With Cummins power, blingy wheels, and an edgy interior, this work truck is a show car too.
The shop truck has traditionally been a hardworking thing that doesn't get a lot of love but gets the job done, but these days, it seems like tuning shops are realizing that these workhorses can also be a good way to market their work, and we're seeing more and more crazy truck builds by the month. The guys at South County Auto Salon could never settle for a standard Chevrolet Silverado 1500, so they opted for this; a Cummins diesel-powered 1963 Chevy C10 Dually pickup. Now we've seen some crazy Chevy C10s, and we've also covered a lot of wild Cummins-swaps, but this ride brings it all together in one big shiny package.
South County Auto Salon started with a 1963 Chevy C10 that it converted to a stock Chevy C30 chassis from the 1980s. With a solid base to work from, the team then added a set of massive 22-inch wheels in the front, 24-inch wheels in the rear, and an air suspension system that gives it that slammed look so many people love for some reason. The exterior also features bright chrome work, a trick white and silver paint job, and a wood-lined bed, which apparently gets covered with blankets when in use. The bodywork is clearly shaved in a couple of places, and we love the fact that it still has a functional tow hitch. The interior features red leather upholstery, brand new chrome, a massive shifter, and a modern sound system.
Under the hood, this badass truck sleeps a 5.9.-liter Cummins inline-six donated by an early 1990s Dodge Ram. This motor hasn't had too much work done to it, and the shop still plans to push it further performance-wise. For now, the truck remains untuned, and still runs the stock five-speed manual transmission, but with a bit of tuning and a lot more boost, this truck should see big power figures. It's cool to see that this creation is actually being used to work around the shop instead of sleeping under a cover and we hope that other aftermarket builders take the hint that a cool shop truck is the best billboard you can buy.