Badass Diesel Turbo RAT ROD Pickup
It's not fast, it's not pretty, but it's FUN AS HELL... Rollin coal down
the highway towing his camper trailer, it's quite the sight to see! Take a
tour of Troy Gubser's turbo Diesel rat
rod pickup! This thing sure has character, and it's a blast to roll around
Footage from the Nebraska Diesel Show 2014
Custom 1978 Chevrolet K10 1500 Pickup Truck 4x4 Lifted
Just some quick clips of my 1978 Chevy K10 Pickup. This was my first
project truck when I was just a youngster in high school.
The truck started its life with a 400 small block V8 and a turbo 350 transmission. My father purchased it
from a rancher who was the original owner. I was with my dad when he
bought it and the old rancher and his wife both cried when the truck left.
My dad used it for many years as a hunting truck. When I turned 16 and got
my license, I asked my dad if I could fix the old truck up. He asked me
what I wanted to do to it, and when I told him my plans, he agreed.
I took the truck to my high school's auto shop because I had signed up for
an engine building class. We pulled the stock 400 and purchased a 350
small block with a 4 bolt main from a local wrecking yard. Smith Auto
machined the block, bored it out .030 over, blue printed it, and balanced
it with a 400 crank. The 383 stroker was born.
Keith Black flat top pistons, Eagle rods, Scorpion billet roller tip
rockers, 202 heads with over-sized 3 angled valves, Melling high volume oil
pump, 7 quart oil pan, Edelbrock Performer camshaft and intake manifold,
MSD pro billet distributor, Edelbrock 750 carb, and Summit Racing truck
headers made the beast roar through true dual Flowmaster 40 series
mufflers. The truck never saw a Dyno, but was pushing around 425
would smoke both of the 35" tires from a roll.
The first trip to the dunes with the new motor destroyed the original
transmission. It was rebuilt with a heavy duty torque converter and a B&M
stage 2 shift kit which barked the tires in 2nd and shifted very hard.
California smog laws are strict so eventually the 383 had to go and a
milder 350 was built to take its place. The truck was sold with the 350 in
it as seen in this video.
It was on a Rancho 6" lift, springs in the front, blocks in the back. It
had a limited slip rear differential with 3.73 gears. It had 17" billet
wheels and 35"x12.50" BFG Mud Terrains. The paint color was Dodge Viper
RT/10 Red. All chrome molding was shaved. It had an aluminum four core
radiator and chrome differential covers. Also had Rancho RS9000 air shocks
adjustable from in the cab. Interior was two tone gray tweed and vinyl
with Autometer Ultra Lite NASCAR gauges. Dash and door panels were wrapped
in vinyl, dash had billet accents. Custom Sony Xplod MP3 stereo system
with two 6x9s in the doors and two 6.5s in the kick panels with two 12"
subwoofers behind the seat in a custom molded and carpeted box. Subs were
powered by a 1200 watt amp, plus the stereo's 200 watts made the system
1400 watts. The truck was converted to an electronic Holley fuel pump.
Truck had a steel push bumper with a hidden Ramsey 8000 lb winch.
Chevy Truck Restoration
1978 Chevy K20 with a 1984 frame and power train.
this is not my music. it is copy written!!!!
AUDIO BY: ALAN JACKSON
AUDIO BY: JASON ALDEAN
CHEVY 4X4 K20 BIG RED
1983 Chevy K20 350 4 Bolt Main SM465 Manual Transmission With Granny Gear
NP208 Transfer Case Edelbrock 750cfm Carb Edelbrock Air Gap Intake Chevy
Camel Hump Heads Port And Polished Comp Cams 510 High Lift Cam MSD Ignition
6A Box And Electronic Ignition Distributor And MSD 8.5 Heli-Core Wires
Hedmen Full Lenght Hedders 2 1/2'' Pipes With Thrush Welded Two Chamber
Mufflers Dumped 12'' Superlift Rancho RS5000 Shocks 40'' Super Swampers
With 16.5 Rock Krawler Rims Dana 44 Front 4.10 Gears 14 Bolt Full-Floater
Rear 4.10 Gears Detroit Lockers Front And Rear
Building a 1979 - 1984 Chevy 383 Stroker K20 4WD
The build of my Chevy K20 4WD back in 2002-2003, put to the infamous Johnny
Cash song "One Piece At A Time". Final product was a Chevy 4wd 3/4 ton
pickup built from choice parts of 3 separate pickups of 3 different model
years. Original truck was a rusted-out blue 1979 Chevy K20 3/4 ton pickup.
Motor built was a 350 (5.7 liter) Chevy, that was stroked to 383 cu in,
with 10.25 to 1 compression ratio, a NP205 bulletproof 4wd transfer case,
and a turbo 400 trans. Thx for watching
and ratings/comments welcome!
Kevin's 1977 Chevy Silverado Big Block 454 w/ TH400 trans
This is the truck I've been working on for about three years. The frame and
axles are from a 1985 GMC Sierra 3/4 ton 4x4 with a 350 engine and a TH400
transmission. My grandpa purchased a 1977 Chevy Silverado Camper Special
brand new back in 1977. That truck had a 454 big block engine and a TH400
transmission in it. My goal is to make the '85 GMC look like a 4x4 version
of my grandpa's truck -- with a plethora other modifications/
customizations. I have pictures of the project posted on webshots:
I recently posted this same video on a different website that doesn't
destroy the quality of the file. Check it out here:
This video was taken 8/20/08, two days before I left for Clarkson