Loyal Custom Classic Trucks readers might recollect in the January 2010 issue I promised in my resignation editorial that I'd continue on as a contributing editor with at least one story in each edition. The following tech feature on installing Chris Alston's Chassisworks new gStreet 16-inch disc brake kit for '63-87 C10 Chevrolets is the first in a series of stories where I'm able to focus entirely on producing an in-depth story without worrying about the administrative duties that come with editing a magazine - that's Ryan's new job.

Speaking of my editorial column, it was in March 2009's Zero Clearance where I announced the debut of the Super Duper Cheyenne and included a concept illustration done by Jon Bell. Well it's been exactly a year and everything is finally coming together. The bench racing Chris Alston and I did during the last couple of years regarding the build of an outrageous G-machine C10 series of Chevrolet for both street and competition has finally become a reality. The direct-fit front brake kit seen here is the very first one made, but there's been two more custom orders sold since. Although the Alston/Wilwood gStreet 16 is a "high zoot" item intended for only the most fanatical of Chevy guys with some bucks to spend, the following story contains many basic tips that apply to any disc brake install. Instead of the usual story where space limitations dictate not every step is illustrated we have focused on producing a thorough guide for your future reference.

Not in the next issue, but most likely the May issue I'll return with an update on the Super Duper Cheyenne project. There's a whole series of tech features to be published in the future. In May we'll finish up the truck's rolling chassis and then move onto bodywork and paint including how to do a mild top chop on a '73-87 C10 roof. By the time it's all said and done thanks to LMC Truck, Dakota Digital, Gearstar Performance Transmissions, and the crew at Sonoma County Street Rodz in Petaluma, California, just to mention a few, the Super Duper Cheyenne will be ready to chew up some hot muscle cars and spit 'em out.