Travis Thosath's

1956 Chevy Pickup Truck

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03 July 2007 Update

From Travis:

           Here are some updated photos of my 1956 Chevy truck, the "Rookie Project." The photos were taken at the Goodguys car show at the Spokane Fairgrounds last summer.

           I purchased this truck from my Uncle who had it in his back yard since I was in high school. In June of 2000, I stripped the truck down to the bare frame and started over. The frame was powder coated and got a TCI mustang II IFS. The rear end is out of a Camaro I found in the salvage yard. I also found a T5 tranny that bolted right up to my 235 inline six.

           I put an Offenhauser dual carb intake and ceramic coated Fenton headers on one side and a HEI distributor on the other. I took the wing windows out and put a one piece window kit in. The rest of the truck is mostly stock.

           There are VDO gauges in the dash but other than that, all the rest of the dash is original as well.

           Right now the truck sits in black primer. I still have to put the wood in the bed and do the interior and maybe paint some day. The primer look has grown on me and looks cool with the 17" torque thrust II and the chrome.

           It is a good driver now and I put lots of miles on it.


Travis Thosath
Spokane, Washington

03 November 2004

From Travis:

          This is my '56 Chevy truck still in progress. It has taken me about three years to get this far. This is my "rookie project."

          I took the truck down to the bare frame and had it powder coated. The chassis has a TCI Mustang II front end, a power brake booster and a 10-bolt rearend from an 1989 Camaro. The fuel tank is out of the cab and under the bed. Here's a shot from the rear.

          I put an Offy dual intake and Fenton headers that are ceramic coated on the engine. An HEI distributor from Buffalo Enterprises provides the spark.

          The rest of the truck will be mostly stock. I can't wait to send pictures of it completed.

Travis Thosath
Spokane, Washington

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