WORD ON THE STREET
GSI MACHINE & FABRICATION HAS TEAMED UP WITH THE STEEL CENTER FOR CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN JEFFERSON HILLS, PENNSYLVANIA, TO HELP THE CENTER GET ONE STEP CLOSER TO ONE OF ITS CLASS PROJECTS, A ’68 CHEVY C-10. Dubbed the C-68, the truck is a joint venture between the Collision Repair and the Medium and Heavy Duty Truck programs. The students, which are in 10th, 11th and 12th grades, were excited not only to begin the process of restoring the truck, but also to lay it flat on the ground.
That’s where GSI came in. PJ Canavan, director of the automotive program at Steel Center Tech, contacted GSI, asking Scott Nelson at the company whether they could swing a student discount for the program. Scott knew that GSI could do better than that, so the company donated one of its 1963-72 GM truck front-end kits, which includes a new cross member, rack-and-pinion steering and tubular control arms, as well as airbag mounts. We can only imagine how excited the Steel Center students must have been since they went to work right away and got that kit installed almost as soon as they could unbox it!
With the much-improved suspension now underneath the Cummins-powered truck, spirits are high and the kids are ready to move on to the rest of the truck.
You can follow the progress at Steelcentertech.com.