Glen Dederick is a professional fabricator and amateur stock car and off-road racing driver, so when he set out to build the ultimate custom Chevrolet C10, he used lessons learned in both his professional life and his hobby to make it a near-perfect sport truck.
Dederick recently brought his custom Chevrolet C10 by the Hoonigan garage for an episode of the channel’s long-running Build Biology Series. His truck rides on a completely custom frame that he welded himself, which is based on the same dimensions as a 1978 Chevrolet Camaro. He knows exactly how to set up a chassis like this to handle well, too, as this is the same chassis he used to set up for short track racing. The front suspension is the same as a ’78 Camaro, while the rear suspension is a custom five-link design with a J-bar/Panhard bar and is joined by a quick change rear end.
Under the hood of Dedrick’s custom stock car-inspired Chevrolet C10 flatbed is a 383 cubic inch stroker V8, which is paired with a built 700R4 automatic transmission. Sitting fairly deep and pushed back in the engine bay, it’s clear that he pulled out some of his stock car fabricator tricks when nestling this Chevy V8 under the hood of the pickup. Other race car-inspired touches on this truck include the black steelie wheels with inch and 5/8 wheel lugs, BF Goodrich white letter tires, pre-installed roll cage tube couplers (just in case he wants to throw a cage in it later on) and bucket seats.
This truck takes two unlikely worlds, race cars and work trucks, and melds them inot one very cool and undeniably unique package. Hear what the professional fabricator and amateur race car builder that threw it together has to say about it in the video embedded just below.