Ferrell's Four-Year Furlough
Adam Ferrell of Point Marion, Pennsylvania converted a beat-up farm truck to the beautiful C10 you see before you in just under four years. Built in a two-car garage with his father's help, Adam, a machinist by trade, not only restored all the underpinnings but made several of the parts himself. The gear shifter, gas cap, alternator bracket, and dash knobs are all one-off items fabricated by Adam.

The frame was stripped down before they replaced the cab floorpans, inner and outer rocker panels, and cab corners. Once the sheetmetal was perfect, Adam wielded the paint gun for the first time and sprayed every square inch of the '71 Chevy in red. Rough-cut Osage Orange lumber was cut, planed, and sanded to perfection before Adam cleared it and placed it in the Stepside bed.

Under the hood sits a Chevy 350ci engine that the Ferrell's balanced and blueprinted in their garage as well. It wears an Edelbrock intake and carb with matching ball milled aluminum valve covers and air cleaner. A Comp cam provides plenty of lumpy attitude while a PerTronix distributor and Weiand water pump ensure the little Chevy is plenty reliable. A BorgWarner T-10 sits behind the Mouse motor and directs the power to the Eaton Posi-equipped rearend.

Editor's Note: Getting your truck into Readers' Trucks is a snap, of the camera, that is. All it takes are a few good-quality photos of your ride that are in focus and well lit. High-resolution digital photos can be sent in via email to: ryan.manson@sorc.com. Traditional prints are also acceptable and should be sent to: CCT, c/o Readers' Trucks, 1733 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA, 92606. It is important that you include a detailed description of the modifications you have made to your truck, including any interesting stories behind it. Due to the volume of mail we receive, we regret that we cannot return photographs.