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Teddy Graham

by Scott Mason

Teddy Mueller’s 1968 C10 Masters the Art of Perfection

Teddy Meuller is one of the coolest truck guys you’ll ever meet. I had the pleasure of spending some time with him at the C10 Fall Revival event in North Carolina last October and got to know him and his truck a bit better. His personality is reflected in this truck. Soft spoken, genuine, deliberate, passionate, and detail-oriented are but of few of the attributes you can see carried out in his ultra-clean ‘68 C10.

Whenever we have the opportunity to let a truck owner talk about their truck in their own words, we jump at the chance. In Teddy’s words, here is his take on things…

“I have always been a Chevy fan, and I have owned eight C10’s. Heck, I’ve even owned the same truck twice! But when this ‘68 Chevy C10 in Oregon became available, I knew I had to have it. 

The color of the tuck (Toyota Beige Quicksand) struck a note with me because of the time I spent serving our country with the Air Force in the Middle East. The fact that it had been hand built by one of the most reputable truck builders in the country – Brook Allmaras – also got my attention. 

Brook had originally purchased this very truck for a meager $800 and immediately took it down to the bare frame. After removing all of the rust, the chassis re-assembly began. Brook found an LS3 which was rebuilt, with a mild cam added to the mix, and it was painted it to match the truck. Brook and Rob Rolph reconfigured the entire suspension by adding front and rear kits from Porterbuilt  A Watt’s linkage and inner bags on the rear were put in place in order to provide plenty of clearance for the big 22×12 Raceline rear wheels. An Accuair e-Level air management system with two Air Zenith Ob2 compressors keeps the truck’s height right where I like it. 

One of the most unique parts of the build that got my attention was the bed floor. Rob Rolph (formerly a co-owner of a logging company) cut down a redwood tree (all on the up-and-up). Brook and Rob cut the boards to size and sent them to Dale Cummings to have them CNC machined to spec. The guys added seven coats of automotive satin clear on top of a one-off stain color. 

On the inside, I have added a Bluetooth stereo system with Diamond Amp, sub, and speakers. I also added a Snowden seat, and reupholstered the interior, all done by Jason Mode and crew at New Creations out of Lattimore, North Carolina. Jason also installed inner fenders from Josh Hart of Hart Fab in Freedom, Pennsylvania. 

I wanted to make sure I get the absolute most out of this beautiful Chevy, so I had the paint ceramic coated by Allen Billings of Clean Slate Detailing from Shelby, North Carolina, for a long-lasting shine.”

We couldn’t agree more. If you ever have the chance to see Teddy’s truck in person, take some time to look over all the details and make note of everything. I guarantee it will be time well spent.

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