Scott Farrell from Largo, Florida, is a custom painter and the owner of Attitude Custom Painting in Pinellas Park, Florida. Although he specializes in motorcycles, as you’ll see, he also has quite a talent for painting four wheelers as well. Scott’s first truck was a ’56 F-100 and later, he built a ’63 pro-street Chevy truck with his father-in-law, back in the early ‘90s. They were great fun and he missed them after they were sold. In August 2010, he decided it was time to get back into the game, tracking down this 1966 Chevy C10 in Plant City, Florida. He drove the 45 year-old truck for a few weeks but soon realized that the drum brakes, loose steering, and antiquated suspension was not the safest combination. He planned on doing a frame off but as a result of the truck’s condition, pushed up the timetable. Establishing an ambitious goal of one year to complete the truck, Scott created a series of weekly goals to ensure his show winner would make the deadline.

Everything starts with disassembly and after stripping the truck, Scott C-notched the frame and replaced the trailing arms and cross member with a Classic Performance Products (CPP) unit. The 12-bolt rear end was equipped with an adjustable Panhard bar, 4.10:1 gears, and a new Auburn Posi. The front retained the stock A-arms but they were augmented with 2-inch CPP dropped spindles and a CPP front sway bar. New 3-inch CPP lowering springs were added bringing the front end down a total of five inches. The 5-inch dropped springs in the rear, along with 2-inch lowering blocks, (carefully milled to change the pinion angle) brought the rear down a total of seven inches for a “just-enough” static drop. Scott stabilized the ride with new CPP Nitro shocks on all four corners, then guaranteed modern stopping power by installing the CPP Big Brake kit, featuring four-piston calipers that squeeze 13-inch rotors up front and 12-inch versions in the rear. Range was enhanced with a custom 20-gallon fuel tank mounted in the rear of the frame. Getting the chassis rolling is a set of 20-inch Boss 338 rims, 8½-inches wide up front and 10½-inches in the rear, wrapped in BFGoodrich rubber, 40-series up front and 45-series out back.

Motive power was next on the list and Scott upgraded the C10 with a 383 stroker motor built by the experts at White Performance and Machine in Kingsport, Tennessee. Already broken in and shipped with a dyno sheet, the crate engine came with modern internals that included a Scat crank and rods, Probe 10.5 to 1 pistons and Howard roller cam. On top, a showy Spectre dual cold air intake directs outside air to the Quick Fuel 750 CFM carburetor. The air/fuel mix travels through a polished Hurricane manifold to a set of Procomp aluminum heads. HEI ignition sends precisely timed sparks through Accel wiring with Hedman long tube headers routing spent gases through 15⁄8-inch dual pipes to Flowmaster mufflers. The combination delivers 460 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque to the 200-4R four-speed automatic, modified by the Transmission Depot in Hudson, Florida. They beefed it up with a complete TransGo High Performance Stage 2 shift kit along with other performance-enhanced internals.