Picking up this '84 C10 for $350 in the Spring of '04, Scott Doane was the proud new owner of a truck with a blown engine, leaking automatic transmission, hammered body, and beat interior. The truck may not have been in optimal condition for driving, but for a project truck, it served the beautiful purpose Scott had in mind. The truck went from salvage yard to show circuit stud in just two short years. We can appreciate the huge makeover, but then again, Hill's Hot Rods in Lubbock, Texas, is used to turning scrap into gold.
Hill's Hot Rods was the first and only place Scott took his C10 to. This decision was an easy one, as Scott is also a Lubbock resident and sees the Hill's crew rolling around town in nice rides all the time. The teardown process was quick and mostly painless. The rebuilding process, however, would turn the truck into a real C10 stunner. Up front, Hills Hot Rods added DJM 3-inch drop spindles, Firestone airbags, and Air Ride Technologies shocks. Twenty-inch Bonspeed Crokus billet wheels with BFGoodrich tires were bolted onto the spindles, and look right at home under the front fenders.
Out back, a super C-notch, Air Ride Technologies 4-bar with Panhard bar and Firestone `bags bring the bed down over the 22-inch Bonspeed wheels. A '91 Chevy TBI engine was dressed with ceramic Flow Tech headers, Flowmaster mufflers, and several painted and billet pieces. The Bow Tie engine is backed by a 700-R4 and GM 10-bolt with 4.11 gears. An '87 Blazer 20-gallon gas tank keeps precious fuel ready for the small-block.