Progress Update | 1968 C10 Build
These old cars that we love have a way of starting to feel more like family members than just an assembly of nuts, bolts, and steel. Especially when you start with one that is in need of a rescue and go through the long process of breathing new life into it. Turning every fastener, wrestling with old rusty parts, and then starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel after long days, late nights, and a few choice words is an experience that is at times more like raising a child than simply screwing together a machine.
We are now somewhere near the halfway point on our '68 C10 project, and it really is starting to feel like part of the family. We started with a rotten old truck that didn't have much going for it except for the fact that it was a real shortbed. Never mind the fact the the bed itself was M.I.A. Once all the rust and crust was blasted away or discarded, we ended up with a rolling chassis that we were proud enough of to display at the 2022 SEMA show. Bolted between those once rusty 'rails is a junkyard 5.3 that also went through a loving refresh. We've come a long way, but we still have a long way to go.
What's next? Well, you may have noticed that the cab, fenders, and what was left of the other sheet metal disappeared early in the process. You guessed it, it's time for bodywork. There's lots of rust to get rid of and some dents in places that we've never seen dents before. We'll be pulling some fresh metal off the Speedway Motors shelves to straighten things out before shipping it off for body and paint. Stay tuned, we've still got a long way to go before our new family member hits the road!
If you want to catch up on how we got here, check out the whole 1968 C10 Series. For a close look at the parts that we chose for the old truck, check out our C10 Build page.