One of a kind restomod with a great story. This 1959 Apache pick up has been in the family since 1964. It spent most of its life as a farm truck in North Carolina. It was sold in its original condition in 2011 and bought back in the same condition in 2015 to start the restoration process. The restoration was done by Rotisserie Restorations in Griffin, Ga. Interior was designed by Slick Creations and built by Sunnyside Trim. Restoration was completed in July 2017.
Complete frame off restomod. Drive train is an LS2 6.0L with a GM Performance Cam putting out approximately 425HP built by Turn Key Engine Supply. Motor is painted Corvette Torch red. Sanderson ceramic coated headers, 4L60E auto transmission with 2500 stall converter, Ford 9” rear end with 3:70 gears and Moser axles. Flowmaster 50HD series. Heidts Mustang II front end with power rack & pinion. Heidts four link rear end with pan hard bar. Billet adjustable oil filled coil overs all around. Wilwood 4 piston disc brakes (11” front and 12” rear). American Racing VN515 wheels 17x8 Front and 17x9.5 rear with BF Goodrich G-FORCE SPORT COMP-2 245/45ZR17 and 275/40ZR17.
Interior features leather custom design seats (2007 Mustang). Driver’s side is power. Custom console with Streetworks switches for power windows/locks, controls for Vintage a/c, and USB/12v outlets. Lokar shifter and pedals, Ididit tilt steering column, and Dakota Digital gauge cluster. Sound system including a Sony head unit, Infinity door and rear speakers with Kicker 8” sub integrated into console and Kicker 250W mono amp. Viper alarm with remote keyless entry.
Bed has new oak planks stained and sealed with polished stainless strip kit with no fasteners. Gas tank relocated to rear under bed. Custom roll pan. Rear LED tail lights. Fender and hood badging are original pieces. They were re-chromed by Advanced Plating in TN. All other bright work is new.
I have pictures showing the entire restoration as well as other documentation.
Process includes replacing 6-cylinder with big V8 and moving the steering wheel to the ‘right’ side
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