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October 2022
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Repair or Replace? ’55 Chevy Fenders and Doors article snapshot
2022 Brothers Trucks’ 23rd Annual Show 'n Shine article snapshot
Repair or Replace? ’55 Chevy Fenders and Doors article snapshot
2022 Brothers Trucks’ 23rd Annual Show 'n Shine article snapshot
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Don Richards’ '72 F-100 Styleside article snapshot
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Rob & GayLyn Concienne’s '48 Chevy article snapshot
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For our Battle of the Bumpsides cover, Kevin “Fuelish Media” Aguilar snapped the awesome shot of Lou Guzzo’s ’67 F-100 in action, while Tim Sutton grabbed the beautiful shot of Don Richard’s ’72 out in the California high desert!
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Look Back: Keep On Truckin’ … The Hollenbeck Heirloom Hauler

long with a handful of recent cover and feature trucks from CTP, the highly anticipated “Keep on Truckin’: 50 Years of Classic Haulers” at the 2023 Grand National Roadster Show will also feature a number of historic trucks, and one that holds a special place in our hearts is the late Dale Hollenbeck’s ’74 Stepside, which is now in the hands of our close friend, his son, Darryl! Darryl was able to reacquire the Squarebody some years after his father died and has since performed a few updates, but we’ll let him tell the story.

“My dad, Dale Hollenbeck, bought the truck in the late ’80s from Harry Craycroft, a local Bay Area hot rodder who had bought the truck new back in 1974 and subsequently customized it for the 1975 or 1976 Grand National Roadster Show (when it was still local to us!). It had a vinyl top, padded tailgate … very ’70s style. Dad got it and removed the vinyl top and added his touches to it: side markers, taillights, quad headlights, floating bar grille, third brake light, frenched antenna, frenched door locks that actually open the doors, shaved driprails and emblems, smoothed tailgate, and so on. The truck is chopped 2 1/2 inches and lowered in front with Drop Shop lower control arms and in the rear, relocated rear spring mounts and shackles.

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Don Richards’ ’72 F-100 Styleside
BY Rob FortierPHOTOGRAPHY BY Tim Sutton

f you hadn’t already gathered based on the dual 10-inch, gold-anodized velocity stacks protruding from the hood, Don Richards nicknamed his ’72 F-100 “Bad Bump” for one not-so-simple reason: the long-stroke, 6-71-blown, 545ci big-block of Ford Lima Engine horsepower not-so quietly nestled beneath.

But it’s not just the healthy “motorvation” powering Don’s Bumpside that contributes to that appropriate moniker—it’s a package deal, as it were, and one that transpired over time to become its current bad self.

“I was given the truck by a guy who didn’t want to store it for his dad,” Don told us. “I initially installed a 390, lowered it, and drove it till I hit a plate in the road, destroying the stock crossmember.” Obviously this is where the real Bad Bump transformation began.

To address the wrecked frontend, Don opted to forgo repairing and/or replacing the stock crossmember, instead fitting the F-100 with an ’05 Crown Vic IFS, while the rear was updated with a ladder bar–located, Aldan coilover–suspended Versailles 9-inch with a 4.56 billet locker.

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Part 1: Assembling AME’s New ’67-72 C10 “IRS” Chassis
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1. Art Morrison (AME) chassis will have the basic suspension components mounted when the chassis arrives.
BY Chadly JohnsonPhotography BY THE AUTHOR

rt Morrison Enterprises (AME) has a brand-new C10 chassis offering, and this is the first one out the door with the IRS upgrade. Let’s take a closer look as the crew at MetalWorks Classic Auto Restoration in Eugene, Oregon, assembles AME’s number one into a roller!

An aftermarket chassis swap can transform your rough-riding ’67-72 C10 into a real joy to drive. Improved ride quality, superior handling, and an aggressive stance are just a few of the improvements your truck will receive. An updated chassis will not only fully enhance your driving performance, but also its durability, dependability, and even resale value.

So, you purchased an AME C10 chassis with an IRS upgrade, congrats, but now what? You might be wondering if the process of tearing the chassis down, getting it coated, and putting it all back together is something you can tackle yourself or should you trust the work to professionals? In this tech feature we give you an overview of the process involved and point out some of the key features of this new design by AME as it’s being assembled by the team at MetalWorks.

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One for the Road
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Lou & Deborah Guzzo’s F-100

ometimes there is more than one driving force behind building a full custom vehicle. Lou Guzzo of Livermore, California, had the lifelong passion of hot rods, autos, and interesting machinery of all types propelling his latest ’67 Ford F-100 project. Although his interest in all things cool helped get the build started, it was ultimately the memory of his beloved wife, Deborah, who helped push the truck’s progress far past the finish line.

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How to Pick the Engine Fan That’s Right for Your Truck

BY Ron Ceridono Photography by THE Author


vital component of your truck’s cooling system is the fan. Regardless of how efficient the radiator is or the type of water pump used, airflow is the key to keeping engine operating temperatures under control.

Although once a truck is moving fast enough, usually around 30 mph, to provide ram airflow through the radiator, a fan isn’t crucial in most circumstances. But when your truck is moving slower, or worse when it’s stationary, an effective fan may be the difference between looking at the temperature gauge with a smile on your face or watching in horror as steam pours out from under the hood.

When selecting a fan for your classic truck there are a variety of designs to choose from. Mechanical, engine-driven are simple and effective, however, as more blades with greater pitch become necessary to move the volume of air to keep larger displacement and higher-horsepower engines cool, the power required to spin them (and the noise they make) increases dramatically. In some cases the loss could amount to 30 hp or more.

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Family Affair
Rob & GayLyn Concienne’s ’48 Chevy
BY Rob Fortier & Rob Concienne Photography By John Jackson

hen it comes to the origins and evolution of the trucks we feature, we definitely love a good family based story “more” than the next guy … definitely. The history behind the Concienne Chevy is surely one we won’t soon forget!

“I purchased [the ’48 Chevy] from my grandpa back when I was 13 years old. My wife, GayLyn, and I would go on dates in the truck during our high school years. When the time came that I wanted to marry the girl of my dreams, I didn’t have enough money to buy her a wedding ring … so … I ended up selling the Chevy.

“When GayLyn initially found out that I sold the truck, she was very upset. Later on, when I finally proposed to her, she then learned why I’d really sold it. Fortunately, some years after, I had the opportunity to buy the family truck back. However, we started a family and the truck eventually got parked.

“Fast-forward 30 years later and our children had finished school and were on their own. The wife and I decided it was finally time to restore the Chevy. But at the same time I had to go out of town (to Texas), so GayLyn took it upon herself to contact Rocket’s Hot Rod Garage in Sunnyside, Washington, and subsequently had them come pick the truck up to start the restoration.

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Part 1: A Time-is-Money Comparison

ure, we can salvage an original fender, but just because it’s possible doesn’t mean it’s practical. For our ongoing ’55 Chevrolet Second-Series project we’d decided early on to salvage as much of the truck’s original sheetmetal as possible. In theory, that still sounds pretty good. In retrospect, however, we should’ve focused harder on practicality.

As a crash-damage estimator I’ll admit I’m hit ’n’ miss. After all these (roughly 46) years in the panel-pounding profession, I still have that tendency to underestimate metalworking, as well as fillerworking, times. Now with embarrassing hours invested, I’ve done it again. I’ve worked way too hard on this truck’s original right front fender.

Over on the other side (the driver side) we’ve abandoned the original front fender and door in favor of reproduction panels from Brothers Truck Parts. At the time of our purchase the brand-new fender was just under $500. Even though shipping (to Montana in our case) might’ve cost about as much, it might’ve still been the better deal.

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Sweeter Than Cotton Candy
Daryle Courtney’s ’55 Chevy Cameo

ntil 1955, a pickup truck was just a truck—utilitarian to its core. Enter GM designer Chuck Jordan who decided pickups needed a little more luxury to attract upscale buyers. After sketching a refined version of the all-new Task Force light-duty trucks, his idea created an entirely new category of sophisticated pickups. The truck Jordan designed was the ’55 Chevrolet Cameo.

The Cameo still served its primary purpose of hauling but looked good while doing it. Borrowing styling cues from the Bel Air passenger car, it featured a smooth-sided fiberglass bed matching the body lines of the cab. All Cameos were white with an upgraded red interior. With over 5,000 purchased that year, it was a hit, but sales dwindled as other automakers caught on and started offering similar luxury models. 1959 was the final year for the Cameo, but the ’55 is still the most desirable.

For shop owner Daryle Courtney, of Double D Custom Rods in Houston, his desire for a Cameo came from the memory of his father owning one when he was a child. Even after building others’ vehicles for 36 years, Daryle’s longing for a Cameo never waned. He’s had a few through the years but this is the high-water mark. Purchased for a mere $5,000 from a friend’s cousin in March 2000, the truck spent most of its life on a cotton farm.

Wilwood’s Iron Drop Pro Spindle/Forged Narrow Superlite Six-Piston C10 Brake Kit
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Stop, Drop & Roll!
BY Rob Fortier Photography By The Author
Wilwood’s Iron Drop Pro Spindle/Forged Narrow Superlite Six-Piston C10 Brake Kit

f you recall, back in our May ’22 issue, we equipped my “polished turd” ’69 C10 with Wilwood’s state-of-the-art electronic parking brake rear disc kit. So, it was only natural that I enlist the folks at Jimenez Bros. Air Ride & Rod Shop to complement that with Wilwood’s tried-and-true Forged Narrow Superlite 6R big front brake setup with their all-new one-piece Iron Drop Pro Spindles (2.5-inch drop).

Wilwood’s complete brake kit (PN 140-15942) is just that: 100 percent complete. From the aluminum dual-pattern hubs and hats (5×5 and 5×4.75) to the SRP drilled-and-slotted 14-inch rotors with six-piston Superlite calipers, everything you need brake component–wise is included. However, this kit is produced specifically to work with their new Iron Drop Pro 2.5-inch dropped spindles, as it will not work with stock spindles due to the radial mount caliper brackets and hub-specific bearing snouts. We used the ’71-87 spindle kit (PN 831-15932 ) to accommodate the later-model C10 ball joints on the Classic Performance Products (CPP) Totally Tubular Control Arms installed on the ’69.

It should definitely be mentioned that as I was initially communicating with Wilwood regarding all the component particulars, they’d just started pushing their caliper personalization program. Rather than the standard black or red powdercoating options we’re all used to, they now offer an array of 23 additional custom color options with logos available in black, white, red, silver, or blue. As you’ll see in the photos, the choice was made to go with Bristol Matte Black calipers adorned with red insignias to complement the forthcoming bronze-centered Schott wheels I’ll be running.

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Brothers Trucks’ 23rd Annual
Brothers Trucks’ 23rd Annual
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By Rob Fortier Photography By THE AUTHOR

he month of June means lots of things: graduations, Father’s Day, the beginning of summer, and—for the last quarter-century—Brothers Trucks’ Annual Show ’n Shine in Southern California!

Sunday, June 12, 2022, Brothers celebrated the 23rd anniversary of its renowned Show ’n Shine, which for the last few years or so has been held up the hill from its previous location at Featherly Park to a nice remote spot in Silverado Canyon around the corner from Lake Irvine called Oak Canyon Park. There’s one way in and one way out—but once the heavy fog lifted, the only place you wanted to be was inside Oak Canyon amongst the sold-out (in one day, no less) show of ’47-87 GM-based trucks and related goods.

With (most) of the lockdown behind us, spirits were beyond high for Sunday’s Show ’n Shine, which, as Brothers puts it, is nationally recognized as “THE classic Chevy and GMC truck event of the year!”

Special thanks to all the official sponsors of the 23rd Annual Brothers Show ’n Shine: Holley Performance Products, Dropped Lower, JRD Classic Auto Glass International, Forever Sharp Steering Wheels, Old Air Products, Trucks USA, Performance Online, C10 Intervention, California Rollin’, Mudge Fasteners, Sew Cal, Repops, and Newark Auto..

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