Ray Fields has always liked the lines of the '64 Chevy C10 and, in 1988, he bought one at the well-known Pomona Automotive Swap Meet located in Southern California. It had been used as a farm truck up in Bakersfield, and it was still in good condition with a 283 motor and factory air.

After some paint, wheels and tires to change the attitude, and some fresh wood in the bed, Ray took it all around his hometown of Lomita as a daily driver, and occasionally took it to local car cruises. He even found time to use the truck as a tow vehicle for several race cars up at Fomoso Raceway (just north of Bakersfield).

But after owning it for some time, Ray decided to sell his pickup, and it ended up going to Ohio. A few years later the new owners were visiting a friend in California, and stopped by to see Ray and have some breakfast. They told Ray they were thinking of selling the truck, so Ray worked a deal and bought his old truck back, and then had it shipped back to his home.

Once again the truck was put into service as a daily driver, that is up until last year when Ray had a minor accident with it. Taking the opportunity to refresh his ride, Ray decided to take the truck to Starlite Rod & Kustom in Torrance, California, for the appropriate work. A K5 Blazer front clip is now part of the truck, as is a power steering unit, disc brakes, and a rebuilt rearend. Starlite's Jack Fields did the bodywork and painted the vehicle its black hue, then added the chrome side trim and the 17-inch rollers.

Under the hood a 350/350 engine and trans combo out of a '71 Camaro went in—the latter rebuilt by Jayco Transmission in Wilmington, California. Inside the cab a 60/40 split back bench seat out of a '93 Chevy van was recovered in leather by Chuy's Auto Interiors in Carson, California, and a set of Nordskog gauges were set into a new dash panel. Topping off a Chevy van's tilt steering column is a Lecarra four-spoke wheel and, for a little more safety, shoulder belts were also installed.

Now with the truck together and back on the road, we envision Ray putting a lot more miles on his C10, as he now has definite proof of the old saying: What goes around, comes around.