I grew up seeing an old beat up C-10 in my grandpa’s field on his farm. I remember climbing through the window of the old pile of rust and "practicing" shifting the gears of the 3 speed on the column. My grandpa always told me if I dug the truck out of the ground and moved it out of his field I could have it.
I purchased this ‘81 Chevy online for myself, my 6yr old son Reese and my 10yr old son Riley in 2007 to use on our deer lease. It was originally green and had been painted BRIGHT yellow. Some paint was peeling, electric windows and locks didn't work, missing door panels, no AC but we drove it 100 miles home laughing because the wires for the windows on the passenger side were hanging out and would short when we hit a bump and scare Riley!
To start out my Dad and I paid $200 for my truck. He told me if I earned $100 he would give me the other half. I worked hard to make it and on my 8th birthday we brought home my beautiful truck! It took years of hard work and dedication and mowing a lot of yards but I finally got My Ol '68 show worthy! It was a great Father/Son project being my Dads only son it was a true blessing being able to build something with him that I will have my whole life!
I'm obsessed with old Chevy trucks. You just can't get enough of them. And I always have had a soft spot for first generation K5s. After I finished the restoration of my 1969 El Camino I decided I wanted to go with one of them next. I looked at several before I bought the ochre one you see here. It was a grandpa rig which really made me interested.
Picture features: Matte Black 1998 Chevy Silverado with a custom built 383 Motor, 4" Spindle Lift, 15" Fuel Revolver Wheels, 33" Nitto Trail Grappler M/T's and DigiDiodes Lightbars on custom made brackets. Instagram @projectblackstar
Also featured, 2015 Chevy Colorado with a Leving Kit and Rancho Shocks, Hot Pink Bowties and GGLighting Lightbar mounted in lower grill. Instagram @badasschevygirl15
This truck has a long history in our family. Back in 1963 my grandpa bought this truck brand new. The fact that it was from 1963 and still drove under its own power was cool enough. The one thing that sets this truck apart from most of the trucks ford or Chevy was the fact that it had factory four wheel drive and it still works.