Archive for July, 2011


Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
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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

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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…)

Smooth C-10 Backside

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

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Grant Kustoms Smooth Square Body Roll Pan

One of the most popular full-size trucks to build these days is the 1973-87 Chevy C-10. They look great planted on the ground and rolling on big inch wheels and rubber. However, if you are aiming to build one with a bevy of body modifications, one of the first areas to look at is the back of the truck. These trucks have a bumper relief under the taillight that allows room for the rear bumper to hug the body and wrap around to the bedside. When you remove the bumper and add a roll pan this factory body pocket sticks out like a sore thumb. (more…)

Retro Wood

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

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Adding the Bed Wood Touch to a Custom F-150

A wood bed floor can add a great retro, hot rod touch to a late-model truck. Bed Wood & Parts offer wood floor kits for a variety of truck models from to 2011. More than 40 different varieties of woods and finishes are available, everything from domestic wood to exotic species, ash to zebra wood is available. Stainless steel rails connect the wood pieces and utilize hidden fasteners to secure them to your bed floor. The company’s RetroLiner is a new option for late-model trucks. It comes with each piece pre-cut, milled, sanded and ready for staining, varnishing and installation. For our application, a custom ‘05 Ford F-150 being built over at Status in Rockwall, Texas, we opted for Cypress wood, chosen for its slight red hue and subtle grain.