In fact, it’s a different generation entirely, but it’s close enough that I’m going to undertake my first major customization.

My grandfather daily drove a 1976 Chevy C10 Scottsdale for 30 years before striking (black) gold and upgrading to a much more current Silverado. It’s been restored twice and still looks stunning.

I’m sure break down, paint stripping, and painting black will be easy enough. Matching decals will be tough with my shaky hands, but painting the bed slats brown for wood shouldn’t be too bad.

I feel like I should raise the ride height, just don’t know how. Need to find some more meaty real riders with some similar wheels too.


I’d like to give the finished product to him. Maybe for Christmas.