Like many classic trucks, Charlie Gladden’s ’63 Chevy C10 has been given a pet name. Charlie calls his Overtime, becauseit has taken him several years to completeand was built with the help of money he made from working overtime. He built it in his two-car garage shop with help from his family.They did all of the workthemselves, which included a frame-off restoration, a complete drivetrain swap that consisted of a 400-cube small-block, a TH350 trans, and a 3.78:1 gear 10-bolt rearend. The interiorwas treated to a bunch of LMC components, including carpets and seat cover. A set of Auto Metergauges and a Lokar shifter rounded out the interior rehab. Charlie and his brother, Roy, also did the body and paintwork. Charlie said without his brotherhe would have never been able to get it done; he was a great help.

Charlie also stressed that the project was kind of a dedication to his father who had a truck like this when he and Roy were kids. He died when the boyswere very young, and Charlie always wanted to build a truck like this in his memory. Charlie says he still remembers going for rides in the country; he and his brother would jump up and down on the seat yelling, Faster, dad, faster.Well, we think dad would be proudif he could see it nowand we’re sure he can. Good job, Charlie, and thanks for sharing. CT

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