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OBS Builders Guide

From Shop Class to Show Stopper

Mike Self December 07, 2023 All Feature Vehicles

Auto Shop is Not Dead In the heart of a bustling high school, amidst the clang of lockers and chatter of students, there is a… Continue reading

OBS Truck Door Handles: Part Three Unveiled

MARK OJA November 27, 2023 Chevrolet

Replacing Inner and Outer Door Handles There is nothing more frustrating than a broken door handle! The inside door handle on a OBS is a… Continue reading


BRANDON BURRELL November 21, 2023 OBS Builders Guide

Brik Yrd, a ’99 Suburban, Gets a Facelift First impressions are everything, especially in the truck and custom paint world. Nothing stands out more on… Continue reading

Sergeant Square | Build, Sell, Donate!

Chris Hamilton November 07, 2023 C10 Builders Guide

Street Trucks magazine has an exciting update on the Sergeant Square charity project! The restoration of the 1985 Chevy Squarebody pickup truck is well underway,… Continue reading

The Latest, Greatest Parts for Your ’88-’98 OBS GM Pickup/SUV

John Mata Jr. November 07, 2023 New Products

The   community has definitely come together to show support to one of the quickest-growing truck segments to sweep the nation—the OBS ’88-’98 GMT400 platform.… Continue reading

Beyond Ordinary: The Transformation of a '97 Chevy Pickup Truck

John Mata Jr. October 26, 2023 Chevrolet

A Chevy Truck Project 20+ Years in the Making Chris Echel of Greenville, North Carolina, bought this truck from his dad back in the year… Continue reading

1990 Chevy C1500 on 22's and a SMALL BLOCK!

Mike Self October 13, 2023 Chevrolet

Everything Old is New Again Some of us who have been in the scene for a while now have to face the truth: early 2000s… Continue reading

From Vintage to Modern: Upgrading the '94 Silverado with CFR Series

New Vintage USA October 13, 2023 Chevrolet

Follow Along as we Install CFR Series Gauges in a ’94 Silverado We began our search for a shop vehicle on a chilly April day.… Continue reading

Reviving Dreams: A Journey with a 1990 Chevy C1500 Sport

John Mata Jr. October 09, 2023 Chevrolet

The Long, Low Road to Glory One great thing about the custom truck scene is the culmination of stories of everyone involved in it. Every… Continue reading

Billet Specialties' Blaze: The Rebirth of a 1997 Chevy Pickup Icon

John Mata Jr. October 05, 2023 Chevrolet

Rekindling Billet Specialties’ Wheels of Fire A definitive list of iconic trucks considered legendary titans in our industry exists—and this flamed-out Chevy is one of them.… Continue reading


Josh McPherson October 04, 2023 Chevrolet

Getting Started on the1993 Silverado C3500 DUALLY If you missed Part 1 of this build, let us get you up to speed. We picked up… Continue reading

Powering Up: Summit Racing Engine and TCI 700R4 Transmission Transformation

Chris Hamilton September 27, 2023 Chevrolet

Summit Racing Engine Replacement and a TCI 700R4 Transmission Welcome back to our exciting build series on our 1988 Chevy OBS truck, where we continue… Continue reading

Blast from the Past: A '90s Inspired Custom Chevy C1500

Mike Self September 21, 2023 Chevrolet

Everything Old is New Again With the recent resurgence of old-school-styled trucks, everyone is enjoying the nostalgia of the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s. And for… Continue reading

Step-by-Step: Replacing OBS Door Pins for Truck Door Perfection Part 1

MARK OJA September 20, 2023 Feature Stories

Replacing OBS Door Pins Door pins are essential components in a truck’s door hinges that allow for smooth opening and closing. Over time, wear and… Continue reading

Revamping the '88 Shortbed: Installing a Coilover Conversion

MARK OJA September 18, 2023 Feature Stories

Our ’88 Shortbed Gets a Suspension Upgrade A coilover conversion offers numerous benefits for an OBS pickup, providing enhanced adjustability, improved handling and stability, and customization… Continue reading

Adding Shine to Your OBS: Billet Aluminum Interior Upgrades"

MARK OJA September 07, 2023 Feature Stories

Adding the Best Bling to Your OBS The ’90s were packed with billet aluminum parts for the OBS pickups, almost to the point of overload.… Continue reading

Top 10: OBS Summit Truck Show

Nicole Hamilton September 04, 2023 Drive Online

Experience the automotive extravaganza that was the first-ever OBS Summit Truck Show, hosted at Auto Metal Direct in Gainesville, Georgia. This unique event was a… Continue reading

Celebrating Billet Specialties: A Legendary Name in Custom Auto Accessories

Mike Alexander September 01, 2023 Feature Stories

We Pay Homage to One of the Best Anyone who’s been around classic trucks, hot rods, drag-racing, or motorsports in general from the ’80s on… Continue reading

Bagged and bodied Tahoe on 22's!

John Mata Jr. August 29, 2023 OBS Builders Guide

Mike Batty’s Alternative to the Chevy OBS Pickup  While the popularity of OBS pickups continues to spike these days, some builders out there are looking… Continue reading

Building the Perfect Base: Custom Chassis Systems for ’88-’98 GM Trucks

John Mata Jr. August 23, 2023 Chevrolet

Custom Systems for ’88-’98 GM Trucks With the scarcity of affordable C10 trucks out there, the interest in finding other vintage GM truck models has… Continue reading

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