It was pointed out to us that our wheel and tire selection for this project is a little unique since we’re running a nostalgic-looking wheel with a modern tire that’s generally seen on imports: the NeoGen. Whether that’s the case or not, we really like this combination. Another reason we like the NeoGen tire is its tread design. This is an all-season, high-performance radial with a 280 treadwear that’s designed to have a comfortable ride in all weather conditions, making it perfect for our street-driven Chevy II. With the front suspension and brakes bolted on, we could finally lose the rusty steel wheels and worn-out radials. In an upcoming story we’ll address the rear suspension and brakes when we hoist up a beefy rear axle.