Domino: A family project gone wild
Back in 2008, Terry and Sara Rose (along with Sara’s dad) purchased a decent but well-worn ’68 Chevy C10 as a family project and as a bit of a celebration for a few recent milestones. They had just moved back to Tennessee to be closer to family, their first son Tyler was turning 1, and they were expecting the birth of their younger son, Colton, at any moment. Life was great, and what better way to celebrate than to spend some quality time together in the garage?
Show’s Over: A revolutionary C10 build
Inspired by the work of Bob Grant at Grant Kustoms, Clint Petree wanted to create a truck that would turn heads. He planned to drop the ’68 on the ground with an air bagged suspension, and then have Bob work his magic on the sheetmetal. If you haven’t seen Bob’s work before, we can attest to his serious metalworking skills and his wild imagination.
Lafawnda: Tino Garza’s ’65 C10
The trend with C10s is to improve upon them rather than change their original form. Though it’s a must to modify the suspension and drivetrain, it’s not mandatory within the scene to change a C10’s physical appearance. These days, even finding a truck with a straight body and tons of patina is acceptable, but for those who want to do it right, restoring the exterior is a must.
Shadow: Marc Mullin’s perfect C10 custom
Every truck has a story. Whether it’s as simple as helping the family breadwinner haul materials to the next job or being a long-forgotten project that finally sees the light of day years later, we’ve never met a truck that didn’t have an interesting history.
California Rod and Custom: ’68 Chevy C10
When you see a truck like this, you imagine that the owner picked up an old vehicle and simply customized it. That’s what makes the most sense in our minds. Start with a vehicle that runs, add some custom touches and presto, you have a custom pickup. Sure, there are situations like that, but it’s not usually the case.
SS02: Indianapolis racing heritage meets squarebody styling
“Just because” is as valid a reason as any to build a truck. As often as there’s an inspiring or otherwise touching story behind a build, it’s also just as common that the truck itself is the only reason needed. When you look at the beautiful, classic lines of a ’60-’66 Chevy/GMC, for instance, you can’t help but want to dive right in. Case in point: Dave Schneider’s ’65 Chevy C10.
THE CL1 C10: An LSA-powered Chevy C10
Hey guys—meet Chris Porter’s CL1 C10. Now, you might be asking yourself, “What the heck does CL1 even stand for?” Well, since the drivetrain from a ZR1 Camaro has been incorporated into this pickup project, and the truck just happens to be a C10 model, the title CL1 naturally came to be. Clever, right?
Lead Roll:’86 Chevy squarebody
If you truly believe in yourself, there will likely come a time when you have to take some risks. Sometimes you have to reach for the stars and not let anyone stand in your way. Just ask KC Mathieu. About a year ago, he took the plunge and quit his gig at Gas Monkey Garage (GMG) so that he could stand out on his own.
High School Hiatus: ’60 Chevy C10 Drag Truck
Siblings can have a big influence on a young mind, and Marty Melland’s older brothers, Doug and Denny, had a major impact on him growing up. They were both into racing, and it definitely rubbed off on Marty (hopefully not through headlocks and noogies, though). He loved to hang out with them, going to races and various events in the Washington area. It became, as it does for many of us, his life.
Respecting History: Syndicate Series 01
Joe bought the truck and put it through a complete nuts-and-bolts restoration. After a year, it was deemed complete and named Blue J (in the spirit of his previous orange square appropriately named OJ). It had a GM 350 crate motor and was pretty much stock, plus it had a brand-new paint job. It was perfect—except that it wasn’t.