This V8-Powered 1959 Apache Makes A Raptor Look Boring

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An all-in-one daily driver has never looked so cool.

If it weren't for the old Chevrolet Apache pickup truck, today's Silverado may never have come into existence. It's a classic of 1950s Americana and still looks fantastic to this day - something we can't really say about some more modern metal. But what happens when you mix the powerplant from a Chevy Camaro, the chassis of a Silverado 2500HD, and the body of the old '59 Apache? As the video below shows, what happens is nothing short of awesome and is a 550-odd-horsepower sleeper with more attitude than any modern truck - Raptors and TRXs included - could ever hope to have.

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Much like a Singer build in some ways, this restomod takes the best of new-school technology and mixes it with an old-school body for a complete transformation that both honors the heritage of the Chevy badge and maintains the cool factor that new cars just can't quite recreate. It's been built by Rob from RJ Fab and is something that took a lot of convincing to get off the ground. It's been converted from rear-wheel- to all-wheel-drive and is meant to be a reliable but fun daily driver that can do work, play, and cruising. The wheelbase of the Silverado frame has been shortened seven inches and the truck now boasts custom suspension for better handling and comfort.

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It also has bigger fuel tanks, now with an estimated capacity of around 100 gallons in total, and that suspension setup has air cups at the rear for a level ride height even when there's a load in the back. It also has proper fifth-wheel towing ability with a gooseneck soon to be added. Meanwhile, the bed has been modeled to look similar to a wooden one but has the durability of steel and now holds racks and a toolbox. Oh, and a pair of winches are coming to the build soon. The end result is a vehicle that looks old, goes better than new, and can do just about anything. We kinda want one.

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