Project C30 Crew, the world’s first 67-72 crewcab dually is now the official shop truck of C10 Source. Follow along as we cover the entire build process from purchase to completion.
Originally slated for a SEMA build last year, Project C30 Crew is on a different path now. While a SEMA reveal would have been amazing, the overall condition of the truck was poor. So, instead of cutting corners just to make a car show, the decision was made to go through the entire truck with a fine tooth comb and get it right the first time. When’s it’s finished, who knows maybe you’ll see it at SEMA.
The good news is… instead of squirreling the truck away and working on it for years before the world can see it, the truck is going to be rolling build. We’ll work on it piece by piece, drive it regularly, and attend many of the shows throughout Northern California. After all, getting together with friends, driving your projects or finished cars and going to shows is what hot rodding is all about, right?
THE BACK STORY
I’ve been into these trucks forever, way before there was a “C10” scene or even the C10 Club. I bought my first truck, a ’71 Cheyenne stepside back in ’97 and have owned quite a few since. I think this one is number 9 or 10.
Anyways, building a 67-72 crewcab dually has been a dream of mine as far back as I can remember. One I’ve always wanted to build, but just never had the time or funds to do so. Until about a 18 months ago. Here’s what happened…
One day while scanning c10 trucks on Instagram I stumbled across an image of a dually. Not a four door, but judging by the stance, definitely bagged and laying on a set of big Alcoa wheels. It instantly caught my eye. I searched high and low for more photos of the truck and finally found another picture that led me to the owners Instagram page. After scouring Daryl’s page for what seemed like hours, I sent him a “direct message” to see if it was for sale. A few hours later that little red bubble notified me of response. It was from Darryl, the message read “Actually, yes. I was just going to put it up for sale”. A phone call later to discuss the condition of the truck and price led to a meeting just four days away in Phoenix, where the truck was located. A short flight, a test drive and a handshake later, the truck was mine.
AT SISCOS FABRICATION
Prior to even making the trip to Phoenix, I called Brandon at Siscos Fabrication and made arrangements to drop the truck off with him in the event I did buy the truck. The previous owner was kind enough to trailer it over to the shop so Brandon and I could get down to business. The topic of course, building out the fourth door making the truck the first 67-72 crewcab dually. Mind you, this no simple task and one that should be left to a professional fabricator like Brandon, who had in fact, completed this a year earlier for SEMA. Do you remember the red “SS” four door?
After going over the details, talking shop and putting a plan in place, I left the Project C30 Crew in his capable hands, got on a plane and flew home to Northern California. Leaving the truck for someone else to complete the work was a first for me, I’ve always built my own cars at home. Another state and 800 hundred miles away didn’t help either, but I was excited to be building my dream truck and confident in Brandon’s ability.
That’s all for now. In the next installment of Project C30 Crew, I’ll share the story and process of what it takes to build a fourth door on one of these trucks. Until then, enjoy all the random pics of the truck prior to me buying it. Special thanks to Robby aka, AZCamber on Instagram for all the old construction pics.