Dave’s ’57 Chevy Wagon has undergone countless hours of work here at Power House Hot Rods. The body panels are reworked until smooth as glass and laser straight. The paint on the Chevy Wagon is Adobe Beige and Sierra Gold. Parts that aren’t chrome are painted to match, including underneath.
The first indication that the wagon is different is the protruding polished blower. This keeps the 468 big-block engine in check. A 6-speed, manual transmission sends to the custom Fab 9 rear, which transfers it outboard to the massive rear tires tucked inside custom wheel tubs.
The backbone is an Art Morrison Tri-5 chassis with an independent front, a power rack, and pinion steering. A complete Ride Tech system helps soften the bumps. The custom 5-spoke rims, wrapped in an aggressive rubber leave nasty footprints on the road.
The interior retains the influences of the factory original, but replaced and brought up to the high standards that Powerhouse Hot Rods expects of any project that rolls out of the shop.
Often displayed alongside the Chevy Wagon is Dave’s wife’s all-original 4 door Wagon. Her wagon, beautifully maintained, features its original two-tone paint. The two wagons provide a nice contrast of styles but also play off each other as twins often do.