Donny Harley from Clinton, Maryland, has been involved in custom rods for 30 years. About six years ago, Donny and his sportscaster buddy, James Brown, made a road trip out to California to check out the West Coast custom scene. One of the shops they visited was Jim Noteboom's Bones Concept Cars and Trucks in Hemet, California. Bones is one of the well-known custom builders in SoCal. During the '50s, while he was in his late teens, Bones built a full custom candy-orange '53 Chevy that appeared on the cover of Car Craft magazine. Ever since, Bones has been building some of the wildest customs, rods, and trucks on the planet.
One of Bone's show-stopping creations was this PPG Triple Black and House of Kolor Tangelo Orange flamed '48 Chevy pickup. Donny's buddy, James, had to have the truck. So, he bought it. After driving and showing the black and orange flamed '48 for five years, James sold it back to Donny in December of '06.
The truck's custom frame was boxed and stepped, while the front upper and lower A-arm use a pair of '84 Camaro spindles. The rear suspension was four-linked, while both front and rear suspensions were assisted by Air Ride Technologies pneumatic 'bags with KYB shocks, which allows the truck to layout on its running boards. A set of Colorado Custom South Park 17x8-inch front and 18x10-inch rear polished aluminum wheels are consumed in BFGoodrich T/A 215/45ZR17 front, and 295/45ZR18 rear rubber. Bubba's East Coast Rods and Customs in Fairfax, Virginia, ensured everything looked the part of custom on the chassis and performed all of the detail work.