A little late, but better than never. I made a promise after Layd Out at the Park 2014 that a feature was going to be run of this truck in the magazine I was with. I have since left CookieCutter. I left on good terms, and this is no reflection on their abilities as an automotive magazine. But…..there was still the fact that a promise was made, and as a photographer I want to make sure that all features I promise, are met hopefully to the vehicle owner’s expectations. Out of all the vehicles that were at Layd Out, I chose this truck. There was something about it that caught, and held, my eye. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Walking by Rusty Webb’s ’54 Chevy, you can’t help but stop and stare. In a park full of shiny trucks, the charm of this truck pulls you in. From the patina’d paint to the barn wood bed flooring, every inch is nothing but classic goodness. Rusty built the truck from the ground up with the love and support from his wife Samantha and son Ian. Ian loves taking the truck everywhere they go, enjoying the looks people give as they drive by. Topping a Chevy S-10 chassis with the renewed body of a 1957 Chevy 3100, it has been reworked to perfection. The engine bay received the attention it deserved with a 355 motor and a Weiland supercharger and blower. With the help of his friend Jonathan, Rusty performed the engine overhaul 3 days before Layd Out At The Park 2013. The Pabst Blue RIbbon Beer theme started with the idea of wanting something different than your run-of-the-mill Rod Shop logo. Once the beer tap was found, everything else fell into place. Keeping with the theme, door graphics were painted to a perfect faded finish by Travis Raleigh. The little things are always what makes a truck stand out, and this is no different. The pinstriping on the B pillars, nose, and intake, provided by Matt Cook, complete the look of the truck. The minitruck bug first bit when Rusty was only 17. His first truck was a 1991 Nissan hardbody. Many late nights and shop hours have been logged getting him to where he is today. Rusty would like to give a big thanks to Mike “Colonel” Sanders for all his time and help with the “crazy gremlins” and other problems he’s faced along the way. With a 1929 Model A sitting next in line at his shop, I’m sure there’s nothing but good things coming from this minitrucker in the future.
- Pabst Blue Ribbon Truck
- 1957 Chevy 3100 w/ S-10 Chassis
- Owned by: Rusty Webb
- From: Rogersville, Tennessee