1980 Chevrolet C-10 C-10
This is my 1980 C-10 Shop Truck that I built for use in my custom paint and restoration business. It started out as a rough project and turned into this. I have replaced the floor pans, ab supports, ab mounts, nner and outer rocker panels, ick panels, nner fenders, ab corners, uter fenders, oors, ood, ed (used), nstalled new bumpers and brackets, nstalled new weatherstrip and window rubbers, nstalled new lenses and headlight bezels, ew '72 C-10 outside mirrors and new outside door handles. All of which were aftermarket, ence the fitment of some items. I've had the brake lines replaced and completely went through the brakes, ncluding installing a new brake booster and master cylinder and new rotors and calipers. I've also went through the emergency brake setup, ew cables and such, ecause I was going to run the original manual transmission, ut it was junk.The front end was gone through and lowered with 3 inch dropped spindles, inch dropped coils and a flip kit in the rear. New tie rods were also installed. A-arm bushings and ball joints were good. I have installed a Vintage Air and Heat system, ll electric. Everything with the A/C is completely new, lso. And, ES, t works. It is wired for dual electric fans, ut they were never installed because it does not require them. The switches are where the ash tray once was,,,so NO smoking! It is powered by a completely stock, 003 5.3 litre LS engine with 125K on it out of a Suburban, as a 4L60 automatic tranny with a Lokar shifter and the original 12 bolt open rearend with 3.08 gears. It has a new aluminum radiator in it. It has the original 2 piece drive shaft setup. The front driveshaft was shortened, rofessionally, ut it does seem to have a very low speed vibration at take-off. It never bothered me so I never addressed it. The computer has been flashed and the wiring has been professionally done, ncluding the "throttle by wire" pedal. I also installed new O2 sensors. The exhaust is a 2 into 1 system with 40 series Flowmaster muffler, an in 2 1/2" aluminized tubing, ith a stainless exhaust tip. The truck will get around 20 MPG if you drive it sensibly and runs like/better than a brand new truck. Also, he fuel system is completely new; from a new fuel tank to the Aeroquip electric fuel pump (in tank), eroquip high pressure fuel fittings and steel braided lines, ncluding a new fuel pressure regulator(at the fuel rail) with gauge and a Corvette fuel filter/regulator(on the frame). It has 20 inch Boss wheels and Lexani tires. Most everything on the interior is new, arpet, isors, oor panels, oor pockets, ash cover, eupholstered seat, D player, ustom console, tc. The speedo does not work because it is a cable driven speedo and the trans is electronic. The fuel gauge and amp gauge work. The water temp and oil pressure are Autometer electric gauges. Windows are manual and the vent windows have been sealed shut. There are a few imperfections on the truck. Like the small ding in the hood where it tried to fold on me the third time I tried to shut it after it was installed new. Since, have braced the bottom of the hood. Also there is a crack in the top of the right hand rear fender, here a rock hit the bottom of it. The tail gate has multiple dings on it from being used over the years and being an original item. The bed floor was replaced with the steel floor out of a different bed and a rubber bed mat was installed. I painted the truck with PPG base coat/clear coat. A special blend I call Pond Scum Green. It started out as a gold color used on the PT Cruisers. I added Pthalo Blue toner to it and came up with this color. It was ugly enough for me, o I went with it. I wanted to do a flat clear and some patina, ut couldn't bring myself to it. It is a Shop Truck, ot a show truck. The wipers have one speed and there are no washers. All of the wiring is done correctly with relays and fuses. The glove box storage was removed to make room for the Vintage Air system. The truck runs and drives superbly. I get tons of compliments when I'm out in it. It's super dependable and I wouldn't be afraid to drive it anywhere. I have put over $15,000 in this truck and done almost all of the work myself! I really do not want to sell it, ut you can't fall in love with everything. It's a super-cool little truck. I hate to see it go, ut I'm ready to see someone else get tons of enjoyment out of it. (I think) So,,,,I've been as honest as I could with the details. I got nothing to hide. If you do think of anything to ask, ust call me, ason 618-923-2859. Sorry, O TRADES!