'65 Chevy C10
CLASSIC TRUCKS reader Harry Nunn’s cool classic is this 1965 Chevrolet C10 shortbed stepside. Harry purchased it as an abandoned project back in August of 2003. As soon as he got it home he pulled the cab off the chassis and began the project by sandblasting the frame and going through the suspension. Harry lowered the front by 2½ inches and added disc brakes. Moving to the rear he reworked and lowered it by 4 inches. He then added power steering and brakes. For motorvation a 330hp, FAST TBI-injected 350ci GM crate engine backed by a 700-R4 transmission and a 4.11:1 rearend completed the pickup’s driveline.
The truck’s cab had some major rust damage and took quite a while and a lot of elbow grease to bring it back into shape. Harry coated the pickup with a glass-smooth PPG urethane finish of Copperhead Metallic Pearl. The complete custom interior started off with a dash replacement utilizing Auto Meter gauges and Vintage Air cooling/heating. The seats are from a 2000 Honda Accord and have been modified to fit the cab. He also added a hand-built console and covered the interior in mandarin, adobe, and curry-colored Ultraleather.
Harry’s pickup finally made it to the street in early 2011, about seven and a half years after the project had begun, and like most classic truck projects, this will probably never end as he plans to continue with upgrades and changes as time goes by.