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.
Storm Truck Project Episode 19 - Custom Interior
Our Chevy Silverado pickup truck with custom interior and more debuted at
the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. See the whole Storm Truck Project at
http://www.realtruck.com/storm-truck-project/. The truck interior features
custom upholstery and consoles and an iPad to control the lights, media
inputs and doors.
The gauge cluster was customized a bit. We got it from US Speedo. Go to
http://www.realtruck.com/us-speedo/ to order one for your truck.
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
1936 Ford pickup
Here's a 1936 Ford pickup that has just got THE look! It's a steel truck
with glass fenders and it's powered by a Chevy 350 V8 and a 700R4 automatic
transmission! The engine has a Summit Racing intake manifold, ceramic
coated headers, a/c pump, and a polished aluminum air cleaner and valve
covers! The front end is a dropped axle with power disc brakes, and power
steering, and the rear end is a GM 10 bolt. It has full custom interior
with power windows, AIR CONDITIONING, a Sony cd player with Rockford
Fosgate speakers, full Classic Industries gauges, a tilt steering column,
and a center console. The beautifully polished paint has some subtle custom
pin striping that really set off the truck! It sits on a some new chrome
wheels and white wall tires, has Flowmaster Exhaust with chrome tips, and very nice wood bed
and bed sides. The truck has REALLY nice chrome bumpers and glass! It is
amazing looking, running, and driving! Show quality throughout