1955 Chevy Truck, Carl & Michelle Shyiak, built by Painthouse

1955 Chevy Truck. SEMA 2019 Battle of the Builders Truck Winner.

1955 Chevy Truck, Carl & Michelle Shyiak, built by Painthouse

1955 Chevy Truck, Carl & Michelle Shyiak, built by Painthouse

Build Story


  • Starting with a modified TCI frame as well as suspension components from both TCI and RideTech, the 1955 Chevy pickup rolls on 18- and 20-inch Billet Specialties wheels and Continental tires. Wilwood discs handle the stopping chores.
  • Power comes from a Chevrolet Performance LSX454 V8 that produces 720 horsepower. A Performance Design carbon fiber cross-ram intake feeds into Trick Flow heads that are topped by Billet Specialties valve covers. Stainless Works headers feed waste gases through a Magnaflow exhaust system. A Legend five-speed transmission transfers the power to a Currie 9-inch rearend.
  • A few of the custom touches include custom sheet metal surrounding the engine, with hidden fasteners; an electric tilt bed (more useful than I had ever anticipated); electric power brakes hidden under the dash; a hand-made rear bumper built by Sean Ornduff; bed wood crafted from 120+ year old Polynesian Teak wood and two PAINTHOUSE-created custom PPG colors - “Pearlot” on the top and “Randy Apple Red 2” on the bottom.
  • Links


  • https://www.fuelcurve.com/15-year-effort-1955-chevy-pickup/
  • https://www.carbuffnetwork.com/project/1955-chevrolet-3100-pickup-persistance/
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7tdNNJHQvA