This '67 Chevy C10 has kissed its working days goodbye in exchange for a pampered life on the show circuit. Its one responsibility is to tow an equally clean '69 Chevy Camaro.
The truck is owned by H&H Trailer Company, manufacturer of enclosed cargo trailers and utility trailers. When the guys at H&H came across an ugly blue Chevy pickup, their vision was to rebuild it into a high-quality street rod that could represent H&H to the public and to dealers. To get the job done, H&H turned to Fesler Built. From the beginning, it was essential that the Chevy project reflect H&H's standards of quality and commitment to excellence.
Once the truck arrived, Fesler and his crew laid out a plan to complete the build in four months-just in time for H&H's open house, where the truck would make its scheduled debut. The plans incorporated a ground-up revamp that would combine vintage style with modern features. In a nutshell, the team lowered the suspension, dropped in a new engine and transmission, reworked the body and paint, replaced the interior, and added a quality sound system.
When old trucks sit way off the ground, they typically look sort of frumpy or old-fashioned. Lowering the suspension updates the pickup with a more aggressive street rod look without diluting the classic body styling. The desired stance and ride quality were achieved with Air Ride Technologies suspension and airbags. The team also installed 20-inch BFGoodrich tires mounted on bonspeed aluminum wheels.
Fesler enlisted the help of Arizona Speed & Marine, an innovator in electronic fuel injection, to install a 4.8L V-8 GM engine and a computer-controlled fuel injection system. The Arizona Speed & Marine computer optimizes fuel delivery and other engine parameters. Improved efficiency provides small power gains, but this project required far more juice than efficiency could provide. The chosen solution was a Whipple supercharger. Additional modifications include Nology spark plugs, a custom-built cold air intake by Airaid, a Borla exhaust, and a new radiator from Hawkes Radiator in Arizona. The high-performance stainless steel Borla exhaust also has an extra layer of protection by way of a thermal coating from High Performance Coatings.
With the upgrades, the team was able to increase the engine's horsepower production from 300 to 500. This power is sent to the wheels via a custom-built driveshaft, a GM 4L60 transmission, and a TCI torque converter.
The Chevy's stopping power comes from a new Baer brake system that includes two-piston calipers, 14-inch rotors, and custom brake lines.
The interior features a Flaming River steering wheel, suede-covered door panels, and a ben
20-inch BFG tires and bonspeed aluminum wheels are tucked under the lowered '67's wheelwel