Smokin' Tires And Lightin' Fires

Two-Tone '86 C10

Maxwell Matthewson
Jan 20, 2011
Photographers: Dan Ward, Maxwell Matthewson
Warren Pigott is a good ol' boy from Silsbee, Texas, and his C10 is a good ol' truck with a sweet exterior and a mean demeanor. After several years of building, it is ready to hit the track and ready for its closeup. The nickname Ice Cream fits the truck very well, until you see what is under the hood of this Q ship.
Photo 2/9   |   1986 Chevy C10 right Side
The engine in this monster is a GM Performance Parts 572ci V-8. With 720 hp, this square body certainly gets up and goes. A Billet Specialties Tru Trac serpentine belt system runs all the accessories and looks good doing it. The 572 feeds its power to a GM Turbo 400 transmission and a B&M 3000 torque converter. To get the power to the ground, the 400 is connected to a custom driveshaft, Chevy 12-bolt rearend with a Richmond posi, and Moser axles. A 25-gallon GM fullsize Blazer gas tank holds the juice for the ever-thirsty powerplant up front.
Extra large Pirelli PZero Nero 405/25ZR24 tires with 24x14-inch Intro Hauler 5 wheels help plant the rearend while Pirelli 265/30ZR22 tires sit up front inside a pair of matching 22x8.5-inch Intro wheels. The giant rear wheels are able to tuck into the wheelwells on account of the 'bags and custom Ekstensive two-link being relocated inside the framerails out back. Up front, Warren had Ekstensive Metalworks install a custom Porterbuilt suspension with narrowed, tubular upper and lower control arms, DJM drop spindles, and Firestone 'bags for maximum lowerage. To finish off the suspension, Warren installed a Ford Mustang rack-and-pinion to help steer the nose in the direction of the finish line.
Photo 3/9   |   1986 Chevy C10 front Grille
The body has been fixed up with custom sheetmetal work by Bill Carlton of Ekstensive Metalworks. A billet grille up front, a fullsize Blazer rear bumper, and several coats of DuPont basic orange paint and Trans Am silver paint with pearl finish off the exterior.
The interior is just as nice as the exterior, as the seats, door panels, dash and headliner are all covered with gray and orange leather and vinyl. The seats are out of a '91 Chevy 1500 and have custom-fabricated seat frames by Paul Gilders. A B&M shifter comes up out of the floor and a Billet Specialties dash kit brightens up the whole interior. A Kenwood head unit supplies the tunes while Auto Meter gauges provide Warren with all the engine vitals.
Warren sure does have a sweet machine but he still isn't done. He is going to add custom graphics, 14-inch cross-drilled and slotted rotors, polished calipers, custom paint in the bed to match the truck, and a stainless steel tilt steering column. Warren definitely has some work ahead of him, but this is what he does, he loves custom trucks. This is his third custom truck in 30 years and plans on keeping this one for a while. Warren wanted to thank his friends Stacy Booker, Allen Coe, and Paul Glider. But most of all, he wanted to thank his wife, Brenda.



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