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1964 Chevy C/10 with a 2005 Chevy LS Engine

Grant Cox January 02, 2023 All Feature Vehicles

Christopher Zinevich’s ’64 C/10 Chevy Truck

Christopher Zinevich grew up around custom cars and trucks. His dad helped mold his mind into building things that either went fast or could be customized. For many years, the two worked together as a well-oiled team, rebuilding a Twin-Turbo 1964 VW Bug to make it go even faster or grinding away on their 1950 Chevy truck.

Dan had noticed Christopher’s great work ethic and knowledge for troubleshooting mechanical problems, and he approached him with an offer:  If he was able to get that C/10 up and running reliably, he could use it as his daily driver.  That was music to Christopher’s ears and the challenge was accepted .

After high school, Christopher went to work for Tallant’s Hot Rods as a mechanic/fabricator at the shop in Kansas City, Missouri. There he was able to grow and add to what he had learned from his dad. One afternoon, Dan Tallant, the shop owner, picked up a 1964 C/10 for a possible shop truck. From the outside it was a good candidate, but underneath those 1964 body panels, several mechanical issues prevented it from being a reliable driver for the shop.

Dan had noticed Christopher’s great work ethic and knowledge for troubleshooting mechanical problems, and he approached him with an offer: If he was able to get that C/10 up and running reliably, he could use it as his daily driver. That was music to Christopher’s ears and the challenge was accepted. This offer let him continue to work and play with his beloved 1964 VW Bug and not have to worry about using it to commute to work each day.

While working at the shop, Christopher also took interest in Dan’s daughter, Samantha, who was also very much into to the custom car life. They were a perfect match. After Christopher got the C/10 up and running, he and Samantha got to make several road trips  in the ol’ shop truck to make memories of their own.

After putting about 3,000 miles on it from travelling to car shows, the two just knew that this truck had to stay with them for life. They went to Dan with an offer to purchase it from the shop. Dan drove a hard bargain, but for the low price of the cost of the replacement parts used to get it back on the road, it was theirs.

With the C/10 officially theirs, the only plan for them was to drive the wheels off it and make as many memories in it as they could. Christopher is truly thankful for both families being a part of his life and growing up in the automotive family.


Build Specs

OWNER

Christopher Zinevich
1964 C/10
Smithville, Missouri

ENGINE

Shop: Owner – Tallent’s Hot Rods
2005 Chevy LS 5.3L
Velocity Aluminum intake
Hooker Headers
K&N filter
Holley short oil pan

TRANSMISSION

4L60E Automatic

SUSPENSION

Shop: Owner – Tallent’s Hot Rods
Front Suspension: Air Ride Ridetech bags
Rear Suspension: C-notched rear frame, Air Ride Ridetech bags, 4:10 Positrack rear end, 15-gallon aluminum gas tank

WHEELS & TIRES

Mob Steel-Detroit steel wheels 20×8.5 (front), 20×10 (rear)
Nitto NT 555’s 255-35-20 (front), 275-35-20 (rear)

BODY & PAINT

Shop: Owner & Toby Bramble – Tallent’s Hot Rods
All original sheet metal, bumpers and trim.
Bed Wood raised bed floor, 3.5 inches
Gas Filler: Custom in bed with CoolCap
Paint: Red and original patina
Graphics: Pinstriped by Eric Campbell

INTERIOR

Shop: Owner – Tallent’s Hot Rods
Upholstery Material: Brown leather seat
Brown carpet
Custom Air Ride switch panel
Vintage Air
Custom painted dash
Dakota Digital gauges

STEREO

Head Unit: Kenwood CD player
Speakers: Pioneer 6×8-inch custom kick panels


 

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