Bright eyed and bushy tailed Classic Trucks build crew tore into the LMC Truck C-10 Nationals Classic Trucks Week To Wicked build presented by Gandrud Chevrolet starting with dropping out the front and rear stock suspension.
The premise, or idea behind the LMC Truck C-10 Nationals Classic Trucks Week To Wicked build presented by Gandrud Chevrolet is to show that a DIY guy with a base level of skills can make major upgrades to his truck thanks to packaging. Packaging is another word for kit, and it’s a good way to describe how the brake and suspension components from CPP are available individually or in a pre-engineered kit, so the DIY guy doesn’t have to know every little detail and specification of the parts to ensure compatibility.
To take a stock C10 Chevy truck and make all the modifications and upgrades in just five days its necessary to have all the tools and equipment in place to make the transformation with NASCAR pit stop rapidity. That said, everything that’s being done to Classic Trucks Week to Wicked ’72 Chevy C10 could be accomplished by a DIY guy at home in his driveway or garage with a floor jack and jack stands. It might not be a bad idea to have a friend or two hanging around to help with the heavy lifting.
Take a look at the photos and you’ll notice the front and rear stock suspension can be dropped off in complete assemblies and do not have to be disassembled one part at a time. The rear suspension was disconnected at the front of the pressed tin trailing arms, and the rear shock absorbers disconnected.
The sponsors of the LMC Truck C-10 Nationals Classic Trucks Week To Wicked build presented by Gandrud Chevrolet comprise a who’s who list of the best components a person would want to install on their truck, American Autowire, American Racing, CPP, Covercraft, Dakota Digital, Eddie Motorsports, Energy Suspension, Falken Tires, Hedman Hedders, Holley / MSD, LMC Truck, Old Air, United Pacific, US Radiator, and by this Monday evening which is only hours away as this written the steering, suspension, brakes and rearend should be fully completed.
Photos by John Gilbert