The 1957 CamAir is Yogi's total restoration of a 1957 Cameo pickup, including side trim from a '57 Chevy Passenger car and the cargo doorskin from a '57 Chevy Nomad wagon. Started in 2002, it is now on display in the Yogi's showroom in Monticello, Iowa after winning many car and truck show trophies.
The CamAir sports a big block 454 engine and a 700R-4 transmission. Power flows through a Ford 9-inch rear end to a set of Bridgestone tires on Billet Specialties Bonneville wheels.
The CamAir was featured in the April 2010 issue of Classic Trucks Magazine. The article details the meticulous restoration and modification of the original 1957 truck. Here are some of the restoration details, and project contributors:
Frame: Custom by Total Cost Involved Rearend: Ford 9-inch, 3.70:1 ratio Rear suspension: Four-bar, Ridetech Shockwaves Brakes: Wilwood disc Steering: Rack & pinion Front wheels: 18x8 Billet Specialties Bonneville Rear wheels: 20x10 Billet specialties Bonneville Tires: Bridgestone Potenza Fuel Tank: Tanks Inc.
Engine: GMPP 454ci big block - 450hp Exhaust: Patriot headers with 3" Magnaflow system Gauges: Classic Instruments Air Conditioning: Vintage Air Steering Wheel: Billet Specialties Interior By: Upholstery Unlimited, Clinton, Iowa Custom console and door panels by:
Randy Sell and Steve Pearson
Come by Yogi's in Monticello, Iowa and see it for yourself.