1978 Chevy K10 CUSTOM 4x4 ONE OF A KIND

1978 Chevrolet C/K Pickup 1500

Make: Chevrolet
Model: C/K Pickup 1500
Type: Standard Cab Pickup
Year: 1978
VIN: ckl148f316500
Color: Orange
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4wd
Interior color: orange
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
4-Wheel Drive

Description for Chevrolet C/K Pickup 1500 1978

This truck is truly "one of a kind". Chevy K10 1 ton Big Block!!!!! I would not think of parting with it but I am moving to Alaska and cannot take it with me. I have spent countless hours piece by piece restoring this hot rod. The truck has been rebuilt bumper to bumper in its entirety. The list of replace/upgrades are as follows: the truck originally had a small block 305 in it and was a1/2 ton with 1/2 tonaxles and suspension. I replaced the 305 with a 1973 454 Chevy Big Block out of a Chevelle SS. I then had the motor disassembled down to the bare block. I sent the block out to be cleaned and magna-fluxed with the heads as well. The block has been bored out .030over. It is now a 461 Big Block Chevy.

This 454 has been built into a full blown all out racing engine! The following has been done to this 454: It has a forged crankshaft and has been machined .010" on each of the journals for an absolute perfectly smooth surface. The bearings are Calico coated race bearings throughout. Block has been align bore honed. Rotating assembly has balanced to the specs of a race engine. Rods are forged steel. Pistons are flat topped with valve reliefs. The engine has been studded with ARP studs top and bottom as well as every part in this engine has been assembled with ARP high tensile strength bolts. Engine has been outfitted with a deep sump truck oil pan to accommodate additional fluid capacity. The block of course has been decked.

The heads of this engine are matching heads and are 781 heads. One the absolute best oval port streets heads available from Chevrolet. The heads have been gone through in their entirety. The heads are port matched port and polished bowl in the combustion chamber has been done hardened stainless steel valves have been installed hardened valve seats and valve guides have been installed. The valves had a 3 angle valve job with a 45 degree back cut for superior performance. Harland Sharp roller rockersroller lifters. Howard's Camshaft and springs installed. The cam is a 588 lift cam that has been degreed for optimal throttle response and power. Chromoly push tubes installed. Billet steel timing chain andtiming gear installed.Heavy duty Hays clutch installed. heavy duty flex plate installed. High torque starter. New Saginaw power steering pump. New100 amp alternator installed Taylor race spark plug cables installed. high performance spark plugs. Hooker competition headers. 3" outlet true dual 3" exhaust through flowmaster super10 mufflers.Stage 3 high rise intake manifold from edelbrock installed. With a Holley 830 double pumper 4 barrel carb to fuel this monster. Carb has been fully rebuilt and tuned. The distributor is a MSD street fire HEI. It is high speed. Valve covers are high quality Chevrolet "tall" valve covers for the uprades in the heads. The roller rocker setup requires taller valve covers. Big block 502 air filter installed from Holley. Engine has aOptima red top battery for superior starting power and voltage supply to the truck. Radiator is a 4 core radiator that has been fully rebuilt. dual electric fans come with the radiator. fan switch already mounted inside.Tachometer is mounted on steering column with oil pressure coolant temp and voltage meters mounted as well. There has been so much work done to this engine and truck I will honesty not be able to list everything in its entirety.

The tires are brand new Hancook Dynapro Mud terrains. They stand 34" tall. Mounted on 16" 1 ton rims. the Tires are 33" x 12.50. The front axle is a Dana 60 kingpin straight axle and the rear axle is a Dana 70 HD axle. Both axles are Dually Axles. Axles have 456 gears in them. Suspension is a custom 4" suspension lift from Rough Country. No blocks added. All suspension.

The Transmission is pretty much bullet proof being that it is the SM465 tranny. 4 speed with the granny low or aka stump puller gear. It is the heaviest duty tranny Chevy ever put in any of their trucks. The transfer case is a NP205 transfer case. Also the heaviest duty transfer case available. The driveshaft has been rebuilt as well. Bigger joints bigger slip yoke.

Truck has brackets for adual tank if you so choose to mount a 2nd fuel tank on board for extra capacity.

Engine oil is Joe Gibbs racing oil. Best available.

New fluids of course are in the vehicle from bumper to bumper and have never seen any use. Yet.

Water Pump is a high volume flow pump. iron... Long pump.

Chevrolet Dip Stick for custom 461 BBC engine... of course

High Flow Holley Fuel pump

High Flow Oil pickup sump pump

Magnetic Drain plug installed

Front and Rear Diff Covers and Oil Serviced Transfer case and Tranny serviced.

GT steering wheel installed

Stainless steel Brake Lines from skyjacker installed

The list goes on and on......................

I have new seals bearings brakes for front and rear for future repairs as well as other parts for this truck. This truck was more than just a hobby of mine. I built it to be the biggest baddest most powerful truck around in Colorado for a K10. Please feel free to ask me as many questions in detail as you would like. I will gladly answer them truthfully to the best of my knowledge in what your asking me.

The 10 percent that is left to complete is. Front driveshaft needs adjusted to fit new length from transfercase to front axle Fuel tank needs installed. Rear axle needs a few studs installed for lug nuts. I have brand new studs for the entire truck just in case in the future I would have to replace a stud.

This Truck has had over30THOUSANDdollars invested into it............