C-10 Re­vival

Street Trucks - - READER’S RIDES -

C.J.FRITZ CAME ACROSS THIS ’81 CHEVRO­LET C-10 AS A MAT­TER OF HAPPENSTANCE IN HIS JOB AS A TRAV­EL­ING CON­TRAC­TOR. In a case that very much re­lied on be­ing in the right place at the right time, C.J. found the rust-free C-10 with 53,000 miles on it. The ’81 was on its sec­ond own­ers—both of whom were part of a fam­ily that had kept it for years, each of the kids learn­ing to drive with it. Promis­ing to bring it back to life, C.J. has worked to make it what you see to­day.

The C-10 has a 350-ci Chevy small-block en­gine and it wears its orig­i­nal paint, though C.J. has buffed it to show­case the orig­i­nal qual­ity of the build. On the sus­pen­sion side, the C-10 now fea­tures a 3- to 4-inch Ride Tech drop kit, which gets the Chevy a lit­tle closer to the pave­ment. Twenty-inch Boss Wheels have been swapped for the front and rear, giv­ing the ’81 a nice pair of new shoes to hit the ground run­ning. On the ex­te­rior, brand-new trim from LMC Truck keeps the Chevy look­ing sharp.

Most re­cently, and per­haps most im­pres­sively, the in­te­rior has been com­pletely gut­ted. The all-new LMC Truck in­te­rior— fea­tur­ing a new dash, door pan­els, new seat, car­pet and other bells and whis­tles—has com­pletely trans­formed C.J.’S ride. The next items on his list in­clude an LS swap and ad­di­tional sus­pen­sion work, so we know this C-10 is in good hands.

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