C-10 Built Right

Mark C. Bach
One of the purposes of the SEMA Show is to allow the exhibitors a chance to show off their latest products. And how better to do that than to have a vehicle in the booth that displays the pieces?  United Pacific, besides having some good products, always manages to bring in some neat builds to the show.
Last year they brought over a sweet blue 1932 Ford pickup that had been the lead for the Street Rodder Road Tour (truck Round-Up, November 2018). This year they brought over this 1966 Chevy C-10 truck.  If you've been following along, you know the C-10 market is boiling red hot. And trucks like this one, built by Johny G and Metalox Fab and shows why.
From the green and white aged patina you would be expecting something cool, but would you imagine this beauty could be powered by a Cummins R2.8 turbo-diesel crate engine? That little diesel produces 161 horses and 310 pounds of tree stump pulling torque.
A classic truck’s short bed/big window body style was the starting point for this build. Truth be told though, the truck started as a long bed/little window so you can imagine how much work went into shaping those body panels. It helps that the Arizona climate can preserve some good rust free trucks.  Most of that green and white paint patina is the real deal. The meats for this truck were 235/30R22 up front and beefier 315/25R22 at the rear. It uses a Porterbuilt suspension and frame including the C notched frame rails to keep it down low. They kept part of it a bow tie by using a Chevy six speed Hydra-Matic transmission.
United Pacific contributed a slew of parts to the build that are in their catalog, including the LED headlights and sequential LED taillights. Both inside and outside door handles came from the company along with many other metal pieces.
The builders provided a slew of build in-progress shots so you can see how they did their magic. Frankly that starting sketch looks pretty cool and the builders didn’t stray far for the finished look.  This truck just helps to show what some time and talent can do to a C-10. Can't wait to see more.
© 2020 Mark C. Bach

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