Building the Baddest 1964 C10 Custom Truck
1964 Chevy C10 Dually – Dino’s Dually Build
Here’s what it started as! (Skip to see the Finished Truck! 29 Additional Photos)
I’ll let Dino tell the story of this build. When it’s done, you’ll agree, this is the baddest C10 Dually ever.
“I found this truck on craiglist and watched it for a few months and finally pulled the trigger. After helping my friend dbomb on his short bed, it got me fiending for another project. This 1964 C10 dually work truck was a friend of mine’s that he drove for 30 years in the appliance install biz. He sold it a few years back and it just resurfaced.
My plans are to bag it with a pancake front cross member, Nate built me some arms for it and a center trailing arm support and a huge notch for the rear with the p/b hinges. I’ll also install a big back window. The truck came with a new 350 crate motor and a turbo 400. I’ve been gathering parts for a week or so and have almost every thing I need to get it done… not at DELMO speed, but maybe 4 week or so!
Parts collected so far: big window back half, all the suspension and air ride stuff (bags, plates, ect), 1998 Chevy bench, new gauge cluster with Auto Meter gauges, some cool old school aluminum wheels (16s) custom long bed with trim and tail gate, steel floor from 67-72 truck, big step bumper. I still need a bunch of parts though… the complete harness, carpet, gas tank for the rear, and clean 1964 aluminum custom grill.
I want to build this truck to be able to tow my trailer. I will stay with pantina look also… for now.”
So that’s how it started. Dino’s got a look to his trucks. All but once, that look is slammed to the ground. He usually likes’m with some patina or a “well used” look, but his keeper Suburban runs a flat black paint job. And there’s one thing you can always count on with Dino, a bump’n stereo playing “Lowrider” as he turns heads pulling into any show. He always runs Optima Batteries too, so you can be sure the one above will be yanked with the old engine.
If you look closely at the picture on the top pic, you’ll see one of the coolest, and easiest to miss tricks of this truck: The rear fenders. Here’s what Dino said, “I’m going with a Fleetside bed and 1959 Chevy Stepside fenders. Joe will use the wheel opening skin from the Fleetside and skin it on the step side fender. (I hope that make sense… I’ll show ya soon!) I want the wheel openings to look the same front and rear.”
Got that? Luckily, he took lots of great pictures and his buddy Joe’s pretty handy with a hammer and dolly. I’ll walk you through it: (Click to see any picture full size)
See? Starting on the left, you see the stock Fleetside, then the 1959 Stepside fender was mocked up, then the Fleetside was cut out where the fender will go. A bold move, but it works out.
Now you got it! After replacing the side of the 59 fender with the Fleetside, the contour of the fender matches the rest of the truck. It’s so subtle as the trim is added (left side) that it’s easy to miss!! Hats off to Dino and Joe for pulling this off.
One last look at the finished product:
About the wheels:
“All 6 wheels will have 255/30/22. I needed to stay around 28″ tall, that’s what I ran on my orange Suburban. These wheels are kind of tricky to deal with… the back spacing is nuts! I shouldn’t have to trim to much of the fender inner lip in the front… but I was worried about the lug nuts rubbing… We’ll see! No matter what its takes I’m running these wheels!!” I think we can all agree, the extra effort was worth it!
Big Thanks to Joe!
“This is JOE, a super talented and skilled dude. Joe helped me with my orange sub, white 78, prostreet, panel and now the dually. We do 90% of the work in my back yard. It’s because of Joe we’re able to bang these trucks out so fast!! Big thanks to Joe!! My wife calls him part of the family!”
It’s hard to pick what pictures to show of Dino’s truck. I figure since this is a build story, we better show a few more of the build. Here’s a couple more. If you can tolerate 78 pages and counting of praise and utter disbelief that Dino pulled this off, you can read the whole build thread from over at 67-72chevytrucks.com
So that’s it! You gotta like this truck!! You can let us know, either way in a comment below. I’ll make sure Dino sees them. Thanks for the hook up my friend! -pikesan