We think it’s time to give back! Street Trucks magazine is partnering with Mission 22 for a unique charity project designed to raise as much money as possible for this amazing nonprofit organization. We have all seen themed charity truck builds in the past. But we intend to do something a little different with Sergeant Square. Instead of creating a military-themed truck or building a vehicle to give to a deserving service member, we hired one of the nation’s top truck designers to create the ultimate looking and most desirable Chevy Squarebody on the planet. Chris Stafford from Stafford’s Garage is not only a current military serviceman himself, but he’s also the mind behind this one-of-a-kind machine you see below.
With the help of Chad at Rendered Rides, Chris gave us all a glimpse into his head with Chad’s perfect rendering. Chris also gave us the inspiration for the charity we ultimately teamed up with. Mission 22 is dedicated to healing America’s veterans when they need it most—right now. They offer treatment for post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and all of the issues veterans are facing today.
“Mission 22 is incredibly honored to be partnering with Street Trucks and Engaged Media Inc. for the Sergeant Square project,” said a Mission 22 spokesperson. “We have no doubt our amazing partners are going to be instrumental in helping us create much-needed awareness of and generate funding for Mission 22’s wellness programs. We couldn’t continue our mission of making the world a brighter place for the veterans and families we serve without the generosity of partners like Street Trucks and Engaged Media, Inc. Additionally, we are beyond excited to see this vehicle come to life!”
The truck we chose for this amazing build was donated from a local backyard. This 1985 standard cab Squarebody Chevy C10 is the perfect specimen for our project. The motor is missing, but the frame is straight, and it has no major rust holes throughout any of the sheetmetal body panels. So now that we have the donor and the render, we just need to get to work! We have some of the top companies on board for this once-in-a-lifetime project, which will be part of all print, digital, and social editorial coverage along the way. Is your company interested in joining this build? Click here to view the media kit.
So what’s the plan for this project once it’s done? That’s when it’s really going to get started. In 2023, Street Trucks magazine along with Mission 22 will be touring and displaying this vehicle all around the United States at multiple Mission 22 and custom automotive events. It will then be featured in the Street Trucks SEMA 2023 booth in Las Vegas. After SEMA is over, the truck will go directly to Barrett Jackson Automotive Auction for a charity sale with 100% of the profits going directly to Mission 22.
With the help of great companies like LMC Truck, we will transform this seemingly scrap pile into a showstopping Squarebody. Our builder for this project will be fellow gearhead and custom truck enthusiast Dewey Dougherty. Dewey is well known for his attention to detail and intense creativity which will be a perfect combination for this practical project.