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The first thing that we noticed about this truck was the crowd that it drew when it pulled into a show and shine.


It is still a project in the works, but we got the story about this truck very quickly when we saw it.


‘The talented owner knows his was around a project like this because Ben Maerz is a guy with a vision; a guy who can turn a concept into a street machine.’

His 1957 Chevy extended cab pick up is a good example of his abilities to turn a “what if?” into a “look at this”.



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The truck is a blend of a fabricated marriage of two Chevy cabs that sit on an extended 1980 Chevy truck frame. It’s powered by a 350 Chevy and it takes Ben in style and comfort wherever he wants to go in his unique resto-mod.



In fact, Ben loves the smooth ride that his truck delivers down the highway with the extended cab on an extended frame.The truck has all of the creature comforts of a newer truck with the look of a 50s Chevy classic with surgical enhancement that would beat Pam Anderson on her best day.


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Ben has talent and he also likes to work within a budget, so the rear seats were liberated from a Chevy mini-van. They look like they were custom designed for the task.




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The truck will eventually become a 50s style tri-color vehicle and Ben can expect even more attention when he completes his paint job on his project. But for now, he can enjoy his project as a driver and attention- getter, whenever he hits a show with his very unusual vision of what could have been in Chevy world during the 50s.



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Keep up the good work Ben, and we will feature your final visionary resto-mod in a future edition. Let’s just say that it’s from 1957 and it wears a bow tie.


We’ll keep you guessing about what he did with this one.


Jim Sutherland

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