PO Box 2453

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729




CAL-RODS FEATURED CAR - JANUARY 2022

By Ron Merry

Owners: Joy & Joyce Rode

YEAR:  1957     

MAKE:  CHEVY ½ TON BIG WINDOW    

COLOR:  SHADOW GREY                        

UPHOLSTERY:  DARK GREY BY MARK LOPEZ OF ELEGANT INTERIORS OF UPLAND

ENGINE:  350 CHEVROLET     

WHEELS:  BUDNIK 22” BILLETT

TRANS:  TURBO 700 R4     

REAR END:  CURRIE FORD 9” W/ 4 BAR SUSPENSION/COIL OVER SHOCKS     

FRONT END:  MUSTANG 2

This month’s featured car is the 1957 Chevy truck owned by Joe and Joyce Rode.  Along with the features listed above, it has vintage a/c and heat, Dacota Digital Dash, I-Didit Steering Column, Brothers one piece front windows; pulley kit, valve covers and hood hinges by Eddie Motor Sports, plus great looking wood for the bed.  The truck has many subtle features that add to the clean look of the truck, such as rounded bed corners, hidden tailgate hinges by Joe and his son, and cab floor modifications.  All the excellent paint work was done by Joe’s son.

This truck is a replacement for the one Joyce and their kids gave Joe for his 50th birthday. That truck was totaled in an accident.  The truck you see today, took almost 10 years to complete with lots of help from family and friends.

To sum it up, this is one of the nicest looking Chevy trucks (of which there are many around) and a great representative of the fine quality of cars that make up CAL-RODS.






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