Every now and then, we like to do classic car and truck stories with an interesting human interest angle. This month’s article profiles Bob Sportel and his 1957 Chevy truck. 38 years ago, Bob ponied up 75 bucks for cheap transportation to get him back and forth to work. He never bought another work truck.
Bob’s truck has an estimated 300,000 miles on it—the odometer hasn’t worked in years—and there is no radio. Liberal use of Bondo has kept the headlights in place and the upholstery is patched with duct tape, but this half ton Chevy still runs like a champ.
Old trucks are all the rage these days and if you attend a local car show, you are likely to see plenty of vintage pickups. These babies are built to last and Detroit’s Big 3 churned out a bunch of trucks back in the day. If you purchase one of these gems, don’t forget to inspect the brake system to ensure everything is in good working order. Master Power Brakes can help you restore your truck to its former glory with a complete line of master cylinders, combinations, and model-specific disc brake conversion kits designed for Ford, Chevy, and Mopar trucks too, so don’t let the fear of finding reliable parts steer you away from owning a little slice of American automotive history.
If you own a 1957 Chevy Pickup and want to make some improvements and upgrades to the brakes, we have a couple of make/model/year specific options for you: