1970 C10: Chassis Assembly Part 2

With all of the parts finally in I was able to set the engine in the chassis and get all four wheels back on the ground. Not only did the headers come in last week, but the tie rod sleeves also arrived allowing me to finish the front suspension just in time…

1970 C10: Chassis Assembly

C10 Headers

The frame is getting ready to install the engine. I know the truck isn’t in paint but I wanted to go ahead and put all of the weight back on the chassis so that I could test fit the body panels and the wheels to make sure I don’t need to modify…

Bug-A-Palüza 17

While lately I’ve focused mostly on older American cars and trucks, I cut my teeth on Volkswagens. I’ve owned a 1961 bug for the better part of ten years, and every year since 2006 I’ve told myself that I would drive it to this show under its own power. This year I…

Coker Tire Spring Cruise in 2015

Last weekend was the annual Honest Charley and Coker Tire spring cruise-in, where thousands of enthusiasts gathered to celebrate their love for vintage automobiles. Saturday morning I met up with a group of friends and drove down there with my ’62 Bel Air and dog. Like most years I’ve attended, I talked to…

1970 C10: Frame Rehab

Most of the C10 frame was back together by the weekend with only a few pieces left before I can move on to body work. The new hardware looks awesome, I had almost ordered black oxide bolts but decided to use yellow zinc chromate instead since that’s what the drop member came with and I wanted everything to match. As it…