Marty Green’s Super Cheyenne Pulls All the Stops
Sometimes childhood memories stick with us and affect us more than we even realize, especially as we grow older. From things as large as trips and experiences growing up, to even just a brief sight or even a specific toy, sometimes the smallest things can shape who you are and what you want as you grow older. In this case, for our friend Marty Green, it was the memory of a work truck his father drove when he was a child.
Marty is no newbie to custom cars and trucks and has built some incredible machines through the years, but he was admittedly new to the C10 scene and itching to jump right into the deep end.
“My father had a truck like this brand new when I was young that he used for his propane business,” says Green, and that memory definitely had a lasting impact on Marty as we see all these years later.
Marty is no newbie to custom cars and trucks and has built some incredible machines through the years, but he was admittedly new to the C10 scene and itching to jump right into the deep end. After hunting and looking around for the right fit for a while, the opportunity came at the Goodguys show in Charlotte. Marty came across a spotless, all original big block truck and knew he had to have it as his own. He and the owner of the truck came to an agreement, and the pickup came back to Ohio with Marty, now the proud owner.
On his way home with the truck, he made a pit stop and see his friend Chris Porter of Porter’s Toy Barn. Marty originally only stopped by to show his friend the Chevy and have him fix a few small details on the truck – but we all know how this goes, right? One thing led to another, and Marty ended up riding in a LSA-powered C10 build, and it kinda ruins the whole “big block thing” for him permanently. To put it in the words of Tim Taylor from “Home Improvement,” Marty needed “More Power” *cue three grunts*. With that, Marty and his friend Chris Porter were off to the races, figuratively at least.
Now there are plenty of you reading this right now who are outraged that someone would remove a flawless big block from an all original C10, but hey, turns out it’s not your truck. From the beginning, what started as a “let’s fix a few small details and just do an LS swap” for Marty’s 1971 Cheyenne, ended up snowballing into a full-on custom build, chassis and all. It took some time and plenty of planning, but the two buddies agreed that a Pro-Touring driving yet stock-looking build was the direction they would take the truck.
A staggered set of Budnik 20-inch wheels with the stopping power of a full set of Wilwood brakes on all four corners behind them ensured that Marty would be able to have full control of all that power that he would be putting to the ground.
Not exactly sure what a Pro-Touring style truck consists of? Well, let me tell you. First, a built-up high performance ZL1 Camaro Supercharged 6.2L LSA V-8 in the bay, sitting on a No Limit Engineering frame set up for coilovers and a 4-link rear end. Set up and tuned for auto-crossing, everything about this Cheyenne was built to be driven, and driven hard. A staggered set of Budnik 20-inch wheels with the stopping power of a full set of Wilwood brakes on all four corners behind them ensured that Marty would be able to have full control of all that power that he would be putting to the ground.
Now imagine how ideal this setup is with a spotless original body bolted back on top of it all, with a simple yet gorgeous red leather interior to enjoy it from… even the purists cannot be mad at this one. Well done Marty and team, well done indeed!
- 1971 Chevrolet C10 Cheyenne Super
- Malvern, Ohio
- No Limit Engineering frame
- Complete Pro-Tech coilover chassis
- Ridetech coilovers
- No Limit Engineering splined sway bar
- 4-link rear
- No Limit Engineering rack and pinion
- Wiring harness hidden in frame
- No Limit Engineering fuel tank
- Powdercoated in satin black
- Set up for auto-cross competition
- Moser 9-inch
- 3:55 Tru Loc Posi
- Rear assembly built by Vickers Transmissions in Akron, Ohio
- Shop build by Porter’s Toy Barn
- 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 6.2L V-8 LSA Supercharged
- Circle D billet torque converter
- 2,600 stall speed
- Derale transmission cooler w/ 10 inch with fan under bed
- 3.5-inch steel drive shaft with 1350 U-joints (built by Janis Transmissions Akron, Ohio)
- Speartech LSX engine harness
- Griffin LS radiator
- Aeromotive A1000 in-tank pump with 8an lines
- LS9 camshafts
- Machined LSA lid
- Fast 90 injectors
- Speed and Performance headers
- Billet Specialties hidden coil valve cover adapters
- Holley Vintage valve covers
- Wegner Motorsports accessories
- Engine and blower smoothed and painted
- Zl1 intercooler
- Built By Porter’s Toy Barn & Kovalyk Motorsports
- 2.5” Stainless Exhaust with Borla proXS Mufflers from Street Machinery
- Budnik Muroc IV SKO
- Tires: Nitto NT555
- Front: 275/40/20
- Rear: 295/40/20
- Wheel Finish: Silver/Polished
- Wilwood master cylinder
- Wilwood 6-piston front disc brakes
- Wilwood 4-piston rear disc brakes
- Hydratech Hydraboost system
- Brother’s Truck parts grille
- Brother’s Truck parts bumpers
- Custom made inner fenders
- Complete LED conversion on lights
- Custom smoothed firewall with bead rolled panels by Tony’s Hot Rods
- Factory PPG Black
- Paint By Falcones Auto Body
- Snowden custom seats hot rod red leather custom bench seat
- Dakota Digital HDX
- Billet Specialties Boost steering wheel
- Lokar billet pedals
- Restomod Air HVAC system
- American Autowire harness
- Ididit steering column
- Billet Specialties handles
- Upholstery by Porter’s Toy Barn
- Resto Sound head unit
- Kicker 6.5-inch speakers in kick panels
- 10-inch Kicker subwoofer and powered amp