A parking lot is a parking lot is a parking lot—unless it’s the Summit Racing parking lot. On any given day or time, the lot outside a Summit Racing store can turn into an impromptu mini car show, depending on who’s stopped by the store. Each Wednesday, we’ll share our parking lot find of the week—another benefit of being Powered by Summit Racing Equipment.

“Anyone can go pay to get them done, but I like the challenge,” said Buddy Taylor, owner of this 1967 Chevrolet C10 pickup.

With that mindset, Taylor undertook the most extensive project he’s ever completed—a total frame-off build that spanned six years and three herniated disks in Taylor’s back. His persistence resulted in this beautiful Chevy Surf Green C10, which we spotted outside Summit Racing in Ohio.

The truck supposedly started life as a runway truck at the nearby Canton-Akron airport, according to Taylor. The first model year of the popular second-generation Chevrolet C/K pickup line, the truck has an all-steel body and floor and features of the most desirable truck body style in American automotive history. After stripping the truck down to bare frame, Taylor installed a 1973 Corvette engine and sprayed the body in 1957 Chevy Surf Green paint. He even went so far as to have all the bed bolts polished by his local jeweler.

You can get a closer look at all those details in the slideshow above. And passers-by in Northeast Ohio just may see the truck on a Summit Racing Retail Store turntable in early 2015.

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.