1971 Chevy C10 is a Smooth, Strong and Sweet Classic Truck

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James DeMouy works with computers by day and turns into super auto enthusiast by night. The Houston, Texas resident works after work on his ultimate hobby, vehicle builds.

1971 Chevy C10 has Incubus Wheels and Toyo Tires
1971 Chevy C10 has Incubus Wheels and Toyo Tires

K&N custom air filter assembly and 383 stroker motor built by G-Force Motorsports
K&N custom air filter assembly and 383 stroker motor built by G-Force Motorsports
DeMouy is with his vehicles anywhere from six to eight hours every evening in a race shop he built from the ground up. “I love what I do,” said DeMouy. “I don’t sell my builds because I’ll never make the money or the time back that I put into each vehicle.”
Custom built dash modeled after designs from the early 1960s on 1971 Chevy S10
Custom built dash modeled after designs from the early 1960s on 1971 Chevy S10

Graphic leather seats and a right-hand drive Classic Inc. steering wheel are part of the Chevy C10s interior
Graphic leather seats and a right-hand drive Classic Inc. steering wheel are part of the Chevy C10s interior

He traded a 1996 Impala SS for his 1971 Chevy C10 and went to work. “We took it apart from there,” said DeMouy. “We shaved everything and put on a whole new frame. There is nothing stock on this classic full sized truck.”

The 383 stroker motor was built by G-Force Motorsports. “I installed a K&N air filter assembly and a K&N oil filter,” said DeMouy. “I wouldn’t use anything else. K&N makes the best stuff, performs great, has the right name and looks good.”

Everything from the interior was removed and Mike Henderson of Tin Shack started with a bare cab shell. “The interior alone took about five months,” said DeMouy. “Everything on the dash is custom built. It is modeled after designs from the early 1960s. We also converted it to right-hand drive.” Robbie Customs applied graphite leather to the seats and custom kick panels house the Alpine sound components.

Other modifications include:

Full air ride suspension and body dropped 5 inches
24 inch Incubus Wheels w/275/30/24 Toyo Tires
Kinetik batteries
MSD distributor
MSD Coil
Taylor plug wires
Slam Specialties airbags
Suicide doors
MagnaFlow mufflers
Summit slotted rotors
K&N air filter assembly
K&N oil filter
Hedman Headers
Carriage Works billet grille
Grant Kustoms roll pan
Precision Rods Rare LEDs
House of Kolor two- tone Black Diamond and antifreeze paint
Borgeson & Mullins RHD steering box
Classic Inc. flamed steering wheel
Billet Specialties polished steering column
Auto Meter Gauges
Air Zenith compressors
Alpine Head Unit
4-10 inch JBL Sto Sub Woofer
4 Sets of GTO 6 and a half inch Mids and Highs
3 1000.1 JBL Amps

DeMouy said he is currently tricking out a 2007 Hummer. In the meantime, his 1971 Chevy C10 will be on display in about twenty shows in 2009. The next one will be in Texas at the Tex Mex Custom Truck Show.

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