Tim Tabb's Chevy C10.
Tim rides in style on the...
Tim rides in style on the factory bench, which was covered in a beige vinyl/tweed combo expertly stitched by Jeff Redding and Dan Lane of Expertise Auto Trim in Cincinnati. The two-man trim team also double-stitched the dash in vinyl and included a tweed insert that matches the graphic that appears on the tailgate. Tim aims his Bow Tie with the help of a LeCarra aluminum and vinyl wheel, and a Lokar floor shifter provides proper gear selection. Tims ears are kept placated by a Kenwood sound system he installed himself.
Out back Tim and his brother...
Out back Tim and his brother Dave installed a roll pan from East Coast Customs as well as relocated the gate handle to the inside of the smoothed tailgate. Wade Hughes of Cincinnati applied the Radar Blue over Wheatland Yellow two-tone, while Bill Roell of Covington, Kentucky, expertly handled the application of Candy Tangerine graphics shaded with Candy Red.
Tims truck rides righteous...
Tims truck rides righteous on a set of 15x7 front and 15x8 rear American Racing Torq-Thrust II wheels, which are wrapped in proper big n little attire with 215/75R15 Goodyear Weatherhandlers up front and 31x10.50x15 Sears Roadhandlers bringing up the rear. Suspension drop is courtesy of Belltech 3-inch drop spindles and 1-inch dropped coils up front, while a Belltech flip kit and C-notch provide the full 6-inch drop in the rear.
Some trucks, while seemingly flagrant in styling, are often subtler than they originally appear. Take Tim Tabbs Chevrolet C10 shortwide for example. At first glance, it appears to be an 87 model. It has the proper headlight/grille combo and the right hood, fenders, and bumper, but upon closer inspection, it becomes clear that this truck is not what you originally thought it was.
Thats what makes Tims truck unique. Its really an 80 with 87 front sheetmetal. Tim, an electrician from Cincinnati, decided that his truck needed a bit of updating so he changed the one thing that looked outdated on his truck. It was no easy task either; adding the 87 sheetmetal isnt a simple bolt-on procedure. After cutting the cowl to allow hinge mounting, and bobbing the front of the framerails to allow for the newer bumper, things began to fall into place for Tim and his brother Dave, who helped Tim throughout the buildup of his hauler. When the dust settled and the masking tape was peeled back, Tim revealed a truck he can really be proud of.
Owner Tim Tabb, Cincinnati, OH.
Vehicle 80 Chevrolet C10 Shortbed with 87 front sheetmetal.
Engine 80 Chevrolet 350ci V-8.
Transmission 69 Chevrolet TH350 auto.
Suspension Belltech 3-inch spindles, 1-inch coils, and Gabriel shocks in front; and a Belltech flip kit and C-notch in the rear.
15x7 American Racing Torq-Thrust II in front and 15x8 American Racing Torq-Thrust II in the rear.
Tires 215/75R15 Goodyear Weatherhandler in front and 31x10.50x15 Sears Roadhandler in the rear.
Paint Radar Blue over Wheatland Yellow with Candy Tangerine and Candy Red graphics.