C/Tanium: Josh Spicer’s 1968 Chevrolet C10 by The Custom Shop

C/Tanium: Josh Spicer’s 1968 Chevrolet C10 by The Custom Shop

John Wargo of The Custom Shop has a history of impressive and mind-blowing SEMA builds over two decades, and we were thrilled to see him back this year with an incredible truck built for a customer named Josh Spicer. The job was simple enough: Spicer asked Wargo and The Custom Shop to produce a C10 like no one had ever seen. He provided The Custom Shop with the cab and chassis, and told them to go nuts.

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While Wargo got to work on designing and rendering to bring the vision to life, they stripped the truck down to bare metal. Once they had the truck’s rusty spots taken care of and the entire chassis cleaned up, shaved drip rails, flush glass, a stretched bed and tightened gaps were among the first priorities. The hood was treated to a ZL1-inspired hood scoop covered in copper weave carbon fiber, and a ZR1-style lexan window was put in to showcase the work beneath the hood even when it was closed. The Corvette-inspired style cues continued from there with Z06-style side scoops molded into the bed.

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The custom billet and copper carbon fiber bed floor is hooked up to a motorized mechanism that allows it to lift up and expose the custom frame beneath. The tailgate itself is also motorized, as is the active billet spoiler on top of it. Beneath that, a custom diffuser serves as an exit point for the custom exhaust system. That exhaust is routed from the P1X procharged Ohio Speed LS3 in the engine bay. Yeah, this thing is wild.

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Inside and out, you can see the expertise of Wargo and The Custom Shop on full display. From the audio install, to the lighting, and even the little details like the ghosted checkers and C10 silhouette hidden throughout the truck - everything about this build is the best that SEMA has to offer. We’re positive that Spicer is happy he chose this builder for his special project.

Photography by Chris Gosda (photosbycg13)


ESSENTIALS

Owner: Josh Spicer
Vehicle: 1968 Chevrolet C10

ENGINE

  • Ohio Speed LS3 engine
  • P1X procharger system
  • Hedman headers

EXHAUST

  • Pypes stainless steel exhaust w/ cutouts
  • Custom exhaust tips

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION

  • Custom frame
  • Watts Link four-link suspension system
  • Mitler Bros Hydroshox

EXTERIOR

  • Smoothed front bumper w/ air ducting
  • Shaved drip rails
  • Flush glass
  • Stretched bed
  • ZL1-inspired hood scoop w/ ZL1-style lexan window
  • Custom ground effects/skirts
  • Billet and copper carbon fiber motorized bed
  • Molded flares
  • Z06-style side scoops
  • Motorized custom tailgate
  • Custom motorized active spoiler
  • LED third brake light
  • Metra LED lighting
  • Custom silver-to-rootbeer fade paint job
  • Ghosted graphics
  • Smoothed cowl
  • Shaved wipers
  • Race Mesh stainless grille

INTERIOR

  • Apex Leather reupholstery
  • Custom lexan/aluminum/PVC interior
  • Custom gauge pods
  • Dakota Digital gauge cluster
  • Vintage Air A/C unit
  • Custom dashboard
  • Carbon fiber floor
  • Flaming River steering column
  • Lokar shifter
  • Billet pedals
  • Billet Specialties steering wheel
  • Custom floor mats
  • Custom headliner
  • One-piece door glass kit
  • Nu Relic power windows

AUDIO / MOBILE ELECTRONICS

  • Sony (10-inch touchscreen head unit, ES speakers, ES 10-inch subwoofers, GS4 amplifiers, GS100 amplifiers)
  • T-Spec wiring and connections

SPONSORS

  • Apex Leather
  • Ballistic
  • Cerakota Prizmatic
  • Composite Envision
  • C-Tek
  • Dakota Digital
  • Eddie Motorsports
  • Enduratex
  • Fairchild Weatherstrip
  • Flaming River
  • Good mark IND.
  • Hedman Headers
  • Heise
  • Holley Performance
  • Ispec
  • Install Bay
  • Lokar
  • MBM Brake booster
  • McGard
  • Metra Electronics
  • Nu-Relics Power
  • NGK
  • Ohio Speed Shop
  • Prizmatic powders
  • ProCharger
  • ProSpray
  • Por 15
  • Pypes
  • Radiantz
  • Sony Audio
  • Seat Belt Planet
  • Schotts Wheels
  • Stage 8 Fasteners
  • Shuriken Batteries
  • Spectra Performance
  • Thermotec
  • Toyo Tires
  • Tanks Inc
  • Vintage Air
  • Us Chemicals
  • Wilwood Brakes

PHOTO GALLERY

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