Herb 1965 Chevy C10
Model: C-10 Year: 1965 Color: Dark Amethyst
Owner’s Name: Herb & Deb Builders Name: Herb
Why was this vehicle constructed (be specific)
This is my dream truck. I have built many vehicles but this one is my last build. I have spent 3 years building this truck in my 22’ X 24’ garage. I did all the design, 29 body mods, did all the welding and fabrication on the chassis, install front and rear torsion bar sway bars, watts link, body mounts. I use the following LMC Truck Parts: Both box sides, Tailgate, Rear role Pan, Both Doors, Both front Fenders, Hood, Grill support Panel, rocker panel, Box Front, Front Bumper, and many other small parts. I am sure you can verify this information
Who participated in the construction: Many Great Friends
Other Vehicles you have built: 1963 Chevy Impala, 1968 Camaro, 1971 Chevelle, 1937 Ford, 1934 Chevy Sedan Delivery, 1965 Chevy C-10 Pickup
Club Affiliations: ISCA World of Wheels in Chicago, IL Charter Member on the Advisory Board since 2006, Morris Cruise Nights President the largest Cruise Night in the Midwest 850 to 975 cars a night since 2002, Coachman Car Club.
How long has the owner been involved in the hobby: Since 1969
Longest Trip: Nashville, TN
Event attended: Detroit Autorama, Chicago World of Wheels, GoodGuys Nashville TN
Goodguys DesMoines, IA, Goodguys Columbus, OH
Awards Earned: Detroit Autorama, First in Class, Best Truck in Show. Chicago World of Wheels Chicago, Second in Class, Top 20, Best Engine, Master Builders Award. Trick Chevy Truck Pick at Goodguys Show in Des Moines, IA
Annual Miles: 2000 – 3000 miles a year
Truck Body Modifications and Specs:
Stake pockets removed.
Gas fill hole covered.
Vertical seam on bed side welded up.
Wing on the tailgate roles on to the bed side.
Exhaust exits through the bed side.
Drip rails removed and added 5/8” to back of the wing.
Windshield wipers removed and filled in.
Front cab corners are smoothed out.
Dash extended down 3 5/8”.
Glove box door shortened to match the gauge bezel level.
Bed floor one formed piece of 12 ga for weight in the rear.
Bed Cover made of fiberglass.
Firewall reissued and flattened smooth.
All switches & ignition hidden.
Core support fabricated to allow for bigger radiator.
Front inter fenders fabricated.
Cold air intake fabricated.
Install a third brake light on back of cab.
It was a small back window changed it over to a big back window.
Antenna hole filled in.
Gas fill is hidden inside the box on driver’s side.
One off inside rear-view mirror bracket.
Transmission tunnel is fabricated to allow 6 speed trans
Cold air intake fabricated to draw cold air from vent in front of windshield
Battery relocated to rear drivers’ side of Truck.
Paint by J&M Auto Body, Morris, IL, PPG Global Base Black Amethyst, Vibrance VC 5700 Clear
Air Brushing on strip was done by Jim Ross of Fine Lines & Designs
Wing Windows eliminated
Truck Interior Modifications and Specs:
Ogden Top & Trim Berwyn, IL “John Mayer”
All Custom Leather “Butterscotch”
Instrumentation, Dakota Gauge
Wiring, Coach Controls
Seats Stock frame the back is lowered 3”
Billet Specialties Steering Wheel
Seatbelts Crow Safety Gear, 5-point Kam Lock Safety Harness
Performances Modifications and Specs:
GM 502 – 568 HP Aluminum Heads, Fuel Injection Edelbrock Pro Flow 3
Quick Time Bellhousing
Aluminum Water Pump
Scotts Chassis – with Coil Over Shock, Powder Coated
Rack & Pinion Steering
Torsion Sway Bars 1 ¼” Splined shaft.
Rear watts link.
9” Ford Rear end, 3:73 Gear. Moser
Aluminum Fuel Cell
Tremec Six speed.
Aluminum Drive Shaft.
Power Rack & Pinon.
Front 13” Rotors with 6 piston Wildwood Calipers.
Rear 13” Rotors with 4 piston Wildwood Calipers.
Brake Wildwood Master Cylinder, Clutch Master Cylinder, Wildwood mounted under the dash.
Front Tires 245/40 – ZR 18 on 18’x 8” Billet Specialties Rims.
Rear Tires 315/35 – ZR20 on 20” x 12” Billet Specialties Rims.
Exhaust fabricated with 3” Stainless Steel Mandrel Bent the Jet Coated Black
This Truck was Home Built by me Herb Wyeth with the help of a lot of Great Friends. In my 22’x 24’ Garage. It is a three-year build of which I am very proud of. During the complete build I kept to a theme. I would like to tell you my thought process on this build. Body Color the outside is base coat clear coat Gloss. The underside, inside the box, and under the hood are the same color but with Satin clear. The drive train is Satin Black, The Chassis is Powder Coated a gray. All the switches Ignition, Headlights, Emergency brake are hidden. I have carried the theme of what I call speed holes thought the Truck, Air Cleaner, Valve Covers, Hood hinges, Dashboard, Door Panels, Shifter Boot, Shifter, Rear View Mirror, Sway Bar Arms, Even the Key Chain. And I always have a name for the vehicles I build, this Truck is Dark Matter as reflected on the rear license plate. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me at the numbers above. Herb Wyeth