I bet that if you ask any truck nut what their first truck was, they can rattle off all the details like theyre trying to sell you that truck. There is no doubt that a first truck is a step into manhood. Unfortunately for some people, that first truck didnt turn out how they wanted it to. One such person is Wally Williams of Hanceville, Alabama. Wallys first truck was a 1967 C10. After working on it little by little, he eventually had to put it aside when times got tough. Now that Wally has opened his own fabrication shop, he dusted off his old beater and began working on it again to make it like he always wanted.

Wally began the long, arduous process by removing the front clip and bed from the frame. He also pulled the worn-out engine and trans. The front of the frame received a Z for some breathing room, while the back was built out of 2x4-inch tubing with a built-in bridge. For suspension, a set of LMC spindles were bolted to tubular control arms with Dominator 2600 'bags. In the rear, Wally fabricated a two-link with a Watt's link to locate the 12-bolt rearend. Bump relief is afforded by QA1 shocks, while another pair of Dominator 2600s provides adjustability. To finish off the suspension, a set of 22-inch Boss American Eagle wheels was wrapped in Wanli tires.

The pièce de résistance of Wally's C10 is the engine. The donor engine came from a 1970 C10 and started life as a 454 ci. After being bored 0.030 over and receiving a new Comp Cams camshaft, the motor was beating harder than ever. To get more air into the engine, a pair of T4 turbos was strapped to the engine atop an aluminum cross-ram intake. Wally guesses that this setup should make in the neighborhood of 750 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque.

Keeping the body fairly stock, the only modifications are a shaved cowl vent, gas door, and frenched Cadillac taillights. We can't wait to see what this truck will look like when complete. Wally has plenty of hours in bodywork already and has lots of work ahead of him. Keep an eye out in a future issue for the finished truck.

Just The Facts

Year Make Model:
1967 Chevrolet C10

Owner and City/State:
Wally Williams Hanceville, Alabama

Engine
Type: 454ci big-block
Heads: Stock ported and polished
Cam: Comp Cams
Induction: twin-turbo, aluminum cross-ram intake
Exhaust: Hooker headers, straight-pipe
Fuel System: twin Edlebrock carbs
Ignition: Mallory
Engine Management: MSD
Built by: The Tin Shop Cullman, Alabama

Drivetrain
Transmission: 700-R4
Rearend: 12-bolt with 3.73 gears

Chassis
Front suspension: LMC spindles, tubular control arms, QA1 shocks, Dominator 2600 'bags
Rear suspension: custom two-link with Watt's link, QA1 shocks, Dominator 2600 'bags
Brakes: MBM disc brakes front and rear

Wheels & Tires
Wheels: Boss American Eagle 22x9-inch
Tires: Wanli S-1088 Engine Management: MSD
Built by: The Tin Shop Cullman, Alabama

Drivetrain
Transmission: 700-R4
Rearend: 12-bolt with 3.73 gears

Chassis
Front suspension: LMC spindles, tubular control arms, QA1 shocks, Dominator 2600 bags
Rear suspension: custom two-link with Watts link, QA1 shocks, Dominator 2600 bags
Brakes: MBM disc brakes front and rear

Wheels & Tires
Wheels: Boss American Eagle 22x9-inch
Tires: Wanli S-1088