FROM THE VAULT: THE PROJECT THAT NEVER WAS—THE STREET TRUCKS ’68 TA­HOE!

Street Trucks - - WORD ON THE STREET -

MANY YEARS AGO, WE CAME UPON A PROJECT THAT HAD BEEN ABAN­DONED BY A BUILDER WHO HAD MOVED ON TO OTHER THINGS. It was a 1968 GMC Sub­ur­ban three-door that had been short­ened a lit­tle more than a foot, and a fourth door had been roughed in. We were in love!

The price was right and that fourth door was al­ready hinged and swingin’, so af­ter go­ing in half­sies with Travis Pruis of CTP Con­cepts, we dragged it over to Travis’ place and started mak­ing plans. Heck, Travis even drew up a ren­der­ing, and in the process turned it into a Chevy with shaved marker lights (mak­ing it a Ta­hoe in­stead of a Yukon). Airbags, a mild body­drop, 22-inch bil­lets, shaved han­dles, a rag­top, and cus­tom stain­less trim (no doubt from Bob Grant at Grant Kus­toms)…

The only prob­lem was, the tim­ing was all wrong. Busy work sched­ules and about 70 miles of dis­tance be­tween the Street Trucks of­fices and Travis’ pad kept us from ever re­ally get­ting started on it. Not long af­ter, Travis found out that he’d be mov­ing to Ne­vada, so it was mu­tu­ally agreed that we should just sell it off. The last we had heard, it was on the East Coast some­where and never got fin­ished, but it’d be great to be proven oth­er­wise.

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