Classic Truck Performance

00CTP MAY 2024 Aeromotive Pump Install

How to Optimize Your Return(less) Investment With an In-Tank Aeromotive Fuel System

By Rob Fortier   -   Images by Taylor Kempkes https://youtu.be/_GPNWeZ-_yg When I started messing around with cars/trucks/bikes back in my formative years, the only things that mattered...
01 1972 International Harvester Travelall lifted with open hood

2024 Barrett-Jackson—It’s All About Trucks

By Brian Brennan   -   Images by the Author When it comes to car auctions, you will be hard-pressed to find any larger and more exciting...
01 all new 9 inch Ford rearend

Building a Modern 9-Inch Rearend With Strange Engineering

By Ron Ceridono Of all the OEM components embraced by performance enthusiasts, Ford’s 9-inch rear axle assembly has to be at the top of the...
01 A matte two tone 1954 Chevy pickup with chrome wheels posed against a rustic barn backdrop

Pete Rappoccio’s ’54 Chevy 3100 Swag Custom Ride

By Scotty Lachenauer   -   Photography by the Author Glenn Richards of Swag Custom Rides is a man on a mission. His New Britain, Connecticut, shop...
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Rick’s Tanks Builds Our ’64 Chevy C10 a Custom Fuel Tank

By Todd Ryden “Out in the West Texas town of El Paso, Rick’s built a custom stainless tank for our truck …” https://youtu.be/5_iVNCHCOAM We apologize to Marty...
01 Blue 1972 Chevrolet C10 pickup truck side profile with chrome wheels

Brian Downard’s ’72 C10 Started as an Empty Cab and a Dream

By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography by the Author Motivation for a project can come from many places. Sometimes, it’s a natural desire to get...
02 Low profile Chevrolet pickup in matte brown exhibiting at a classic car event

Smoky Mountain Nationals

A Growing Gathering of ’47-55 Chevy and GMC Trucks By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography by the Author Truck shows come in all shapes and sizes,...
01 1979 Chevrolet C10 Pickup in Burnt Orange at Desert Dusk

The Collard ’79 Chevy C10

A True Multigeneration Family Affair! By Rob Fortier   -   Photography by Grinder TV Being a father myself, of course anytime we come upon a father-and-son project...
01 This ’96 Chevy Tahoe has been equipped with tubular control arms and coilovers from Classic Performance Products

Classic Performance Products Brake Update for OBS Chevys

By Ron Ceridono   -   Photography By Taylor Kempkes In the previous (Mar. ’24) issue of Classic Truck Performance we looked at the growing popularity of...
01 Beige 1968 Dodge Pickup Truck at Sunset

Jim Brown Builds a Big Block, Stick Shift ’68 Dodge Pickup

By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography by the Author There’s no question that the classic truck market is flooded with pickups that wear a Bowtie...
01 1948 Vintage Chevrolet pickup on a lift underside exposed

Old Anvil Speed Shop’s Streamlined Solution for Replacing the ’48 Chevy’s Ugly Exhaust!

By Rob Fortier   -   Photography by Taylor Kempkes Back in October of last year I made arrangements with Paul Bosserman, my friend who just happens...
01 Navy Blue 1967 Ford F100 Pickup on an Urban Backlot

Randy Martin’s Legens-Built 1967 Ford F-100

By the CTP Staff   -   Photography by John Jackson Randy Martin's love for the early F-100 trucks began when he first encountered a ’64 Ford...
01 White classic Chevrolet truck with chrome accents displayed at a truck show

Mooneyes 31st Annual Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show

Showcasing Plenty of Blazing Classic Trucks! By Rob Fortier   -   Photography by Eric Geisert Since 1999, one of the most anticipated shows that I’ve had the...
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...
00 CTP FEB 2024 Project Backpay Big Back Window

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...
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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...
1 dark gray and silver 1967 c10 front three quarter view

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....

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