Built by Ricky Holly of Houston and magazine featured custom C-10 short box affectionately known as "Dedication," which took over two years to build. Additions consisted of a Grant Kustoms one-piece tailgate/roll pan skin, HiTech LED brake light in the tailgate, suicide door hinges and a tilt hood. The front bumper was sectioned and welded to the fenders, creating a one-piece front end. Making the truck stand out amongst a crowd of C-10s is the trick tilt bed, exposing the killer suspension work.
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Much like the "perfect 10" woman, cover trucks can sometimes be mythical. Not in this case. Built by Ricky Holly of Houston and magazine featured custom C10 Shortbox affectionately known as "dedication" which took over two years of blood, sweat and tears to create one of the most highly celebrated custom trucks ever. Starting with 2x4-inch 1/4-inch steel bent up frame rails to make the body rest firmly on the ground. Up front, Western 2-inch drop spindles were bolted onto the custom tubular upper and lower A-arms with horizontal hot-rod styled shocks. After everything was fabricated, each piece was meticulously chromed or painted. Mounted to the spindles are 14-inch SSBC big brakes, front and rear. A Flaming River rack and pinion controls the steering, while Slam Specialties airbags with GC450 valves and Viair compressors provide the air control. The wheels of choice for the front of the C10 were Bonspeed Intense 22x8-1/2-inch billet hoops with Toyo 265/35R22 high-performance tires keeping them protected.
Out back, Mind to Metal went crazy with the welder and created a custom four-link cantilever airbag setup. Slam Specialties 'bags were once again used in the rear, along with identical GC 450 1/2-inch valves. A 15-gallon fuel cell was welded together and wedged in between the frame rails. Chrome air tanks add good looks to the painted and chromed suspension pieces. Rear wheels are matching Bonspeed Intense, only this time sized 24x10 inches, with larger 295/30R24 Toyo tires. The look and function of the rear suspension is down right awesome. Of course, going up and down is only part of the fun with this truck. Going fast is also easy! Under the hood lies a professionally rebuilt LS1 with a chromed Professional Products intake and throttle-body. Other goodies equipped onto the Corvette LS1 engine are Mind-to-Metal-modified Hedman Hedders and a trick dual-inlet K&N air filter intake. A Flex-a-lite electric fan keeps the Flex-a-lite aluminum radiator nice and cool during the Houston heat. The polished 3-inch exhaust flows into MagnaFlow mufflers. Moser axles were installed into the 8-inch-narrower 12-bolt, and most of the engine mods can be accredited to Jessie's Auto Repair. Two Optima batteries supply the juice, one behind the seat and one under the hood. Heath Moore from Kingpin Kustomz in Dickinson, Texas, created the one-off engine cover that was appropriately painted to match.
Body modifications were extensive on this C10 and included the loss of door handles, driprails, marker lights, mirrors, and the gas filler. Additions consisted of a Grant Kustoms one-piece tailgate/roll pan skin, HiTech LED brake light in the tailgate, suicide door hinges, and a tilt hood. The front bumper was sectioned and welded to the fenders, creating a one-piece front end. Alamo Customs in Alvin, Texas, handled all of the bodywork. Making the truck stand out amongst a crowd of C10s is the trick tilt bed, exposing the killer suspension work. A 1-1/2-inch body drop by Mind to Met