The truck is yet another great hot rod from Rollo’s Rod Shop, a hobby-style hot rod garage in Ron Thacker’s backyard in Madison, Indiana. They turn out some great hot rods working evenings and weekends, and while their craftsmanship is awesome, ultimately it is “the eye” that makes great trucks, and to that end the Rollo Rod shop always seems to nail color combinations and mix, and match cool parts in just the right proportions.

Ron & Connie Thacker

Madison, In
1979 Chevy C10

Chassis
Frame: ’79 Chevrolet
Modifications: C-notched rear
Rearend / Ratio: 3:73 posi
Rear suspension: DJM Flip Kit & 1-inch block
Rear brakes: Stock drum
Front suspension: DJM 3-inch drop spindles and 3-inch lowering coils
Front brakes: Stock disc
Steering box: Stock
Front wheels: Eagle Alloy 17x 8
Rear wheels: Eagle Alloy 20x8
Rear tires: Mastercraft 245/75-20
Front tires: Mastercraft 245/45-17
Gas tank: Custom

Drivetrain
Engine: ’72 350 Chevy
Heads: GM
Valve covers: Smooth polished cast aluminum
Manifold / Induction: Edelbrock / Edelbrock 600 CFM
Ignition: HEI
Headers: Dynamax
Exhaust / Mufflers: Aluminized / Flowmaster Super 44
Transmission: Turbo 400
Modifications: Shift kit, switch pitch converter
Shifter: Fabricated by owner

Body
Style: Shortbed Fleetside
Modifications: Rolled rear pan, hidden hitch
Fenders front / rear: ’81 Chevy front / new bed sides
Hood: ’81 Chevy
Grille: ’85 Chevy & Carriage Works
Bed: Stock with new side panels
Bodywork and paint: Owner, Ron Thacker
Paint type / Color: Dupont Light Gold Metallic
Headlights / Taillights: ’85 Chevy / Stock
Outside mirrors: Stainless Grote Industries
Bumpers: New chrome

Interior
Dashboard: Dash pad removed
Gauges: Stock with custom painted pointers
Air conditioning: None
Stereo: Kenwood & Pioneer
Steering wheel: Lecarra
Steering column: Stock
Seats: Original bench
Upholstery: Joe Coleman Clarksville, IN
Material / Color: Ultra-vinyl / Burgundy
Carpet: Maroon