To paraphrase Van Gogh, Art is a creative way to express that which does not fit into words. 1 Off Garage expresses this idea through creating restomods. In this family-owned business, John Sr. is the master mechanic and his son, John Jr., is the artist who body works, paints and airbrushes; his daughter, Jennifer, creates and sews interior, and his wife Bonnie, scrapbooks (documents) the builds.
This build is a ground-up restomod 1965 Chevy C10 stepside pickup truck. It is powered by a balanced and blueprinted 383, fuel-injected engine, with a 700R4 overdrive transmission. The truck is on air ride suspension and includes four-wheel disc brakes, power steering, power brakes, and a 12-bolt limited slip rear-end. The exhaust is custom ceramic coated. The build was then converted to 5 lugs and set on 18×8 and 20×10 American Racing wheels.
The truck bed and gas tank, along with many other parts, were purchased at LMC Truck. The LED tail lights were frenched into the fenders along with the gasfill. The oak planks were painted candy blue. The exterior and interior was painted with a modified GM Metallic Gray. Airbrushed graphics were added to the hood, the tailgate and the console. Another detailed touch of carbon fiber airbrushing was added on the radiator support braces in the engine compartment. Stainless steel hardware was used throughout.
The two-tone interior was sewn in diamond stitching. The headliner is diamond stitched along with the seat insets for added detail. An old set of Recaro seats that were fixed and recovered. The kick panels and door panels were covered to match the design. Vintage Air, USB ports, backup camera, power windows, Dakota Digital dash, tilt steering column and cruise control were included to modernize the interior.