Speedway Motors Week to Wicked Day Five: The Final Countdown!

Written by Rob Fortier on January 20, 2017 John Wilcox - Videographer; All right, it’s noon on Friday, Day Five of the Speedway Motors Week to Wicked 1952 Chevy pickup build. If you’ve been following any of the various Facebook Live video feeds (via Classic Trucks, Street Rodder, Custom Classic Trucks, and Rod & Custom’s …

Installing hidden tailgate latches on a 1956 Chevrolet Stepside

Written by Rob Fortier on September 14, 2016 Few things are less rudimentary on stepside trucks than a chain-link latch pin (hook) setup. Obtrusive, clunky, and the “best” way to scratch up a nice paintjob—yet they were the norm for GM stepsides clear up to 1987. Other than swapping the chains for smaller-diameter, vinyl-coated braided cable, for those …