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Street Trucks - - LIME TIME - ST

OWNER

Isa­ias Vega

1969 Chevro­let C-10 Ukiah, CA

Ground Zero

EN­GINE

In­stal­la­tion and wiring by Jimmy El­li­son GM Per­for­mance LS3 430 hp, 424 lbs-ft torque

Hed­man head­ers Cus­tom ex­haust by Nor­cal Tires Mag­naflow per­for­mance muf­fler Green air fil­ter and cus­tom in­take tub­ing KMJ Per­for­mance valve cov­ers

RAB Per­for­mance pol­ished pul­leys and drive ac­ces­sory 4L65E auto trans­mis­sion Two-piece drive­shaft Boyd fuel tank

CHAS­SIS & SUS­PEN­SION

Porter­built front Drop­mem­ber sys­tem, up­per and lower con­trol arms

CPP 2-inch drop spin­dles

Ride­tech TQ shocks Air Lift Dom­i­na­tor 2600 ’bags

Rear 4-link with Watts link

10-inch C-notch

Rear CPP 12-inch disc brake con­ver­sion

CPP hy­dro­boost Pow­der-coated frame

WHEELS & TIRES

20x9 and 20x10

In­tro pol­ished Split 5 wheels

255/35R20 and 285/30R20 Toyo tires

BODY & PAINT

House of Kolor Lime Time Pearl

Airbrush de­tail­ing by Isa­ias Vega

Fac­tory front bumper Af­ter­mar­ket 1969 grille with Chevro­let logo deleted

Shaved han­dles Mar-k wood floor Once-piece Prod­ucts win­dow kits (flush mount front and rear glass, one-piece side glass)

United Pa­cific head­lights

Slosh Tubz

IN­TE­RIOR & STEREO

Shop: Daniel’s Cus­tom Up­hol­stery

Leather seat­ing by Tea’s De­sign

Cus­tom door pan­els AVS steer­ing wheel Infinity Ref­er­ence series speak­ers JL Au­dio amp

Op­tima battery

SPE­CIAL THANKS FROM THE OWNER: “Thanks to my dad, my best friend Jimmy El­li­son for all his hard work on the en­gine in­stall and help through­out the build, and to all my other friends who helped with what they could.” the frame com­ing to­gether, I was able to look for­ward to mov­ing on to the rest of the truck.” Be­ing a body and paint man by trade, Isa­ias was in a great po­si­tion to bank on his valu­able knowl­edge of straight­en­ing me­tal pan­els and spray­ing pro­fes­sional grade lay­ers of color and clear. Noth­ing that doesn’t be­long has been added to the ex­te­rior of the truck, which was purely in­ten­tional. Aside from shaved han­dles and mir­rors, cus­tom glass and some nicely ex­e­cuted sheet me­tal shap­ing in the bed and cab, the C-10 main­tains a clean, fac­tory ap­pear­ance, which is worth more than thou­sands of dol­lars of bolt-on ac­ces­sories. To seal the deal on the body­work, Isa­ias se­lected House of Kolor Lime Time pearl to coat the freshly mas­saged pan­els. The solid green shade keeps the Chevy look­ing clas­sic, and the pearl re­ally takes things into a whole other di­men­sion un­der the right light­ing.

So far, Isa­ias was tai­lor­ing his build to his

ex­act stan­dards of a clas­sic truck with ju­di­ciously se­lected mod­ern con­ve­niences. Al­though stick­ing with a vin­tage en­gine could’ve been more cost ef­fec­tive, he was de­sign­ing the truck to be a driver. That fact stuck in the back of his mind as he be­gan scout­ing around for a new power plant. “I was go­ing to in­stall an LS1 out of a Ca­maro, but the truck was look­ing way bet­ter than I had planned, so I felt a lit­tle guilty about want­ing to in­stall an older en­gine. In­stead, I up­graded to a brand-new

LS3 from GM Per­for­mance, along with a new 4L65E trans­mis­sion.” That was a smart move for more rea­sons than one. For starters, the truck will fire up with ease; and sec­ond, it’s an LS. If Isa­ias ever wants his truck to go even faster than it does now, there’s a whole world of per­for­mance prod­ucts that have been de­vel­oped es­pe­cially for that ex­act en­gine. To en­sure the fresh crate en­gine would fire at op­ti­mum power, Jimmy El­li­son was re­cruited to han­dle all of the in­stal­la­tion and wiring.

In this day and age, a lot of guys subscribe to the the­ory that big­ger is bet­ter. Well, it might not be ev­ery­body’s idea of “bet­ter,” but mod­er­a­tion is some­times king. Isa­ias could have eas­ily cho­sen a set of 22s for the front, and per­haps stuffed 24s into the rear, but he opted to keep the

size of the wheels within rea­son. “I kept the wheel size smaller at 20 inches. I could have got­ten away with more, but I didn’t want to overdo it. The over­all idea of this truck was to mod­ify it in a way that kept ev­ery­thing look­ing as sub­tle as pos­si­ble so the truck could hold on to that time­less vibe while still hav­ing touches of mod­ern ap­peal.”

The truck’s in­te­rior is a prime ex­am­ple of Isa­ias’ ap­proach. He turned this por­tion of the build over to Daniel’s Cus­tom Up­hol­stery and Tea’s De­sign for a truly cus­tom leather split bench seat. Throw in a shaved and painted dash, up­dated gauges, af­ter­mar­ket steer­ing wheel, plush car­pet, door pan­els, etc., and you’re left with a well-rounded cus­tom truck fit for show and the open road.

It might not be flashy or out­fit­ted with a DVD player, GPS nav­i­ga­tion or heated seats, but this C-10 hits the marks that truly mat­ter. It’s lean and clean, and with all of the non­de­script, yet highly de­sir­able, com­po­nents stashed away, Isa­ias’ truck is most def­i­nitely mean. The Chevy has been up­dated where up­dates mat­ter most. In­tro­duc­ing frills for their own sake just wasn’t part of the game plan. Old stuff can be suc­cess­fully blended with new stuff, as long as the for­mula is prop­erly bal­anced.

THE HOUSE OF KOLOR LIME TIME PEARL PAINT MAKES BASK­ING IN THE SUN LOOK LIKE AN ART FORM.

A SLICK MAR-K HARD­WOOD BED FLOOR KIT ADDS TIME­LESS STYLE TO THE C-10’S AL­READY SLICK MOD­I­FI­CA­TION LINEUP.

KMJ PER­FOR­MANCE VALVE COV­ERS AND CUS­TOM AIR IN­TAKE SYS­TEM TAKE CEN­TER STAGE IN THE HIGHLY DE­TAILED EN­GINE BAY.

TEA’S DE­SIGN IS RE­SPON­SI­BLE

FOR THE CHEVY’S STREET RODINSPIRED SEAT­ING. ONLY THE FINEST LEATHER AND DE­TAIL­ING

WENT INTO CON­STRUCT­ING THE PER­FECT

SPLIT BENCH.

ISA­IAS NOT ONLY PAINTED HIS OWN TRUCK, BUT HE ALSO LAID DOWN SOME CUS­TOM AIR­BRUSHED GRAPH­ICS ON THE IN­NER WHEEL TUBS.

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