by Brian Goude

Welcome to 2008. Every now and then we like to take a look back at the wild and wooly past of the world of GM trucks. It’s refreshing to see where we’ve come from and, in a way, it shows where we are headed. That is, if you’re a deep thinker, I suppose.

Take Mark Bosak’s ‘67. This custom short-bed pickup was a 2008 Great 8 finalist at the Detroit Autorama and took First Place at America’s Most Beautiful Roadster show in 2009. It’s laid out on an Art Morrison chassis with a narrowed Ford 9-inch rear end and powered by a potent-for-the-time 350ci ZZ4 crate engine with a Weiand 144 series supercharger, while a 4-speed automatic transmission puts the power to the rear end. 

The interior features a custom one-off steering wheel to match the custom billet Jimmy Dean Gasser wheels, Italian leather seat upholstery, and door panels.

The exterior is finished in a custom two-toned metal flake candy paint job. The exterior and bed were chopped over 3-inches, and the front and rear fenders were pinched to create a smaller wheel well. The body modifications are extensive and continue with suicide doors and a completely shaved and molded body, along with flush-mount glass in the front and rear. The cowl was removed and the hood was extended to go all the way back to the windshield. A molded one-piece front end provides a seamless look while the bottom of the doors were extended to hide the rockers. The dash was smoothed and upgraded with Dakota Digital gauges, and the interior features a smoothed and painted floor inside the cab with engine-turned billet aluminum rails and wood slats to match the bed.

Take some time to look closely at the photos. The details are impeccable. Even if the styling isn’t totally up to date, it sure is fun to look at where we’ve been over the past 15 years since this truck debuted.

MARK BOSAK • ‘67 C10

  • 355 small block Chevy, four bolt mains, steel crank, & roller cam
  • Polished aluminum heads one off fuel injection with individual stacks
  • FAST computer w/Electric Automotive crank trigger
  • Custom exhaust with custom built Teflon exhaust hangers
  • Custom radiator w/integrated cooling fans/shroud
  • 2×4 Custom frame w/integrated body & bed mounts
  • Stainless steel independent front suspension with Shock Wave air bags
  • 9” Ford differential stainless four bars and Shock Wave air bags
  • Stainless steel airlines & fuel lines w/custom mounts
  • Stainless steel air tanks
  • Custom stainless gas tank
  • Custom left and right battery trays with one bolt foldout design
  • Custom one-off designed Jimmy Dean gasser wheels 18 x 7 front & 20 × 15 rear
  • Four-wheel disc brakes w/custom rear backing plates
  • All plating and polishing by Kerr west plating in Phoenix, AZ
  • Top chopped 4 ½ “ inner and outer sheet metal with embossed inner roof section
  • Flush fit upper door rail to body
  • Shaved drip rail
  • Flush mounted front and rear windows
  • Suicide doors with hand maid inner door panels
  • Eliminated vent windows for full glass side windows
  • Extended doors over rocker panels
  • Smooth dash top
  • Handmade gauge panel
  • Removed cowl vents
  • Flushed and smoothed firewall
  • Smoothed and filled underside floor panels
  • Custom cowl hood extended into cowl vent
  • Custom flip hood kit
  • Handmade inner wheel wells
  • Filled and smoothed core support
  • Modified front wheel opening (lowered 2 ½” & narrowed 3”)
  • Custom one piece grill integrated into fenders with drop out behind headlights
  • Shaved bumper with handmade roll pan
  • Filled steak pockets in bed
  • Lowered perimeter of bed 3”and raised bed floor 4”
  • Filled and smoothed tailgate w/ handmade roll pan
  • Handmade LED taillights
  • Stretched wheel tubs 8”
  • Matching inner bed side panels
  • Custom wood flooring and staining
  • Engine-turn all stainless-steel bed strips
  • Custom bed wood flips for gas door
  • PPG custom mix silver & PPG custom mix candy blue with house of color silver flake
  • Paint by Crisp Custom Paint
  • Custom floor with wood inserts
  • Hand crafted console
  • All custom aluminum bezels through-out
  • Hand crafted kick panels
  • Custom bench seat & door panels stitched in gray leather by Kip Kiper Interiors
  • Special thanks to Jimmy Smith for Rendering and Design

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