If you’re as big a fan of C10 trucks as we are, then here is a book you really need to get for your collection: Chevy/GMC Trucks 1973–1987 How to Build & Modify. Author, Jim Pickering and CarTech brings building these trucks into focus, showing what it takes to make these special haulers so popular.
The pages are filled with information detailing modifications you can perform to put a modern spin on these classic haulers. He takes a deep dive into all the major systems in your Chevy truck and covers what can be done to turn your classic parts chaser into the modern hot rod that you want: a truck that’s fast, safe, full of curb appeal, and reliable enough to drive whenever and wherever you want.
These trucks were offered in massive numbers during the 18-year production run, and they are fairly easy to find. However, finding a good starting point, and mapping out a build plan is important. This book covers aspects such as; how to find a good starter truck, LS-power builds and installs, slammed air suspension and coilover systems, automatic and manual transmission choices (including a six-speed manual conversion), cooling system upgrades, safely adding a modern alternator to factory GM wiring, modifying a mechanical clutch pedal to use a hydraulic master and slave cylinder, making new fuel lines and brake lines to support fuel injection and big brakes, installing a four-link rear suspension system, fabricating an under-bed mount to hide air suspension components, building exhaust, adding LED lighting, interior restoration, and more.
If you’re building a Squarebody truck that you’d actually like to drive regularly, you have come to the right place. There has never been a more comprehensive, authoritative look at building a complete truck for street use that includes all the steps required to make it work.
This paperback book (ISBN: 978-1-61325-516-2) features 176 pages that are packed with 400 color photos and charts. This late-May 2020 release can be ordered for $36.95 (plus $6.95 shipping and handling if ordering three or fewer books) by calling CarTech at (800) 551-4754 or by clicking here.