LUCY- Perfection, Perfected
Drive!|June 2020
IN A WORLD OF LS ENGINES, IT’S NICE TO SEE A TRIED-AND-TRUE OLD SCHOOL SBC UNDER THE HOOD. DON’T WORRY—IT’S A STROKED 383 WITH MODERN FITECH FUEL INJECTION AND A BUNCH OF OTHER BOLT-ONS THAT MAKE IT RUN AS GOOD AS IT LOOKS!
MIKE SELF

WHEN YOU OWN A TRIO OF HIGH-CALIBER COMPANIES LIKE MOBILE TOYS INC., MTI Acoustics and MTI Interiors like Chris Pate does, your standards tend to be higher than average. That’s not a slight to the average enthusiast. It’s just that Chris has a reputation to uphold, as well as customers to keep happy, so anything that rolls out of his doors has to be absolutely perfect. It’s only natural that these tendencies would spill over into his personal life, including his personal rides.

Chris has built quite a few custom rides for himself and clients, but one that he had always wanted to tackle was a late-’60s Chevy truck. He finally got his chance when he picked up a ’68 C10, but it would take more than three years to complete. After all, you can’t rush perfection!

The GM Snow White three-stage pearl paint job by Alamo Custom really accentuates the second-gen C10’s beautiful lines, but you can’t just ignore all of the work hidden underneath. Pretty much anything that protruded from the body was shaved off, front and rear roll pans were grafted on, and both the inside of the bed and engine compartment were completely reworked with some amazing sheet metal magic. But there’s more—a lot more.

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