We love what people are doing with their trucks these days, and Tony Davis’ 1970 Chevy C10 is no exception. Tony is from Greensboro, North Carolina, and has always been a gearhead.
“Ever since I was a kid I have been fascinated with Chevy trucks!” He told us. “I grew up helping my dad work on and customize his ’65 Chevy truck and ’69 Chevy Impala, and I enjoyed learning and getting a feel for turning wrenches.”
“Fast forward to today,” Tony continued, “and this is my 3rd ’67-’72 Chevy C10 truck and one of my favorites.” The truck was in great shape when Tony got it and he has only had to make a few small changes to get it to where it sits today and into a place where he is really happy with how it’s setup. “She’s as straight as an arrow and rust free, rides like a dream, and sounds awesome.” Tony is proud of his truck, and rightfully so.
He has named it “White Flame,” a fitting title given its white-hot custom look. It’s currently running a small-block 307 cubic-inch engine with a mild camshaft. He is planning a 383 cubic-inch or 5.3-liter LS swap here in the near future, but he hasn’t made up his mind just yet. The 307 cubic-incher is followed up with a turbo-350 transmission with a shift kit and a 12-bolt 3.73:1 geared rearend. Tony is also making use of a set of Flowmaster 40 series mufflers for great sound and healthy breathing on his motor.
The bed has been professionally sprayed with an extra thick layer of bedliner and the underside of the truck has also been painted black to complete the look top and bottom. For wheels he’s using 18x8s in the front and 18×9.5s in the back with front disk brakes to help with stopping power.
The interior has also been fully upgraded and now boasts new bucket seats, carpet, console, door panels, radio, kick-panel speaker pods, and sun visors. He also has a new Dakota Digital VHX gauge cluster installed to round out the look. After all, he’s going to be spending quite a bit of time looking at the instruments, so they might as well fit the rest of the truck.
Tony reached out and shared his ride with us, so you should do the same and send us a couple pictures and the backstory on your car or truck. Tony is a success story and you could be too. All it takes is an email. If you love it, odds are good that we will too and you might just see it here as one of our Street Features. Still a work in progress? Now worries, we’d always like to see a project for our What Are You Working On series.