In 2018 Rod Authority sent me to Detroit Autorama to cover the show on their behalf. It was a pretty sweet gig, I did it for them three or so years in a row and would come back with a massive pile of features and photos.
Most of the photos went there way, but some I squirreled away for a rainy day. So far 2021 has been pretty rainy so I’ve unearthed pictures of Garrett turbo Chevrolet LS6 swapped 1957 Chevy 3100.
At Autorama that year it wasn’t a runner, but the key parts where there. Namely the z06 LS6 motor and the Garrett GT4202R ball bearing turbo.
The T56 6 speed lifted from a Dodge Viper was also present along with the triple master Wilwood brake set up.
Also present at the time of spotting was the custom chassis the owner built in his garage. It’s constructed using 2×4 inch 0.120 wall tubing, that’s been glued together via careful tig welding.
The patina truck is air ride and the front clip was narrowed so that the truck can turn lock to lock while riding low.
Bead rolled panels are used fairly extensively throughout and much of the aesthetic is race/Nascar influenced.
It was finished about a year or so after I saw it, and the entire feature can be seen on inthegaragemedia.com.
I’m glad I looked the truck up so many years later because it really is quite awesome. Love the new Forgestar CF5 wheels too.
Wonder if it won anything in Detroit that year?
- Motor: 2004 Chevrolet LS6
- Transmission: 56 six-speed manual
- Rear End: Eaton limited-slip diff 3.50 Gears, Currie 31-spline axles
- Turbocharger: Garrett GT4202R
- Horsepower: 500