Having predetermined the wheel/tire combo he was going with, Kevin knew he had to tub this baby out and C-notch the frame. Now Kevin didn't want just any ol' wheels tucked under his classic Chevy. With that in mind he chose a set of polished American Racing Torq Thrusts (15x8s up front) wrapped in a Remington 235/70R15s and a custom-made pair of 15x15s wrapped nicely in 31x18.5 Mickey Thompson Sportsmen out back. The body was next up on the guy's to-do list. First things first; the bumps, dents, and rust was tended to. Then all the seams were filled as well as the bed stake pockets. To fit the huge rear wheel/tire combo the stock tubs were widened 10 inches, as well. One of Kevin's favorite parts of the truck is the hood. It's a one-off custom-built cowl inducted hood built by Freddie Herring Jr. at Creative Visions in Northglenn, Colorado. The bed on this beauty was redone in oak with polished stainless steel strips. "I wanted to keep a vintage look to the '64 so I kept all the original trim, bumpers, and door handles," Kevin says. For the paint Kevin's wife, Lori, had a hand in the build helping him decide that the purple she chose was the perfect color for his truck. Agreeing and going along with his wife, Kevin chose Sherwin-Williams Hot Rod Purple with a red pearl for his masterpiece.

With the interior last on his list, Kev wanted to keep it as original as possible but with a couple modern tweaks to it. The dash and door panels are all painted to match the exterior, and keeping to his somewhat vintage look Kevin decided to retain the original Delco in the dash-and it actually works! A bench seat out of a late '90s Chevy pickup was refinished in black leather and purple tweed, accented by brand-new black carpet. The steering wheel (a GTX01) from Billet Specialties and the knobs, door handles, cranks, and defrost vents are all billet aluminum, as well. The most noticeable interior accent would be his best friend Tyler's bandana that is kept hanging around the steering column, "It's like my good luck charm, my guardian angel," Kevin says.

Endless nights out in the garage and an empty pocketbook are what Kevin likes to refer to when talking about his truck. "The amount of time, money, and effort involved to build this truck was more and tougher than I expected," Kevin says. I asked Kevin what he would do differently if he was to do it again. "Absolutely nothing! I am proud of the truck and very pleased with the outcome," he says. Well Kev, I know Tye is looking down on you and the truck today with a big broad smile. You should be proud; it's a truck built to perfection not only in his eyes but everyone's, including ours.

Kevin Fillenberg
Thornton, Colorado
1964 Chevy C-10

CHASSIS FRAME: modified stock
MODIFICATIONS: '84 Chevy pickup crossmembers, C-notched
REAREND / RATIO: Currie 9-inch / 4.11:1
REAR SUSPENSION: de-arched leaf, lowering blocks
REAR BRAKES: 11-inch disc
FRONT SUSPENSION: '84 Chevy pickup
FRONT BRAKES: disc
STEERING BOX: '84 Chevrolet
FRONT WHEELS: 15x5 American Racing, Torque Thrust
REAR WHEELS: 15x15 American Racing, Torque Thrust
FRONT TIRES: 235/70R15 Remington
REAR TIRES: 31x18.5 Mickey Thompson Sportsmen
GAS TANK: custom, stainless