Vinyl and suede make for a good-looking and serviceable interior. The only thing missing i
Kyle Black spends lots of time with trucks one way or another. For a living he drives one around his hometown of Lubbock, Texas, delivering Coca Cola products and for daily transportation he can be found in the ultra-clean 1985 Chevy C10 pickup shown here.
Along with the full-time responsibilities that come with working, being a husband, and the father of a young daughter, in his spare time Kyle helps out around his father-in-law’s shop, Hill’s Hot Rods, also in Lubbock. As he puts it, “I do whatever needs to be done, everything from fabrication to building maintenance.” He also managed, with help from the crew at Hills, to go through this Chevy from top to bottom to build the truck he’s always wanted.
Kyle was looking for the reliability of an anvil, so the original engine was replaced with a ’91 350 Chevy equipped with throttle-body injection and backed by the same year 700-R4. Behind the small-block and overdrive trans is the stock rearend. To get a more pleasing profile the truck was made to sit closer to the ground by C-notching the rear ’rails and installing a lowering kit from McGaughy’s Truck Parts.
Inside, the treatment is simple and utilitarian. Fisher Trim and Glass recovered the ’91 Chevy bench seat, while JD Glassworks handled the door panels and suede headliner. Everything that wasn’t upholstered was painted to match by Jason Hill.
The bed and wheelhouses are perfect, and since this is a truck that gets used, the interio
The factory instrumentation and tilt column were retained. A JVC head unit powers Kicker s
Chevy C10s are great looking from any angle. Other than lowering, making the sheetmetal ab
When it came time to pick a color, Kyle wanted something unique. He chose House of Kolor Tangelo, a custom mix of cream for the flanks and accented with a purple stripe. Covering it all is PPG DC4000 clear. Kyle’s father-in-law wielded the spray gun applying it all.
Kyle points out that building this truck was not a one-man job—he credits a long list of friends including Jason Hill, Jimmy Davis, Jerry Barraza, Gilbert Guzman, Rush Archer, Travis Noack, wife Stephanie Hill-Black, and daughter Christine Hill for their help and support in making his vision a reality.
When this project began, Kyle’s goal was to build a cool truck as a daily driver, which he did. He wanted one he could drive every day in any kind of weather, which he does. We’d say Kyle accomplished exactly what he set out to do.
Kyle Black’s truck is no pampered trailer queen; he drives it every day, in all kinds of weather. The first day it was on the road he drove it to work in the rain.
Under the hood is a throttle-body-injected 350 Chevrolet. Stone stock, it’s reliable, econ
Wrapping the door panels in vinyl and suede adds a custom look to the interior; the power
Wheels all around are 20-inchers from Intro, 8.5-inches wide up front, and 10 inches in th