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Name:  Dave Smollen
Location:  Australia
Year:  1977 & 1978
Make:  Chevrolet
Model:  Silverado SWB stepside & Cheyenne SWB fleetside
Owner Comments:  Both of these cars were brought from the eastern side of Australia.  I have had the brown Cheyenne since 1998, and is my every day driver.  It has been converted to right hand drive, I have rebuilt the front end and motor, and have put on new chrome Rally wheels with 265x15x50 front and 295x15x50 rear tires...other than that, the car is as I got it.  It is a good cruiser that turns heads and get thumbs up from GM fans in Australia.

The red stepside is a project car that I work on in my spare time.  It is a 1977 Silverado with a 454, camper package, and only 44,000 miles on the clock.  I have had it since 2002 and it has been in Australia since 1998...and never been road registered here.  The car came from San Bernardino and is still left hand drive.  The motor has had work, but is mostly standard with roller rockers.  I have replaced the wood in back with Australian blue gum timber, and the wheels are American Daisy with 265x15x50 on front and 295x15x50 on the rear.  The rear has a limited slip with Cadillac disc brakes.  Future plans for the truck are getting it registered for the road, air bags, and have it running on straight LPG gas, because the petrol prices here are over $1.40 per liter...and at that price, I would be poor in no time.

Cheers, and keep up the good site.