Specs Vehicle: '55 Chevy 3100 Pickup Truck Owner: Peter Verboom Jr. Chassis: 1955 Chevy frame with full rollcage built on top Engine: Chevy LS6 Stroked Big-Block (506 c.i.) Drivetrain: TH400, NP205, Dana 60 front, Corporate 14-Bolt rear, 4.10 gears, lockers Suspension: Wishbone link front, four-link rear, vintage Kuster Coilovers, King bumps Steering: Lee reverse gear steering box, D&M quickener, bellcrank on axle Brakes: Front: GM 1-ton discs, Rear: ORU 14-Bolt disc kit Tires/Wheels: 285/70R17 BFG Mud Terrains/Robbie Gordon beadlock wheels Interior: Mastercraft seats, Crow harnesses, custom cage, stock dash, gauges, tach Other Parts: Bed cage, tire mount, 40-gallon fuel cell Favorite Off-Road Areas: California, Nevada, and Arizona open deserts - Glamis and Baja This detail shot shows the steering bell crank assembly mounted on the front axle housing. The relay rod from the rear steering box enters from the rear and the pivoting crank arm pushes and pulls the draglink shown here behind the tie rod connecting the knuckles. This design keeps the steering action constant on the live front axle as it cycles through large suspension movements. The relay rod from the pitman to the bell crank matches the movements of the links in the suspension.This detail shot shows the steering bell crank assembly mounted on the front axle housing. The truck retains the original 1955 frame rails from the firewall back. Up front, the frame was cut off and replaced with rectangular tubing to open up more room for the front suspension components. Motor exhaust exits through custom CST 2.25-inch headers that have been Jet Hot coated. Flowmaster mufflers lie downstream under the truck but with a push of a button Peter can dump the fumes through DMH cutouts and save some of the back pressure restriction.The truck retains the original 1955 frame rails from the firewall back. Up front, the fram A trussed Corporate 14-Bolt axle is linked up and built to take the abuse of high horsepower and hard landings. Here, a Detroit Locker combined with 4.10 gears puts the power to the ground. The truck uses disc brakes on all corners. The rear was converted using an ORU 14-Bolt disc kit.A trussed Corporate 14-Bolt axle is linked up and built to take the abuse of high horsepow Five Baja Designs Sol Tek HID lights sit perched high on the 'cage for night lighting. Another matching pair sits on the front bumper. The rear cage bolts through the cab sheetmetal to tie into the interior cage.Five Baja Designs Sol Tek HID lights sit perched high on the 'cage for night lighting. Ano Out back is a pair of 3 x 18-inch Kuster coilovers that fit neatly inside the steel bedsides. A Curt Leduc sway bar helps keep the rear of the truck cornering flat. The 1.75-inch rollcage is neatly integrated into the factory frame and all the structural tube work on the truck has been TIG-welded.Out back is a pair of 3 x 18-inch Kuster coilovers that fit neatly inside the steel bedsid A 40-gallon Fuel Safe cell sits under the bed of the Chevy. Up top is a 'cage-mounted spare tire. A large tool box houses an air compressor, nitrogen tank, tool bag, shovel, tow strap, jumper cables, and a cooler. Forward of the spare sits a pair of Fluidine transmission coolers to keep the TH400 temps below fluid scorching conditions. Below them sit a pair of Optima Red Tops.A 40-gallon Fuel Safe cell sits under the bed of the Chevy. Up top is a 'cage-mounted spar « | 1 | 2 | View Full Article By Jay Kopycinski Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!