CAL-ROD FEATURED CAR FOR FEBRUARY 2016
By Doug Bithell
OWNERS: BOB & JAN SHIVELY
YEAR: 1957 MAKE AND MODEL: CHEVROLET PICKUP
COLOR: OFF WHITE UPHOLSTERY: GREY VINYL
ENGINE: 350 CHEVROLET TRANS: 350 AUTOMATIC
REAR END: 10” CHEVROLET FRONT END: HEIDTS CLIP
This month’s featured car is the 1957 Chevrolet pickup of Bob & Jan Shively. Bob bought the pickup from former Cal-Rods member Sonny Olson. I have some knowledge of this vehicle as Sonny is my brother in-law. The pickup came out of Colorado & had some rusted areas when he first got it. But with the frame-off build all was corrected. The clip was done by Williams, the bodywork & paint was by Ray’s in La Puente, the powder coating of frame & engine was done in Azusa, the upholstery was done by Martin Avina in San Dimas, & the bed cover is a Snug Top. It also has a new bed fill gas tank, new Haywire wiring harness, new chrome bumpers/grille, Vintage air, new steering column, & a new radio. As you can see just about everything has been changed.
Talking with Bob he said he always wanted a pickup & he needed something that was complete as the projects he is working on don’t leave him much time to work on his other cars. Although he did say hopefully in a few months/years he will be done with the other projects & then off to working on the cars. I think he told me he has three others that need the TLC.
This pick-up is about as clean looking as you will ever see & will be going to a lot of shows real soon starting with Dr. George show in Palm Springs, Whittier Show, Big Bear Fun Run, Wheels & Mills in Solvang & anything else Bob & Jan can get to in between. Bob & Jan, glad you and the pickup are in Cal-Rods.