SHREDDY

by Grant Cox

For Karen Schumacher, seeing her dad, Freddy, take his C10 out on the farm was a normal sight in the life for her family. Freddy used his truck for everyday hauls and put it to good use as a farmer would do. Karen remembers when she and her husband, Bobby, would go grab the truck for a cruise into town, only to find cornstalks stuck underneath the body and frame. Bobby would always spend time not only giving Fred’s truck a bath, but removing all the random farm crops stuck to the truck.  

For many years, Freddy had parked the truck in his old barn, where it sat collecting dust. Bobby mentioned to Karen that one day they should drag out his truck from the barn and give it some major TLC. The mini makeover gave Freddy some newfound love for the old ’68 and he went back to driving it around the town and his farm again.  

Unfortunately, Freddy ended up parking the truck back in his barn and told Bobby that maybe it was time to sell his old truck simply because he just couldn’t find the time to go get it out and enjoy it. Bobby quickly perked up and told Freddy that if anyone was to buy his truck it was going to be him and Karen. Freddy agreed and ended up passing the truck down to Bobby and Karen. In doing so, Bobby told Freddy that they would help him out if anything was damaged or need fixing up on his farm.  

Around 2016, Bobby and his crew at Vintage Fabrication begin the process of fixing up the C10. Through several interior changes, and plans with how the vision of the truck would look, the whole process ended up on the back burner in his shop.

In 2019, an opportunity came up to showcase their ’68 in the Hushmat/Zycoat booth at SEMA. A lot of vendors they used in their customer builds at Vintage Fabrication wanted to be a part of their build, so the green light was given to get the truck back on the building blocks to make it to SEMA. The truck made the long journey to Vegas and was out on display in the booth to show off the shop’s talents. After the show, the truck went to several other indoor car shows and took several top honors.  

Unfortunately, Bobby and Karen didn’t get the chance to show Freddy his newly transformed C10 before he and his wife, Betty, passed away. Bobby and Karen would have loved for them to go take it for a spin like old times, but he would have just probably said it was just too nice of a show truck for him drive.  To give homage to her dad’s truck, Karen gave the truck the name of “Shreddy” because when she was little, she couldn’t pronounce Freddy, so she called him Shreddy.

KAREN & BOBBY SCHUMACHER ‘68 C10

  • GM 383 cu-in Stroker, iron block with aluminum heads with machine work by Dahmer Powertrain, Kansas City
  • 1 off solid billet valve covers made to look more like Big Block Chevy covers
  • Edelbrock 2x4 Sniper intake manifold with dual Holley 2x4 throttle bodies, Holley Sniper computer
  • MSD coil and wires
  • 140 amp Powermaster alternator
  • Concept 1 front runner kit
  • Doug’s 1-7/8” headers, custom 3” Xycoated coated tubes, Borla 3” mufflers. 
  • Aluminum radiator with Spal fans
  • Powermaster starter
  • Engine Output: 450HP/400TQ
  • GM 200-4R transmission built by Mike Bodine
  • Coan 2500 stall converter
  • Kilduff Horseshoe Shifter
  • Inland custom made driveshaft
  • Fully boxed stock frame with custom trans crossmember
  • 9” Posi rear end w/3:55 gears, Strange axles
  • Rear Ridetech Strong Arm w/ Shock Waves, Ridetech sway bar & panhard bar
  • Front Ridetech Strong Arms, 1-1/4” Sway bar and Shock Waves
  • Ridetech compressor, valves, and tank)
  • Wilwood 13” Brake kit (F/R), Wilwood master cylinder
  • Flaming River steering column
  • Unisteer Rack & Pinion
  • LMC gas tank between rear frame rails
  • Battery mounted to frame covered by belly pans
  • Billet Specialties Bonneville custom color wheels 18x8, 20x12
  • Michelin Pilot tires 295/35-18, 345/30-20
  • Body by Vintage Fabrication, Independence Missouri
  • Bumpers tucked and smoothed 
  • Kindigit smooth door handles
  • Flush glass, filled cowl vent, marker lights removed, rolled rear pan and license plate, full belly pans, frame out exhaust thru rear belly pan with billet bezel, billet diffusers
  • Paint by Dan Qualkinbush Bluesprings, MO.
  • Paint color: Axalta – Shreddy Grey
  • Interior by Vintage Fabrication
  • Sumatra leather with brown Daytona weave carpet
  • Tea’s Design custom shaped seats
  • Ring Brothers billet dash
  • Dakota Digital VHX gauges
  • Billet Specialties steering wheel
  • American Autowire harness
  • Vintage Air climate control
  • Stereo by Vintage Fabrication
  • Kenwood head unit
  • Kenwood components in custom door panels
  • Kenwood 10” subwoofer
  • Kenwood amp

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