Currently Al Corona is a diesel mechanic, but back when he was a refrigerator technician at Thermo King he spotted this 1972 C10 at the neighboring meat company parking lot. Al and a coworker walked over to take a closer look. They found the truck to be very well maintained. Al told his coworker that if he ever had the chance to own a truck like it, he would jump on the opportunity. A few months later the truck owner was pulling the truck into the warehouse for storage when he asked Al if he knew anyone interested in buying it? “Yes,” Al quickly replied, “I do.” He was the second owner and had the truck since high school but decided to sell it because he was buying the meat company from his boss and needed the extra money. They made a quick deal and signed the paperwork the next day.
The build started right away and it became a street truck with wheel and airbag suspension. Two years later Al broke the truck down and rebuilt it to be a full show truck. The rebuild began with Corona Custom’s rebuilding the 355 and then having Kreative Koncepts lay the candy paint and tribal patterns throughout the hood, sides, and tailgate. Horacio Ramirez added slash-style stripes with a chameleon candy. Everything that he was able to unbolt was taken to Moreno’s Polishing for the chrome treatment. Prime Time Interiors did the upholstery and Sounds Unlimited did the sound system. Al said that if he had to do it over again he would have gone with a less-is-more approach.
1972 Chevrolet C10 Cheyenne
355-cid with tall polished aluminum center bolt valve covers, Chevrolet Performance air filter with K&N filter, chrome Summit alternator, chrome Summit high-torque mini starter, Edelbrock endurashine vortech intake, Holley 750cc double-pumper carburetor, HEI ignition, red Taylor 8mm spark plug wires, Flowtech ceramic-coated headers, MagnaFlow exhaust system, and Optima red-top battery
Billet grille by Classic Industries, House of Kolor candy black and candy red tribal patterns
Firestone airbags, MIC air compressor, and 10-gallon tank
2002 Silverado seats wrapped in red and black leather with a Grant steering wheel
Sony head unit with two 1,000-watt Sony Xplod amps and an 800-watt one to power the two 6×9-inch, two 6 1/2-inch mids, and two 12-inch subwoofers
candy red and black 20×9 Sinister wire wheels with 245/35R20 Pirelli tires