|1975 Chevrolet C10 Silverado|
I purchased this truck in 2011 to serve as a work truck around the house, and something I could two my '73 C10 to the track with. This is a pretty rare truck with under 100K actual miles on the odometer. The rarity of this truck comes mainly from the wood grain exterior, but it also has a factory wood bed floor and 454 V8. This truck is an absolute blast to drive, has plenty of power, and purrs like a kitten! I do not plan to change much at all, and will keep it as stock and un-restored as possible, just fixing the things that is needs as they come up. Below are few some pictures and brief descriptions of some of the changes I have already made. I will update this page as additional changes are made.
The tires that were on it when I purchased it were pretty old and severely dry rotted, to a point where one would no longer hold air. Since I wanted to lose the hub caps, yet keep the truck looking stock, I decided to upgrade the wheels to 15x8 truck Rally's. I had a spare set of four laying around, so I had them blasted and powder-coated silver with clear. The trim rings were off our old '90 Suburban, and I picked up a set of new take-off 88-98 center caps. In order to run the center caps, I had to but some conversion lugs and lug covers as well. The tires were used, but like-new purchased from a friend of mine. I didn't mind the hub caps (and even kept them and the original 7' steel wheels), but I think the Rally wheels look so much better and give the truck a little more functionality in the end.
I took the truck out early one Sunday morning to a couple spots that I thought would make a neat backdrop. Hope you like them.
No pictures of the following, but I have done a few things to the truck in 2011. Transmission began to leak pretty good from the front pump seal, so it got rebuilt to stock specs...what a difference that made! I also rebuilt the carburetor, installed a rear sport bumper, and replaced the broken mirrors with another set of identical (but not broken) mirrors.
Future plans call for a class III hitch (which I just picked up), helper bags for the rear, drop and clean out the passenger side gas tank, and repair the seat foam and cover. Other than that, I don't plan to do much else to it.