Classic Truck Performance

02 Custom carbon 1967 Chevrolet C10 truck at an industrial site

Rod Parsons’ Beyond-Stunning, All-Carbon ’67 C10

By Rob Fortier   -   Photography by John Jackson I’ve always admired the use of carbon fiber—from F1 racing to motorcycle accessories and even smartphone covers....
01 Olive green 1954 Ford F100 with custom black wheels side view

Greg Klima’s Homebuilt Coyote-Swapped ’54 F-100

By Scotty Lachenauer   -   Photography by the Author Many true hot rodders state that “built” is better than “bought.” Adding one’s own touches to a...
00 CTP MAR 2024 LMC Tailgate Latches

LMC Truck’s Way to Secure a Tailgate

By Ryan Manson   -   Photography by the Author https://youtu.be/cTKkqn--0a8 When new, many of what we consider today to be classic pickups were much more rudimentary when...
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Classic Performance Products Suspension Update for OBS Chevys

By Ron Ceridono   -   Photography By Taylor Kempkes It’s interesting how perceptions change with time. Take classic trucks as an example. In the ’70s the...
01 A 1979 Chevy truck with a two tone brown and cream paint job on the road under a bridge

Ricky Holly’s Square Unibody Triple Crown of Rodding Truck of the Year

By Rob Fortier   -   Photography by John Jackson In a hobby consumed by amazing Squarebody C10 pickups and Blazers, what does it take to be...
00 CTP MAR 2024 AMD Squarebody Molding Install

Replacing Back Cab Molding on a Chevy Squarebody

By Jason Chandler   -   Photography by the Author The Chevy C/K Series trucks from 1973-80 are classic pickups known for their style, durability, and utility....
01 Teal 1968 Chevrolet C10 pickup lowered side profile at dusk

The Bigelow Family’s Patina ’68 C10

By the CTP Staff & Mike Bigelow   -   Photography by Grinder TV Every owner/builder gets a tech sheet to fill out after their truck’s been...
01 GM C10 trucks have never been more popular with great styling

Aldan American Coilover Suspension Upgrade

By Cam Benty   -   Photography by the Author Trucks are utility vehicles. Ask any old-timer chassis engineer from one of the original Detroit Big Three...
22 The front drive is an incredible combination of components practically none of which were originally designed to work with the Chevrolet straight si

Chevrolet’s Straight-Six Engine was Designed to be a Workhorse—Automotive Specialists has Turned it into...

By Jeff Huneycutt  -  Photography by the Author Some engines just have coolness in their DNA. Take, for example, the famous four-valve, dual-overhead cam LT5 that...
03 Lowered 1966 Chevrolet C10 Rustic Warehouse Setting

Big Bill Watson’s 1966 Chevy C10

By Rob Fortier   -   Photography by John Jackson Seven years in the making (and only two years in our feature files!), Big Bill Watson’s ’66...
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Howe’s It Doin’ Garage Does the “Big Window” Conversion on the AMD 1966 C10

By Jason Chandler   -   Photography by the Author Back on Project #Backpay! This ’66 Chevy C10 truck has been under major reconstruction. If you have...
01 Vintage teal Chevrolet pickup with patina and white front bumper

THE 2024 REUNION TRUCK SHOW

Number Three for the Tallest Truck Show in the World is Outta the Park … Literally! By Rob Fortier   -   Images by the Author Just as...
02 Shop Built 1977 C10 Chevy Truck Front Angle

Harrison’s Rod and Custom Builds the Ultimate Giveaway Truck for the NSRA Street Rod...

By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography by the Author The National Street Rod Association began giving away a car during the Street Rod Nationals event...
02 Modified 1967 Chevy C10 Pickup Front Angle

Daniel Stewart’s 1967 C10 Lookin’ Like a Million Bucks

By Fuelish Media You don’t see a killer truck with a captivating story like this every day—you just don’t. While there is a sea of...
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LMC Bed Box Assembly for an F100 Flareside

By Ryan Manson  -  Photography by the Author Sourcing the components to assemble a pickup bed using new parts has never been easier. Whether swapping...
02 1971 Chevrolet C10 Slammed Side Profile

Todd & Natasha Collins’ Kruzin Kustoms–Built 1971 C10

By the CTP Staff   -   Photography by Aaron Mai Bought here … built there … brought back here … made an epic impression while visiting...
01 Patina 1972 GMC C10 Pickup

2023 C10 Nationals Goes Full Throttle in Music City

By Christopher Reynolds   -   Photography by the Author Setting the Nashville area ablaze with a symphony of roaring engines and the allure of classic GM...
00 CTP FEB 2024 Painting Tips Block Sanding

Block Sanding Tips for First-Round Primer-Surfacer

By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman   -   Photography by the Author Final-primed and guidecoated, do these doors look pretty “straight”? As shapely as their designers intended for...
01 Matte black 1955 Chevy truck front three quarter view lowered stance

Al Fleury’s Wicked, LSA-Powered 1955 Chevy Hauler

By Chuck Vranas   -   Photography by the Author In answering an age-old question of what makes a great classic truck, it can easily be allotted...
01 Driving 1972 F100

A Lifelong Ford Enthusiast’s Full-Custom F-100 Shop Truck

By Fuelish Media   -   Photography by the Author Randy Pierson of Montgomery, Texas, is a self-proclaimed custom Ford junkie. He says that even before he...
01 Driving 1951 F1 Ford

Jeff Jones’ ’51 Ford F-1 Custom

By Chadly Johnson   -   Photography by the Author In our current world of social media, we are allowed to glance into the shops of builders...
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A Clean Serpentine Package for any LS Motor

By Ryan Manson   -   Photography by the Author One of the benefits of using a late-model engine, such as the venerable LS-series of GM powerplants,...
01 Custom Green 1971 GMC

Jack Fillers’ 1971 GMC Stepside has the Perfect Mix of Patina and Practicality

By Tommy Lee Byrd   -    Photography by the Author When it comes to building a classic truck, there are many avenues you can take. Some...
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2024 Grand National Roadster Show: The Classic Truck Perspective

By Rob Fortier   -   Photography by the Author Still reeling from last year’s Keep On Truckin’ exhibit, I wasn’t sure what to expect at the...
01 Holley carburetor on the newly installed BluePrint chevy firewall

Our Chevy Pickup Gets a New Firewall, Engine & Transmission

By Ron Ceridono   -   Photography By the Author We’ve been following along as Paul Wilson has been in the process of transforming a random pile...
01 Custom 1956 Chevy

Gary & Cindy Giovanni’s ’56 Chevy Modern Pro Street … South City Style

By Rob Fortier   -   Photography by Tim Sutton If you’ve been a reader of Classic Truck Performance for any length of time you know that...
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Part 6: Custom Header Fab on the Scott’s Hotrods ’N Customs 1951 Chevy

By Kenneth “Stress Ball” DeKissere   -   Photography by Camren Beattie I haven't built headers in five or so years, and even then I haven't made very many....
01 Worlds Most Beautiful 1940 Ford

Greg Tidwell’s World’s Most Beautiful Truck Award Winning 1940 Ford Pickup

By Rob Fortier   -   Photography by Tim Sutton When the entrants began lining up for the inaugural World’s Most Beautiful Truck award judging process, in...
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Our Pick of Performance Parts For Your Classic Truck 2023

Aeromotive’s New Gen II Stealth Fuel Tank for ’67-72 Chevrolet C10 Trucks Introducing the latest addition to Aeromotive’s Gen II Stealth Fuel Tank Lineup, this...
02 Custom 1956 Ford

Stretch Marks

Extended Cab ’56 Ford Fits Tasso Romnio Just Right By Scotty Lachenauer   -   Photography by the Author Have you ever just fallen in love with a...
01 The project at hand involves using the lip edge design Old Anvil Fenders

Presto-Chango!

Old Anvil Works Their Magic on an International Fender By Eric Geisert   -   Photography by the Author You know how when you ask a 5-year-old to...
01 1974 Blazer

Loose Change

A Hill’s Hot Rods–Crafted ’74 K5 Blazer By Fuelish Media Owning a Blazer like this requires a lot more than just a bag full of cash....
00 1956 Stude

CHANGES FOR THE BETTER

Joe McGlynn’s “Dream Stude” By Ron Covell   -   Photography by the Author Joe McGlynn is working on a very cool project: a chopped and sectioned ’56...
03 Fully Built 1964 Suburban

Fully Loaded

Leslie Moore’s Slick Suburban Hides a Surprise Underhood By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography by the Author When Chevrolet introduced the Suburban nearly 90 years ago,...
01 Dakota Digital RTX Series instrument cluster RTX Gauges

A Modern Cluster for 1967-72 Blue Oval Trucks

Dakota Digital's Latest RTX Series Instrument System is Bumpside Specific By Ryan Manson   -   Photography by the Author When it comes to OE instrument clusters, most...
01 1951 Chevy P5

IN THE SHOP

Part 5: The Scott’s Hotrods ’N Customs ’51 Chevy By Kenneth “Stress Ball” DeKissere   -   Photography by Camren Beattie Man, you're really putting me on the spot...
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HIGH & MIGHTY

David Drew’s SalinasBoys Customs–Built K10 By Rob Fortier   -   Photography by Tim Sutton To say vintage 4x4s/SUVs are a new trend would be kind of naïve...
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C10 SLO Down 2023

A West Coast Chevy Extravaganza By Fuelish Media In the ever-evolving landscape of truck events, it's a daunting task to choose where to invest your time...
CTP JAN 2024 AME 4x4 Chassis 01

Art Morrison Goes Off-Road

Could This Be the Ultimate 4x4 Chassis? By Ron Ceridono Art Morrison has a long history of building performance vehicles. As a teenager he collected a...
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Inside Job

Premeditated Paintwork, aka Task Force Chevy Interior Prep By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman   -   Photography by the Author Younger paint professionals may not yet relate, but for...
01 Red and White Fleetside C10 SE Truck Nats

Lucky 13

The Southeastern Truck Nationals Continues to Grow By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography by the Author One of the pioneering truck shows of the modern era...
01 1963 C10

BACK IN ACTION

Todd Day Rebuilt a ’90s Show Truck Into a Modern-Day Cruiser By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography by the Author The life cycle of a classic...
01 International Harvester pickup Anvil IH Roof

Put a Lid on It!

Old Anvil Redesigns an International Harvester Roof By Eric Geisert   -   Photography by the Author Some of the best bodywork ever done on a vehicle never...
03 Aquamarine 1968 C10

I Am Gert

Kenzie Moss’ Goolsby-Built ’68 C10 By Kenzie “Gert” Moss & the CTP Staff   -   Photography by John Jackson “My dad, Kelly Moss, originally found this truck...
CTP NOV 2023 Harrison 1971 C10 P2 01

UNCLE JACK’S JIMMY

Part 2: The Harrison’s Rod & Custom ’71 GMC By Bryan Harrison This month, we’re giving Bryan Harrison the podium once again, so to speak, to...
02 Custom 1988 OBS

Closure

Jose Galvan’s Second Chance ’88 OBS Comes to Life By Fuelish Media Life happens. That’s a given, but it’s the ups and downs that forge who...
00 Stainless Exhaust

Evacuate a Big V-8 in Style

Tips and Tricks for Building a Granatelli Motor Sports 3-Inch Stainless Steel Oval Tubing Exhaust By Ryan Manson   -   Photography by Rob Fortier The use of...
01 F100

FARM AID

Rob Brooks’ Patina-Skinned ’72 F-100 Lives its Life Doin’ Chores and Blowin’ Off Doors By Scotty Lachenauer   -   Photography by the Author It’s the one that...
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F-100 Western Nationals 2023

Anaheim, California By Solomon Lunger   -   Photography by the Author Celebrating 40 Years of classic Ford truck love, the F-100 Western Nationals, hosted by Pickups Limited...
01 Dodge D100

A 1970 Dodge Sweptline That Defies the Odds

By Fuelish Media In the realm of classic trucks, the Chevy C10s and Ford F-100s often steal the spotlight while the Dodge D100 remains overlooked...
01 It took a long search to find a weathered but basically sound truck to start with

Holm Built Hotrods’ “Trans-Am” Bumpside Build

By Ron Covell   -   Photography by the Author In the mid ’60s a new class for racing cars was launched. These were based on production...
01 1968 C10

The Arbor Camp Timber Company 1968 Chevy C10

Pete and Leslie Richmond's Tribute to Nostalgia By Ryan Manson   -   Photography by the Author It's a common thread in the classic car world where a...
CTP OCT 2023 Harrison 1971 GMC P1 01

The Harrison’s Rod & Custom ’71 GMC, Part 1

By Bryan Harrison   -   Photography by the Author This is the ’71 GMC 1/2-ton Stepside owned by my Uncle Jack Fillers from Greeneville, Tennessee. It...
01 1957 Chevy

THE GOLDMAN TOUCH

Gary Brown’s Full-Attitude ’57 Chevy By Rob Fortier   -   Photography by John Jackson If you look back 15-20 years ago, there were no “recipes,” per se,...
01 checking the wheelbase of the chassis that will be going under a ’52 Chevy pickup

Independent Thinking

Part III: C4 Corvette IRS for Early Chevy Pickups By Ron Ceridono   -   Photography by the Author In the two previous issues of Classic Truck Performance,...
01 Ford SuperCab

Brad Bolves’ ’75 Ford SuperCab

By Eric Geisert   -   Photography by the Author For some folks, finding your dream vehicle is a lifelong endeavor. Maybe it’s the rarity or even...
01 Quick Ratio Steering Box from Borgeson

OBS Steering Box Upgrade with Borgeson Universal Company

By Todd Ryden   -   Photography by the Author  Considering how your truck drives usually leads to thoughts of coilover upgrades or sway bars, but have...
CTP NOV 2023 Dinos Gitdown Web 01

Dino’s Git Down 2023

This Bowtie Bonanza Continues to Blow Us Away By Fuelish Media Spanning two days, from November 10-11, the 2023 Dino’s Git Down can only be aptly...
01 Doyle Thomas 1971 Chevy C10 a project initially started by Mike Rutter s shop Rutterz Rodz

This 1971 Chevy C10 Comes Back to Life

Rutterz Rodz Revitalizes the Shop Project Truck By the CTP Staff   -   Photography by John Jackson Don’t call it a comeback—but that’s exactly what happened with...
01 A stunning view of classic Ford trucks lined up at the F100 Grand Nationals 2023 in Pigeon Forge Tennessee

F100 Grand Nationals 2023

Ford Truck Enthusiasts Takeover Pigeon Forge, Tennessee By Solomon Lunger   -   Photography by the Author The “Grand Nats,” as we like to call it, is to...
01 Pat Ganahl s iconic 1956 Ford F100 a true classic truck

Legacy Series: Pat Ganahl’s ‘56 Ford F100

The History Behind Pat Ganahl & His Iconic 1956 Ford F100 By Rob Fortier & Bill Ganahl   -   Photography by Tim Sutton I’m not an old-timer...
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The 2023 C10 Fall Revival

Photos by Jesse Kiser Gather round, and let's hear the gospel of good'ole American pickups. The C10 Fall Revival, now in its fourth year, is...
0162 Wendell Chavous s Silverado transformed by Tre5 Customs

Tre5 Customs-Built OBS Chevy Truck

Former NASCAR Driver Wendell Chavous’ Rosa Red Slammed Silverado By Rob Fortier   -   Photography by Grinder TV From behind the wheel of a NASCAR Camping World...
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Premier Street Rod Shop Tour

Road Trip for Chevy Task Force Truck Parts By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman   -   Photography by the Author Coming from an era when auto parts, truck parts,...
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Jose Rubio’s Wine Red 1968 Chevy C10

Ekstensive Metal Works Builds A Top Tier Truck By Fuelish Media There probably isn’t a better feeling in the show scene than hearing Bill Carlton of...

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