Jeff Hankins has been building since he was a kid, he has never been much of a Stepside fan, but, when he saw the original patina on this 1967 Chevrolet C10 Stepside, he knew this was the truck for him.
Scroll on down to read all that he has done. Don’t forget to check out his garage and let him know what you think. (Web address below)
By the way, you can see all of the pictures at the bottom of the article.
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What type of vehicle is this?: truck
Make, Model, Year of Project
1967 Chevrolet C10 Stepside
What stage is this in?
When did you purchase it and for how much?
I purchased the truck in January of 2017
The purchase price of the truck was $2,000
Why did you choose this vehicle?
I loved the patina!
What sort of condition was it in when you started the project, what was wrong with it, etc.
It was bone stock, but it had great patina.
What, specifically have you done, or had done to it?
Engine swap, airbag suspension, full body-off resto-mod
Can you list any and all parts that you have put in?
1967 Chevrolet C10 Stepside – small back window – Original patina (no fake patina here)
Full body-off build – Frame stripped and coated with Eastwood chassis black
GSI front drop member with control arms/rack and pinion steering/Airlift Dominator airbags – 2.5″ drop spindles – GSI rear notch w/ 4-link and Airlift Dominator airbags – 3/8″ airline throughout – Accuair Endo-VT 5-gallon tank w/ built-in valves – Accuair E-Level w/ touchpad control – (2) Viair 440 compressors (black) – (2) Viair 2.5 gallon extra tanks
24″ Grover fire truck air horn
(2) Optima yellow-top batteries in GSI battery brackets
Boyd Welding fuel tank
4-wheel disc brake conversion (6-lug) – Wilwood power brake master cylinder
5.3 LS w/ 4L60e transmission conversion – PSI Conversions stand-alone engine harness – Speedway valve cover adapters (coils under valve covers)
GSI trans crossmember – GSI raised bed mounts – GSI carrier bearing crossmember
Lokar black oil and trans dipsticks
Speed Engineering headers w/ dual Dynomax Super Turbo mufflers
Powermaster 225-amp black alternator
Griffin aluminum radiator w/ dual electric fans
Vintage Air system w/ factory vents
FS billet steering wheel
Dakota Digital Gauge cluster
Switch Suspension hood hinges
Full TMI interior including seats, door panels and dash – Custom center console/sub box – CPP tilt steering column
New windshield and rubber – New door seals – New rear window seal
22″ x 9″ GM Transit wheels w/ 265/30R22 tires
Raised wooden bed floor with locking access door
Rockford Fosgate sound deadening applied throughout cab – Full Rockford Fosgate stereo system w/ (1) T1000-1bdCP 1000-watt amp, (1) T400-4 400-watt amp, (2) 10″ Power T1 Slim subs, Power 6.5″ T3 components in custom kick panels, PPI equalizer, RF Bluetooth module, and all RF battery connections and wiring
Replaced both rockers and some small floor sections
Firewall shaved and painted
Original New Mexico truck w/ dealer-stamped bumper
Where have you purchased your parts?
AZ Pro Performance
What about you?
I’ve been building cars and trucks since I was old enough to drive. They aren’t perfect, but I build them with my own two hands from the ground up.
I’m a retired FF and now work for the railroad.
Any stories regarding this project?
I have never been a huge stepside fan until I saw this truck on Craigslist.
I went to see it and fell in love with the patina. I knew this was the one!
It’s for sale by the way!
Any garages, parts stores, fabrication shops, etc you want to call out specifically?
Always a fan of GSI and their products.
AZ Pro Performance is also a great place for parts.
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