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Like many of us, Henry has dreamed of one day building his very own custom truck to share with his family and friends.  Recently, Henry was looking for a clean starter truck that would make a perfect canvas to make a truly unique custom classic pickup.  After attending several local car/truck shows, Henry liked the looks of the 67-72 C/10 body styles. This began to turn the gears in Henry’s head. He made a deal on a ‘72 C/10 and his newly found truck was on his way home in Newcastle, Oklahoma. 

With the truck safe at home in Henry’s garage, he began planning his vision for the build.  The plan was to make a mix of modern muscle with a touch of Classic styling.  Before long, Henry contacted Justin Arnold, the owner of Air Art/Custom Justin in Bridge Creek, Oklahoma, and made the plans to start tearing down the truck. Justin first removed the body off the frame so that he could lay the rockers of the truck on the ground.  A Choppin’ Block Chassis was swapped out from the stock frame with the help from the guys at 405 Kustomz in Tuttle, Oklahoma. A set of Slam Specialties RE7 bags were chosen for all four corners of the truck to give it the maximum lift.  Custom ½” stainless steel hard lines were fabricated to line the frame and give a clean install look.  To finish up the list of items for the frame was a custom aluminum polished gas tank that was fitted up between the rear frame rails. 

 

While the frame was in the shop, this gave Henry and Justin the opportunity to search for his wheels.  Instead of going with something classic, a modern big inch look was chosen to allow the finders to suck up most of the rim.  A set of Intro EZ – XLR 24×10 billet rims up front and 24×15’s out back wrapped in Pirelli P-zero 275/30/24(f) / 405/25/24(r) rubber were chosen to achieve the modern look Henry was wanting.  To get these big rollers to fit the truck, the 405 Kustomz guys had to narrow the rear end to get the maximum rim tucked look Henry wanted. 

 

With the frame portion wrapped up, it was time to focus on the motor that would drive this beast.  Again, Henry wanted something modern for the drivetrain.  Henry and Justin came up with a new GM LS3 package that would make any of us gear heads grin.  A set of custom stainless headers along with a custom bent exhaust allowed the motor give out maximum horsepower.  

 Now that Henry’s truck could drive on its own power, the truck was brought back home so he and his son could start in on the body work and the wood bed floor together.  Justin started in on his metal fabrication to give the ’72 a totally unique look. A set of ’59 Impala tail fins were grafted onto the top of the bed rails.  From there Justin added a set of ’57 Belair hood tunnels to give Henry’s truck a true classic styled C/10.  They finished out the bed floor with Justin’s custom airbrushed wood planks.  Then the addition of molding in a roll pan and a set of front/rear ’68 Camaro bumpers and LED taillights gave the rear of the truck the look they were both going for.  It didn’t take the two much time before the truck was ready for paint.  Henry chose to have his truck painted in a Grabber Blue color.  Justin went to work with all the sanding and painting magic to give the truck a beautiful look.  

 

Looking back at the finished product, Henry felt he had achieved what he set out to accomplish with a classic truck with unique classic styled features.  Henry would like to thank his lovely wife Patsy for her support with his project.  As well as Justin Arnold, Ronnie Sexton and Jorge Alvarado with helping him on the build and helping make the journey go as smoothly as possible.  

 

Truck Specs:
1972 Chevrolet C/10
Truck Name: “C-Fin”
Owner: Henry Fisher
Hometown: Newcastle, OK.
Age: 69

Builder: Justin Arnold (Air Art/Custom Justin) Bridge Creek, OK.
Chassis: Custom built boxed frame by Choppin’ Bock Clovis, CA.
Master Cylinder: Wilwood
Wilwood kit w/ (F/R) drilled & slotted disc brakes & Stainless brake lines tom bent stainless brake lines
Flaming River rack-n-pinon steering w/ IDIDIT steering column
Powder coated full chassis
Aluminum 15-gal fuel tank
Shop: 405 Kustomz in Tuttle, OK.

Suspension:
Slam RE7 air bags (F/R)
Drop spindles
Wilwood drilled & slotted disc brakes w/ Stainless brake lines
Ride Tech shocks
Viair dual 380C Compressors
Accuair E-Level system w/ VU4 valve and tank.
Narrowed GM rear end with Moser axles

Engine:
GM LS3 6.2L create engine
BE COOL twin cooling fans
BE COOL Aluminum radiator
Concept One polished aluminum front runner kit
Transmission: GM 6L80 6-speed transmission
Custom driveshaft
Exhaust: Custom headers, crossover pipe and exhaust

Wheels & Tires:
Front: Intro EZ – XLR 24×10
Rear: Intro EZ – XLR 24×15
Tires: Pirelli P-zero 275/30/24(f) / 405/25/24(r)

Body:
1972 Chevrolet w/ 1968 C/10 short-bed fleet-side
Hood: 1968 C/10 One-off w/ 1957 Belair tunnels fabricated into the hoodB
umpers: 1968 Camaro narrowed custom front and rear bumpers
Late model Mazda handles
1972 Billet LED taillights
One-piece custom back glass
1959 Impala fins fabricated onto the bed.
Shop: Justin Arnold (Air Art/Custom Justin) Bridge Creek, OK.

Paint:
Color: Grabber Blue
Brand of paint: Axalta
Shop: Justin Arnold (Air Art/Custom Justin) Bridge Creek, OK.

Interior:
Custom 1959 Chevy pick-up dash
Custom-built seats and door panels
Upholstery material: Two-tone Leather
Carpet material: Beige Tweed
Gauges: Dakota Digital
Steering Wheel: Billet Specialties bronze powder coated
Power features: Flaming river kit, back cab window and side windows all electric
Air conditioning: Vintage Air
Shop: Justin Arnold (Air Art/Custom Justin) Bridge Creek, OK.
Upholstery’s Name: Easy Trim (Eli) Oklahoma City, OK. 

Stereo:
Alpine Head unit
Alpine 2-way speakers
Shop: Justin Arnold (Air Art/Custom Justin) Bridge Creek, OK.

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