YouTube’s WhistlinDiesel has built up a rather large following for himself by using and abusing his fleet of diesel trucks in ways that truly no other truck enthusiast would. We’ve already seen him attach massive oversized wagon wheels to one of his Duramax trucks and even convert an old GMC Sierra into a diesel-powered off-road go-kart, but now he’s gotten himself a different kind of project to work on.
WhistlinDiesel recently acquired a 1957 GMC pickup from a seller he met through Facebook marketplace. Rather than immediately tear it up, as he has been known to do with some of his trucks, he is taking a bit more measured approach with his video content for the fully restored, mint condition ’57 GMC. In his second video featuring the vintage teal truck, he takes it to a nearby shop and has them install a set of 16-inch wide and 35-inch tall wheels on it. Wheels this big of course required a slight suspension lift as well.
While most people wouldn’t think to put 35-inch wheels and a lift kit on a vintage GMC pickup, we have to admit, it looks much better than we ever thought it would. There are some slight clearance issues when turning, with the large wheels scraping against the front bumper, but the wheels otherwise fit the truck quite well.
We’re eager (and a little worried) to see what else WhistlinDiesel has in store for his new-to-him ’57 GMC. We’re hoping he doesn’t tear it up like his other trucks, but let’s be honest, no vehicle is safe on this YouTube channel.
Check out the video embedded below.