Busted Knuckles: Haulin’ Hay

Getting There Quickly!

Bryan Fross
Jun 20, 2018
Photographers: John Jackson
Bryan Hay always wanted a ’67-to-’72 C10 shortbed. So when it was time to make that dream a reality, he jumped at the chance. What you see here is the hard work to get that reality rolling. The ’72 Chevy C10 is being heavily customized by Chuck and Lane Johnson at Octane and Iron in Magnolia, Texas. They have given this 46-year-old truck a solid start to a show-quality life with a long list of work, including one-off metal fabrication, custom modifications, and preparations for plans to come. With the truck already sitting low after a host of suspension changes by Scott’s Hot Rods and a set of 24-inch US Mags wheels tucked under the bare metal body, it’s already a great looking piece of automotive art.
Photo 2/4   |   Busted Knuckles Haulin Hay Front
The list of ambitious plans makes this project even more noteworthy. We don’t know if Bryan will ever actually haul hay with it, but we do know it will be haulin’ thanks to the Late Model Engines LSX 427 with Garrett twin turbochargers built by ProSpeed Autosports.
Photo 3/4   |   Busted Knuckles Haulin Hay Tunnel
Bryan and his wife, Kim, will be rolling in comfort after Heath Moore Interiors gets to work on the full custom dash, iPad integration, bucket seats, and console that will wrap around the buckets. Other plans include dual 3-gallon Accuair CVT tanks, a One Piece Products window kit, custom rear wheeltubs to mimic factory style, PPG teal/white paint, factory upper body trim, and woodgrain lower trim.
Photo 4/4   |   Busted Knuckles Haulin Hay Wheel

Inside the Build:

’72 Chevrolet C10
Bryan Hay; Montgomery, Texas
Chassis:
Front Suspension: Slam Specialties airbags, RideTech shocks
Rear Suspension: Parallel four-bar and Watt’s linkage by Scott’s Hot Rods, Firestone tapered sleeve airbags, RideTech shocks
Brakes: Wilwood six-piston 14-inch Big Brake Kit, stainless brake lines
Engine: LME/ProSpeed Autosports–built LSX 427, Garrett twin turbochargers, custom piping, radiator, intercooler
Body: Tightened gaps; firewall moved back/smoothed; custom transmission tunnel; one-off inner fenders; shaved pinch welds; raised bed floor; LED headlights and taillights; GSI Machine billet handles; all custom metalwork, including bead-rolling by Octane and Iron
Wheels:
24x9, 24x15; US Mags
Tires:
285/30R24, 405/25R24; Pirelli P Zero

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