First year for fleetside bed, significant redesign of front end. All light-duty trucks are now called "Apaches", medium-duty trucks called "Vikings", and heavy-duty trucks called "Spartans". Truck has four headlights instead of the previous tow and features a shorter, wider grille running the width of the front end. Parking lights are now in the grille instead of being in the front of the fender and the hood is similar to 1955/1956 models, but with a flat "valley" in the middle. First year for factory-equipped air conditioning. For 1958, GM was promoting their fiftieth year of production, and introduced Anniversay models for each brand; Cadillac, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Chevrolet. The 1958 models shared a common appearance on the top models for each brand; Cadillac Eldorado Seville, Buick Roadmaster Riviera, Oldsmobile Holiday 88, Pontiac Bonneville Catalina, and the all-new Chevrolet Bel-Air Impala. The trucks also recived similar attention to appearance, while staying essentially durable, with minimal adornment.


Before...

This truck came in need quite a bit of work, needing paint, interior and to be put back together. The frame looks like it is in good shape, we will be working on this along with the body.

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During...

Body work has begun on this truck, soon it will be underway to the paint booth.

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Got the fenders, truck bed panels, running boards and hood primed today.

Got the cab of the truck primered today, up next is the doors.

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The hood, fenders, side steps and truck bed side panels are painted green. Soon the cab will be green as well.

We got the rear fender inner wheel wells painted along with the inside of the hood.

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The cab of the truck is now back on the frame and it is waiting to get painted.

Got some paint sprayed onto the doors, fenders and core support. They aren't complete yet, a few steps in the process and they will be.

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We got the inside of the fenders and front clip painted black. 

Got some of the pieces of the truck prepped for paint, color is the next step.

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Got the interior of the cab painted, now waiting for the cab to dry and then moving to the exterior.

The exterior of the cab got painted. Once it has dried we will be spraying a clear coat on.

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Got the engine running after checking a few things on it. It sounds amazing.

The clear coat is on the cab of the truck. It looks good with the interior color!

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We got the cab of the truck back on the frame. Looking forward to getting the rest of the pieces back on.

Installed the gauges in the dash today!

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Got the drivers door on the truck today.

Installing the heater and the thermostat controller in the dash. 

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Both the front and rear windshields have been installed.

Getting the cab of the truck put back together again, almost ready to get the bench seat back in.

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Arraigning the fenders and front clip together to attach it back to the truck. 

We attached the fenders and front clip to the rest of the body.

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Installing the head lights and tail on the truck, also the grill has been installed.

We got all of the head light bulbs in their places.

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Began polishing the trim for the truck. 

We got the seat brackets installed in the cab. Following the brackets we were able to get the seats in.

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After...

This truck is done! We had a great time putting her back together and watching the truck come back together.