1971 Chevy C10
Sam Bailey purchased his Chevy back in 2003 at the ripe old age of 24. The pickup was a nice truck back then, but after seven years of use, Sam decided it was time he start a total renovation. He began the project in January of 2010 and it was completed in June of 2011. Sam did the majority of the work himself, such as sandblasting the chassis, installing brakes, suspension, engine, and trans. He also rewired the pickup and fashioned and reinstalled all-new fuel and brake lines. Sam redid the bed, staining and re-installing the wood, and assembled most of the interior as well.
Sam had GB Customs in Corbin, Kentucky, paint the truck, and also enlisted Mick’s Upholstery to recover the seats, dash pad, visors, and door panels. The engine work was done by Williams Performance Engines. It’s a 383-cube small-block equipped with Trick Flow heads, Comp Mother Thumper Cam, and a 750-cfm Holley carb. The engine is backed by a TKO 600 five-speed by Keisler. The ’71 has also been treated to a bunch of CPP Suspension components for an aggressive stance, and a set of big 13-inch disc brakes as well. A quartet of Foose Wheels (18s and 20s) wrapped in Nitto rubber finishes it off. Sam had a lot of fun doing the work and had a bunch of help by a few friends along the way. Sam says he built the truck to drive and drive he does! CT