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1959 Chevrolet Apache - 2014 Truckin Throwdown Competitors

Owner: Wes Drelleshak -- Vista, California

Jul 30, 2014
Contributors: Anthony Soos
Photographers: Sean Haggai, Jason Gonderman, Jeremy Cook
This 1959 Chevrolet Apache is definitely the senior citizen of this group, but just because it’s a little older doesn’t mean grandpa can’t dance. Wes Drelleshak’s old-school hauler is powered by a built 383 stroker with a trick headlight cold air intake, Voodoo crank, H-beam connecting rods, 10.5:1 pistons, AFR 195 heads, a Quickfuel 650 CFM carburetor, and an Edelbrock 7501 manifold. The built mill exhales through Hedman headers, and through a Flowmaster HP2 muffler. The truck features a No Limit front end with Currie trailing arms and Johnny Joints, a RideTech T/A system, and Weld Racing wheels shod with 295/40-18 Falken Azenis tires front and rear. Unlike most of the other entries at this year’s Throwdown, this Apache has a manual transmission, a TKO-600 5-speed manual beefed up with carbon synchros, bronze shift forks, and a Centerforce DYAD clutch.


Inside the Build
Year/Make/Model: 1959 Chevrolet Apache
Owner and City/State: Wes Drelleshak - Vista, California
Engine
Type: 383 stroker, 10.5-1 compression, Edelbrock 5701intake
Headers: Hedman Headers
Exhaust: Flowmaster HP2
Drivetrain
Transmission: TKO-600 5-speed, carbon synchros, bronze shift forks, and a Centerforce DYAD clutch
Rearend: Currie 9T, Speedway Engineering Floater
Chassis
Suspension: No Limit Engineering, CPP Trailing arms, Ridetech TA
Brakes: The Brake Man F-4 Calipers
Wheels and Tires
Wheels: Weld Racing
Tires: Falken 295/40-18
Special Thanks: Deuces Wild Hot Rods and Customs
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Photo 3/12   |   1959 Chevrolet Apache Engine

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