1972 Chevrolet K10
This 1972 short-bed Chevrolet K10 pickup is optioned with the top-of-the-line Cheyenne Super package and has recently undergone a frame-off restoration. This first-generation Chevrolet C/K was first produced in 1967, and it was affectionately known as the “Action Line.” The truck was revised from a previous GM model lineup that Chevrolet slowly added comfort and convenience items to. The Cheyenne Super trim package was only available for three model years between 1971 and 1974, and it included a bucket-seat option, carpeted floor, a color-keyed headliner, houndstooth interior upholstery, plenty of wood-grain accents, chromed front bumper, stainless-steel lower body-side moldings, tailgate trim on the Fleetside pickups, chrome hubcaps and Cheyenne Super badging. The straight and true body panels of this Cheyenne pickup looks great and is finished in a two-tone Hawaiian Blue on white paint scheme with plenty of chrome. Chrome or polished accents include front and rear bumpers, bumper guards, grille surround, body-side trim, bed rails and exhaust tips.
The journey began when the sheet metal was worked to perfection from the smoothed tailgate to the tucked and shaved nickel-plated bumpers. R&R Paint laid down the PPG Switchblade Silver paint, and the hardwood bed features flip-up slats that show off the highly detailed chassis and dual exhaust. Flush-mount glass and billet aluminum tail lamps accent clean C10 style. Speedmaster side-draft velocity stack fuel injection and Holley EFI feeds the Chevrolet LS3 what it needs to push 525 HP through the 4L60E automatic transmission. Concealed wiring and finned valve covers cloak the engine in tradition. Hot Rod Dynamics executed the beautiful sheet metal detailing under the hood. Eddie Black worked the chassis with RideTech StrongArms tube steel double A-arm independent front suspension, a Currie 9-inch rear axle and four-corner RideTech adjustable coil overs for road carving control and down-low stance. Wilwood 6-piston calipers put the clampdown on drilled and slotted rotors for authoritative braking.