Custom 1956 Chevy - Simple Green

Beauty Lies In The Seeming Simplicity Of Dale Anderson's '56 Chevy.

Barry Kluczyk Apr 4, 2010 0 Comment(s)
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A set of Sanderson block-hugger headers flow off the small-block and into a custom, stainless steel exhaust system. The engine also wears a Lokar front dress kit and turns an air conditioning compressor. It is backed by a TPI Performance-built 700R4 automatic overdrive transmission.

Inside, the clean and simple theme continues with a stock dash that's embellished only with a period-style chrome three-gauge panel, air vents for the Vintage Air refrigeration system and a Custom Auto Sound stereo in the stock radio location. A LeCarrera steering wheel carries the look of a vintage steering wheel and it's wrapped in the same green leather as the seats and door panels.

Village Upholstery Shoppe in Durant, Iowa, did the stitch work, including poking discreet speaker holes in the door panels. At a glance, the Chevy's interior looks mostly stock, but the more you look, the more you see the careful planning that went into it.

The same can be said of the arrow-straight bodywork and exquisite chrome. The body itself is all stock, but was carefully smoothed before the PPG green hue was applied.

More than simply the sum of its parts, Dale Anderson's Chevy displays the forethought of an artist. It may be simple looking to the uninformed, but for patrons of the hot rod arts, it's a detailed masterpiece.




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