"Great People, Quality Service!" is the city of Mesa, Arizona's slogan, and Lupe Aguayo, proud owner of this '69 Chevy C10, can attest to its validity. The Organic-Green-and-Silver longbed was given the royal treatment, from the custom bodywork to the dual exhaust to the tires, all of which was completed within the confines of the city.
For starters, this chassis is no mere steel skeleton capable of holding an engine and suspension components, although it does that, too. Installed in Mesa, Arizona, by Lupe and Chassis Tech, this lowered Chevy is comprised of a cornucopia of Chassis Tech components, including the front suspension, with 2-1/2-inch drop pocket control arms and 2-1/2-inch lowered coils, and the rear suspension, with a 4-inch coil and 1-inch block spacer to get the big ship down low. Thanks to Discount Tire in Mesa, the Fleetside slithers on Boyd Coddington 20x9-inch Smoothies encased in Pirelli P Zero 245/35R20s in the front and BC 20x10-inch Smoothies wrapped in P Zero 285/30R20s in the rear.
The '69 Chevy engine is no bare-bones stock pony. The Edelbrock 650-cfm carburetor, Hooker 2-1/2-inch headers, and Flowmaster 2-1/2-inch stainless exhaust, the latter of which was installed by Trinity Customs in Mesa, are testament to that. Oh, yeah, and the motor was dynoed at almost 400 hp - not bad for a pump-gas Mouse. The drivetrain includes a Turbo 350 tranny with a shift kit, which was completed by Cottmans, also located in, of course, Mesa. The 12-bolt posi rear axle with a final drive ratio of 4:10 completes the system.
The Chevy longbed's exterior is a sea of green and silver, punctuated by Chassis Tech's billet mirrors and grille, CT's steel roll pan, CT's chrome bumper, and Harley Diamond tails. Al Wilkie of Mesa used his palette to brush the '69 Chevy with House of Kolor's Organic Green Pearl and Silver. HOK's Gray Ghost flames heat things up, while all-new original molding trim keeps things cool.
Peel your eyes away from the exterior and you notice the late-model '98 Silverado bucket seats behind the Colorado Custom flamed billet steering wheel. Gray-cloth upholstery, black carpeting, and a two-tone custom dashboard liven things up, while the tinted windows installed by Frank's Custom Window keep things incognito. The tunes come courtesy of a 180-watt Aiwa head unit with Infinity speakers installed by Jason Weinstein of Louder Than You Car Audio of Mesa.
Thanks to the good folks in Mesa, this is one cool C10. In fact, this '69 Chevy is so cool that, maybe, just for a second, you might not feel that hot Arizona sun beating down upon your brow.