HOMETOWN HEROES

Street Trucks|July 2020

HOMETOWN HEROES
A Collection of Reader Rides from Around the Country!

01 Owner: Ned Fenimore

Location: Vancouver, Washington

Year, Make and Model: ’68 Chevy C10

“I purchased my truck in 2012 from a 91-yearold owner who was selling offhis vehicles. This ’68 was a really solid truck, but over the years I have owned it, I have slowly been making many improvements to make it uniquely mine. Previously I have owned both a ’65 and ’66 C10 Fleetside. My truck still runs with the original 327 engine. My favorite upgrade was a unique quarter-sawn wood bed that friend and I installed.”

02 Owner: James “Bubs” Miller

Location: Hinesville, Georgia

Year, Make and Model: ’84 Chevy C10 Longbed

Mods: Removed beauty rings and side molding, replaced the rear step bumper with one from a Blazer, painted the wheels red and cleaned the white walls. Added a Western Chassis 5/7-inch suspension kit with upper and lower tubular control arms. Also added a Little Shop Mfg. rear disc brake conversion kit and cross drilled and slotted rotors for the front. Installed a Classic Performance Products proportioning valve with a 2000 Tahoe master cylinder and a ’00 C10 brake reservoir. The replacement drive shaft came out of a late model Tahoe/Suburban. Included a C-notch, new idler arm, pitman arm and tie rods ends, along with Plasti-dip bumpers, mirrors, handles, drop rails and any chrome trim on the front. Tailgate is from a 1970s Squarebody. Also has Detroit Steel Wheel spiked lug nuts.

Goals: I’m hoping to LS swap with electronic transmission and posi rearend. Speed Engineering headers, X-pipe exhaust. Interior from Cato or Snowden, all new trim and weather seals, a retro solutions radio and speakers, Vintage Air and Dakota Digital gauges.

“I’m an active army warrant officer and I have five kids with one on the way. My wife is a stayat-home mom. We met while we were both serving in the military as mechanics in Kansas. A few years later we were married, fast forward to the trucks now. Follow my build on Instagram @squreduplowlife.”

03 Owner: Curtis McLachlan

Location: Bishop, California

Year, Make and Model: ’65 Chevy C10 Longbed

Mods: Painted a true Chevy burnt orange and white, 468ci big-block pushing out 525 hp with 510 lb-ft of torque, 6-speed Turbo 400 transmission with a gear vendor Posi axle, 10-bolt rear differential, front disc brakes and rear air shocks.

“I bought this truck in 1974 for $900. I used it as my work truck until 2001. Over the years I have replaced the motor three times, transmission twice and the rearend twice. Just after buying it, I met the first owner! Then within the first year of owning it I met the car salesman who sold it new. Years later, a man came up to me at a car show and said he built this truck at the Chevy factory in Oakland—crazy! So, now after 46 years, I call it my ‘off-work vehicle,’ because when I’m offwork, I’m on the road!”

04 Owner: Johnny Parker, “Mint Condition”

Location: Ocala, Florida Year, Make and Model: ’91 Silverado C1500

Club: Low Lyfe Kustomz

Mods: 4.8L LS engine swap with a big cam and a 3600 stall. It has 4.56 gears that allow it to be a daily driven, ’90s era street truck.

Goals: “I have a nitrous outlet kit I am installing. My goal is to be competitive in 11.50 class”

05 Owner: Jakob Adams

Location: Florence, Mississippi

Year, Make and Model: ’66 Chevy C10

Club: C10 Club of Mississippi

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July 2020