As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Fix-a-Flat hired Formula Drift driver/builders Chris Forsberg and Dylan Hughes to perform a resto-mod resurrection on a 1970 Chevrolet C-10, which would be presented to its next owner in a national sweepstakes contest.
The work done, the keys have been handed to Danielle Early of Longview, Texas.
Vintage Chevy C-10s are a very popular choice for resto-modification, and what the experts do with such projects can be instructive for those considering updates of their own vintage trucks.
In the case of Fix-a-Flat, part of the mission was to use Duralast products from AutoZone and an Edelbrock Performance small-block Chevrolet 350cid crate engine.
But before any of that could be done, the team had to use some of the sponsor’s product to unflatten a tire on the donor Chevy.
The truck was stripped to its frame, which was powder-coated. The truck also was repainted in a yellow and white two-tone design.
Suspension and brakes were upgraded to heavy-duty C-20 parts “for better durability and braking power,” the new engine and transmission were installed, as were Magnaflow exhaust, Method alloy wheels and Nexen MTX Rodian tires.
The build also included a new interior with custom-grip Royal steering wheel and Rockford-Fosgate audio system.
You can watch the build process in a 12-part video series on the Fix-a-Flat website.