And here you were, thinking that Derek only played around with swamped Cadillacs, rusty Chevelles and a Monza Town Coupe so far gone that it was a miracle the car’s first noise wasn’t “ka-boom”. Contrary to appearances and character insinuations, the dude really can spin a wrench just fine and not everything he works on is a freshly polished coprolite. This Chevy crew-cab longbed is one such build and has been in the deep state of repair and restoration for a while. It’s also been subjected to that fun part of car crafting that we all love to hate: “hurry up and wait”, meaning you want the money for new parts to hurry up and arrive and you’re completely out of luck, so you wait instead. It’s a sad tale, but somebody has to tell it.
Happily, he’s managed to endure the long wait and is now getting to work on getting his LS-swap project big body on the path to being roadworthy. So, it’s into the trash can for the super-sketch fuel system, time to pull the driveline that’s longer than a Geo Prizm and time to get dirty!