• 1985 Chevy K10 Big Green Project Pickup Gets a Much Needed Refresh (Video)


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    1985 Chevy K10 “Big Green” project truck

    Our “Big Green” project, 1985 Chevy K10, just keeps on rolling. We already had a lot of fun with the truck: went off-roading in the snow, towed on the Ike Gauntlet™, and completed a lot of upgrades. Our regular cab long bed 4×4 got a heart transplant when we chucked the old 305 cu-in V8 and put a Chevy Performance ZZ6 350 cu-in V8 that is rated at 405 horsepower. We had a lot of fun and a lot of help along the way. We had a new exhaust system from MagnaFlow, and FiTech throttle-body fuel injection from Summit Racing.

    We got an enormous amount of help from our friends at Ax and Allies and Devon’s Car Care.

    Naturally, we are far from being done. We still need to correct the location of the FiTech high pressure fuel pump to finalize the engine modifications.

    This time we turn our attention to the interior. It is in need of some love and care. We are working on the seat and the floor. Check out as the team have a bit of fun to begin the interior refresh process.


    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov is an Automotive Enthusiast, Producer, Reviewer, Videographer, Writer, Software Engineer, Husband, Father, and Friend.

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    20 thoughts on “1985 Chevy K10 Big Green Project Pickup Gets a Much Needed Refresh (Video)

      1. Because when it’s the first bolt, more often than not, the project plans get scuttled and you just leave it be…

    1. Excellent! That seat looks fantastic, the upholstery shop appears to be good to deal with and provide an excellent product. Oh, indeed, as mentioned above, the dreaded “last bolt”, however, sometimes it is the first bolt, and at which point you know it’s not going to be a good day!

    2. You guys probably should have considered tying down that seat when transporting. It went just fine but it could have been ruined if you ended up needing to do an emergency lane change!

    3. Gee, I don’t know it must be just my misperception, but I loved the textured, ribbed vinyl seats on trucks in the 1970’s and 1980’s, before all the leather mania took over.
      They were squishy, very comfortable, durable and easy to clean, — and stayed cool in summer and were “adequate” in winter with a towel on them, if needed. The full bench design let me wiggle around a bit and readjust my diving position on long trips, and I somehow never needed to be “bolstered” with a semi-bucket design. Never fell out of the truck as a result, if I remember…(^_^).. .
      Since I had a ’74 Dodge D-100 Club Cab, I really appreciated NOT having those headrests (what, was my head to heavy to hold itself up?), since I could reach back easily and swat the kids as needed (^_^).

      My favorite type of truck seat covering now is that very tough durable cloth, but don’t let the grandkids drop a scoop of chocolate ice cream on it and then NOT tell you right away!

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    4. Guys, look at your cover shot of this truck…you flipped the image of the truck horizontally. Unless this is some rare right-hand drive British rig with a backwards license plate!

    5. Seat looks top notch. Easy on the armor-all, old friend polished his bench up in his flat bed ford. first turn he ended up in the passenger seat free wheeling through some poor guys yard. funny as hell to watch.

        1. Just hold onto it for me. Ill meet you at the Detroit Auto show at some point

          I sent you guys the 10 dollars Canadian for support but by the time the banks take their cut to transfer it to US you would have owed the banks money.

      1. That guy had a lots of time on his hands to make a machine like that. Matter afact he probably wouldn’t have any time to remove the seat out of big green and refresh the seat and put it back in to make a machine like that.

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