The final step was to refurbish the interior, and after Ken Kelly rewired the truck (again at Kool Kolors Rods and Customs) Ol’ Blue was brought to Steve Holcomb at Pro Auto Customs for custom upholstery in several shades of gray. The bucket seats are from a late-model Chevy truck with a custom-formed console dividing the seats. A Lokar shifter controls gear selection while stainless steel inserts on the door match the console. Custom armrests incorporate door pulls and some very clever blue LED lighting that softly illuminate the door handles when the headlights are on. Steve also added blue LED lighting under the bottom edge of the dashpad that provides a soft blue cast at night, it is a very effective look. A Billet Specialties steering wheel tops the ididit steering column and all-new gauges freshen the stock gauge cluster. Vintage Air provides creature comforts and a Sony stereo provides cruising tunes.

And so after a year of work Ol’ Blue was back on the road looking better than new and turning heads wherever it went. One thing is for certain, the truck has come a long way from haulin’ hay. CT

David Landreth

Knoxville, Tennessee
1972 Chevy C10

Chassis

Frame: stock
Modifications: cleaned and painted
Rearend / Ratio: GM 10-bolt / 3.00:1
Rear suspension: rebuilt stock, 5” drop kit
Rear brakes: drum
Front suspension: rebuilt stock, 2” dropped spindles
Front brakes: disc
Steering box: GM 605
Front wheels: Billet Specialties, 18”
Rear wheels: Billet Specialties, 20”
Front tires: Hankook, 235/55R18
Rear tires: Hankook, 275/45R20
Gas tank: stock

Drivetrain

Engine: GMPP 383ci
Heads: GMPP
Valve covers: billet aluminum
Manifold / Induction: Edelbrock / Edelbrock
Ignition: HEI
Headers: Sanderson
Exhaust / Mufflers: Hilltop Muffler Shop / MagnaFlow
Transmission: TH400
Modifications: 2,250-stall converter, rebuilt by Stacey Williams
Shifter: Lokar

Body

Style: pickup
Modifications: none
Fenders front / rear: stock / stock
Hood: stock
Grille: stock
Bed: stock
Bodywork and paint by: Jeff Wolfenbarger, Kool Kolors Rods and Customs
Paint type / Color: urethane / ’72 GM Medium Blue
Headlights / Taillights: stock / stock
Outside mirrors: stock
Bumpers: stock

Interior

Dashboard: modified stock
Gauges: stock
Air conditioning: Vintage Air
Steering wheel: Billet Specialties
Steering column: ididit
Seats: late-model GM truck, custom console
Upholstery by: Steve Holcomb, Pro Auto Customs
Material / Color: Naugahyde / gray
Carpet: gray