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.
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
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
700R4 Transmission Overdrive Chevy Camaro www.eatmyshift.com
700R4 Transmission Overdrive Chevy Camaro http://www.eatmyshift.com
After an extensive and expensive eighteen month full frame-off restoration
of our 68 Camaro
"Redemption" and at a critical time of our completion--the first run; we
discovered, our transmission wasn't what we had expected; in fact, the
transmission ended up needing to be replaced. With only one-week before our
Camaro's unveiling car
show, which we had to be there, we were at a dead stop.
Because of our lessons learned from the first transmission, we decided to
go for the absolute best possible transmission built today; however, we
also needed the transmission ASAP. We researched various transmission
companies known within the hot rod industry, after contacting several
companies; we were told, time and time again, our deadline could not be
met. That was until we contacted Monster Transmission and Performance,
after explaining our current Camaro's specifications,
situation, and critical time deadline; we were told, "No problem, we can
have the transmission custom built, performance tested, and delivered this
weekend (from their Florida warehouse); it will get to you by Tuesday."
Additionally, the guys over at Monster Transmission & Performance went a
step further; we proposed and presented a sponsorship agreement—they
accepted. On the following Tuesday, we received the unbelievably well built
SS Mega Monster 700 R-4 complete custom built transmission and Monster's
newest torque converter. We were all in awestruck with the quality and
workmanship of their product. The transmission was so well built; we had a
flawless and quick installation. Once complete, we of course had to test
out Redemption; the car ran like a champ, the SS Mega Monster 700 R-4
transmission worked perfectly. We have to thank Monster Transmission and
Performance for their unparalleled quality, customer service, and
dedication to helping us complete our project and reaching our goal; we
made the car show Redemption was unveiled and most all were wowed—a
complete success; largely thanks to Monster Transmission and Performance.
We won't make the same transmission mistake again on any future car
restoration projects; we know Monster Transmission and Performance's
products are the best out there, they have gained a loyal customer and we
will be sure to spread the word about Monster Transmission and Products;
Additionally, Redemption will make sure that all others will "Eat My Shift"
while she passes them down the road.
With great appreciation and sincerity:
California Collector Cars