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  • 1968 Chevy C-10- Farm Truck: Version 2.0

1968 Chevy C-10- Farm Truck: Version 2.0

From Farm to Street

Phil Gordon
Jun 10, 2019
South Carolina resident Teddy Mueller spent a quarter of a decade defending this country by serving in the United States Air Force. With tours in both Kuwait and Iraq, he has always been dedicated to serving and protecting. After retiring, Teddy brought his aircraft knowledge to Boeing, where he took over quality control, making sure the planes were being manufactured correctly.
Following years of being surrounded by fast planes, Teddy took his passion for speed and power and began buying and building trucks. "I've always been a Chevy power guy," he tells Truckin. "If it goes fast, I want it." The Chevy C10 model has always been a favorite of Teddy's, and he has now owned eight of them. Although he built most of his trucks on his own, when a '68 Chevy C10 built by Brook Allmaras in Oregon became available, it was more than the build that made him want it. "The color reminded me of my time in the military," Teddy explains. "It brought me right back to the desert and gave me a safe feeling."
Photo 2/12   |   1968 Chevy C 10 Farm Truck Version 2 0 Rear 3q
Photo 3/12   |   1968 Chevy C 10 Farm Truck Version 2 0 Engine
Teddy was interested in the Chevy because it had been handbuilt by one of the most reputable truck builders in the country. Brook had originally purchased the truck for a mere $800 and tore it down to the bare frame. Every inch of the Chevy was stripped down and the rust was removed prior to reassembly. For the motor, Brook purchased an LS3 and rebuilt it with a mild cam and painted it to match. Brook and his friend Rob Rolph did the entire suspension rework by ordering front and rear kits from Porterbuilt. They went with a Watt's linkage and inner bags on the rear so the rear tires would clear. They assembled the kit on the bare frame and mounted the air-ride components.
Photo 4/12   |   1968 Chevy C 10 Farm Truck Version 2 0 Air Ride
Photo 5/12   |   1968 Chevy C 10 Farm Truck Version 2 0 Wheel
The truly unique part of the build was the truck bed. Rob Rolph, a former part owner of a logging company, legally cut down a redwood tree, and Brook and Rob rough cut the boards to size from the tree. From there, they glued them together, and Dale Cummings used his CNC machine to correct the thickness. Brook stained the boards and put seven coats of automotive satin clear on them.
Teddy made minor adjustments to Brook's work of art by adding a stereo system and new steering wheel and lowering the bench seat. He's still in the process of installing inner fenders and wants to make sure he gets the absolute most out of the Chevy by driving it daily. As a quality assurance manager of 787s and 737s, Teddy knows quality and perfection when he sees it and is the proud owner of one of the finest and meticulously built Chevy C10s around.
Photo 6/12   |   1968 Chevy C 10 Farm Truck Version 2 0 Interior
Inside the Build
Year/Make/Model: 1968 Chevy C10
Owner and City/State: Teddy Mueller; Summerville, South Carolina
Chassis:
Front Suspension: Porterbuilt Extreme front drop member, Slam Specialties airbags, KYB shocks, Corvette calipers, CPP spindles
Rear Suspension: Porterbuilt Extreme rear, Monster C-notch, powdercoated frame by Blakey Powdercoating, Watt's linkage, Firestone 9200 airbags, KYB shocks, Accuair E-Level air management system, two Air Zenith Ob2 compressors, stainless steel air lines, 5-gallon air tank
Drivetrain:
Engine: Chevy LS3, Comp Cams camshaft, Moose Head radiator, electric fans, Holley 92mm throttle body, Airaid air intake, Proform valve covers, Wegner accessory drive, Porterbuilt stainless steel headers, stainless exhaust with Flowmaster, Howell wiring harness, Boyd Welding gas tank, stainless steel hard lines for fuel by Kegan Young
Transmission: 4L80E transmission
Rearend: 12-bolt narrowed 10 inches, 3.73 gears, Dutchman axles, one-piece driveshaft
Body/Paint: Shaved bumpers, raised bed floor with custom redwood, custom rear wheel covers built by Brook Allmaras, PPG Toyota Beige Quicksand and Queens Surface Bus Co White performed by Brook Allmaras and sponsored by Carolina Kustoms, Porterbuilt hood hinges, shaved gas hole in-cab, and stake pockets
Interior: Stock bench seat with '58 Chevrolet fabric, ACC molded carpet kit, Dakota Digital VHX gauges, Vintage Air Gen IV A/C, rebuilt stock tilt column painted to match, all done by Brook's Garage and Sunrise West Upholstery, seat lowered 2 inches with seat brackets by Full Custom Fabrications, custom-built CON2R series one steering wheel
Stereo: Hidden Bluetooth stereo, Diamond 7-inch components in kick panels, Diamond 12-inch subwoofer behind seats, Diamond HX480.4 amplifier
Wheels & Tires:
Wheels: 22x8.5, 22x12 Raceline Contender, brushed spokes and polished lips
Tires: 255/30R/22, 335/25R/22; Pirelli
Special Thanks: My daughters Maeghan Wright and Marcie Mueller; my family; parents Ted and Roberta; sisters Teena Carroll and Teresa Mueller and brother Tommy Mueller for all their support; Rebecca Hyatt for always being there; Brook Allmaras; Lonnie Thompson at Carolina Kustoms; Rob Rolph; Mark Rolph; and Tony Alcorn

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