Posts Tagged ‘LMC Truck’

Orange Slice

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Owner: Mike Gonzales; 1973 Chevrolet C-10; Visalia, CA

This Central Cali C-10 Went From Farm Truck to Phenomenal

Mike Gonzalez of Visalia, California, has a typical Central California story. He grew up working on his family’s dairy farm and has been into custom trucks as long as he can remember. The fact that his custom C-10 used to be the family’s farm workhorse is just par for the course. Like many in the Central Valley, Mike took the beat-up work truck and set out to transform it into a hot rod that would make his family proud. (more…)

Classic Chevy Nose Job

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Installing new Parts up Front From LMC Truck

Since the initial body swap that landed our 1953 Chevy pickup body on an already airbagged 1994 S-10 chassis, we have been spending our free time crossing things off our long list of individual jobs that will get our classic closer to rolling down the road. Last issue we showed you how we installed a wood bed floor, but we did it at a raised elevation to clear our S-10 chassis’ step notch. This month we’re moving up front where we’re installing new bumper brackets, chrome bumper, filler, grille assembly, headlight buckets, headlights and headlight trim rings. (more…)

Classic Bed Floor Tricks

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Raise a Bed Floor in a Classic for Suspension Clearance With Parts From LMC Truck

The very first time we mounted the 1953 Chevy truck body on our 1994 S-10 chassis with the Advance Design Engineering body swap kit, it was evident that we were going to have to do something about the bed floor. The frame came out from under a truck that had already been airbagged, and the rear frame rails had already been step notched to allow the rearend to go deep enough into the frame rails to lay the chassis flat on the ground. Well, the step-notched frame was cool, but it presented a problem when it was time to install a bed floor. (more…)

The Leading Edge

Monday, December 5th, 2011

LMC Truck has the Parts to Update 1973-87 C-10 Front Ends to an 1988-91 Blazer/Suburban-Style Nose

Back in 1973, GM designed a pickup body style that was complete departure from the style, underpinnings and overall look of its older 1967-72 brethren. The square body trucks got the fuel tank out of the cab and out from behind the seat, and a leaf spring rear suspension replaced the trailing arms found on 1967-72 trucks. These new squared-off Bow Ties of yesteryear were bought up by the masses and used as daily transportation and work trucks, with more than a few being transformed into mild custom cruisers and show trucks. (more…)

Sayonara Sunroof Part II

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Last month the crew at Moe’s Garage began the task of replacing the outer roof skin on our ’69 C-10 project truck with help from the folks at LMC Truck. We continue the process this month by replacing the rusted header panel and welding in a patch panel where the sunroof once was.  As with just about every project, whether it be a custom truck or a home remodel, the further you progress, the more ideas you come up with. Before you know it, you’ve gone further than you had originally planned.  As the tape lines may indicate, we’re taking this project one step further and chopping the top. This will solve two problems: It will level out the roof line (GM intentionally raked the roof from front to back to help with water run-off), and it will allow us to better smooth out the area where the rain gutters once were. Anytime a plan changes, you need to regroup and adjust the task accordingly. So after doing some careful measurements we were back to work, and while this may seem like a strange way to chop a top, having the outer skin off will actually help us when it comes to the final fit and finish of the roof skin. (more…)