Some custom rides are subtle in their approach, hiding modifications and massaging custom work such that it takes a keen eye to spot the upgrades. This particular Chevy C10, however, is anything but subtle. With a healthy amount of patina on the body panels and a massive supercharger sticking up out of the engine bay, this is one ride you’re sure to see coming. Now, we’re taking a closer look at this wild Chevy C10 in the following feature video.
Once again coming to us from the folks at AutotopiaLA, the video is just under 36 minutes long, and includes a bit of the vehicle’s backstory, specs, and some driving action at the end.
The owner purchased this thing seven years ago, with the first iteration equipped with a small block V8. However, after moving to Las Vegas, the owner decided to go big, taking the whole thing apart with the intention of throwing a big block under the hood.
That’s all well and good, but what about the right-hand drive conversion?
“Started picking away at it, and a buddy of mine was helping me. I go, ‘hey, hand me the steering wheel,’ and I was on the passenger side,” the owner says. “I just kind of held it there [in front of me while] sitting on an egg crate, and I went, ‘all right, now I’m doing right-hand drive.’”
Making the RHD conversion possible is the steering box from a 1963 split window Chevy Corvette.
“Nothing fancy, no European stuff,” the owner says. “Cut-off wheel and a welder and a 30-pack and basically you got a right-hand-drive vehicle.”
As for that gleaming V8 up front, the motor includes a 454 bottom end from a 1975 C10, while the heads include 120cc chambers. The blower is from Weiand. Further highlights include a Mutha’ Thumpr cam, roller rockers, roller lifters, and Edelbrock carbs.
With regard to the exterior, the truck’s patina is natural oxidation from decades of use, including a stint as a logging truck in Oregon.
“It’s basically built to look like it is an absolute beast and still be able to drive on the road and go get groceries,” the owner states.
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