It was 1988 when Bill and Leslie Chesser bought their '59 El Camino, took it home to Glendale, Arizona, and tore it apart. After 10 years of working on other things, Bill finally got back to his project with the idea of having it done in one year. Right! The shop that was working on it closed, so once again, everything went on hold. In October of 2000, Bill connected with the folks at Master Street Images in Chandler, Arizona, and they completed the car. Of course, Bill is the first one to admit that no car is ever really done. He's still looking for new parts and ideas. Tech Specs Owner Bill and Leslie Vehicle '59 Chevy El Camino Engine '99 Chevrolet 502ci big-block, aluminum heads, Holley 850-cfm double-pumper carb, Billet Specialties air cleaner, Hooker headers, Master Street Images 3" exhaust, Flowmaster two- chamber mufflers, Billet Specialties dress-up equipment, March pulleys Transmission TH400 with Art Carr Street converter, 3,500 stall speed, assembled by Performance Transmissions, Glendale, AZ, Hurst Nostalgia Shifter Rearend FAB 9, limited slip with 4.11:1 gears, by Fast Lane Motor Sports, Phoenix, AZ Suspension Front Performance Suspension 2" dropped spindles, Master Street Images airbags, Toxic Shocks, Wilwood brakes Rear Master Street Images airbags, Toxic Shocks, Wilwood brakes Wheels Centerline, Convo Pros, 15x7 front with 3" backspacing, 15X15 rear with 3" backspacing Tires Mickey Thompson, front 205x75x15, rear 39x18.5x15 Body custom hood scoop and rolled rear pan by Master Street Images, Chandler, AZ Color PPG, MSI Custom Mix Blue with Violet Pearl Painter Richard Cassone, Mesa, AZ Interior Gray leather/tweed by Chuck Booth, Glendale, AZ, Billet Specialties steering column and wheel, Dakota Digital instruments Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!