What’s your real name? (What’s your online screen name?)
Chris Mays (NASTY55)
Where do you live?
What do you do for a living?
Account Manager for Competition Cams.
What GM(s) do you drive?
1955 Chevy Belair, 2003 Chevy Tahoe.
How long have you had your GM(s)?
Three and seven years, owner of Chevy’s for over 20 years.
What got you into GM(s)?
I love Chevrolets; my first car was 1967 Chevy II.
Have a favorite story to tell about your Belair?
My kids love it because of the “airplane” on the hood.
What was your favorite modification to your Belair? Why?
The Vintage Air, because in the summer it is 110 degrees in Memphis.
What’s next for your Belair? Why?
Billet hood and trunk hinges from Fesler, because they are really great engineered parts.
What was the easiest part of building your Belair?
The stereo system.
Who has helped you the most along the way?
Tracey, my wife, with patience and understanding.
Is there a particular shop you’d like to recommend?
Kenny Davis Hot Rods in Rogers, AR
Do you spend time on any GM sites? Which ones?
The car was a frame off restoration. The frame has been dipped and painted body color, the underside of the body has been rhino lined. Crate ZZ4 powerplant, all Comp valvetrain, 700R4, 8” disc rear end and front disc brakes. The suspension consist of a set of tubular uppers and lowers, it gets its stance via Air Ride Bags with a four link rear.
The interior has stayed pretty much a stock configuration with a little flair. Custom front & rear panels, ’57 GM upholstery on the benches in the front & rear. Daytona black carpet and mats to match. Dakota digital dash, Flaming River steering column, Billet Specialties steering wheel and a 600 watt Pioneer/Kicker sound system unseen and the coldest Vintage Air that I have ever felt. 18” and 20” Billet specialties wheels.
The only other special features are a smooth deck lid with hide-away license plate, shaved side mirrors, one-piece door glass, custom radiator support and cover, smoothed firewall, body color matched engine components.