Jim and Sabrina's
1959 Chevrolet Apache 32 Stepside Pickup
Restoration Team Members

Sabrina and I would like to thank the following professionals who are all working hard to restore this fine old truck. All of these technicians are truly master craftsman and we would highly recommend them to anyone!

Project Coordinator
Auto Tek
1670 North Glassell Street
Orange, CA 92867
Phone: (714) 685-0801
Fax: (714) 685-0804
E-mail:
Web site: www.autotekhotrods.com
Contact: Tom Schellenberg
Services Performed: Auto Tek is serving as the project coordinator and is performing most all of the mechanical work. They arranged for the outsourcing of the services performed by the other restoration team members listed on this page. With over 28 years of experience, Auto Tek is family owned and ooperated offering quality repair, service, machine and restoration serives for all makes and models with ASE certified mechanics.

Paint and Body Work
Cerny's Auto Painting
1414 North Batavia Street
Orange, CA 92867
Phone: (714) 997-3534
Fax: (714) 997-5295
E-mail: cernys@sbcglobal.net
Web site: www.cernyscustompainting.com
Contact: Larry Cerny
Services Performed: Cerny's is performing all of the paint and body work four our truck. They offer custom paint and body work as well as perfrom collision repair. Cerny's has a great reputation for quality work and is noted for both custom work and vintage restorations.

Upholstery
Orange Auto Upholstery
1909 North Enterprise Street
Orange, CA 92865
Phone: (714) 279-2990
Fax: (714) 998-8001
E-mail:
Web site: Orange Auto Upholstery's Ad at Smartpages.com
Contact: Sergio
Services Performed: Orange Auto Upholstrey is doing the upholstery for the truck's bench seat and restoration of the interior. Serving Orange County, CA since 1984, Orange Auto Upholstery restores complete interiors, convertible tops and is noted for their custom leather work. Whether you are doing a classic restoration or custom hot rod, Orange Auto Upholstery has you covered!

Powder Coating and Chrome Plating
Orange County Plating Co. Inc.
960 North Parker Street
Orange, CA 92867
Phone: (714) 532-4610
Fax: (714)
E-mail: Larry@ocplating.com
Web site: www.ocplating.com
Contact: Danny
Services Performed: Powder coated the truck's frame and leaf springs. Orange County plating specializes in doing decorative chrome plating, electrostatic powder coating and aluminum plating. They perform these services for motorcycles, cars, trucks and boats. They have been serving Orange County since 1959.

Leaf Springs, Coil Springs and Off-Road Suppensions
Deaver Spring, Inc.
902 East Second Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone: (714) 542-3703
Fax: (714) 542-2898
E-mail: info@deaverspring.com
Web site: www.deaverspring.com
Contact: Gary or Jeff Crosby
Services Performed: Repaired our leaf springs. Deaver's is a family owned and operated business that has been serving the southern California area for over 100 years. They specialize in off-road suspensions. The also make custom made leaf springs and coil springs in addition to performing rebuilds of leaf spring and their components.

Metal Acid Dipping
Burlington Engineering Inc.
220 West Grove Avenue
Orange, CA 92865
Phone: (714) 921-4045
Fax: 714) 921-4029
E-mail: info@burlingtoneng.com
Web site: www.burlingtoneng.com
Contact: Bill
Services Provided: Burlington Engineering provided metal acid dipping service for many of the truck's body parts to strip the old paint and combat the surface rust that had formed over the years. Burlington Engineering strips and treats the surface of metal products using a variety of techniques. The services they offer include: Molten Salt Stripping, Burn-Off Ovens, Chemicals, Sandblasting, Rust Removal and Corrosion Protection.

Bed Wood and Stake Side Assemblies
Vintage Auto Woodworking by John Risdon
1414 North Batavia Street
Orange, CA 92867
Phone: (714) 997-3534
Fax: (714) 997-5295
E-mail:
Web site:
Contact: John Risdon
Services Provided: John Risdon milled the bed wood and side stake assemblies. John has over 25 years of woodworking experience and specializes in vintage auto woodworking. John has done a lot of work on Woodies in addition to creating custom bed wood sets for vintage pickup trucks. Currently, our project is the last one John will undertake in southern California for a while as he has closed his shop and is headed to Minnesota for the winter. However, he will be returning and messages for him can be left at Cerny's at the phone number above.

Power Disc Brakes and Steering Kits
ABS Power Brake, Inc.
233 North Lemon Street
Orange, CA 92866
Phone: (714) 771-6549
Fax: (714) 771-7329
E-mail: info@abspowerbrake.com
Web site: www.abspowerbrake.com
Contact: Gilbert Gomez
Parts Provided: ABS Power Brake is providing our 6-lug bolt-on disc brake conversion kit and a power steering kit that allows us to keep our original steering column. In addition to these kits, they also sell power brake units, proportioning valves, metering valves, manual steering gears, and power steering pumps for various classic cars and trucks. They also perform custom installations as well.

Custom Wheel Fabrication and Repair
The Wheel Smith
2025 South Susan Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Phone: (800) 854-8937
Fax: (714) 556-5864
E-mail:
Web site: www.thewheelsmith.net
Contact: Bob or Chris Sage
Parts Provided: The Wheel Smith fabricated new steel rims and mounted our stock wheels to them so they would accommodate our new power disc brakes. In addition to perfroming custom fabricated steel rims, The Wheel Smith designs and manufactures wheels for stock, custom, classic, hot rod and early or late model pickups. They also are a dealer for white whitewall tires and have over 30 years of experience.

As you might have gathered, most of the folks we utilized are located right here in the City of Orange, CA - the city we live in. One of the great things about living in a large metropolitan area is the fact that you have so many options with regard to finding skilled folks to perform their craft for you. We are lucky to have found each of the experts listed above. So, if you have a restoration project you're getting ready to start or need any of the services provided by the professionals above, please consider doing business with them, as we are sure you will be pleased with the results of their work! Jim Karras


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