Photo 1/8 | 1957 Chevy Pickup In The Black Front Three Quarter | 1957 chevy pickup in the black front three quarter
Photo 2/8 | 1957 Chevy Pickup In The Black Rear Three Quarter | The LED strip under the tailgate is reminiscent of the Caddy brake lights popular with many truck modifiers in the late ’90s. The look is still relevant today, especially when this black bomber is flying in stealth mode.
Photo 3/8 | 1957 Chevy Pickup In The Black Geo Trac Radial Tire | Tires are 235/85R16 Geo-Trac Radial XLTs. The wheels they wrap around are ’03 16x8-inch Silverado steelies—painted black, of course.
Photo 4/8 | 1957 Chevy Pickup In The Black Wood Bed | For the bed, Joel used a pine kit with an Australian Cherry finish topped with a marine-grade clearcoat. That stovepipe in the back is a healthy 6 inches round, allowing the Duramax to exhale in the crisp, Colorado mountain air.
Photo 5/8 | 1957 Chevy Pickup In The Black Front Three Quarter | Clear lenses with LED halos make up the eyes of the front fascia. An ’09 Jeep Wrangler front bumper has been modified to fit the front end. The look is just Darth-Vadertaculous.
Photo 6/8 | 1957 Chevy Pickup In The Black 6 6l Duramax Engine Intake | The engine is an ’03 6.6L LB7 Duramax with an AFE air cleaner and EFILive tuning by Rob Coddens from Adrenaline Truck Performance.
Photo 7/8 | 1957 Chevy Pickup In The Black 6 6l Duramax Diesel | A JEGS dual-pass radiator is one of the few other mods to this powerplant. Unless, of course, you count the fact that ’57 Chevy trucks did not come with diesel engines in the first place.
Photo 8/8 | 1957 Chevy Pickup In The Black 2003 Chevy Interior | The interior is from the donor truck: an ’03 Chevy Silverado. Joel spent a few late nights and drank a few Red Bulls to get everything to line up properly with the cab.