For those of you that don't know what a habanero chile is, it's a pepper that is 100 times hotter than a Jalapeno. After trying Habanero peppers at a Mexican restaurant, Terry Roberson and his wife Ann from Forney, Texas, were so impressed while scorching their taste buds and sweating brows, they named their red-hot '70 Chevy C10 "HABANFO". Terry was a repo man for some 28 years and the profession gave him access to many vehicles he could salvage and trick out. Terry clams he has built thirty C10 pickups, besides other street rods and muscle cars over the years. His most recent '70 C10 was built with intentions of making a statement. He believed the average working man could build a muscle truck that would put many high-dollar trailer queens to shame.
The truck's solid foundation begins with factory framerails that were boxed for appearance and rigidity. The front suspension received a pair of Air Ride Technologies Shockwave air system with 2-inch drop spindles. Up front a pair of Baer disc brakes with 14-inch cross-drilled rotors and four-piston calipers provide instant stopping power. The front spinning bling are a pair of Budnik 20x8-inch polished billet aluminum wheels consumed in Toyo 255/40R20 rubber. The rear framerails received a six-inch step to allow the rearend housing vertical clearance during deflation of the Air Ride Technologies pneumatic Shockwaves. The rearend is linked to the frame with a pair of TCI trailing arms. The engine's power is planted into the asphalt by a pair of Budnik 20x15-inch polished billet wheels wrapped with massive Mickey Thompson 31x18x20 meats. The rear wheels and tires rotating mass are decelerated by a pair of Baer 14-inch cross-drilled rotors and four-piston brake calipers.