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For Marty Green, the Devil is in the Details

by Scott Mason

We’ve all seen the “I’d rather be driving my ___” bumper stickers stuck to the hind end of glorious beaters in any given neighborhood across the land. If you’re ever in Northeast Ohio and see a Snap-On truck driving around with an “I’d Rather Be Driving My Supercharged C10” bumper sticker, that’s our buddy, and Snap-On Distributor, Marty Green, and that sticker means business. 

“When I was just a little guy, my father had a ‘71 C10 that he bought brand new. He used it for his propane business. I always wanted one like it, but updated with today’s technology and creature comforts.” To say Marty was on the lookout for the perfect ‘71 would be an understatement. The search went on and on until lightning struck. “I was at the Goodguys event in Charlotte, North Carolina, when I saw the truck. It was an original 400 big block, Cheyenne Super with air conditioning. It was a previous Super Chevy show winner and a really nice truck. I fell in love, purchased the truck, and took it home.”

For a lot of guys, that would be the end of the story. Find your dream truck, put it in your pocket, live happily ever after. Marty Green ain’t that guy. “On the way home from Charlotte, I dropped the truck off at Porter‘s Toy Barn in Wheeling, West Virginia, for a few small touches. Little stuff to bring the truck up to my standards. While I was there, Chris Porter (my good buddy and owner) took me for a ride in his ‘67 C10 that he had just installed an LSA supercharged engine in. It goes without saying that I was instantly hooked and wanted to do an engine swap in my new truck.”

 Now that the hook was set, Chris Porter took the reins and began an 18-month transformation on Marty’s Cheyenne. “One thing lead to the next, and things got out of control quickly. We completely tore the truck apart in the first week and started a pro touring-style build.” Wanting to put together something that he could simply jump in and drive anywhere, at any time, Porter helped guide the parts selection and the two developed a game plan for how the truck would look once the build was complete. “Our goals were pretty straightforward. 650 horsepower, extremely comfortable cockpit, a suspension that wouldn’t beat you up on a 500 mile road trip, and classic good looks. When we pulled the cover off to reveal the finished product, I’m confident that we nailed every one of those goals. Marty was over the moon with the truck, and that’s really the most important piece of all of this.”

The parts list is extensive with items from the best in the business. And everything on Marty’s truck works in perfect harmony to create a great driving experience. “I sometimes have guys telling me it should sit lower, or have bigger wheels, or this that and the other. I’ll be honest with you – I’ve been there and done that. In my eyes, it’s all about the balance that makes this truck perfect to me. Every time I sit in that driver’s seat and hit the road, I’m reminded of my father. I don’t want a rough riding, temperamental truck to cut those times short. My time is precious, and with Chris Porter’s help, I’m able to enjoy this Cheyenne to its full potential.”


  • 2012 Camaro ZL1 LSA Supercharged 6.2L
  • Mighty Mouse catch can
  • Tuned by Big 3 Racing
  • Airaid cold air kit
  • Holley cast aluminum valve covers with Billet Specialties adapters
  • Wegner Motorsports front accessory drive 
  • Griffin aluminum radiator
  • Powermaster alternator
  • Speartech wiring harness
  • MSD spark plug wires
  • Speed Engineering 1-7/8” stainless steel headers
  • Custom 2.5” stainless exhaust system with Borla Pro XS mufflers by Street Machinery
  • 4L80E transmission
  • Circle D billet torque converter, 2600 RPM stall
  • Lokar shifter
  • Derale transmission cooler with 8” electric fan
  • Moser 9” rear axle with 3:73:1 ring & pinion
  • 4-link rear suspension
  • Ridetech coil-overs, front and rear
  • Wilwood 14” front, 12” rear rotors and 6-piston (front) and 4-piston (rear) calipers
  • No Limit rack & pinion
  • Wilwood master cylinder with hydroboost
  • Billet Specialties pedals
  • Ididit steering column
  • Modified front control arms with heim joints
  • No Limit 16-gallon fuel tank with Aeromotive A1000 fuel pump and -08AN plumbing
  • Budnik Muroc IV SKO series wheels, 20x10/20x11
  • Nitto NT555 tires, 275/45R20 & 295/50R20
  • Ring Brothers hood hinges
  • United Pacific LED headlights and taillights
  • Shaved firewall with Vannatta Fab panels
  • RAD Machine custom billet badges
  • Custom carbon fiber inner fenders and radiator support filler
  • Natural oak bed with flush mount fuel filler
  • Body and paint by Tony Eden of Bellaire, Ohio
  • Restomod Air Membrane insulation in cab
  • Restomod Air climate control system
  • Budnik Boost steering wheel
  • Billet Specialties handles
  • Snowden seat in red leather by Porter’s Toy Barn
  • Stock style red interior components from Brothers
  • Shout out to Chris Porter of Porter’s Toy Barn in Wheeling, WV, for the full build

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