We mentioned the LS1 earlier, but a 350hp stock engine wasn't in the cards for Brian's C10. We're familiar with Magnuson superchargers and their reputation for immense amounts of bolt-on power, and so is the crew at A&A Corvette in Oxnard, California. Kevin and his crew bolted on 7 pounds worth of boost, and they didn't stop there. Granatelli Motorsports valve covers and Street and Performance pulleys added looks, and Brian pulled out all of the stops on power too: ceramic-coated headers, a polished Borla exhaust, MSD coils, and a Comp cam. Mark at Coast Driveline Service built a new aluminum one-piece driveshaft to link the 12-bolt rear end with the reinforced 4L60E.
Meanwhile, back at the body shop, the crew was reworking all of the original panels, restoring them to better than factory specs for the Sikkens black paint awaiting to be sprayed. All of the body seams were removed, along with all of the emblems and bed pockets. But that wasn't enough. The cab was transported to No Limit in San Bernadino, California, where Rob did his magic. After 29 hours of fabrication to the rear window opening, a set of flat glass motors from Specialty Power Windows were used to power up the custom back glass. One Piece Products windows were also installed in the doors, removing one more unnecessary line on the truck. Once Adolfo Flores put down his spray gun, the cab was bolted on the chassis and the bed was assembled by Mike Bess. A Horkey's bed kit with polished stainless stringers was matched with painted oak bedstrips. Keeping with Brian's plan for a subtle look, the body trim was finished in black Anobrite by The Polish Shop.
The interior was handled by Manny's Upholstery in Oxnard. A `59 Cadillac power front and rear seat was found on eBay. Both the front and rear seats were combined, using the center section from the rear seat and the front bench. It was skinned with Range Rover gray leather and black piping, after heaters were installed. A Porsche suede headliner was installed, along with Bentley carpet lined in black leather trim. The door panels and Bentley window switches by Geo of Becker Automotive Design were matched to his signature leather and suede kick panels. The dash cluster is a custom piece, made by North Hollywood Speedo. A little extra flash was brought into the interior with a CJ's tilt column, Big Al's armrests, a Budnik Apex 13--inch billet steering wheel, and Lokar eliminator pedals.