Yancey Taylor’s 1966 Chevrolet C-10: Perseverance with a Bed

Published December 18, 2014 by Kahn Media

To car enthusiasts, your first car was a symbol of freedom.  It gave you a way to explore the world beyond how far you could ride your bike and meant you didn’t have to rely on anyone else to get where you wanted to go.  It didn’t matter if you had a rusty jalopy that barely ran, a hand-me-down from the parents or an older sibling, or, if you were one of the lucky ones, something that was the envy of all of your friends.  Yancey Taylor definitely fits into the latter category as he was fortunate enough to receive a step-side ’66 C10 from his dad as a fifteenth birthday present.

Yancey only got to spend a few years with the truck before having to put it into storage when he joined the Marine Corps – where he served for nine years.  After shipping the truck out to his new home in Las Vegas, Yancey decided it was time to not just rebuild it, but improve it.  This included a new SBC with Vortec heads, 700R4 transmission, and of course a set of Hedman Hedders.  The truck was built by Divine One Customs in Henderson, Nev. and took a whopping 4,000 hours of work to complete.

Yancey brought the truck out to the 2014 SEMA Show where it wowed showgoers with its brilliant orange paint, beautifully detailed bed, and body color-accented wheels. Unfortunately, after the show an unfortunate oil leak stained the HTC-coating on his headers. So Yancey sent his headers in to our Whittier, Calif. shop for a recoat, and now his engine bay is flawless once again.

Read all about Yancey’s awesome Stepside C10 on the eBay Motors Blog here: http://www.ebaymotorsblog.com/1966-chevrolet-c10-stepside-giving-it-up-was-not-an-option/

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