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Gabe Sandoval / Kingwood, Texas

'83 Chevy C10

'71 327-cid Chevy motor, bored 0.030 over with 12.5:1 compression / vintage steel crankshaft from a '64 Corvette drag car / JE forged pistons with dome tops / Scat H-Beam rods / ported and polished camel-hump heads / Crane Cams 0.500-plus lift solid roller camshaft / Crane Cams roller rocker arms / ARP bolts / 2-inch billet cog pulley system / chromed alternator / Billet Specialties valve covers and wire looms / MSD 6AL ignition / ACCEL HEI distributor / MSD Super Conductor plug wires / ACCEL spark plugs / Painless wiring harness / Optima YellowTop battery / Edelbrock Performer RPM Air-Gap intake manifold / Holley 750-cfm double-pumper carburetor, Blue fuel pump, fuel regulator, and air cleaner / 1/2-inch stainless fuel lines with Earl's 1/2-inch AN fittings / 150-shot NOS nitrous oxide system / AFCO aluminum radiator with dual electric fans / CSR throttle cable brackets / Hedman shorty headers / dual Flowmaster two-chamber mufflers / Chevy three-speed turbo 350 / B&M 3,600-stall torque converter / B&M Shift Improver Kit / Hurst ratchet shifter / Chevy 10-bolt rearend with 3.73:1 gears
By: Simon Sandoval of Performance Automotive in Laredo, Texas

Front: 22x8.5-inch Intro Rally, with 4-1/2-inch backspacing
Rear: 22x10-inch Intro Rally, with 6-inch backspacing

Front: 265/35R22 Sumitomo HTR Sport H/P
Rear: 285/35R22 Sumitomo HTR Sport H/P

Front: DJM upper control arms / Belltech 2-inch drop spindles / Firestone 224C airbags / Gabriel shocks
Rear: Ekstensive Metalworks two-link with Panhard bar / Firestone 224C airbags / Gabriel shocks
Accessories: JAZ 16-gallon fuel cell / Harwood Pinto rack-and-pinion steering setup / GC 450-series valves / two Viair 380 compressors / 1/2-inch stainless steel hard lines / 7-gallon air tank
Chassis: Original frame cleaned and painted black / front crossmember notched and raised 2 inches / custom motor mounts / custom transmission crossmember / Ekstensive Metalworks step-notch in rear
By: Gabe Sandoval / Bill Carlton of Ekstensive Metalworks in Houston, Texas

Body Mods:
Shaved firewall, corner markers, door handles, key holes, driprails, cab seams, wipers, stake pockets, and factory emblems / Grant Kustoms tailgate and roll pan rear combo kit / '85 Chevy front clip / A-Affordable bedliner
By: Kustom Werx of Conroe, Texas

Custom Paint:
PPG Scarlet Red
By: Kustom Werx

Original bench seat upholstered in cloth and vinyl / original dash covered in vinyl with glove compartment and ashtray shaved / reproduction door panels with matching vinyl inserts / reproduction carpet kit / Auto Meter Ultra-Lite gauges / Billet Accessories Direct steering wheel and dash inserts / painted steering column
By: Gabe Sandoval / (upholstery) PC Auto Upholstery in Spring, Texas

Kenwood KDC-X879 head unit / 5-1/4-inch coax MB Quart speakers in dash
By: Gabe Sandoval


Special Thanks:
A very special thanks to his wife, Dina, children, Taryn and Kendall, for getting dirty in the garage, Simon Sandoval of Performance Automotive for building such a killer motor, Cory Scott of Kustom Werx for the paint and body, and thanks to Trey, Mike, and Bill for help and efforts.