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Joe had the motor in the truck gone through and added a milder Comp Cam to the Chevy 454. It has an 11:1 compression ratio with a Holley 770 Carb and an MSD Ignition. The valve covers and breather cover were customized using the glove box emblems from a C10 to add some detail and are highlighted by a custom chrome molding that follows the center line on the hood. The motor sits on Brother's Big Block Motor Mounts and has a billet full serpentine belt kit. The transmission is a 350 Turbo with a 2800 stall and B&M shift kit. The rearend is a 12 bolt with 3.73 gears from Summit Racing. The truck rolls on Billet Specialties 20- and 22-inch rims cut specially to fit the truck, and they are wrapped in low profile BFG tires.

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Comment by Joe Crump Jr on March 14, 2012 at 6:51pm

Thanks Todd and Jack for the positive comments! We are looking forward to show season!

Comment by Jack R. Davis on March 14, 2012 at 12:46pm

Beautiful! An absolute jewel!

That is very close the color I want to put on my '87 Silverado.

Comment by Todd Holbrook on February 25, 2012 at 3:24am

  the exhaust tip finishes a fantastic job.

Comment by Joe Crump Jr on February 23, 2012 at 6:17pm

Joe - I first bought a universal set from Brother's - the glass was geat but the channles was a little loose and had some movement. Ball's Customs (supplies Brother's) is the way to go. Here is there website - thanks for the kind comments. I didn't do the work - Goolsbys Customs are very creative and we worked our ideas out together!

Comment by Joe Martin on February 23, 2012 at 3:28pm

Very nice, enjoyed the build photos. You have good taste and sence of what goes together. Thanks for going through the trouble & posting all your harrd work to share in the gearhead world.

Comment by Billy Underwood on February 23, 2012 at 12:23am
Hey Joe great truck, I wanted to pick your brain about the one piece glass power windows, is it a kit or did you build it from scratch. Any information will be very helpful. Thanks
Comment by Gilbert Quinones on February 21, 2012 at 8:25am
That is a thing of beauty Ican't ever get tired of seen and admiring engines like this one awesome and so clean. Great job.
Comment by james l turner on February 20, 2012 at 7:35pm

Hey JOE man just to have your name on the title of this jewel is enough said. 

Comment by Joe Crump Jr on February 20, 2012 at 6:13pm

Todd - The are stainless by Morgan Performance - they run all the way to the back, around the fuel cell to the custom tip where the tag should go. Goolsby's flipped the bumper to allow for the tip at the botttom of the bumper. I will post a couple of pics.

Comment by Todd Holbrook on February 20, 2012 at 7:08am

WOW  what a nice ride!     I truely like the way you did it up. does the exhaust go all the way back or does it stop at the differential?     Great job.

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