1997 Chevrolet C1500 - Streamlined

Gone in 60 Seconds

David Brown
Mar 1, 2001
Photographers: Kevin Lee
Who Brian and Gina Conway. Where Ontario, CA. What One incredibly clean ’97 Chevy C1500. Sob Story Two days after Brian completed the project, he went to his first show and won First Place. But as soon as he left the show, a gravel truck took a pea-gravel crap on the freeway and destroyed the paint job. Moral of the Sob Story Don’t drive behind a gravel truck. Worse Sob Story Since these photos were shot, some jealous A-hole stole the truck—which is (was) valued at $40,000— from a mall parking lot. Additional Moral of the Sob Story You better have freakin’ good insurance.Paint PPG Jalapeno Green and custom Volvo Sapphron stripe by Doug Starbuck. Body Mods Lengthened tailgate, shaved tailgate handle, stake pockets, door handles, gas filler door, and cab rain gutters, custom L.E.D. third brake light, Sir Michael’s roll pan, smoothed cowl, and smoothed front bumper.
Inside Painted to match, Cal Customs white-faced Euro instrumentation and Budnik wheel. Stance 12-inch drop, Firestone airbags, Belltech drop spindles, and KYB shocks in front; 12-inch drop, Firestone airbags, Belltech flip kit, Belltech shackles and hangers, de-arched stock springs, owner-fabricated C-notch, and KYB shocks in the rear. Rims 20x8 (front) and 20x10 (rear) Budnik Stilletto 7. Rubber 245/35R20 (front) and 75/40R20 (rear) Michelin MXXX3.Under the Hood NOS-equipped 5.7L Vortec 350 sporting a Crane cam, ported, polished, and milled heads, a K&N Gen. II air cleaner, a JET chip, Gibson headers, and 3-inch pipes. Pushes 325 ponies. Grille Doug Starbuck’s one-off “Barbecue Grille.”

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