Tom Argue Built C10
Article from Hot Rod Magazine, June 2016
"...The build came at the right time because Argue was teaming up with Speed Tech Performance in St. George, Utah. The company was actively prototyping a new chassis designed to make an easy DIY upgrade for vintage trucks. The plan was for Argue to complete the custom body and join it to the new chassis in time to showcase the truck for Speed Tech at SEMA. ...They finished the work on the body just in time for the arrival of the new Speed Tech prototype chassis. Designed to be an easy, do-it-yourself installation that transforms an old C-10 into something right at home on a modern autocross, the reinforced rails hold a torque arm rear connected to a 9-inch Ford (3.90 gears and 31-spline axles). Tubular A-arms are used up front, and all four corners are stabilized with Viking coilovers. Guaranteed modern stopping power is assured by Wilwood 13-inch drilled and slotted rotors squeezed by six-piston calipers. Getting the chassis rolling are Forgeline MS3C forged wheels that combine a concave profile with a recessed 15-spoke design, 20 by 10 up front and 20 by 12 in the rear. Michelin Pilot Sport rubber, 295/30R20 up front and 335/35R20 in the rear, ensures a sticky contact patch."
"At this point, all the rolling chassis needed was motivation. With the SEMA deadline looming, the aftermarket came to the rescue again—GM’s Connect and Cruise crate powertrain system. These factory engineered engine and transmission combinations include the electronic control module, all wiring harnesses, and other key components, greatly simplifying the installation process and making it a great alternative when time is short. The team dropped the 525hp LS3 V-8, and 4L65E electronic four-speed automatic into the new Speed Tech chassis, giving the half-century old pickup a healthy dose of new millennium acceleration. The subtle body mods, quick and easy powertrain installation, and custom interior were the perfect way to showcase the new Speed Tech Performance chassis at SEMA."
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