Raybestos ‘53 Chevy Pickup Rendering Revealed
Watch the magic as it happens. Follow the story of the 1953 Chevy Pickup build from the time it rolled off the trailer
and into the shop to the Las Vegas unveiling in November 2018.
The wait is over. The rendering of the Raybestos® 1953 Chevrolet® pickup truck has been unveiled and is available for viewing at www.raybestosbuild.com. Raybestos has partnered with the legendary Jeff Schwartz and his team at Schwartz Performance to restore this iconic vehicle to its original grandeur.
Raybestos and Schwartz Pick Up
Where They Left off
To Ensure this 1953 Chevy Truck's
Glory Days are Still Ahead of Her
This Pick-Up Needs a Pick-Me-Up
Jeff Schwartz shows us what he has to work with. The still-operational 1953 Truck shows it still has some life left in it.
Thanks to Jeff and his team, her best years are still ahead of her.
Before You Build It Up You Must Tear It Down
Jeff and the team disassemble the Chevy 3600 and get her ready for a new journey.
You Have To Start At The Bottom
The Schwartz team show us the progress on the chassis
A Blast From The Past!
The Raybestos '53 Chevy 3600 cab is back from media blasting. We went out to Schwartz Performance to check it out.
There really weren't any surprises found after media blasting. A few holes that need to be patched or welded shut.
But all in all, it is in great shape!
Ain't Nothing Bit A G Thing
Actually, this truck is NOT rockin' all because of the G-Machine Chassis set up by Schwartz Performance.
Jeff here compares it to the original.
We're Just Getting Warmed Up
Thanks to Vintage Air for providing the heating and air conditioning unit for the '53 Chevy 3600 build.
The Dingo's Got My Baby
Raybestos and Schwartz Performance would like to give a shout out to our partner, Dirty Dingo Motorsports, for providing the serpentine drive setup for the '53 Chevy 3600.
Gauge Your Interest
Raybestos and Schwartz Performance would like to give a shout out to our partner, Dakota Digital, for providing
custom HDX-series instrumentation for the '53 Chevy 3600 build.
Strong Mind Strong Body
In this Raybestos build update, we visited Schwartz Performance Inc. to see the progress made on the
body of '52 Chevy 3600. As you can see, the body is primed and in its mockup stages. Things are coming along nicely!
Jeff Gives Us the Brake Down
In this build update, Jeff Schwartz of Schwartz Performance Inc. visits Brake Parts Inc's world headquarters
in McHenry Illinois to discuss rotor and caliper options for the Raybestos '53 Chevy 3600.
Jeff Gives Us the Brake Down
In this Raybestos build update, we visited Schwartz Performance Inc. to mockup two different sets of rotors and
calipers on the G-Machine Chassis setup. Watch to see which set we picked out to use on the '53 Chevy 3600!
It's All Coming Together
Jeff Schwartz walks us through the work that has been done on the pickup since the last time we saw it.
Bump It Up
In this update, we are at Schwartz Performance to take a look at the rear bumper on the '53 Chevy 3600 pickup.
Making It Our Own
In this build update, we visit Kam Tool and Mold in Woodstock, IL, to make the prototype for the updated serpentine drive engine.
We take an up-close look at the machining process.
A Wise Man Says Only Fuels Rush In
In this build update, Jeff Schwartz of Schwartz Performance Inc. shows us the fuel line for the '53 Chevy pickup.
The fuel line has an extra layer of material that doesn't allow fuel vapors to escape.
From the Bottom Up
Jeff shows us the progress made on the 3600 chassis. The chassis has been powder coated and is in the process of final assembly.