I was searching the Reader"s Rides ar of www.sporttruck.com, when i witnessed an "00 Silverado truck through an Hd hood and also a "68 grille grafted come the front. After looking at the picture and trying to number out just exactly how the owner go the work, i determined to call the guy and get the information straight from the horse"s mouth. I fired turn off an e-mail, hoping to just get some details and was happily surprised once the owner told me he had taken a bunch that photos along the way. As shortly as i heard there to be documentation the the work, the story adjusted from a single image and a few words to this technical article. Yes, folks, you read that right; this story was discovered on ours website, therefore make sure to gain your cool stuff up. You never understand who might contact you.

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The gentleman in question is chris Redmond native Marshall, Texas. The is a artist by trade and also has been functioning on this truck because that a while. He had actually the truck in a mild practice state when he backed into a little pole concealed in his remote spot. That little mishap to the ago of the truck to be the spark the lit the fire ~ above the front-end conversion.


Like many of us in the world, kris doesn"t have a shop the his own, therefore he inquiry Eric Nichols, owner that Certified Collision in his house town, for a tiny shop space. Being an ultra-nice guy and also a great friend of Chris, Eric offered up some an are in his shop. After gaining the tailgate and roll pan straight again, through the aid of friend Rob Robinson, kris went on the hunt for the sheetmetal. Chris scored the totality frontal area of a "68 Chevy van from his local wrecking yard and brought it back to Certified Collision to begin the grafting process.


Now there is no manual on how to execute something choose this, for this reason Chris and also crew just went for it. They started by stripping off the grille, bumper, and also anything else in the front of the truck, for this reason they might see just exactly how much it was going to take to blend lines the are an ext than 30 year apart. After everyone agreed it would certainly work, the cutting, welding, and smoothing began. Chris finished up sacrificing two bed sides, a role pan, and also the "68 clip to finish this swap, and also it was well worth it in the end-or should we to speak front end?


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Classic Style!A New, Old GrilleHere is the "68 Chevrolet C10 sleep Chris bought from a wrecking garden perched in former of his "00 Silverado. As you deserve to see, this grille isn"t just going to drop in place. Not just was it also wide, but it didn"t function the very same curve follow me the hood area together the new truck. Chris did a many work to gain it in, and the complying with images will present how he stitched it every together.


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See all 16 photosFront Clip: Cut and also Paste1. To start, every little thing that to be being replaced was ripped turn off the Chevy so kris could complete the front fender opening. The bumper on these trucks is what completes the fender opening, and since Chris will certainly not be reinstalling the factory bumper, something had to be done. Chris provided the behind lower part of fenderwell from a donor bed. He provided a "99-"06 bed because that a the majority of the small sheetmetal parts for this job-good point he had one lying around.

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The last WordChris finished the task by coating the brand-new sheetmetal v a red and black two-tone paintjob. Chris" idea is awesome, and I think he has produced something entirely one-off and cool. This is what I observed on the Reader"s Rides section of www.sporttruck.com and also why ns contacted him. Kris wanted to litter a special thanks to Eric Nichols, owner of Certified Collision, because that the shop space, and Rob Robinson because that the bodywork help. If friend have any kind of questions for Chris around his work-related or his truck, send the an e-mail.