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Christopher Zinevich’s ’64 C10 Chevy Truck

CHRISTOPHER ZINEVICH GREW up around custom cars and trucks. His dad helped mold his mind into building things that either went fast or could be customized. For many years, the two worked together as a well-oiled team, rebuilding a Twin-Turbo 1964 VW Bug to make it go even faster or grinding away on their 1950 Chevy truck.

Dan had noticed Christopher’s great work ethic and knowledge for troubleshooting mechanical problems, and he approached him with an offer: If he was able to get that C10 up and running reliably, he could use it as his daily driver. That was music to Christopher’s ears and the challenge was accepted .

After high school, Christopher went to work for Tallant’s Hot Rods as a mechanic/fabricator at the shop in Kansas City, Missouri. There he was able to grow and add to what he had learned from his dad. One afternoon, Dan Tallant, the shop owner, picked up a 1964 C10 for a possible shop truck. From the outside it was a good candidate, but underneath those 1964 body panels, several mechanical issues prevented it from being a reliable driver for the shop.

 

Dan had noticed Christopher’s great work ethic and knowledge for troubleshooting mechanical problems, and he approached him with an offer: If he was able to get that C10 up and running reliably, he could use it as his daily driver. That was music to Christopher’s ears and the challenge was accepted. This offer let him continue to work and play with his beloved 1964 VW Bug and not have to worry about using it to commute to work each day.

While working at the shop, Christopher also took interest in Dan’s daughter, Samantha, who was also very much into to the custom car life. They were a perfect match. After Christopher got the C10 up and running, he and Samantha got to make several road trips in the ole’ shop truck to make memories of their own.

After putting about 3,000 miles on it from travelling to car shows, the two just knew that this truck had to stay with them for life. They went to Dan with an offer to purchase it from the shop. Dan drove a hard bargain, but for the low price of the cost of the replacement parts used to get it back on the road, it was theirs.

With the C10 officially theirs, the only plan for them was to drive the wheels off it and make as many memories in it as they could. Christopher is truly thankful for both families being a part of his life and growing up in the automotive family.

 BUILD SPECS

OWNER
CHRISTOPHER ZINEVICH
1964 C10
Smithville, Missouri

ENGINE

  • Shop: Owner – Tallent’s Hot Rods
  • 2005 Chevy LS 5.3L
  • Velocity Aluminum intake
  • Hooker Headers
  • K&N filter
  • Holley short oil pan

TRANSMISSION

  • 4L60E Automatic

SUSPENSION

  • Shop: Owner – Tallent’s Hot Rods
  • Front Suspension: Air Ride Ridetech bags
  • Rear Suspension: C-notched rear frame, Air Ride Ridetech bags, 4:10 Positrack rear end, 15-gallon aluminum gas tank

WHEELS & TIRES

  • Mob Steel-Detroit steel wheels 20×8.5 (front), 20×10 (rear)
  • Nitto NT 555’s 255-35-20 (front), 275-35-20 (rear)

BODY & PAINT

  • Shop: Owner & Toby Bramble – Tallent’s Hot Rods
  • All original sheet metal, bumpers and trim.
  • Bed Wood raised bed floor, 3.5 inches
  • Gas Filler: Custom in bed with CoolCap
  • Paint: Red and original patina
  • Graphics: Pinstriped by Eric Campbell

INTERIOR

  • Shop: Owner – Tallent’s Hot Rods
  • Upholstery Material: Brown leather seat
  • Brown carpet
  • Custom Air Ride switch panel
  • Vintage Air
  • Custom painted dash
  • Dakota Digital gauges STEREO
  • Head Unit: Kenwood CD player
  • Speakers: Pioneer 6×8-inch custom kick panels

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