Starting with what he thought was a clean truck, Derek Herring, of Laveen, Arizona, sent his C10 to the media blaster only to find that a previous owner had patched the lower cab corners with chicken wire and body filler. Resolving to have the truck fixed the right way, he set off to rebuild the truck better than ever with a unique look that bucks the trends.
Leading and trailing edge brightwork comes from LMC Truck reproduction bumpers, stainless mesh grille and Speedway Motors LED lights. Rival Blue Pearl was the choice for the main color but 13 additional colors were used for the simulated woodgrain that was applied at Lucky Luciano Paint, in Phoenix.
CPP 2/3 drop springs and color-matched 22-inch Asanti AF145 wheels mounted with 285/30R22 Toyo tires provide the stance and rolling attire.
Manny’s Auto upholstery covered ’99 GMC Sierra seats in slate gray leather with cognac inserts. LMC Truck was once again called upon for restoration pieces, including gray carpet, and a Grant steering wheel to carry on the custom accents. The stereo is controlled by a Panasonic CQ-C7403U that feed the audio to a Cerwin Vega DV12 sub and 6-inch Boston Acoustic speakers via Rockford Fosgate Punch amps.
A 1970 396ci big-block with Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Holley 780 carb, and a Comp .520-lift cam provides plenty of power for the 41-year-old classic. The exhaust begins with Hedman headers with 3-inch collectors and ends with Flowmaster 40-series mufflers. The rest of the drivetrain consists of a 2,500-rpm stall speed 700-R4 and a 12-bolt limited-slip rear with 3.73 gears.