Different can be cool, different can be weird, and sometimes different can be wrong. In the case of the 1961 Chevrolet Corvair Rampside pro street truck, different is radical! We’re kind of loving almost every part of this build. For starters the paint selection is pretty neat. The color palate works really well together and we have never seen it used on a truck like this. The ride height is great with a tiny bit of the front tire tucked and the massive Mickey Thompsons well covered out back, and while the wheels are not our absolute favorites, we do think they work in this scenario.
The finish work under the truck is really nice. This was a professionally built project for sure. The deal photos show that really nice parts were used, the fabrication is really clean appearing, and it’s definitely not something that was thrown together with prayer and happy thought. This was built by people who knew what the hell they were doing.
The engine and transmission are not exactly what we were hoping they would be. The engine is a small block Chevy with aluminum heads that’s backed by a PowerGlide two speed automatic. Assuming the cooling system could handle it we’d like to add a supercharger to this little mouse motor. Maybe louver the tonneau to let fresh air in, we’d mess with some stuff. The ‘Glide is a great transmission but with only two gears it needs all the horsepower and torque you can muster in front of it. With space and length being a concern, we’re not sure what other options you’d even have to get a transmission in there.
This thing is awesome and different and we’d love to cruise it!