Lighter LoadsJerry Earnhardt of New London, North Carolina, got his '70 Chevy C10 longbed from the original caretaker, who used it faithfully in his carpentry business. Jerry had the 350ci V-8 bored .060-inch over and built with Crane roller rockers, camshaft and lifters, an Edelbrock Airflow intake, a Holley 750-cfm double-pumper carb, and Hooker Headers. He also installed a rebuilt TH350 with a B&M shift kit and stall converter. Jerry lowered the truck 3 inches before hiring Dale King of Richfield, North Carolina, to strip, massage, primer, and then spray the Chevy the hot hue, GM Cayenne Red. New chrome, grille, and light covers completed the exterior treatment. The inside's all new too, with factory door panels, armrests, a dash pad, and a reupholstered bench seat. In every way, Jerry's C10 has been renewed and improved. He wouldn't have it any other way.
Riding Right & Wearing WhiteWe owe Bob Thomas, of Port Hueneme, California, an apology. With moving our offices so much in the past couple years, we misplaced his submission for Reader's Trucks. Guess what we just found! Bob's '69 GMC is powered by a 250ci straight-six that reportedly had 62,000 original miles when Bob purchased it. A 390-cfm four-barrel Holley carb feeds fuel to the inline mill, while Hedman headers and Flowmaster pipes and mufflers handle the spent fumes. Bob had the pickup painted white, replaced the wood in the bed, and put a new interior within the cab. As this is his dream truck, we can safely say he's livin' the dream, and probably getting good fuel economy in the process.