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1958 Chevrolet Viking 40

Motortopia Staff , 10th January, 2022

  • 1958 Chevrolet Viking 40
  • 1958 Chevrolet Viking 40
  • 1958 Chevrolet Viking 40
  • 1958 Chevrolet Viking 40
  • 1958 Chevrolet Viking 40
Owner/Builder

David Harris

Specs

    ENGINE

    • 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

    CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

    • Full custom chassis by Ball Metal Fab
    • One-off frame
    • 3.5x7 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

    WHEELS & TIRES

    • American Force Omen, prismatic powder Cadillac Gray with black center
    • Front: 24x8.25 inches, rear: 24x8.25 inches
    • Toyo Proxes 285-40-24

    BODY & PAINT

    • 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

    INTERIOR & STEREO

    • 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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