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TRICK 1967 C-10 on 20×10 Colorado Custom wheels

JASON MULLIGAN October 03, 2022 All Feature Vehicles

A Custom Truck Worthy of a Dream Garage

Many of us can trace our love of cars back to spending our childhood afternoons and evenings in the garage watching, and later helping, our fathers work on or build custom cars of their own. That’s very much the case with Maurie Hoover, who helped his father drop a Caddy motor into a Merc more than 40 years ago.

Since then, Maurie has crafted a long list of race cars and customs. The pair also drag raced for many years. About a decade ago, Maurie finally got back into the custom car scene with a few trucks, muscle cars and a show-stopping ’67 Nova.

“It started life as a ’72 with a ’67 slope nose front end.”

A 5.3L LS was topped with electronic Hilborn stack injection as well as a Vintage Air front runner kit.
Here you can see that the back of the bed has been molded together and canted forward. A custom Camaro bumper with exhaust exit tops things off.

Finally, he and his wife Lynne set their sights on building a full custom C-10. It started life as a ’72 with a ’67 slope nose front end. The build team was headed by Maurie and builder Don McDavitt of Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The fabrication was immense, incorporating all of the tricks of an old-school kustom applied to a modernized C-10. Maurie has brought the custom C-10 into the modern age with plenty of electronically controlled components, but he’s kept some of his family heritage with electronic Hilborn stack injectors sitting atop the LS engine. The C-10 is a culmination of the automotive history of the Hoover family, combining kustoms, trucks, muscle cars and drag racing.

The center console serves as the command center, including a Kenwood head unit, push-button shifter and an
ISIS wiring controller that handles all of the truck’s operations.



Maurie & Lynne Hoover
1967 Chevrolet C-10
Elk Creek, CA


Don McDavitt,
Classic Auto Restoration


  • 2006 5.3L LS
  • Comp Thumpr camshaft,
  • Vintage Air front runner,
  • Hilborn stack injection,
  • Sanderson headers,
  • Flowmaster Hush power exhaust,
  • Summit Racing valve covers,
  • Be Cool radiator and electric fans,
  • FAST EFI computer,
  • ISIS wiring


  • 2006 4L60E
  • HGM Compushift


  • Front: Accuair e-Level
  • Porterbuilt drop member
  • CPP 2-inch drop spindles
  • Flaming River rack-and-pinion
  • Rear: Narrowed 2006 Silverado rearend
  • Currie Enterprises axles
  • Porterbuilt rear Dropmember


  • Chopped 2 inches
  • Unibody
  • Radiused doors
  • Flush-fit glass
  • Suicide doors
  • Ram Air cowl hood
  • Tailgate canted forward
  • Custom tonneau cover
  • Hot Hues Cosmic Dust and Candy Red by Havasu Customs
  • Billet grille
  • Custom ’67 Camaro front & rear bumpers
  • Marquez Design one-piece LED Taillights


  • 14-inch six-piston Baer brakes


  • 255/45 and 285/50 Toyo Proxes STII


  • 20×8 and 20×10-inch Colorado Custom Talladega billet wheels


  • ‘59 Impala dash
  • Dakota Digital ION gauges
  • Vintage Air
  • Ultra Leather Amadeus Gray and Balboa Snake by In-Stitch
  • Arc Audio sound system
  • Kenwood double-DIN head unit
  • Dynamat sound damping


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