Rugged truck utility and passenger car appointments made the Chevrolet C10 pickup popular in its time and an ongoing favorite for restorations or custom builds.
This 1972 Chevrolet half-ton hauler underwent a comprehensive frame-off nut-and-bolt restoration buildout that brought classic and custom style together with high-performance powertrain and suspension upgrades. The original front fenders, hood and doors were stripped and straightened and met all new fleetside bed sheet metal in the paint booth.
Custom Synergy Green and white base/clear-coat paint brought factory two-tone up to another level. The finished bodywork was fitted with new rubber cab mount bushings and door seals, as well as new rubber hood, doors and tailgate bumpers. New upper, lower and tailgate moldings from Mar-K manufacturing finished the custom paintwork with top-of-the-line Cheyenne equipment group level trim.
The pickup packs a freshly built 350 CI V-8 small-block Chevy backed up by a 700R4 4-speed automatic from Phoenix Transmission with a lower first gear ratio for more grunt off the hit and taller overdrive gearing for lower engine RPM at highway speeds. Fuel gets to the 4-barrel carburetor from a Boyd's custom aluminum tank tucked in under the bed, and the reworked suspension features a 5.5-inch front and 6-inch rear drop for lowdown attitude. Synergy Green flows into the cab and joins a full complement of Cheyenne appointments.
The full-width bench with hounds tooth cloth and grained-vinyl upholstery, embossed door panels and instrument cluster are straight out of 1972. Factory air conditioning delivers four-season comfort, and a Comfort-Grip Rally steering wheel brings some Camaro to the cabin. Cleverly disguised as original equipment, the dash-mount stereo includes Bluetooth and aux inputs with Alpine speakers and 800-watt Kicker subs behind the seat. The pickup rolls on 20-inch Billet Specialties Turbine wheels and low-profile radial tires. Model year 1972 was the last year of the second-generation Action Line C/K series truck body style ahead of the Rounded Line third generation, and this custom performer waits for its next owner to enjoy one of the last of the best.