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1968 Chevy C10- Goldie Boy

A Unique Take On a Custom C10

Bryan Fross
Apr 9, 2018
Photographers: John Jackson
To stand out from the pack, sometimes you have to look at a project and decide how you plan to be unique while building something that will draw attention—and be fun to drive. Craig Piggott of Davenport, Iowa, owns this ’68 Chevrolet C10 utility. After having a couple of other builds, including a ’64 Buick Riviera and a ’66 Chevy Impala, Craig decided this truck would be a great way to show the C10 world something different. While the utility bed certainly accomplishes the goal of being different, the quality of the build also begs for further examination.
Photo 2/13   |   1968 Chevy C10 Goldie Boy Side
The stance of this ’68 is low (as it should be), but the overall look also benefits from a well-chosen wheel and tire package to accentuate the aggressive-yet-elegant build. To achieve this, Craig took the truck to Platinum Custom Cars in Manteno, Illinois, for a suspension revival, which began with a complete setup from No Limit Engineering and included RideTech ShockWaves and Accuair for on-demand height adjustment. This install brings the truck down nicely over the 20-inch Billet Specialties wheels, tucking a substantial portion of the 15-inch-wide rear wheels and meaty Mickey Thompson tires under the bed.
Photo 3/13   |   1968 Chevy C10 Goldie Boy Rear
TinWorks Fabrication in Eldridge, Iowa, was responsible for most of the build. In conjunction with Maes Autobody and Jackson Autobody, many modifications were made to the C10 exterior. Major alterations to the utility bed were necessary, but changes also included the removal of the door handles, one-piece glass windows, and custom taillights. With a custom-built, 625hp Wayne Morris Race Engines 454 under the hood and a clean interior redo, Craig’s truck was ready to hit some shows.
Photo 4/13   |   1968 Chevy C10 Goldie Boy Engine
The ’68 has earned many awards since its debut, including Best Interior, Best Engine, and Best Paint at prominent shows across the country like Chicago World of Wheels, Good Guys Pleasanton, and Good Guys North Carolina—not bad for what some people would think is just an old “work truck.”
Photo 5/13   |   1968 Chevy C10 Goldie Boy Interior

Inside the Build

Year/Make/Model: ’68 Chevrolet C10
Owner and City/State: Craig Piggott; Davenport, Iowa
Chassis
Front Suspension: No Limit complete front end with RideTech ShockWaves
Rear Suspension: Custom four-link, RideTech ShockWaves
Brakes: Wilwood four-piston Big Brake Kit, stainless lines
Engine: Custom-built 454 by Wayne Morris Race Engines, machined by American Speed, Iron Eagle heads, Sanderson headers, MSD distributor/coils, custom-cast air cleaner
Transmission: Turbo 400 built by Wayne Morris Race Engines
Rearend: Ford 9-inch rear end, 4:11 gear ratio
Body: Shaved door handles, one-piece windows, heavily modified utility bed, one-off billet taillights, PPG custom gold
Interior: Billet dash pieces, including air-ride control; orange and black leather; orange custom carpet; Billet Specialties steering wheel; ’85 C10 seats; built by Schober’s Custom Hot Rod Interiors in Newark, Illinois
Wheels & Tires:
Wheels: 20x8, 20x15; Billet Specialties SLD89 with spinner cap
Tires: Mickey Thompson

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