'84 C10 Pickup Self-Expression
Vehicles, trucks especially, have a root function: transportation. It's above and beyond the steel's fate to be more than that to anyone. A truck's life is usually filled with hardship and brutal conditions. A lucky small percent of these get the special treatment usually reserved for older generation cars. This is 18-year-old Jesse Coburn's second pickup. Unfortunately, the first one was totaled in an accident (yes, he was OK). Jesse's truck was an extension of himself, and he felt like he lost more than just transportation when his truck was declared a total loss. He quickly jumped back in the saddle and bought this '84 C10 for $400. The truck wasn't perfect, and needed a lot of work before it was worthy of daily driver duties. Fortunately, Jesse's family has been behind him the whole way, with dad teaching him the knowledge he needs to get it done.

Jesse has recently joined a local club called Midwest Tuning, and as the import theme implies, there are far fewer American muscle cars and trucks than any other breed. Jesse is hoping his finished project will draw more American cars to the club, and that everyone will appreciate everything that's out there.

By The Numbers

1984 C10 PICKUP
Jesse Coburn, 18 • Harrisonville, MO
ENGINE
Type: 350-inch small-block Chevy
Oiling: Moroso high-volume pump, 7-quart pan, Moroso evacuation system
Cylinder heads: aluminum Edelbrock E-street
Camshaft: COMP Cams 270H
Valvetrain: Proform gear drive, COMP lifters, 2.02/1.60-inch valves
Induction: Edelbrock RPM Air-Gap intake, 650-cfm Street Demon carb
Ignition: MSD Street Fire distributor and wires
Exhaust: Hooker Super Comp headers, X-pipe, and Flowmaster Super 40 mufflers
BODY/PAINT
Body: 4-inch cowl hood, billet grille to come
Paint: jet black
WHEELS/TIRES
Wheels: factory 15-inch steel wheels painted black
DRIVETRAIN
Transmission/shifter: 700-R4 automatic, TCI shift kit and lockout kit. 3,200-stall converter
Rear axle: GM 10-bolt housing, 4.10 gears
CHASSIS
Front suspension: 2.5-inch drop spindles, manual steering conversion
Rear suspension: 4-inch drop
Brakes: disc front