Rear trailing arms, and front and rear Rancho shocks were added to help smooth out any bumps in the road. Well, it got even better. This truck has been garage kept for almost 20 years and rarely driven. I've lowered the front with 2. However, it looked just right, especially with that candy apple-red steering wheel drawing most of the focus.
After a few hours watching YouTube videos, Tinman confidently rebuilt a 305, which had been traded for two nitro-powered, remote control cars. His friend, Adam Provencher, is a carpenter and constructed the floor. We can picture the truck pulling that teardrop, letting other drivers get the full effect of the full-of-surprises C10 when it passes them on the highway. There are too many other small items to list. It may have taken five years, some studious CraigsList browsing, two motors and a couple transmissions, but the Lab Rat was finally complete.
Greg says not everybody notices it, and it takes a while for the ones who do. Auto Meter Pro-Comp Ultra-Lite gauges fill a billet dash panel. This gleaming, powerful Chevy needed a decent suspension setup to start boogying down the road. Rear bed is a custom 1988 step bed. Not asking for too much attention, but having plenty of character for those who know, the Lab Rat is likely to be a big hit on main streets and at car shows for a long time.
The 350-inch small-block is naturally aspirated with a single Holley 770-cfm four-barrel carburetor on an aluminum dual-plane intake manifold. All new glass and power windows. Front disc brakes and dropped spindles. A final glance in your rearview mirror reveals a hooded skull, grinning back at you from the front of the hood. The worn-out, slightly damaged Chevy belonged to a friend who owed Greg some money. I am is not affiliated with any vehicle transport company. Greg spent seven hours choosing planks to match the grain.
When his son Jeff, now in his 20s, and a bunch of buddies scrambled into the never-loaded bed and nothing rubbed, Greg knew his C10 was built right. The motor and transmission have less than 200 miles on them since being built. But a closer look reveals another surprise usually missed at first glance—faint skulls painted in each of the triangular flame splits. By bidding you indicate you have reviewed all the information and are satisfied with the information provided. I purchased this truck in 1999 from a local Chevrolet Dealership. At the other end of the factory driveshaft is the factory rearend, with 3.
More than you were expecting? Runs and drives super nice. The transmission was was sent to G-Force Transmissions in Pennsylvania and is now rated for 600 hp. Only one hundred bucks were needed to get the bits necessary for the rebuild, and along with the V8, he got an engine hoist and a stand. The stock Chevy Turbo 400 was kept in place. Upon closer inspection, the bed box was too rusted to salvage, so he shaved the steps and the tailgate, and used a little ingenuity to keep the project moving along. Exhaust travels through 3-inch pipes and 16-inch Cherry Bomb mufflers, before exiting though quadruple pipes below each bed step. Not breaking the bank by any stretch.
Sold as is where is No warranty expressed or implied buyer responsible for any shipping charges. The details like shaved door handles and trim pieces, smoothed driprails, and Hagan headlights might get overlooked, but they clean up the sheetmetal. The engine is a 350 c. It has a Camaro T-5 5 Speed Transmission with an S-10 conversion. Stake pockets have been filled, with the left rear pocket converted to a fuel fill tube with a motorcycle gas cap. The truck was a one owner with 65,000 miles when we stared on it 20 years ago.
The front end was shelved for the moment to access the motor. Powder coated 327 engine runs strong, Old Air Products air conditioning, Gentex review mirror, Panasonic radio, AutoLoc key less entry system, Ceramic coated headers, Whelen intake manifold, Edlebrock carb. Actually, the original plan was to build a stocker. Tinman put together his own box, trading labor for materials; this kept the build tab right around the thousand-dollar-mark for the moment. The bed floor is African zebrawood.
At car shows, spectators will discover those faces and come back in a few minutes with their friends to surprise them. As you pull alongside, the flames increase on the doors and front quarters, flowing from their starting place on the hood. And when car show crowds started gathering around the truck, he knew it looked right. Far from mangy, this Rat is classically-clean, and only with the massive axe handle giving this a quintessential rat rod touch, the Lab Rat is a perfect blend of presence and understatement. Past 3 years rarely driven garage kept. The Chevy was completed in early 2012.
The aluminum radiator is from Be Cool. . Buyer will be solely responsible for making arrangements and payment for vehicle transport. Has Vintage air and heating. Naturally, the bed was pulled, then the interior stripped.