You can sugar coat it and call it “patina” if you like, but rust and oxidation are usually a sign of good ole fashioned usage, wear and tear, and in some cases, like with Steve Metcalf’s 1956 Chevy 3100, it can be pretty cool, too. Who knows the life this truck lead prior to its most recent build, but by the looks of it you would be safe to assume that it saw many years of doing what a truck should, hard work. So to see it spend its golden years having fun is refreshing, and something we all strive for.
As much as RPM is not a Pro Touring mag, Metcalf’s truck has so many other influences and reasons behind the build, we just had to give it props.
“I found the truck on craigslist,” says Metcalf. “Amazingly, it was just a mile up the road from me.” Steve purchased the C10 within hours of it being posted for sale to fill his growing want to build a low slung ‘56 Chevy stepside with solid power but capable of being 100% street driven.
Originally from Australia, Metcalf moved to Michigan 5 years ago to work as an Engineer for GM, and on January 1st 2017 started work on the Chevy Stepside. The truck was 100% built in his car garage at home, “while Pro-touring was the main build direction, the truck has hints…
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