Chris Reister had a simple wish: To realize his life-long dream of owning a drop-dead early Chevy. When reality set in, Chris found himself to be the proud owner of this ultra-cool '48. Here's the scoop:

Truck ’48 Chevy.

Lucky Guy Chris Reister, Highlands Ranch, CO.

Truck's Motivation Basically stock ’90 Chevy 454ci big-block treated to an Edelbrock RV cam and a Holley 750-cfm carb that breathes through a B&M scoop. A Turbo 400 trans and a Ford 9-inch rear filled with 3.70:1 cogs put the power to the pavement.

Down Low Mustang II IFS up front and custom leaf springs and shackles in the rear.

The Wheel Deal Foose Thrusts (17x8 and 17x10) wrapped in BFGs (235/45 and 305/45).

Body Beautiful Shaved emblems and trim, smoothed running boards and added one-piece door glass.

Paint PPG Black with Chip Foose–designed flames.

Bedtime Custom steel floor (covered with a rubber mat), teardrop-shaped wheel tubs, roll pan, and aluminum tonneau. The stake pockets were removed and the front of the bed was modified to follow the curve of the back of the cab.

Cabin Comforts Dodge Daytona bucket seats and custom door panels covered in gray leather and cloth by Dennis Sexson of Fort Worth, Texas. Vintage Air A/C, Sony AM/FM/CD, and VDO white-face gauges fill a custom aluminum dash panel. A LeCarra wheel tops the tilt column.