Clyde – 1966 Chevrolet C10 – Chris Stafford

Project Quick Facts

Profile ID: 2101
Year: 1966
Make: Chevrolet
Model: C-10 Pickup
Markets: Performance, Pro-Touring, Rod & Custom
Vehicle Type: American
Contact: Jerrie Stewart

Manufacturers

Like many, Chris set out to build a clean and simple truck that he could drive during the week but clean up on the weekends for the shows. However, once the project was well on its way, Chris got called to active duty and did a full tour in Afghanistan, so inevitably the project was put on hold for a bit. Shortly after returning home from his second tour and being gone more than a year, his uncle Sherman Stafford lost his battle with diabetes. Chris shared with us tales of how his Uncle Sherman was the one responsible for his obsession with all things automotive and how Sherman would cruise him around in his classics and hot rods creating all sorts of fond memories and allowing Chris to grow up around custom rides his whole life. So Chris changed up his game plan and decided to go all out on the build of the C-10 in order to honor his uncle and all of the automotive memories that they had shared.

Engine:

Chevy 383-ci engine built by BluePrint Engines (Model BP3834CTC1)

450 hp / 460 ft. lbs. of torque

Blueprint aluminum heads

Edelbrock dual-plane intake and carburetor

Stewart Components high performance water pump

Flex-a-Lite aluminum radiator and fans

Sanderson block hugger headers

Flowmaster Super 10 mufflers and custom 2.5-inch exhaust by Brent Kelly

Vintage Air front runner serpentine system

GM TH350 transmission with B&M stage-2 shift kit performed by Tucker’s Transmission

Dayco 2500-stall torque converter

American Autowire hidden wiring

 

Suspension/Chassis:

Shop: Popeye’s Rod Shop

Porterbuilt extreme dropmember with tubular A-arms

CPP front modular drop spindles with disc brakes front and rear

Custom back-half frame

Two-link setup with track bar

KYB Shocks

AccuAir management system

CPP brake master cylinder and booster

GM rearend shortened 3-inches with Moser axles and 3.42:1 gears

LMC rear gas tank mount kit

 

 

Wheels/Tires

22x8.5-inch Raceline Scoundrels polished with powdercoated centers and knock offs

265/35R22 and 285/35R22 Nitto NT420S

 

Body/Paint:
Shop: Extreme Liners & Customs/ Jeffrey Brignac, Donald Plumer, Chad Louque and Owner

LMC chrome bumpers and grille

Shaved hood seams, bed seams and gas door

Porterbuilt hood hinges

Patch panels built by Shane Craft at JT Kustoms

Custom sheetmetal bed with airbrushed wood floor graphics by Joel Cangiolosi

Painted with R-M Diamont Frost White and Fire Red

 

Interior/Stereo:
Shop: LB Upholstery

Red leather custom seats

Built-in armrest with billet cup holders and AccuAir TouchPad mount

Loop style ACC red carpet

Dakota Digital VHX gauges

Clayton Machine Works handles

Vintage Air AC

Lokar Nostalgia 16-inch shifter

Factory style Deluxe steering wheel

RetroSound head unit

Kicker 6.5-inch components, 10-inch sub and amplifier

Full Dynomat

Kinetik HC 1800 battery

Stereo by:  Owner