SEMA Show Highlights

SEMA 360 Feature Vehicles: ’69 Charger, ’59 Chevy Truck, ’70 Chevrolet K20 and More

By Douglas McColloch

It wouldn’t be the SEMA Show without show-stopping builds and customizations, and while there’s no Show floor in Las Vegas this year, SEMA360 is no different. Some 300 builders entered some of their latest creations, and you can see them throughout the week at the SEMA360 Builder Showcase page. We’ll be spotlighting five trick builds each day of the event, starting with the ones you see here.

Submitted by: Rick Fragnoli
Dodge ChargerVehicle: ’69 Dodge Charger

This ’69 is built for performance starting with the 6.2L Hemi Hellcat under the hood that’s equipped with Kooks’ Headers and full 3-in. exhaust; an ATI Performance Products damper helps to smooth out internal vibrations.

The Dodge rides on a KW coilover suspension and rolls on CCW Wheels and Pirelli P-Zero that are damped by Brembo brake components. Inside, Moore and Giles Leather seating and G-Force Racing Gear harnesses keep occupants comfortable and secure.

The exterior features all-custom one-off bodywork, and it’s coated with custom PPG “Strangler Green” paint.

Submitted by: Brad and Mike Swaney
Vehicle: ’59 Chevrolet truck

A Battle of The Builders finalist in 2019, this team brought this clean-looking resto to SEMA360. Under the hood are a host of performance parts from Billet Accessories and Eddie Motorsports, and Magnaflow exhaust expels spent gases.

Components from American Autowire provide electrical upgrades, and inside, parts from Classic Instruments, Vintage Air and Lokar all enhance the driving experience.

The Chevy rides on a custom-engineered chassis, and a coat of Axalta Red Metallic adorns bodywork kept pristine with Wizards Products.

Submitted by: Christian Borucki
BonnevilleVehicle: ’59 Pontiac Bonneville

Wearing a coat of Riviera Blue paint, this classic ’59 rests atop a one-off Art Morrison chassis that hosts a LS376 engine sporting a Flowmaster exhaust, and a 4L70 automatic transmission.

Power flows to a Strange 9-in. rearend that turns American Racing rim and BFGoodrich tires; Wilwood disc brakes reside at all four corners, and wheels are turned courtesy of IDIDT steering components.

Suspension is coilovers in front and four-link in the back. Redline Lumtronix LED headlights light up the road, Ogden Chrome lend exterior shine, and inside, Rockford Fosgate audio components provide on-road entertainment.

Submitted by: Darren Sammartino
Chevrolet K20Vehicle: ’70 Chevrolet K20

A multi-year project, this Grabber Blue 3/4-ton runs a swapped-in ’92 Cummins 12-valve diesel that works in tandem with an Industrial Injection fuel pump, a K&N intake, a Mishimoto radiator and MBRP 3-in. exhaust. Backing it a Getrag 360M transmission and an NP 205 transfer case.

A Dana 60 front and 14-bolt rear turn RBP Cobra beadlocks and Interco Cobalt tires. KC HiLItes provide illumination and a Smittybilt winch residing in a Chassis Unlimited bumper can provide extraction.

Interior upgrades include products from Auto Meter, BS Sand Seats and Hornblasters.

Submitted by: Randy Weaver
Sport SatelliteVehicle: ’70 Plymouth Sport Satellite

This pristine ’70s exterior sports a number of unique touches, including a custom hood, custom bumpers and flush-mounted glass. Under the hood sits an engine that’s been equipped with a Texas Speed cam, Speed Engineering headers, K&N filters  and Flowmaster exhaust.

Electrical upgrades are afforded by American Autowire, and a fuel tank from Rick’s Tanks provides extra fuel. Suspension come courtesy of Ridetech coilovers, with tires sourced from Mickey Thompson and brakes from Wilwood.

Inside, Dakota Digital gauges monitor engine functions, and a Kicker audio system provides entertainment.