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Busted Knuckles-1972 Chevrolet C-10 - Ol' Girl

The Apple Never Falls Far From the Tree

Phil Gordon
Oct 12, 2015
As most young boys grow up, they emulate their fathers. Such is the case for 27-year-old Jacob Barham of Lexington, Tennessee. As a young boy, he watched his father build and race dirt cars. He cheered on with the rest of the family, and it soon became a ritual. Once Jacob was old enough to experience his own form of customization, he began building and racing his own vehicles. "One morning I just woke up and decided I wanted something more," Jacob says. "I wanted to have something to show for my time and money."
Photo 2/5   |   1972 Chevrolet C10 Raceline Explosion Wheel
Browsing through online ads, Jacob found a '72 Chevy C10 that had a horrible knocking in the engine. With his exceptional knowledge of custom work, Jacob dove right in. The bed was removed, the front cap, engine, and transmission were all taken out. Although the plan changed a few times, the goal was to build something that represented his vision.
Once the truck was down to bare frame, Jacob's plan changed, and he built a whole new frame for the Chevy. He left the stock front stub and added a Porterbuilt drop member along with MMW control arms. Slam Specialties 'bags were added to all four corners. The rear is a whisbone style that Jacob custom built with a cantilever set up. New bedsides were ordered and the rest of the bed was built back to perfect metal. The firewall was smoothed and the body was uniformed with primer for a solid look.
Ol' Girl still has a ways to go, but with the creativity and work put in already, it will be no surprise that this will be one of the finest C10s to scrape through Tennessee. What Jacob's father taught him as a child has led the way to his own custom creation.
Photo 3/5   |   1972 Chevrolet C10 Custom Bed
Inside the Build
Owner and City/State: Jacob Barham; Lexington, Tennessee
Year/Make/Model: 1972 Chevy C10
Chassis:
Custom-built, full tube, front stub back, front stub fully shaved and boxed
Front Suspension: Porterbuilt drop member, MMW control arms slightly narrowed, drop spindles and Slam RE7 bags
Rear Suspension: Narrowed 12-bolt rear, custom wishbone and cantilever, Slam RE7 bags
Photo 4/5   |   1972 Chevrolet C10 Bridge
Body:
smooth firewall, shaved gas hole, built bed shaved and smoothed inner bedsides
Wheels & Tires
Wheels: 24x10 and 24x15; Raceline Explosion
Tires: 255/30/R24 and 405/25/R24, Pirelli
Special Thanks: Justin Ferrell, Dustin Scheele, Clint Dudley, Craig Church, Craig Coats and many others that have helped and kept Jacob motivated.
Photo 5/5   |   1972 Chevrolet C10 Passenger Side Profile

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