It’s early September and that can only mean one thing. We’re only a few short weeks away from the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fact of the matter is, when you think SEMA truck builds, you’re thinking about trucks that are very tall, very wide, and not exactly usable. If you’re making it out to the show, you need to check out the United Pacific booth where the latest Johny G build will be showcased.
The build? A patinated 1966 Chevrolet C10 pickup truck with some flash on the outside and under the hood. I’m sure some brand-loyal Chevrolet owners will bite their tongue’s on this one, but the powerplant is one of Cummins’ latest projects, the R2.8-Liter Cummins engine.
This little 2.8-Liter engine cranks out a whopping 161-horsepower and 310-lb-ft of torque. That doesn’t seem like a ton, but for a fun, cleaned up street truck, it will be perfect in my opinion. This Morgan Youngberg-owned truck rides on a custom chassis and is known to be the first application to be used and powered by this engine.
“United Pacific is very excited to show Johny G’s latest C10 vision and share the growing enthusiasm for classic trucks,” said Jai Baek, United Pacific’s marketing and creative director. “It is a great example of what’s possible with imagination, creativity, attention to detail and the right parts for the build.”
The trucks’ short bed, big window body style was a job done by Metalox Fab based out of Arizona. In the beginning, the C10 was a rust-free, unrestored long-bed, small window model. Even though the configuration has changed, the C10 still obtains the carefully-preserved original green and white paint job and is going to looks mighty fine under the lights of the SEMA Show. Riding into the show, the C10 will be fitted with a pair of 22-inch Bastille Concave U587 US MAG’s wheels and wrapped in Lexani tires.
“We have used United Pacific parts for years because they offer a variety of needed items for any C10 truck and the sheet metal parts are very high quality,” said Johny G. “They’ve anticipated the new parts builders and restorers need.” UP, which was founded by hot rodder and entrepreneur Major Lin nearly 40-years ago, supplied many of the exterior, interior, and other trim parts as well as lighting elements for this unique C10 build.
* Front and rear chrome bumpers and bumper bolts
* LED headlights
* LED sequential taillights, taillight housings, and taillight bezels
* Parking lights and bezels
* Outside door handle set
* Inside door handles and window cranks
* Interior rearview mirror
* Interior headlight switch rod and knob assembly
* Battery disconnect switch
Other Mods Include:
* Chassis: Boxed steel with C-notched frame rails by Porterbuilt Fabrication
* Suspension: Porterbuilt Fab front and rear drop members with frame stiffener and air-adjustable ride height
* Air management: AccuAir Suspension e-Level controller
* Transmission: Chevrolet Performance / Hydra-Matic 6L80-E six-speed automatic
* Rearend: 9-inch by Currie Enterprises
* Brakes: Four-wheel disc by Pro Performance (14-inch front / 13-inch rear with drilled/slotted rotors and C5 Corvette calipers)
* Wheels: US Mags Bastille Concave U587 22 x 8.5-inch (front) and 22 x 12-inch (rear)
* Tires: 235/30R22 front and 315/25R22 rear Lexani Tires
“As vintage C10s continue to increase in popularity with enthusiasts, United Pacific is committed to developing more products to help them build the truck of their dreams,” said United Pacific Industries’ Baek. If you’re into these styles of trucks, head on over to the United Pacific website here for more information. Stay tuned as we will bring you the latest and showroom updates on this build.