SEMA 2017 1981 Chevy C10 Drivers Side Rear

(Image/David Fuller – OnAllCylinders)

We teased you in our preview story, but now the wraps are off. This is Tre5 Customs’ 1981 Chevy C10, built with help from Viair and All American Billet (among others).

Packing an GM LS7 engine, the slammed Squarebody got a slippery-smooth paint job and rolls on massive wheels wrapped in super low-profile rubber bands…err…tires. Tucked behind each of those rims is a Baer Brake Caliper.

But the biggest news is out back where a Viair air ride suspension system peers out through a hold cut in the bed. Covered in 3/8” thick glass, the window lets folks see the intense chassis and fabrication work the Tre5 Customs team had to do to transform the truck into the belly-scraping machine you see here.

All American Billet Global Media Award Winner

These new hood hinges for lowered Chevy C10 trucks earned All American Billet a Global Media Award—nice work gang. (Image/Instagram #AllAmericanBillet)

It looks like the Tre5 Customs guys threw the entire All American Billet parts catalog at the truck too, from the accessory drive system to the interior trim.

Also, a quick shout-out to All American Billet for winning a Global Media Award at this year’s SEMA show for it’s ultra-slick hood hinges.


The Tre5 Customs 1981 Chevy C10 is also rocking a set of Kooks long tube headers, a new Painless Performance wiring harness, and Holley fuel system.

Check out more pictures below.

SEMA 2017 1981 Chevy C10 Cutaway Bed

SEMA 2017 1981 Chevy C10 Bed

SEMA 2017 1981 Chevy C10 Engine Bay

SEMA 2017 1981 Chevy C10 Interior

SEMA 2017 1981 Chevy C10 Front

(All Images/David Fuller – OnAllCylinders)

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Author: Paul Sakalas

Paul is the editor of OnAllCylinders. When he's not writing, you'll probably find him fixing oil leaks in a Jeep CJ-5 or roof leaks in 1972 Corvette ragtop. Thanks to a penchant for vintage Honda motorcycles, he spends the rest of his time fiddling with carburetors and cleaning chain lube off his left pant leg.