Top Reader’s Ride of the Month
Chevy C-30 Mashup
THIS ’75 CHEVROLET DUALLY C-30 CAMPER SPECIAL BELONGS TO CHRIS STOUGHTON OF TEXAS. Chris put this build together in his own shop during the last three years. He did most of the work himself, making the long list of modifications all the more impressive.
The engine remains a stock 454-ci TBI, with an added 400 automatic transmission out of an ’89 GMC Suburban donor. A York 210 on-board air compression system allows Chris to get the most out of his build. The suspension has also been upgraded in the form of an Accuair E-level system, with 3,800-pound bags housed at all four corners. A Thorbros heavy-duty 4-link with Watts link now fits the rear, while the front of this ’75 features modified upper and lower A-arms, as well as new Belltech drop spindles.
This new and improved custom setup sits low on Accuride semi rims, which have been milled down and wrapped in 265/35R22 Nitto tires, front, and 285/45R22 tires in the rear.
The Chevy most recently boasts new style through its VVIVID Vinyl wrap in Porsche GT3 Blue with Nardo Gray accents. Chris has swapped the front clip with that of an ’89 GMC, and the doors for those of a donor Suburban, giving the ’75 a unique profile that sets it apart from the crowd. The interior features a 1961 Chevy dash that adds to the vintage style of the C-30. A Kenwood stereo system has Chris’ ride sounding as good as it looks, while a new LMC Truck carpet kit keeps the interior looking sharp.
Altogether, this custom ride demonstrates Chevy style and hours of hard work. Chris’ passion shows, not only in his C-30, but in the meticulously kept blog he uses to catalog its journey. That level of dedication, along with the sweet ride before you, easily earns Chris’ C-30 the title of Ride of the Month.