The goal was to get the '71 Chevy ready in time for the '07 GatorDrag show because it is the first major event in Cory's surrounding area. With a ton of hours spent working on the truck during the winter season, Cory finished it right on schedule to debut at the springtime show. As the truck made its first appearance, it was funny to watch the looks on showgoers faces when they came across this truck. You could see that they would first see it as a clean, original custom truck, and when they would notice all of the detailed paint, they were in a state of shock. In the end, Cory got exactly what he wanted out of this truck with its overall factory appearance. It's difficult to comprehend the effect that was pulled off with the trick paintwork, but with the right talent it was all possible to create.

The 411

Owner/hometown:
Cory Scott of Kustom Werx / Conroe, Texas

Year/make/model:
'71 Chevy C10

Engine/drivetrain:
350-cid small-block V-8 from a '76 Chevy truck / Edelbrock Performer intake manifold and 650-cfm carburetor / Hayden electric fan / Alan Grove Components Low Profile beltdrive brackets / custom-painted valve covers / Billet Specialties oval air cleaner / custom air scoop / HEI ignition / Interstate battery / Hedman headers / dual 2-1/2-inch exhaust with Flowmaster mufflers / Chevy Turbo 350 transmission / Ford 9-inch rearend
By: Cory Scott

Rims:
Front: 22x8.5-inch Intro Vista
Rear: 22x10-inch Intro Vista

Tires:
Front & Rear: 265/35R22 Nitto NT420

Suspension:
Front: Ekstensive Metalworks custom upper and lower control arms designed 1 inch shorter than stock for turning clearance and ability to tuck the wheels in the fenders when aired out / McGaughy's 2-1/2-inch drop spindles / Firestone 224C airbags / Monroe shocks
Rear: Custom triangulated four-link / Firestone 224C airbags / Monroe shocks
Accessories: GC 450-psi valves / two Viair 380 compressors / 3/8-inch copper hard lines
Chassis:Front clip Z'd 2 inches / custom 10-inch step notch / raised transmission crossmember / relocated trailing arm crossmember to mount upper four-link bars on / '97-'03 Ford F-150 leaf spring hangers welded to frame for lower four-link bars
By: Cory Scott

Body Mods:
Shaved side marker lights, original trim, tailgate handle, cab seams, keyholes, mirrors, and antenna / Brothers one-piece window kit for doors / custom fuel cap made from coolant filler / A Affordable color-matched bedliner / replacement grille from LMC truck / taillights sanded down and clearcoated to mount flush with the bed
By: Cory Scott

Custom Paint:
PPG True Blue and Greystone Metallic / custom airbrushed corner markers, emblems, and trim
By: (Paint) Cory Scott, Brandon Lowe, James Sexton, and James Sheridan of Kustom Werx / (Airbrush work) Pat Maxwell of Maxwell Designs in Magnolia, Texas

Interior:
Factory bench seat upholstered in leather and suede / factory door panels and visors covered in gray vinyl / dashpad dyed gray / Billet Accessories Direct Tuner steering wheel / dash and steering column painted to match exterior / LMC truck replacement carpet and headliner / Billet Specialties window cranks and door handles / Auto Meter gauges / Vintage Air performance air-conditioning system
By: Junior's Upholstery in Conroe

Audio/Video:
Custom Autosound factory replacement head unit / factory speakers
By: Cory Scott

Club:
Negative Camber

Special Thanks:
Short Dog for staying up late at the shop, Cory's dad, Brandon Lowe, James Sexton, James Sheridan, Mark Johnson, Scott Rupp, Alexis Dean, Billet Accessories Direct, and Bryan Stern of Intro Wheels