Top Reader’s Ride of the Month

Chevy C-30 Mashup

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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.

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