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C10 Builder Guide Summer 2021

Get all the exciting content to satisfy the classic truck enthusiast in you with C-10 Builder’s Guide.

United States
Engaged Media
$10.61(Incl. tax)
$13.26(Incl. tax)
4 Issues

in this issue

1 min
letter from the editor

WITH ANY long lasting, fully custom project truck, there comes a point in every owner’s life where a crossroad between form and function come into play. Either keep it rugged and drive it every day, or make it pristine and pack it away. A lot of us start out with a goal in mind to drive our trucks as much as humanly possible. But after a few mishaps on the road or a couple close calls by careless drivers distracted on their cell phones, any classic truck owner will understandably grow evermore paranoid with each and every turn of the key. With Project Raven, we reached a point of no return on an otherwise turnkey daily driver. The FiTech fuel injected crate 350 rumbles with intent, and the plush TMI interior…

6 min
all the latest parts for c10s

’63-’72 C10 Rear Coilover Conversion PERFORMANCE ONLINE’S ’63-’72 CHEVY C10 TRUCK REAR coilover conversion kit uses Aldan American Phantom Series coilovers, single adjustable coilovers that deliver superior handling and ride quality for a drastic improvement over stock suspension. They’re serviceable and rebuildable, too. High tensile coil springs are designed as a direct fit into Performance Online’s upper coilover shock mounts. Ride-height adjustability lowers the vehicle 5-6 inches lower than stock height. Great for street applications. The lower shock rear location brackets bolt onto the rear of the lower trailing arms, on the back side of the rearend. The upper brackets bolt into the factory-style reinforced upper shock mounting locations. The kit can be installed using only basic hand tools. There’s no cutting or welding needed. It’s 100% made in the USA. Performance Online 888-984-2621 www.performanceonline.com KIT INCLUDES CNC…

4 min
diamond in the rough

WE ALL HAVE THAT ONE uncle who is just weird, who we refuse to be left alone with in the same room. But we also all have that cool uncle who was years ahead of us with neat things and great ideas. For Justin Coffman of Fishers, Indiana, his cool uncle was Gary. Gary had tons of cars and trucks at a shop that Justin would visit. “I remember in the very back behind the shop was this white thing that was just rotting away,” Justin says. “Something about it would always just intrigue me.” Gary kept telling Justin that he was going to eventually get to it and build it up nice, but year after year the dilapidated truck just sat there in misery. One day, Gary approached his nephew and asked…

1 min
build specs

OWNER JUSTIN COFFMAN Fishers, Indiana Severed Ties 1966 Chevy Suburban CHASSIS Front Suspension: Michigan Metal Works upper and lower control arms Air Lift 2600 air bags Classic Performance Products 2-inch drop spindles Disc brake conversion Rear Suspension: Two-link with Watt’s link Air Lift 2600 air bags two Viair 480s compressors Two 5-gallon air tanks Full chassis built at Sparky’s Hardcore Customs in Kentucky DRIVETRAIN Engine: 5.3L LS1 Luxury Performance aluminum intake Stock internals with polished shorty pace setter headers Summit Racing aluminum radiator 15-inch Spal electric fan Earl’s steel braided fuel lines Automotive fuel regulator and Aeromotive fuel pump 15-gallon polished aluminum fuel cell 90mm throttle body Transmission: 4l60e BODY/PAINT Diamont RM Metallic Blue Pearl B17 Diamont RM Diamond White Pearl W13 Welded doghouse together ’93 Buick LeSabre hood hinges Forward tilt hood Shaved gas…

2 min
the ozarks

COME ON, ADMIT IT. WHEN YOU SEE OR HEAR “STREET Rod Nationals,” you think of a bunch of old men sitting around with their ’30s and ’40s street rods. This may have been accurate at one point—but not any longer since organizers opened up the show to include vehicles 25 years or older. That changed everything. The vibrant scene at this year’s 37th Mid-America Street Rod Nationals in Springfield, Missouri, included a good mix of young and old—as in cars and people. A great mix of trucks was there, and just about every make and model was represented. After bouncing around in its early years, the show landed firmly in the heart of the Ozarks at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. It’s normally held on Memorial Day weekend, but COVID-19 changed all…

3 min

THE HISTORY OF SNOOKI IS A tale of trials and tribulations that started from the very beginning, and up until now, that only tells half of the story. Almost everyone has seen the incredible artwork Josh Rowan creates at Rowan Conceptz, and if you haven’t, we implore you to head online and check it out. To Josh’s friends and family, it was no surprise that when he finally decided to start building a custom truck inspired by his artwork, it would be over the top to say the least. While living in Miami, Josh got a phone call from his dad asking if he could afford to feed a big-block Chevy a high-octane diet on a regular basis. Josh thought to himself, “There is no way I can afford that right…