Posts Tagged ‘c-10’

Where Are They Now?

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

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Rediscovering Iconic Trucks for Better or Worse

Ever wonder where a certain iconic truck disappeared to? Maybe it was the truck that got you into the custom truck scene or inspired your own build. The stories are as varied as the trucks themselves: some ended tragically, some end in rebirth. (more…)

Get Shorty

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
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Turning a Crew Cab Long Bed C-10 into a Short Bed

It’s considered by some to be the holy grail of trucks, the crew cab short bed. For years the big car companies only produced crew cab long beds, leaving it up to custom builders to make one of their own. Todd Burton, owner of Lowboy Motorsports, has always wanted a crew cab short bed, and recently, he was presented with the opportunity to do just that. In exchange for some work, he got a ’91 Chevrolet 3/4-ton crew cab long bed truck that needed a little bit of work. He saw his opportunity and decided to go for it. (more…)

Blue Velvet

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
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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…)

Shop Trucks in the Spotlight

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

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Affordable, Fun to Drive and Packed With Character

If you have built custom trucks or hot rods for any length of time, you are undoubtedly beginning to realize that those that are the most fun to own are also those that you can drive, hard. A truck you can lean against, scratches and nicks, and toss stuff in the bed without a blanket have proven to be those where you can find maximum enjoyment behind the wheel. (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…)

Family Ties

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
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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…)

Ludikrs Kustomz, IFS Coatings and Superior Sandblasting Give Our C-10 Bones Some Flash

Thursday, April 7th, 2011
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Freshly powder-coated and detailed parts always produce a smile. See how our chassis came alive at Ludikrs Kustomz.

When building a full custom show truck it’s the details that count. Tricks such as subtle body mods that only people who really know the body style of truck you are building will catch, a fully polished supercharged mill under the hood, or a completely detailed chassis are the build traits that will take your truck places—like the cover of your favorite truck magazine. (more…)

Sayonara Sunroof Part II

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

(http://www NULL.motortopia 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…)

A Look at What it Takes to Remove OEM C-10 Accessories

Monday, March 21st, 2011

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So who do you think coined the term “shaved,” referring to, of course, the permanent removal of an OEM accessory? From what we can tell, the term became part of hot rodders’ vernacular in the mid ‘50s when customizers began to remove unsightly door handles, side trim and other large OEM bolt-on chrome accessories. Some say that the reason for shaving parts was to streamline the vehicle to reduce wind drag, creating better aerodynamics. However, many just say that the practice became popular because it made the vehicle look better, giving it style, or more of a unique look. (more…)

PCH C-10

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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From Race to Show and Back Again


Rob Phillips

1969 Chevrolet C-10

Long Beach, CA

Phillips & Co. Hot Rods

After spending years making other’s automotive dreams come true as the project manager for the television show Overhaulin’ Rob Phillips looked to make his own dream come true and opened up his own shop in Long Beach, California, Phillips & Co. Hot Rods. He knew he would need a flagship vehicle to showcase his shop’s services and his talents. Thankfully, he didn’t have to look very far; he had been working on redoing his 1969 Chevrolet C-10 on the side throughout the Overhaulin’ builds. The truck formerly found its home on the race track and at burnout exhibitions. It was fun, but needless to say it was all go and not a lot of show. The time for an update was now and the changes came quickly with the total rebuild taking less than a year to accomplish. That year was plenty of time for Rob’s shop to work its magic, after all he was used to putting out custom vehicles in 7 days!