Truck Of The Week: Dan Verot’s ’80 C20 Powered By ’08 LMM Duramax

It is a new week and you know what that means, a new truck of the week. I’ve found a truck a little outside of the box and honestly, I’m glad. So here is my thing. A lot of you, or at least I think, don’t want to spend the money on a brand new truck. So what is there to do? Find an older truck that you can fix-up, right? Well, yes. Unless you’re Dan Verot. Then you go all-out. Verot recently posted up on a Facebook page about his nearly finished build and it is immaculate.

At first, I thought this was a for sale ad given the quality of the truck and the attention it was getting online, but it was merely him showing everyone the work he has put into this truck, and honestly, good on him for it. He’s done a great job on it. What you see here is a concoction of multiple vehicles layered into one.

What you’re seeing is a 1980 Chevrolet C20 body that has been completely redone and restored to perfection. While the body was being removed and restored, Verot found a 1989 1-Ton Frame to use for the body. Fast forward years later, he’s got a chassis that needed a powerplant. Here comes the best part. He’s re-powered this truck with an LMM Duramax and a built six-speed Allison transmission out of a 2008 truck.

Who else wishes they were cruising into town with this?

As you can see, no expense was spared from top to bottom. According to his post, this build was done over two and half years and my was it worth the wait. Even on the interior, he’s gone all-out with upgraded gauges and interior paneling, seats, etc. On the exterior that luscious red paint and a fresh coating in the bed.

Left and right, top to bottom, this truck is insane. Nice job on the build, Mr. Verot.

All I can say is thank you for taking the time to share this online and I hope you guys like this truck as much as I did. If you could put together an old truck like this, what would you use? It is nice seeing someone going outside of the box and not doing another Cummins-swap. I understand they’re popular but these diehard GM fans get it. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

 

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Artie Maupin

Artie Maupin is from Southeast Missouri and has an extreme passion for anything diesel. He loves drag racing of all kinds, as well as sled pulling competitions.
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