1958 Chevrolet Apache

This 1958 Chevrolet Pro Street Apache build is a complete nut-and-bolt frame off restoration with well over $150,000.00 invested.  Over 2,000 hours spent on bodywork, disassembly & reassembly of all components. It has a Camaro front end with QA1 adjustable coil overs and the frame has been boxed, sandblasted and coated.  The cab, front fenders, and grill assembly are all original steel.  The front fenders, grill assembly, lower front pan, and inner wheel wells are all welded, seamless and one one piece.  Drip rails have been shaved and one piece door glass has been added.  Extended bedpost holders and upper bed tubes are all that remain of the original bed.  The bed has been reworked, welded, contoured, and also tubbed by adding 3 inches to extend the rear fenders.

The interior has been finished in three color variations: Beige, Burnt Orange Ostrich, and Saddle Loop carpeting. The custom console was built with cup holders and houses the Drag Race ratchet shifter.  The smooth dash houses Dakota Digital gauges, bluetooth stereo and many other custom touches.

The engine is a 505 ci . Chevrolet big block that has been balanced and blue printed.  It’s dyno results were 615 HP @ 4800 RPM with 645 ftlbs of torque.  It was built with Jans’ 10.5:1 forged pistons, steel crank, Moroso 7 qt. oil pan, Crower roller cam and assembly, needle bearing roller rockers, and H Rods (to withstand up to 1000hp). It also has Pro Comp aluminum heads with rectangular ports; 320 cc intake runner, 115 cc chambers, 2.250 intake valves, 1.88 exhaust stainless steel valves and springs, Sanderson Blockhugger Headers, 3″ collector 3″ Stainless exhaust, and Sebring seamless polished mufflers. A Weiand 8559 Tunnel Ram with tw0 650 CFM, Proform carburetors sits atop the engine.  The Apache has a 16 gallon fuel cell, aluminum radiator, and runs a MSD ignition, MSD billet Pro distributor, and MSD ignition wiring.

The transmission is a built Turbo 400 by PRTC Race Transmissions. It engages with a Precision Performance Products Kwik-Shift I billet aluminum premier manual shifter and a custom built drive shaft that spins the 9″ Ford rear end with limited slip, 3.90:1 ratio,  and narrowed 33 spline axles.  The Centerline wheels sport MT tires with 15×4 in the front and 15×18.5 in the rear.

Graphics and pin striping were done by Houten Designs and the truck has been painted with a custom 4 stage paint, 3 stage Red Crystal Shine and a 4th stage Copper Patina.  Seventeen coats cover this truck (not including primers & sealers), 4 base coats, four mid- coats, three pearl coats, three initial clear coats, cut, and three additional clear coats added.