Corey Jones'
'67 C10
On CT subscriber Corey Jones' 13th birthday, his dad surprised him with a truck as a present. It was a running '67 Chevy C10 powered by a six-cylinder three-on-the-tree combo. Needless to say, Corey was blown away and looking forward to building a peppy little small-block-powered pickup that he'd use as his high school daily driver. But Corey's dad, being the perfectionist he is, helped him turn it into something much better than the average driver. The restoration process began in 2005 in between other projects he and his dad were working on. It quickly turned into a frame-off restoration. Being on a tight budget, they ended up using parts from about five different donor trucks, only buying new parts when absolutely necessary. Everything was done in-house with the exception of the machine work on the motor (a 406-cube small-block Chevy backed by a Richmond six-speed). The restoration was finally complete in December '06, halfway through Corey's senior year of high school. Since the truck has been finished he's driven the pickup way more than he thought he would have, in the rain and snow, and at one point it became his daily driver when his other car broke down. It took a lot of long hours and elbow grease to completely restore the truck, and that was with a lot of help from his dad Dale, his brother Casey, and other family and friends as well.