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1987 Chevrolet C10 - Ruind

One Man's Trash is a Lady's Treasure

Phil Gordon
Jun 12, 2015
Photographers: Phil Gordon
By definition, ruined means the downfall or destruction of something. Many people look at custom trucks and don't feel the blood, sweat, and tears of the process of that build, and declare the truck ruined. The owners and builders, on the other hand, consider it being reborn or innovating; an enhancement of the original look. For 31-year-old Lindsay Manly of Jacksonville, Florida, she took being ruined to a different level. As her daily driver, she would drive her beat-up Chevy mini-truck to her job at Quality Auto Stereo, where she is operations manager. With many custom truck owners as regular customers, she had plenty of offers to trade, as the small Chevy truck is popular trade bait.
Photo 2/5   |   1987 Chevrolet C10 Rear View
One particular customer offered his 1987 Chevrolet C10 for her S10, and with possibility in her eyes, she accepted. Lindsay had always wanted a dualie but the C10 would definitely be a step in the right direction. After a couple months, her passion for owning a dualie got the better of her. What do you do when you have a C10, but you're itching for a dualie? Well for Lindsay, she turned to her boyfriend, Casey Cole, who is a member of the popular club Freaks of Nature.
Photo 3/5   |   1987 Chevrolet C10 Chassis And Rearend
The first step was removing the bright orange paint that was on the Chevy. The C10 chassis was ripped out and a stock floor bodydrop was begun. The original ½-ton frame was scrapped, and the couple acquired a '86 ¾-ton frame. They cut everything off behind the control arms and built a frame out of 2x4x3/16 rectangular tubing. They basically built an entire new frame on the Chevy. Casey constructed a huge custom four-link with a rock crawler-type Heim joints. A fuel tank was removed from a two-door Tahoe and added to the dualie. Next was the suspension, where the team added a full Accuair system to lift and lower the heavy-duty chassis.
Lindsay wishes to thank her boyfriend, Casey Cole, above everyone else for his hard work and passion toward her new dualie and also thank Justin and Jessica Cashmore as well as all the Jacksonville Freaks of Nature family and Tony Brookshire. Being in the custom audio field, Lindsay still has tons of plans for her Chevy using the cab for some serious audio as well as finishing the bed and making her truck one that turns every guy's head on the show circuit. Lindsay's Chevy C10 dualie is “Ruind” in the right way.
Photo 4/5   |   1987 Chevrolet C10 Interior
Inside the Build
Owner and City/State: Lindsay Manly; Jacksonville, Florida
Year/Make/Model: 1987 Chevy C10 dualie
Club: Freaks of Nature
Chassis
Front Suspension: Accuair VU4 with Switchspeed controller, 'bagged with custom-built ¾ factory spindles and extended control arms
Rear Suspension: Custom 4-link with giant Heim joints, 'bags on lower bars
Brakes: GM disc brakes
Drivetrain
Engine: SBC 350, 700-R4 transmission
Rearend: ¾-ton corporate 14-bolt
Body
Phantom grille
Wheels & Tires
Wheels: 24.5 Alcoas cut to 24 inches
Tires: 255/30R24 Nexen
Photo 5/5   |   1987 Chevrolet C10 Chassis

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