Teddy Mueller, a member of the East Coast Gassholz, already had another '72 Chevrolet C10 in his garage when he spied this project for sale. His other truck was riding on a mild suspension drop and sported a bright green base with blue flames cascading rearward from its nose. A head turner for sure, but this new project just called out for him to add his tasteful touches and modify just a bit farther. Besides, what's wrong with having more than one custom truck in the garage? Nothing we can think of.
At the time of this truck's purchase, instead of enjoying his new pink slip, Teddy decided time was of the essence and chose to immediately dive into the project. The transformation of his creation is what you see here. The truck now rides on Ride Tech tubular upper and lower control arms and sway bars. Early Classic Enterprises lowering spindles combine with an ECE super track bar, shock relocaters, and a CPP C-notch kit. Slam Specialties airbags are actuated by 1/2-inch valves with KYB shocks slowing the bumps. Summit Racing slotted front rotors and factory drums slow the 20-inch Centerline Archer wheels shod in General Exclaim UHP rubber. All that suspension does what it can to control the 454ci big-block under the hood. Fit with dress-up and go-fast accessories from Edelbrock, Summit Racing, MSD, and Comp Cams, the big-block turns a Turbo 400 transmission into a stock 12-bolt rear axle fit with 3.73 gears.
The C10 couldn't be called the Jersey Devil without a dipping of devious red. To remedy that, Teddy and Glen custom mixed a concoction of Diamont paint that was applied to all the exterior and interior metal. A Gaylord's bed rug dresses up the work area and an Extang vinyl tonneau covers the bed rug, Viair compressors, and 8-gallon air tank. The body is mostly factory with the exception of the rear roll pan in place of a bumper. Tri-bar headlights and LED taillights are the only other clean up parts. Keeping with the devilish red theme, the inside of the truck is coated in the pigment. Beginning with the headliner, then onto the door panels, seat, and dash cover, all are covered in red velour. A polished Flaming River tilt column was installed with a Billet Specialties flamed steering wheel. The flamed rearview mirror is matching with additional interior trim chromed for complement. A Pioneer head unit plays the tunes Teddy cruises to.
Teddy is retired from the Air Force and now works for Boeing, which apparently affords him plenty of free time because this truck was built in a scant 7 months! Now with two custom Chevrolet C10s side-by-side in the garage, we're willing to bet it's quite a difficult decision choosing one or the other to drive. Teddy passes along his appreciation to Keith Bennett for the suspension, Glen Johnson for the paint and body, and his club, the Gassholz. All of which helped get this truck completed in a short time frame.