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Busted Knuckels: 1976 Chevrolet C10 - 76 Litre

A Re-Modernized Classic

Phil Gordon
Feb 25, 2016
Photographers: Phil Gordon
Every now and then, you’re at the right place at the right time, and it changes your life. For 38-year-old Stephen Dillman of Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada, that’s how he recalls discovering trucks. “When I was 14, a family friend asked for my help lowering his Chevy C10,” Dillman says with a smile. “Who would have thought it would lead to this?” With no real knowledge or experience in the truck culture, Dillman learned as he went and helped lower his first vehicle.
Photo 2/4   |   04 1976 Chevrolet C10
Since childhood, Dillman has always loved the square-body C10. And until recently, he owned a total of three Chevy C10s. The other day, another friend came to him asking for help on his own build. Before long, Dillman ended up purchasing that one, too. The one you see here.
Photo 3/4   |   03 1976 Chevrolet C10
As soon as his new Chevy was brought back to his garage, Stephen stripped down the entire truck. The frame was blasted and a second C10 frame was cut down to box it in. The notch was installed, and the rest of the suspension was built and cut, until it laid out. Dillman got to the nitty gritty, mocked up the drivetrain, and set the body on it to begin the metal work. The old worn-out 5.7L 350 was removed, and in its place, Dillman installed the monster LQ4 6.0L out of a ’02 Chevy truck.
Dillman wishes to thank his girlfriend Kylia Trowhill and son Daxton for understanding his passion and putting up with the long nights working on it. Special thanks to friends Drew Spicer, Chris Grantham, Red, Jordan White, Bob Ball, Trevor Bradfield, Clayton Harmer, Milo Reyna, and the rest of his club Prize Possessions. Stephen knows he has a long way to go, but a full Accuair setup and intense bodywork and paint will put 76 Litre real close to the finish line.
Photo 4/4   |   02 1976 Chevrolet C10
Inside the Build
Year/Make/Model: 1976 Chevy C10
Owner and City/State: Stephen Dillman; Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada
Club Affiliation: Prize Possessions
Chassis
Front Suspension: Slam ’bags RE7, Porterbuilt Extreme Dropmember, BeyondSic Billet control arms, one-off billet spindles in progress
Rear Suspension: Slam ’bag sleeve bags, Porterbuilt Extreme Drop four-link,
Brakes: 13-inch polished Baer brakes
Drivetrain
Engine: Carbureted GM LQ4 6.0L, March Billet accessories
Transmission: Tremec T56, LS6 clutch and flywheel, aluminum driveshaft
Rearend: Dutchman/Strange 9-inch Billet housing
Wheels & Tires
Wheels: 22x8, 24x12; Raceline Speedster 5
Tires: 255/35R22, 305R35/24; Toyo Proxes

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