skinny on this stellar build.

“This one came into the shop as a completely stock farm truck,” Chris explained. It was a simple driver until the owner blew the transmission and it ended up sitting in his garage. He wasn’t sure what to do, but he had enough car guys around him that they talked him into sliding an Art Morrison chassis underneath the classic Apache body.

The owner wanted the truck to be manually-shiftable, so they guys put a Tremec six-speed in it, behind the FiTech-fueled Blueprint 383 cubic-inch small-block. The owner also wanted Vintage Air, so it’s equipped with high-end climate control. That Art Morrison chassis features coilovers all the way around, Corvette IRS-style front suspension, a 3.89-geared 9-inch rear, Wilwood disc brakes on all corners, ididit tilt column, and Billet Specialties steering wheel.

The truck is nice and simple, but really well built. It's an ideal tribute to the classic "farm truck" style.

They wanted to keep the build simple, so the team didn’t touch anything they didn’t have to. “If we didn’t have to touch it, we didn’t want to touch it,” Chris said, “We just wanted to add all the fun stuff.” They haven’t even changed the paint, they just gave it a quick once-over with a buffer and called it good.

They did a really nice job on the bed, but when it gets home they are going to add some stall mats so that the owner can let his dogs ride back there. It’s all about being able to use, love, and drive his truck.

So, now that the folks at Dynomax have this old farm truck sounding good, maybe the owner will even let them haul the company wares around town and look good as well.

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Kyler Lacey

A 2015 Graduate from Whitworth University, Kyler has always loved cars. He grew up with his dad's '67 Camaro in the garage and started turning wrenches at a young age. At seventeen, he bought his first classic, a '57 Chevy Bel Air four-door, and has since added a '66 Plymouth Valiant and '97 Cadillac Deville to his collection. When he isn't writing for Power Automedia, he's out shooting pictures at car shows, hiking in the forests of the beautiful Pacific Northwest, or working on something in the garage.
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