Tim Childers’ 1968 Chevy C10
Oooh! Aaah! That was our first reaction when we laid eyes on Tim Childers’ 1968 Chevy C10 built by Jason Mode and his team over at New Creations in North Carolina. It was like hearing a great new song for the first time.
It’s been said that writing a rock and roll tune is one of the hardest tasks of a songwriter. Why? Because every musical hook has been mined over the years and it’s hard to dream up something new when it’s all been done before. Same thing with 1967-72 GM pickups. It isn’t easy to break the mold. Jason and his team understood this implicitly and built Tim’s truck with the goal of not straying too far from the basics, but letting the stance, color, and details do the talking.
Starting with a C-notched factory frame, New Creations added a custom-built suspension with a combination of in-house and off-the-shelf QA1 components. Wilwood brakes were added all the way around, cocooned in big U.S. Mags rims and Pirelli rubber. A staggered set of 20s up front and 22s in the rear create the right look.
A body-color 475-horsepower LS1 was dropped in with K&N induction, FAST intake, and a CVF Racing accessory drive system. Stainless shorty headers lead to a custom exhaust and Black Widow mufflers, which flank the 4L60E transmission.
The truck was riddled with the tin worm when it was brought in, so Jason and his team fixed what they could and replaced what they couldn’t. The truck appears mostly stock, but with the C-notched frame, they had to raise the bed floor four inches and they added New Creations’ custom gas filler that relocates the stock position to behind the left taillight. The custom PPG Diamond Blue Pearl and Stone two-tone paint job echoes OEM buts takes it up a notch.
The interior has triple-stitched seats, door panels, and a custom steering wheel. Premium components like Dakota Digital gauges, Vintage Air, and Lokar pedals were also added. Look closely and you can see the custom shifter that pops out of the bottom seat cushion, a nice touch.
New Creations performed every aspect of this build under one roof. If you’ve ever built a car, this is quite a feat. The truck took about two years to complete and has garnered much attention and media coverage.
Tim is one lucky guy. Not only does he have a bitchin’ 1968 Chevy C10, he’s also busy showing the truck and collecting awards. Congrats to Tim and the great work from New Creations!
Photos by John Jacksom