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1958 Chevrolet Viking 40


  • Work performed by Jarrod Bowen, John Powell and Ball Metal Fab
  • 550 hp with 1,000 ft-lbs torque running 30 pounds of boost
  • 2005 6.6L Duramax LLY V-8
  • 417 Motorsports intake and intake manifold
  • Fuss 150 lift pump
  • Industrial Injection injection pump
  • Two Garrett GTX 3076 first gen turbos, 40 psi
  • 417 Motorsports intercooler
  • Fully custom exhaust with built dual 4-inch stainless exhaust
  • Factory 2005 Allison transmission retuned


  • Full custom chassis by Ball Metal Fab
  • One-off frame
  • 3.5×7 3/16-inch thick
  • 2005 Duramax Hydro-boost master cylinder
  • Custom brake lines
  • T-Bird rack-and-pinion steering box
  • Flaming River steering column
  • Stainless 47-gallon driver’s side saddle tank
  • Optima Yellow Top in faux passenger side saddle tank with 90% of truck’s electrical
  • Airlift air management system
  • Long Shot Fabrication custom-designed front axle
  • Ride Tech shock absorbers
  • Firestone air springs
  • 1978-87 C-30 front brakes
  • 3.73 axle ratio rearend
  • Firestone air springs from Ride Tech
  • Ride Tech single adjustable shock absorbers
  • Ford rear disc brakes
  • Randy’s Ring and Pinion locker


  • American Force Omen, prismatic powder Cadillac Gray with black center
  • Front: 24×8.25 inches, rear: 24×8.25 inches
  • Toyo Proxes 285-40-24


  • Work performed by Trevor Dewitt at Ball Metal Fab
  • 1958 Chevy Viking 40 cab
  • Custom front bumper brackets
  • Custom rear bumper
  • Bumper and frame power coated by Mulberry Industrial Power Coating
  • Bed box semi fenders cut down with custom reveal trim piece
  • Custom mirrors
  • JW Speaker headlights
  • Super Bright LED headlights, semi-style
  • Original OEM 1958 Chevy Viking 40 red paint restored by Evapo-Rust then cleared six coats
  • Black and charcoal gray custom-mixed paint
  • Matte gray finish on cover plates and side plates painted by Steven Castleman and Richard Perkins


  • Shop: Bill Hoover in Kansas City, MO
  • Black German square weave
  • Leather seats
  • Leather headliner
  • Dakota Digital gauges
  • Billet Specialties steering wheel
  • Custom-built console
  • JW speakers hidden behind seats and front kick panel
  • Lizard Skin sound deadener

SPECIAL THANKS FROM THE OWNER: “Special thanks to all of my family and friends, and to the sponsors of his build: Toyo Tire, American Force Wheels, Dakota Digital, Turbos by Garrett, VIAIR, Lizard Skin, JW, 417 Motorsports, Travis Ball & Ball Metal Fab, everyone at Evapo-Rust, and anyone else who had a hand in this build.”


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