Like all vehicles of this generation, the imagination was amazing in the design department, swooping lines, hard edges and statement making trim packages. I also installed a new gas pedal. For stance, Greg wanted to go low without slamming it. They are drop-dead gorgeous, have timeless styling, possess good build quality, and are easily drivable in modern traffic. Greg LaGro is a guy who knows that putting some miles on your labor of love is what makes the effort worthwhile. That would be a lot of cool.
Cowl area is nice as well as areaaround visors on the inside of cab. He went old school by cutting the front and rear coil springs. All years of this generation of Chevy pickup were offered with either a stamped steel box floor or wood planking. I checked the numbers on the frame and they match the title and the glove box. This is a good overall truck that is simple and fun to drive. This combo makes the best.
The Flaming River Keyless Ignition System fires the engine at the push of a dash-mounted billet button. The mass amount of coverage, angular fitment with proper badges along with a host of license plate tag-lines made the process a success. The emblems were removed and it was shot in Cadillac Escalade Green. The work is practically done, but not completely done. At the back, a diffuser another downforce component was built into the custom roll pan.
The brakes are Wilwood 14-inch drilled and slotted discs with six-piston calipers for the front pair and four-pistons grabbing the rear rotors. His friend told him to check and see if it was a five-lug, 12-bolt rearend with disc brakes. I just had the complete original brake system rebuilt. I was told it was a 305, ut I have not verified it. The first step was tearing it back down. 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. I was planning on buying newdrop springs if I kept the truck.
Transmission shifts good and firm. I hope this doesn't inconvenience anyone, ust thought I should mention it. This truck is really solid too. The lower rear wing support is mounted carefully to the trunk using double sided tape or shoe goo not included. After that had been done, Greg took it to the painter and brought the frame back home so he could drop the engine in and have his friend Doug Holmberg mock up the exhaust. It does need a seat cover.
The final months of any classic truck project can feel like forever. Steering the C10 is handled by a Flaming River Road Race power rack-and-pinion. Below that, a honeycomb grille matches the fresh air intake in the bumper above a chin spoiler for increased downforce. Rod has built and owned classic cars and trucks his whole life, from street rods to muscle cars and custom trucks. Truck is super solid with absolutely zero rust, and runs great. The roof and coverage of the Chevelle is large and in charge, plenty of head-room for the scale drivers and accessories fans can deliver.
Do those kinds of trucks ever get driven more than just on and off a trailer? The hood-scoop is planted along the center-line of the vehicle bringing that drag-strip inspiration. Greg was a little gun-shy about approaching Sammy about the build at first. The truck will not always be a show vehicle; Rod plans to go autocross racing eventually, so the stock chassis was discarded for a brand-new setup from No Limit Engineering. Today, this generation of Chevrolet C10 and K10 are some of the most loved collector trucks extant, and for good reason. That was the spark that got the gears turning in his imagination.
The corners of the front-end are pointed and wedge down to point the driver in the correct direction. Truck has been same owner for nearly 30 years. Although the truck started life as a Stepside, Greg wanted to go with a smoother look and replaced the stock fenders with ones off a Fleetside. The Moser 9-inch rearend features 3. Billet dash panels are from Summit Racing.