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A Unique Take On a Cus­tom C10

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A unique take on a cus­tom ’68 Chevy C10

To stand out from the pack, some­times you have to look at a project and de­cide how you plan to be unique while build­ing some­thing that will draw at­ten­tion— and be fun to drive. Craig Pig­gott of Daven­port, Iowa, owns this ’68 Chevrolet C10 util­ity. Af­ter hav­ing a cou­ple of other builds, in­clud­ing a ’64 Buick Riviera and a ’66 Chevy Im­pala, Craig de­cided this truck would be a great way to show the C10 world some­thing dif­fer­ent. While the util­ity bed cer­tainly ac­com­plishes the goal of be­ing dif­fer­ent, the qual­ity of the build also begs for fur­ther ex­am­i­na­tion.

The stance of this ’68 is low (as it should be), but the over­all look also ben­e­fits from a well-cho­sen wheel and tire pack­age to ac­cen­tu­ate the ag­gres­sive-yet-el­e­gant build. To achieve this, Craig took the truck to Plat­inum Cus­tom Cars in Man­teno, Illi­nois, for a sus­pen­sion re­vival, which be­gan with a com­plete setup from No Limit Engi­neer­ing and in­cluded RideTech Shock­Waves and Ac­cuair for on-de­mand height ad­just­ment. This in­stall brings the truck down nicely over the 20-inch Billet Spe­cial­ties wheels, tuck­ing a sub­stan­tial por­tion of the 15-inch-wide rear wheels and meaty Mickey Thomp­son tires un­der the bed.

TinWorks Fab­ri­ca­tion in Eldridge, Iowa, was re­spon­si­ble for most of the build. In con­junc­tion with Maes Au­to­body and Jack­son Au­to­body, many mod­i­fi­ca­tions were made to the C10 ex­te­rior. Ma­jor al­ter­ations to the util­ity bed were nec­es­sary, but changes also in­cluded the re­moval of the door han­dles, one-piece glass win­dows, and cus­tom tail­lights. With a cus­tom-built, 625hp Wayne Mor­ris Race En­gines 454 un­der the hood and a clean in­te­rior redo, Craig’s truck was ready to hit some shows.

The ’68 has earned many awards since its de­but, in­clud­ing Best In­te­rior, Best En­gine, and Best Paint at prominent shows across the coun­try like Chicago World of Wheels, Good Guys Pleasan­ton, and Good Guys North Carolina—not bad for what some peo­ple would think is just an old “work truck.”

PHO­TOG­RA­PHY: JOHN JACK­SON

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