For trucks as old, or experienced, as classic C-10 pickups are, there is a tremendously supportive network of manufacturers who offer parts to easily replace busted, beat-up factory limbs that have decayed throughout the years. Some of these trucks have been rotting away in the elements for decades, which isn’t an ideal environment for parts preservation. Even in the best conditions, temperature and sunlight can take their toll on these almost 60-year-old vehicles. All of these natural causes, as well as years of hard use and general neglect, are terribly tough on plastic and rubber parts, and even American steel is sometimes no match.
While some original metal parts can be salvaged, often the time and effort required to resurrect these pieces isn’t worth it. This is where the power of the aftermarket plays a major role in restoration. Going online or flipping through catalogs can yield everything you need to put an entire classic vehicle together piece by piece using reproduction parts constructed with the same tooling as in years past with modernized methods. New bedsides, hoods, bumpers, grilles, lights, interior pieces and every part in between can be had for nearly any truck out there.
But the love doesn’t stop with reproductions of classic parts. A new wave of state-of-the-art replacement products can be bolted into place, offering updated style and functionality while still blending in with the classic aesthetic. Piecing together a classic truck truly favors the enthusiast these days. It’s not really about what you need in order to see results anymore; it’s about what you want. This notion may be one of the driving forces why the appeal of these old trucks has been so strong in the last few years.
Badges and Emblems
No matter what emblem or badge you may need for your truck, chances are Classic Industries has it in stock and ready to ship. Grille emblems, door badges, all years, all models—your search for model- and period-correct badging should start right here.
No. 107 Polished Wheel With Chevy Cap
Classic Rev’s 107 is the go-to wheel if you’re looking for a timeless selection to replace your tired old OE wheels. Multiple cap styles are available (optional police cap with Bow Tie shown), and a built-in polished trim ring makes this wheel a great candidate for a direct-replacement roller with classic design elements to complement your truck whether it’s rusty or painted. The 107 wheel is also available in silver finish and comes in 17-20-inch diameters to better suit your ride.
1967-72 Sport X Dash Pad
TMI Products offers entirely new interiors like seating, door panels, headliners, carpet and more. It even makes these cool dash pads that can be customized from material color to contrast stitch. The padded vinyl-over-fiberglass construction can stand alone inside your cab if you’re just looking to cover up your ratty dash, or pair it with TMI’s other interior pieces for a complete renovation.
1967 GMC Outer Grille Frame
Don’t bother hunting through junk heaps looking for a replacement grille shell. This paintable grille from KeyParts features GMC lettering and will fit your ’67 GMC pickup truck perfectly. For those who prefer chrome, you’re in luck—a replacement chrome grille is also available.
1967-72 Billet Door Handle
GSI Machine & Fabrication is offering limited pairs of these sleek exterior door handles in an exclusive black anodized finish. The handles come complete with new internals and are ready to be bolted on as quickly as you can take them out of the box. Replacement stock handles can be found elsewhere, but GSI has given its handles a touch of custom that is unique to the GSI brand.
GSI Machine & Fabrication
1969-70 Chevy Grille Without Logo
For those looking for a totally streamlined appearance, this grille shell from OER features everything the original-issue grille offered except the Chevrolet lettering, giving this piece a subtly custom touch. Constructed of stamped aluminum, this piece meets original spec with the same dimensions and proper fitment.
1985-88 Grille With Single Headlamps
Classic Parts of America has pretty much everything you need to restore your truck, and with parts like this reproduction grille for 1985-88 Chevy trucks, it’s really easy to bring your truck back from its current junkyard look. This grille will not accept original grille emblems, however, because it has been designed for a streamlined appearance. This quality reproduction grille offers high-quality construction at a price that’s just right—that’s what Classic Parts of America delivers.
Classic Parts of America
7-inch Round LED Headlights
Sold as single units or as a pair (your best bet for value), LMC Truck’s 7-inch round LED headlight housings offer a classic stock appearance while boasting the latest in LED lighting. The bright white light output increases visibility, and the housings feature a cast aluminum powder-coated housing with impact-resistant polycarbonate lens and rugged aluminum reflector. The solid-state bulb-free design is absolutely resistant to any damage due to shock or vibrations experienced on the road. Best of all, these babies are 100% street legal and will last a lot longer than conventional bulbs.
1973-87 Slosh Tubz Squared
Square body styles can also take advantage of Slosh Tubz’s custom inner fenders. If you plan on laying frame, then you should definitely take advantage of these bad boys. They’ll help keep dust and dirt from kicking up when the tires are in motion, and when parked at a show, onlookers will see a more customized engine bay setup as opposed to witnessing how bald your tires are probably getting.
1967-72 Door Panels
Shown with the optional kick panel, Fesler Built door panels are a great direct replacement for beat-up stock panels that were already on their way to the trash pile. The lightweight, durable polystyrene construction makes them easy to work with, and they come to your door ready to upholster. The door panels can accommodate up to a 6.5-inch mid-range speaker and are designed for trucks equipped with power windows. Fesler panels will not fit if your truck is equipped with stock AC vents, so make sure to check your specific application.
“Fat N’ Furious” Wheel and Tire Combos
Talk about a celebrity collaboration, the guys from “Fat N’ Furious” on the Discovery channel have teamed up with Summit Racing to offer exclusive combo packages for C-10 trucks, like this wheel/tire package. It comes complete with a staggered set of Hoosier Quick Time DOT and Cooper Starfire SF340 tires and Wheel Vintiques 62 series OE-style bare wheels (center caps and valve stems included). If you want a classic look for your truck and are unsure which wheels/tires to run, the Fat guys have gone ahead and taken care of everything for you.
1960-66 Kick Panels
RetroSound has developed these kick panels that will not only replace your truck’s worn-out panels, but will direct sound upwards to your ears rather than directly at your ankles. The kit includes two kick panels and an option to add speakers to the order while you’re at it. RetroSound’s panels come in a black textured finish that is ready to be painted to match your interior.
1968-72 Side Markers
Ditch those crusty old side markers and get these aluminum units from Marquez Design. They are machined from solid 6061-T6 stock and feature hand-polished bezels. A set includes two amber reflectors, two red reflectors and stainless hardware, making these a true direct replacement upgrade for your truck’s exterior.
1973-87 Trim Parts
Some guys like to shave trim pieces, and others like to keep everything intact. It’s all a matter of preference, but if sticking with it is what you choose to do, Classic Parts has every piece you need to restore the factory trim package appearance. If the original trim is gone, there is sometimes no hope of bringing it back. If your trim is fried beyond repair, the best option is to piece it all together again with quality reproduction parts from Classic Parts of America. It has both wood grain and black strip options to choose from for door and fender pieces.
Classic Parts of America
Compressor Mounting Plate
AVS offers literally a ton of parts for custom trucks of all types. Some of its inventory is designed specifically for certain models, and others are universal and apply to almost every application. This laser-cut steel compressor mounting plate is just one of its universal pieces, and is made to work with VIAIR, Firestone or Thomas compressors. It can either be bolted or welded to the underside of the frame for a clean installation while keeping the compressors in their upright position.
Midnight Series Billet Pedal Pads
Lokar’s Midnight series black-finish billet pedal pads are available for throttle, brake and parking brake, as well as clutch applications for C-10 models. Lokar’s pads match the same curved contour shape of the factory pads and feature a rubber insert for a no-slip grip. To install, simply peel off the old, crusty pads and bolt these into place—done deal.
Lokar Performance Products
Chrome Bullet Wheel Dress-Up Kit
Rollin’ on five- or six-lug stock steelies, six-lug rally wheels or 22-inch transport wheels? Well then this wheel dress-up kit is just for you. Included in the package are four chrome bullet caps, bullet lug nuts and wheel collars that can be ordered in a polished or black anodized finish. The unique inner bolt-on collar design makes them virtually theft-proof, and installation is quick and easy.
Billet Proof Designs
1970-72 Chevy Truck Grille
Looking for a different grille idea for your truck? Rok Tek’s no-cut, no-drill grille inserts have a tough, rugged look that could be an out-of-the-box option for your build. All grilles are laser cut from stainless steel for a precision fit and no chance of rust. Various finishes are available for both trim and mesh.
Rok Tek Grilles & Fabrication
1981-87 Steel Front Smoothie Roll Pan
If you’ve been on the hunt for a smooth front roll pan for your square body C-10, look no further than this one from Airbagit.com. These guys sell much more than just air ride suspension products, and once you take a look at the company’s website, you’ll notice that right away. These steel smoothie roll pans are slick and ready to be fabricated and shipped as soon as they’re ordered. Add one to your shopping cart online or give them a call and place an order today.
1960-63 Chevy Direct-Fit Billet Dash Panel
This six-gauge billet dash panel from Auto Meter is exactly what you need when replacing factory gauges. With this panel all of the headaches of modifying the original dash go right out the window. Clean, ball-milled detailing and a polished finish make this piece extremely easy on the eyes. Get a cool, clean look and a perfect, direct fit with this easy-to-install dash panel.
LS Coil Covers With Oil Fill
Have you just transplanted an LS engine under the hood of your truck? Well, then it’s time to start dressing it up. Clayton Machine’s coil covers are easy to install and will do wonders for the appearance of your truck’s upgraded power plant. An oil fill hole has been machined right into the cover, and both Clayton Machine Works’ covers utilize existing coil bracket mounting points, so securing them in place is a snap. Machined from 6063-T6 aluminum and powder-coated black, these babies will still look just as good years from now.
Clayton Machine Works
1960-66 Fleetside Long-Bed and Short-Bed Bedside Assemblies
LMC Truck has stepped up big with its bedside offerings for long- and short-bed model pickups. These assemblies offer full OEM quality, fit and finish, and are produced from new tooling using the 18-gauge steel, just like GM used years ago. A professional black EDP (Electro Deposit Primer) coating offers a ready-for-paint surface directly out of the box. Don’t waste your time repairing dents and rust when you can get solid replacement bedsides for your truck that are ready to paint and hang when you are.
1967-72 Billet LED Taillight Assemblies
Need a fresh set of tails? Brothers now offers brushed billet LED taillight/backup assemblies for 1967-72 fleetside trucks. Polished housings are available as well. The package comes with two LED taillights, two backup lenses, four billet bezels to house them and an LED flasher (backup lenses utilize illumination from the factory bulb for easier installation).
Scottsdale U440 Wheel
US Mags’ Scottsdale wheel is a forged OE replica that has been constructed of 6061 T-6 forged aluminum and features CNC-machined centers welded to spun forged aluminum wheels. Sizes are available in 17-26-inch diameters in the soft lip version and 15-20 inches with the traditional lip. Custom finishes are also available.
Blvd Series Steering Wheels
To go along with the release of the BLVD wheel series, Billet Specialties has also released three matching steering wheel designs. These 15.5-inch wheels can be customized with a colored leather half wrap, horn button and column adapter to better complement your truck’s cab. Tying the interior and exterior together is always a bonus when it’s possible to pull off, and Billet Specialties makes that option a real possibility with the new BLVD series.
Replacement Rubber Parts and Weather-Stripping
Aside from the rubber window gaskets and weather-stripping you’d expect to find from Steele Rubber Products (SRP), you can also find transmission mounts, A-arm dust shields, master cylinder boots, pedal pads, steering column seals and more for your C-10 pickup. SRP’s inventory is impressive, and it offers vehicle-specific parts as well as universal products for interiors, exteriors and under the hood. SRP even offers a full money-back guarantee if its products aren’t to the customer’s satisfaction for any reason.
Steele Rubber Products
Model 8700 Evolution 2 LED Headlights
For anyone looking for a new perspective on lighting, J.W. Speaker’s high-performance LED projector-style housings can serve as a direct replacement for 7-inch headlights. They offer great visibility, safety and a modern style that could fit well into your build if you’re trying out some new ideas. The Evolution 2 housings are available with a black or chrome inner bezel, and offer both high- and low-beam functions.
1967-72 Billet Radio Bezel
If you’re running a single-DIN-style radio, chances are the fitment may look a bit funky. Usually the edges of the post holes show, making for a less-thans-ideal look. This billet bezel from Brothers fit over most aftermarket DIN-style head units and cleans up the installation by dressing up and filling in the area behind the head unit. The bezel features a brushed finish and comes with hardware and template needed for installation.
1967-72 Battery Tray Assembly
It’s safe to say that the battery tray under the hood of your truck is in pretty bad shape. It’s either rusted out (which may blend in with your preferred patina look) or just caked with grime and old battery filth. Don’t worry about trying to save it, instead order a replacement from Performance Online. Its custom battery tray for Group 24 batteries is a simple solution to the problem. It comes with all hold-down hardware and has a showroom finish right out of the packaging.
1979-84 Mirror Adapter Plate
These mounting plates have been precision CNC-machined and mount directly to the mounting holes of the three-bolt GM mirrors. These plates are drilled and tapped to accept smaller 1973-87 GM mirrors. The plates come standard with ball-milled accents and are available with a brightly polished or brushed satin finish, as well as a ton of Fusioncoat and anodized colors to pick from.
1967-72 Billet Filler Neck Covers
Easy mods are the best mods, and this billet filler neck cover from Eddie Motorsports is as easy as they come. The kit includes a mounting bracket and stainless steel fasteners. Absolutely no drilling is required for proper installation. Covers are precision CNC-machined from 6061-T6 aluminum and are available in smooth or ball-milled styles with several finishes to choose from.
Banjo-Style Door Handles and Window Cranks
If you have a banjo-style steering wheel, these window cranks would go great inside the cab to tie the theme together (but they also stand strong on their own). Each handle is water-jet cut from stainless steel and then polished to shine. The base, cap and knobs are also machined from stainless steel and feature the same polished finish. Get a modern take on a nostalgic look with these quality pieces from Trique Mfg.