• 1979 Chevy C10 – Jason M.

Grandpas Truck

My Grandparents were farmers in north central Kansas,and when it was time for a new “going to town vehicle “, my Grandpa went to our local GM Dealer and fell in love with this brown and white 79 BIG 10. My folks lived on a farm as well, between grandpa’s and town and I recall the day that Grandpa stopped in with his new acquired truck. He was so proud of it. We lost my grandfather in 1983 and my grandma moved into town shortly afterwards. This was her only vehicle and she kept it inside and drove it to church and to the farm to do chores and mow,ect. We lost grandma around 2010 and out of 6 grandchildren I was the only one who was into cars ,especially Chevys. I asked to buy the truck and so I made sure that it was to be taken care of from that point on. It still has less than 95,000 original miles and that’s all original paint/body and interior. The original 350/4 bbl had a bad valve so I replaced it with a fresh 327. I had just put together for another slow moving project and the trans is still the original TH350 but with a TCI valve body and B&M torque converter. The truck runs quite well now with a solid cam, Dart intake, DZ302 heads and Holley carb. I still have all the pieces in case I was to go back to all original but this works for now. I enjoy taking it out for some cruising and to car shows but mostly I enjoy driving it around town with my kids knowing that my grandparents are smiling down at me.