A 1972 Olds Cutlass and 1937 Ford Slantback also became part of the collection. The 1967 and 1968 model years are each unique for a few reasons. All Chevy pickups were treated to standard front disc brakes in 1971. Coil springs remained at all four corners beneath the restyled 1967 Chevy C10, but a crisp, clean pickup appeared on the outside, and in some opinions the new Chevy looked even more modern than its half-ton Ford rival, which was also updated that year. He made the custom dash out of sheetmetal and filled the interesting shape with a group of white-face Auto Meter gauges. The truck was originally equipped with a 327 V-8 and Turbo 400 trans but the powertrain needed some tender loving care.
David would like to thank Andy Cook, Tim Strange, Shawn Ray, Shane Souba, and Joe Turk for their hard work. RideTech air suspension provides altitude control at the touch of a button with the compressor located underneath on the passenger side and the reserve tank on the driver side. All years of this generation of Chevy pickup were offered with either a stamped steel box floor or wood planking. But after that train of thought went around, they also agreed that the back of the cab would look good leaned forward as well. Bucket seats were also available.
The mill closed where Richard worked and he found himself unemployed. It was this persistence that would help him learn the things he needed along the way. Pictures do tell the story but happy to answer any questions. A host of trim packages emerged during this generation, and serve as rolling proof that some truck buyers indeed preferred their pickups to play as well as work. The factory framerails were C-notched for clearance and the suspension upgraded using 2-inch Bell Tech drop spindles along with rejuvenated disc brakes up front and drums in the rear. Door panels were contoured to match. They are drop-dead gorgeous, have timeless styling, possess good build quality, and are easily drivable in modern traffic.
The semi-completed truck languished in the corner of the garage for half a dozen years until 2007 when the skies brightened, job opportunities opened, and work finally resumed. Fly in and drive anywhere. Call me at Ben anytime for information or to schedule an inspection. Nevertheless, we and you push on and shake things up just when things seem a little stale. Pretty much a stock build. When we caught up to David at the recent 2009 Columbus Goodguys show, he had been thrashing with the help of friends to get the C-10 done after all these years and as you can see, they made it. The 1969 and 1970 C10 and K10 models look for all the world alike without knowledge of the various trim levels.
Somehow along the way, however, quality improves, sophistication beckons, and the truck slyly begins to orchestrate its own future. The master cylinder is chrome and the engine compartment was painted to match the exterior. The original cab gas filler cap was retained as a nostalgic touch but the tank and new filler cap were relocated to the bed. This truck has absolutely no rust and is said to be a Southern truck all its life by previous owner. . The 1971 and 1972 Chevy pickups tend to be the most popular, with a shared large egg crate grille and further refinements such as front disc brakes. It would take almost a decade for David to accomplish his vision.
The stock seat got new foam and was upholstered by Jerry at A1 Auto Upholstery in Bartonville, Illinois, in tan Ultraleather. Joe VanNus of Dutchboy Hot Rods in Kalamazoo, Michigan, handled much of the bodywork and sprayed the beautiful Deltron Bright Amber paint, completing the job right about the time that everything changed. Both Stepside and Fleetside availability carried over from 1966, and revised grilles continued to represent new model-year calling cards up through 1972. David figures he went through three or four cabs before getting it right. Driving it a few years before the decision was made to rejuvenate it, Richard began the process by disassembling the truck, having rust issues repaired and eliminating the collection and dents and dings acquired over the years. Munson Customs followed up with the custom center console, fabricated from fiberglass and holding the tall Lokar shifter and gauges for the air suspension. Description for Chevrolet C-10 1968 Beautiful 1968 chevy C10 Stepside with a Small Block 350 Chevy engine and 4 speed Muncie transmission.
When they were new working trucks, the steel floors tended to be more popular, but today a wood bed truck brings a premium in the market. The build was a great project for the two men and thankfully father-in-law Jess Heacock got to see the completed truck before he died in 2009. In the event of a claim, the guaranteed value s on your policy declarations page is the amount your vehicle s is covered for, even if the value displayed here is different. That might be a waste of sheetmetal to some, but to David it was the price of real world, hands-on experience that would help him hone these new skills and ideas. My wife, Barb, and I really enjoy going to new shows, meeting friends, hanging out, and having fun.
Power assist was optional for the C10 half-ton, but standard for the heavier pickups. Today, this generation of Chevrolet C10 and K10 are some of the most loved collector trucks extant, and for good reason. Great professionally done custom interior. The little, but mighty 5. You might be wondering how the C-10 can sit so low over such big wheels and tires. Pioneer stereo adds to the fun on road trips. He built his own first hot rod at an early age, a 1937 Dodge Business Coupe with a 383 four-speed and 1969 Road Runner running gear.
Catching a few extra show points, the engine dress-up items include a billet aluminum air cleaner, valve covers, and radiator cap along with braided steel hoses. In the front, he raised the stock crossmember up to lower the truck even more and installed a set of dropped control arms. Additional information from the previous owner is that the engine has around 9500 miles since it was rebuilt. If you would like to discuss your Hagerty Insurance policy, please call us at 877-922-9701. The truck has a beautiful interior beginning with the original split bench, stitched by Sweet Street upholstery, adding lumbar and a combination of tan leather and tweed. Almost all truck builders start with some kind of plan. The bumpers were eliminated, both front and rear, and a custom rear pan added with an inset for the plate.
Furthermore production numbers were large and they were home to several of the same engines used in popular Chevy cars, meaning maintenance, restoration, and upgrades are all relatively easy endeavors. The truck is set up for Air Conditioning and does have Power. It was pulled, disassembled, refreshed, and reinstalled with an Edelbrock 600-cfm carb and intake along with Hooker headers that feed a pair of Flowmaster mufflers and side-exiting exhausts. The top chop, for instance. Gary gave David the idea to lean the tailgate forward to match the trim angle in the front fenders-which is much easier said than done. This truck blends many traditional C-10 good looks with a healthy dose of out-of-the-box ideas-but not too far out. For all Hagerty Insurance clients: The values shown do not imply coverage in this amount.