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1963 Chevrolet C10- Dino’s Dually

Busted Knuckles

Jason Mulligan
Dec 18, 2015
Photographers: Jason Mulligan
If you know C-10 trucks, the name Dino should be no stranger to you. Over the years, he has been known for his clean, classic trucks that are built to drive and not worry about a scratch here and there. He has largely focused on the 1960-’66 body style of truck; formerly considered the ugly duckling of the truck world. Well, Dino has helped turn that body style into a swan and continues to push the envelope even further with his latest creation.
Photo 2/5   |   4 1963 Chevrolet C10 Engine
On Dino’s resume sits every conceivable configuration of this body style truck from single cab, to crew cab, to panel truck and even a single-cab dually. Expanding on that build is a crew cab dually, something never created by General Motors in those days. To start things off, Dino grabbed an old forestry crew cab made by Stageway back in the day. This kat looked to create a cruiser just like GM would have produced it back then and given a mild customization. Rust was repaired, new floors created, and as the cab had been a work truck, it had no headliner. Three donor cabs were used to create the metal headliner. A full chassis featuring AccuAir eLevel and components from Switch Suspension installed during the One N Done at Delmo’s would be needed to get this C-10 Dually flat on the Arizona pavement. A set of dually fenders was created to mimic what would have come factory if this truck had existed
Photo 3/5   |   3 1963 Chevrolet C10 Itnerior
As a complete truly one-off build, Dino plans to cover this bad boy in a coat of fresh paint soon, as opposed to flat tones or patina, ensuring it will truly stand out. It will leave people scratching their heads as to the origin of the body style and configuration.
Photo 4/5   |   2 1963 Chevrolet C10 Bed
Inside the build
Year/Make/Model: 1963 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup
Owner and City/State: Dino Battaliana, Phoenix, Arizona
Club: Chevy Only/C-10 Club
Chassis:
Front Suspension: Custom pancake crossmember, custom Porterbuilt control arms
Rear Suspension: Notch and bridge, Dana 70 rear end
Air System: Switch Suspension components, AccuAir eLevel, VIAIR compressors
Drivetrain:
Engine: V-8 350 SBC crate-engine, Edelbrock Carburetor, K&N Filter, Champion radiator, Kinetik batteries, Royal Purple fluids
Transmission: Chevrolet Turbo 400
Exhaust: Custom exhaust by Moose, dual Flowmaster mufflers
Body:
Body Mods: Handmade dually fenders by Hubcap
Interior:
Upholstery: Dual bench seats by Custom Interior Fabrication
Accessories: Dakota Digital gauges, sheet metal headliner made from three cabs, Ididit steering column, Precision weather stripping
Wheels & Tires:
Wheels: 22-inch Alcoa
Tires: 265/35R22, Nexen
Special Thanks: Switch Suspension, Hubcap, Moose, AccuAir, Royal Purple, Dakota Digital, Precision Replacement Parts, Kinetik.
Photo 5/5   |   1 1963 Chevrolet C10 Rear Fender

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