Posts Tagged ‘chevy’

Tito’s 53 Memorial Build

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Follow the tribute memorial build of Courtney “Tito” Halowell’s 53 Chevy and pickup the August issue of Street Trucks!

Garage Therapy Part II

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Bringing a Retro Small-Block Chevy Back to Life

This month we’re picking up where we left off by completing the rebuild of our 350/350 small-block Chevy engine. Part of that process was deciding what would be reused and what needed to be replaced.  As we mentioned before, this engine was originally built for drag racing, and therefore, had high compression pistons, solid lifters and cam, very stiff valve springs, etc. It was easy to eliminate those parts from the “keep” pile, but some others, like the timing chain, pushrods, oil pump and carburetor weren’t so easy. I really wanted to keep as many of the original parts as possible, but advancements made with some of today’s parts were just too hard to overlook. The carburetor is an excellent example of this. (more…)

The Tito Special Build

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Kick Back Cruisin’

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

The 1ST Annual Classic Truck Cruise and Shop Tour at Classic Performance Products

Sometimes it’s the local and informal events that are the most fun to attend. They provide a chance to rub elbows with enthusiasts on a more personal level and when an event is targeted specifically at trucks, well, you can guarantee that you are going to find some great iron to stare at and strike up a few noteworthy conversations with fellow truck guys and gals. (more…)

Blue Velvet

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Barry Guidry; 1984 Chevy C-10; Houma, LA; Negative Camber

One Classy and Deeply Detailed Square Body

Building a head-turning custom pickup requires a delicate balance of the right mods to pull off a look that drops jaws and appeals to a wide audience of gearheads. We have a word in the truck scene that we use to describe the perfect look that gets sweeter with age, and that word is “timeless.” If you keep the color combination mellow, toss a classic set of rollers under the fenders, and seal the envelope with just the right touch of mods, chances are the truck is going to remain a stunner for years to come. (more…)

Buckshot

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Kareem; 1972 Chevy C-10; Deerfield Beach, FL; Miranda Built, Inc.

A Classic 900-Horse, Tire-Roastin’ C-10

Hot rod trucks that can be driven in a variety of performance situations have skyrocketed in popularity during the past few years. Something you can enjoy in a straight line with asphalt-blistering horsepower and also fly around a corner with a yank of the wheel has a certain mystique. When you are searching for full-throttle, pin-your-back-to-the-seat performance it’s pretty hard to beat a big-block. There’s a certain satisfaction in driving a “sleeper,” which is a truck that looks completely innocent on the surface, but once you pop the hood you’ll find a power plant that will send the competition packing. (more…)

Project Greystone 7: Dress up and Final Details

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Adding Some Style With BASF, L&G Enterprises and Stylin’ Trucks

We are wrapping up the custom paint and graphics on Project Greystone over at L&G Enterprises in San Dimas, California. The crew cab has undergone a subtle two-tone paint scheme with custom graphics laid out and sprayed by Theresa Contreras. We have BASF R-M Onyx HD waterborne materials for everything from the primer to the Lexus Smoky Granite Mica and Greystone Metallic paint to the clearcoat. The VOC-compliant paint system from BASF keeps us out of trouble with the EPA while still maintaining a great finish with all of the benefits of traditional solvent-based systems. After the truck was baked, color sanded and buffed to a perfect shine, the reassembly process began. (more…)

Greystone

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Owner: Jason Mulligan, 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, Anaheim Hills, CA, Relaxed Atmosphere

Performance and Luxury Fill This Custom Silverado

Let’s face it, we cannot leave any stock truck alone. It just doesn’t happen—it’s in our blood. The passion to personalize, customize and stand out from the rest is why we do what we do. The creativity, passion and fun make all of the work worthwhile. Since my current daily driver had actually become a show truck, I went in search of a new truck to serve as my workhorse. My truck, Flashback, was having tons of work done to it, including a custom interior and full custom paint. (more…)

G-Machine Handling for Classic C-10s

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Hotchkis Turns Its Suspension Talents to Tuning Street Trucks

The classic Chevy C-10 pickup is fast becoming one of the most popular platforms for street truck enthusiasts, with good reason. They’re cheap, plentiful, easy to lower, and they look sweet when laid out. (more…)

Family Ties

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Owner: Sara Mata, 1985 Chevrolet C-10, Georgetown, TX, Aftermath

Friends and Family Came Together to Build this Blue Pearl C-10

Building and showing custom trucks can take a bit of a toll on relationships. The late nights spent working in the garage with your friends can in some cases end up with you sleeping on the couch. But thankfully, Milo Reyna and Sara Mata both share a love of custom trucks and attending shows with friends from their club, Aftermath. (more…)