Like all classic truck enthusiasts, he built it for his own enjoyment—which means using it as a daily driver back home. . Four-corner airbags are controlled by an AccuAir system. Grothe built the fully custom uni-bed. He wanted a new paintjob that was simple but not plain—something that would attract attention without screaming. Those wheels are the 143 Torque model from Vision Wheel, and measure 18×8 in front and 18×9.
A full clip of 1967 C10 front sheetmetal fenders, hood, grilles, and core support was fit to the 1972 cab. When the chassis was redone, the truck had gone from an up-in-the-air skyscraper to a down-on-the-ground street cruiser. By 2018, that color had passed its expiration date. As with the paint color, it was a great choice and gives the truck a distinct style. Scorpion bed liner protects the bed.
A Flaming River power rack and column takes care of turning. The steering wheel is a billet Racer model from Eddie Motorsports mounted on the factory column. The exhaust passes through a set of coated Sanderson headers to a Flowmaster exhaust system with Hushpower mufflers. Eric said he was taking a chance with the retro plaid fabric. Stainless carriage bolts were welded onto the stock front and rear bumpers. Your hub for horsepower Get first access to hit shows like Roadkill and Dirt Every Day Join free for 14 days now Things got underway with the chassis, built around a 1967 truck frame. Dual fans pull air through a polished Be Cool radiator.
The seats are separated by a full-steel custom console, which in addition to the shifter buttons, houses two screens. The axles are located by Porterbuilt trailing arms. Eric wanted to retain the 52-year-old retro appearance of his truck but accent it with some 21st century taste—old school in a new-school year. The years between then and now were filled with more race cars, followed by show cars and trucks. The 1967 Camaro front bumper was widened 18 inches and the rear Camaro bumper was flush fit and cut for a center exhaust outlet.
The door panels and headliner, and even the Colorado Custom Talladega steering wheel got the same treatment. Everything on the inside has been upgraded and updated as thoroughly as the rest of the C10. The Chevy, nicknamed Shameless, is the latest in a lifetime of hot rods for Maurie Hoover, who got his start as a grade-school kid, helping his dad Bill build a 1940 Merc custom. The truck was painted at Havasu Customs with a two-tone combo of DuPont Hot Hues custom colors—Cosmic Dust bright silver upper with a candy apple red blend below—with darker silver and deep orange striping to split the upper and lower sections. He is also eager to give the truck some exercise at the dragstrip—probably Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove, Wisconsin or Byron Dragway in Northern Illinois—where he expects his slammed yellow C10 to run in the high 11s or low 12s. The aesthetic changes include Halogen headlights in the front and Eddie Motorsports taillights in the rear, plus a pair of custom peep mirrors mounted on the upper window frame.
Doors were reshaped with large lower radius and rehinged to open suicide style. In the center, as if it were floating there, sits a 2006 5. Eric designed and fabricated the triangulated four-link and located a custom Ford 9-inch rear. The steering system uses the factory quick-ratio steering box and replacement components from ProForged. A Hurst floor shifter controls the 4L60E below.
Steve Bourchet in Lake Havasu cut the flush-mounted windshield and rear window, and one-piece door glass, to fit the modified openings. The desired exhaust tone is provided by Pypes M-80 mufflers. The hood is supported by a pair of Ring Brothers hinges. The just-finished pickup won two First Place awards at its debut at the 2018 Milwaukee World Of Wheels. Inside Rides in Waterford, Wisconsin, added the upholstery, covering the bench and door panels in black leather and plaid cloth.
Painter James Weide contrasted the yellow with charcoal gray on the grille shell, tailgate panel, and bumpers. Customizing the body and bed involved an extraordinary amount of bodywork by Ron Grothe of Lake Havasu City. The top was chopped 2 inches and the A-pillars laid back for an aerodynamic swept look, enhanced by shaved driprails. The aluminum power tonneau cover, powered by Dakota Digital, keeps it all out of sight. Eric wanted the new version to make more power and to look like a classic small-block. The rear tubs were widened to accommodate the wheels and tires, and an opening in the bed floor was cut to showcase the rearend.