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June 10, 2022

1970 Chevrolet C10


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Embark on a journey through the heart of American craftsmanship with Texoma Classics as we meticulously restore a 1970 Chevrolet C10 in Sherman, Texas. This vintage Chevrolet C10 isn’t just a truck; it’s a symbol of rugged reliability and style, and we’re dedicated to bringing it back to its former glory. Join us on a captivating visual journey through the restoration process, where the spirit of classic pickups meets modern craftsmanship and innovation.

At Texoma Classics, our passion for preserving automotive history shines through in every restoration project we undertake. With the 1970 Chevrolet C10, we’re not just restoring a truck; we’re rekindling the essence of American workmanship. Our team of skilled artisans and restoration experts meticulously breathe new life into every aspect of this iconic pickup, from its distinctive design to its enduring performance.

This isn’t just a restoration; it’s a transformation. As we pay homage to the original aesthetics while infusing modern upgrades for enhanced ruggedness and reliability, we’re crafting a Chevrolet C10 that captures the spirit of a bygone era while meeting the demands of today’s roads. Whether you’re a classic truck enthusiast, a collector, or someone who appreciates the enduring appeal of vintage pickups, our restoration projects epitomize the essence of American automotive heritage.

Witness the magic as Texoma Classics turns this 1970 Chevrolet C10 into a rolling testament to classic American craftsmanship, ready to conquer the roads and worksites once more. Explore how we’re turning dreams into reality, one restoration at a time, and envision the possibilities for your own journey with Texoma Classics, where vintage pickups are reborn with a touch of modern ruggedness.

History

The second generation of the C/K series is a range of trucks that was manufactured by General Motors. Marketed by both the Chevrolet and GMC divisions, the C/K series encompassed a wide range of vehicles. While most commonly associated with pickup trucks, the model line also included chassis-cab trucks and medium-duty trucks and served as the basis for GM full-size SUVs. Through its entire production, the model line competed directly against the Ford F-Series and the Dodge D series (later the Dodge Ram pickup).

Used for both the model branding and the internal model code, “C” denoted two-wheel drive; “K” denoted for four-wheel drive. Four generations of the model line were produced, including the second-generation “Action Line” and third-generation “Rounded Line” vehicles. For the fourth generation, GMC revised its branding, changing to a singular GMC Sierra nameplate (C/K remained as an internal model code).

The second-generation C/K was introduced for the 1967 model year. Designated the “Action Line” generation by General Motors, the C/K largely carried over its drop-center ladder frame and its coil sprung rear axle, but the body was redesigned from the ground up to improve its capability as a multi-purpose vehicle. Alongside a utilitarian vehicle intended for work or farm use, the C/K was also offered with optional features carried over from Chevrolet sedans, including automatic transmissions, AM/FM radio, carpet and two-tone paint.


This pickup came in for some work on the doors, wiring harness and a new paint job.


Working on removing the entire wiring harness.

We have begun removing the interior upholstery.

We have gotten the bed and cab removed from the chassis.

The truck has been media blasted for a new paint job.

The cab, fenders, doors and hood have been epoxy sealed.

We cut out part of the support due to rust to replace with new strong metal.

Welded and ground down patch panels.

Kick panel and toe panel patch have been welded in.

The rear driver’s side cab corner has been removed to weld in a new corner.

The new cab corner for the rear driver’s side has been welded in.

The passenger side rear cab corner has been cut out.

The rocker panel on the passenger side has been installed.

We have gotten the rear passenger side cab corner replaced.

Epoxy sealed all the new patch panels.

We have the cab up on the rotisserie to finish up some weld’s underneath.

We have installed the wiper cowl.

We are doing some final body work to the rear of the cab. Also, we have welded holes and ground down passenger door along with the passenger fender.

The cab is in the paint booth being prepped for primer.

The cab has been sprayed with primer.

The doors and fenders having some body work done.

Wet sanding before the new paint.

The firewall and interior of the cab has gotten a custom paint color.

We installed body bushings and clean mounting hardware