Show Coverage: East Tennessee Showdown Top 10, Ford F-250 Bumpside, and More!
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November 28, 2022
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Ford F-250 1970 Crew Cab Puller
“For the most part, I just wanted the truck to look relatively stock with a few custom touches peppered here and there,” Mark Leonard admits. “I was worried about the two layers of paint on top of the original coat, however. The last paint job was white, which is typically used to hide Bondo. The guy I bought it from said that it was one of the nicest ‘rust free’ crew cabs that he has ever seen, so I put my faith in him and hoped I wouldn’t regret the purchase later down the line.” Check out how this straightforward yet killer F-250 turned out!
What exactly does “overland” mean? Well, the activity combines off-roading and camping by placing the truck (or any other type of desired vehicle) at the center of the adventure. While this method of enjoying time outdoors isn’t a new thing, it is currently a popular thing—and for good reason. Instead of having to make a reservation at an existing campsite somewhere, the truck becomes its own campsite, which promotes exciting, open-ended journeys into regions beyond. See how Hemmings Motor News paired an OBS F-Series truck with true overland capabilities in what the team dubbed “Project Artemis.”
Let’s Ride! Chris Hamilton Takes This C10 for a Spin
Chris Hamilton from Street Trucks Magazine took the time to walk around Dave Kass’ 1972 QA1 longbed C10. Then, he took it for a ride, and what joy ride is complete without burnouts? This fella is fully equipped with our new crossmember system, full rear truck arm system and other sweet upgrades to make this the ultimate Restomod truck. You’re gonna want to see this video!
When considering a lowering kit for your 1988-1998 C1500 or (OBS GM Truck), you’ll find there are quite a few options out there. Most companies offer parts individually, so you can get creative with parts combinations in order to get your desired results. In our case, we wanted to try and get this job done with performance and ultimate ride quality in mind. Being that Belltech Suspension was a huge part of the sport truck movement back in the ’90s, the company knows a thing or two about OBS GM trucks. With that said, naturally Belltech was our first call when we decided to tackle the suspension on our 1990 C1500.
Combining newly released height-adjustable front coilovers with time-tested lowering components, Belltech has released products that equal optimum sport truck handling, all in one convenient package. Belltech also created a roll center correction bracket that keeps the axle centered under the vehicle to maintain proper suspension geometry. Get your gear fix here!
Piney Flats, Tennessee was HOT in June but the moonshine slushies cooled everyone down as the Distillery showground was full of amazing rides! Justin Wyatt and his crew do an awesome job year after year bringing in some of the hottest trucks from across the U.S. It was difficult to pick just 10 trucks, but check out our pick of the Top 10 trucks from this year’s East Tennessee Showdown below!