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Name:  Tom Lalonde
Location:  Vermilion, OH
Year:  1982
Make:  Chevrolet
Model:  Custom Deluxe
Owner Comments:  My name is Tom Lalonde, from Vermilion Ohio.  The truck is a 1982 Custom Deluxe K10 short bed.  I bought the truck from a friend in 2001 and the upgrades haven't stopped yet!  The truck was pretty much original when I got it and it needed a lot of help!  Started with the body work replacing EVERYTHING short of the cab and frame.  The truck originally had a 305 which got replaced with a 350 4 bolt out of a '79 camper special.  The engine has several upgrades including: Pete Jackson gear drive, Dart heads, Holley carb and intake, Comp Cam, headers, and of course a K&N air filter. The trans was rebuilt and I installed a 4 inch suspension lift and a set of Procomp mudterrain 35x12.50 tires with Mickey Thompson classic II rims.  I didn't like the looks of the stock Custom Deluxe single headlight front end, so I changed it to a quad headlight setup and added the billet grille.  Other things include chrome diff covers, pioneer sound system, B&M shift kit, and limo tint windows.