Not a really a restomod, the 1972 Chevy K10 seen here is associated with a what-if-we-did-everything-you-ever-dreamed-of-to-your-old-K10-work-truck. Beginning with a rust-free body, this optional utility bed-equipped Chevy K10 was taken down to reveal metal for a nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration/modification.
Repainted in PPG Lead Feet Gray and Heron White along with blacked out trim, the pickup truck now sports a bit more contemporary seem. All the glass and weatherstrip are usually new, carrying the illusion of the brand-new truck a step farther.
The interior of the utility bed was refurbished, with the wood floor of the mattress stained black. The boxes at the utility bed have been powder coated within and are lit by LED backlights. A custom-made rear step fender has been fitted.
Suspension is significantly beyond anything that would have come on an investment Chevy K10. American Racing bead-lock style wheels shod with 37-inch BFGoodrich tires are hung through 8-lug Dana axles. A full rough-road setup featuring TIG-welded custom-fabricated crossmembers, suspension hangars, shackles, and SIBEL 2 . 0 shocks. A custom made 3-inch stainless exhaust breathing via MagnaFlow mufflers handles the spent gases.
The engine bay is definitely an exercise in show-ready tidiness, and far like the Radiohead song, it has Everything In Its Right Place . There are no errant wires operating about. The firewall has been smoothed and painted glossy gray. This particular Chevy K10 is propelled with a rebuilt 454 cube mill coated in Hugger Orange. The Big Prevent is fed by a Holley Devil Delivery fuel system, putting capacity to the ground through a Turbo 400 trans and NP209 transfer case. The particular valve covers have been hand-pinstriped using a font similar to that of vintage Chevys. Modern A/C has been fitted, plus stainless-steel tubing has replaced a conventional radiator top hose running to some Griffen aluminum radiator. A dark Wilwood brake booster is an improve from the original unit. An Optima Red Top battery takes up home in the front passenger corner.
The inside of this Chevy K10 is home to a contemporary recovered bench seat, likely from the newer Chevy truck. Carpet features the dark gray loop range. The dash has been covered within contrasting stitched gray leather. Features and dash have been lovingly refurbished. A modern sound system has been installed.
The particular entirety of this Chevy K10 is definitely far too beautiful to ever make use of for a work truck again, a lot less take off-roading. But that is not the point of something like this. It was to show what was possible, to present the very best version of the truck, and that has been done wonderfully.
This Chevy K10 will be up for grabs at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event within March of 2021.
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