1970 C10: Frame Prep

Ever wanted to see just how many parts come off the frame of a C10? Then here’s your lucky chance.  got a jump start on the weekend and was able to lay a coat of Master Series primer down. It’s the same product that I used on my bug and I loved it. It…

1970 C10: Teardown Part 2

Over the weekend time and weather permitted me to strip the frame on the C10. I had initially wire wheeled it and sanded it with a DA because I was able to do that in my garage, but it didn’t leave a surface that I felt was clean enough to paint. This…

1970 C10: Engine

Chevrolet introduced the Mark IV series big block in 1965, putting them in Corvettes and Chevelles. By 1968 they made their way into light duty trucks like my C10, but only in the 396 and later 402 designations. My truck never came with either and was originally equipped with a 350 small…

1970 C10: Teardown Part 1

Something that I’ve always liked about these old trucks is how simple they are. I was too young to work on my dads 67 C10 when he sold it, but I’ve since worked on other GM trucks from the same era. While I’ve done engine swaps and suspension work on them, I’ve…