1968 GMC C1500 Pick Up – Luis Hinojosa

Luis Hinojosa purchased this 1968 GMC C1500 Pick Up because it caught his eye and because he and his dad have previously restored 4 C10’s in the past. That seems like he is keeping the talent in the family. Scroll down to read about what he has done to this 1968 GMC C1500 Pick Up and make sure to go to the end to see the pictures of this awesome truck!

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What type of vehicle is this?: truck

Make, Model, Year of Project

1968 GMC C1500

What stage is this in?

Completed Project

When did you purchase it and for how much?

Purchased in February 2017 for $2000

Why did you choose this vehicle?

I purchased this vehicle because C10s are a hot item and they draw my attention.

My father and I also have restored 4 C10s from ground up.

What sort of condition was it in when you started the project, what was wrong with it, etc.

It was a solid, strong patina truck that I brought back to life.

It had a running straight 6 that I pulled out because I wanted an LS3/4L80 swap.

What, specifically have you done, or had done to it?

I had the chassis sandblasted and all suspension refreshed with a 4/6 drop.

Disk brake conversion up front.

Body was cleaned and freshly painted.

New cab corners, rocker panels and line x top and bottom of cab.

LS3/4L80 were gathered up and installed a Gwatney Performance Camshaft with fresh valve springs and lifters.

Can you list any and all parts that you have put in?

2012 LS3/4L80 drivetrain

BP wiring Harness

Boyd Welding Fuel Tank.

Circle D Converter

12 bolt rear with 4.10 gears.

Where have you purchased your parts?

Below I will list companies I used for parts on suspension, body parts and Engine accessories.


summit racing

early classic enterprise

Gwatney Performance Innovations.

What about you?

I have been a car enthusiast since the age of 10 when my father and I started working on a 1968 Firebird Convertible.

I enjoy working on cars and trucks and it’s a healthy hobby I hope to pass on to my boys.

I have 2 young boys that follow me around the shop already, which puts a smile on my face.

Any stories regarding this project?

I am just about finished with this build and just in need of some cosmetic stuff as far as gauges and carpet. I plan on attending car shows this year and put this truck to use.

Check out the pictures below, make sure to click on the picture to see the full version.

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