Don Debnam’s 1973 Chevy C-10 Gets a New Job
Everyone deserves to retire, even old farm trucks like Don Debnam’s 1973 Chevy C-10.
For this squarebody beauty, gone are the days of hauling, well, at least whatever it used to haul around the farm back in the day. We have seen farm trucks fair far worse than Don’s half ton. Most farm duty C-10’s have beds that end up looking like an old sway back horse with a tailgate to match. Those that still wore tailgates that is.
This poor C-10 was probably a bit nervous when it saw that its new owner ran a salvage yard and paint/body shop, thinking it was about to be worked into the grave. But Don showed it how good it’s golden years could be by refining what it had going for it. And after all, there is nothing hotter right now then square fender C-10’s.
It still wears its original paint with just enough thin spots and road scars to put it in that perfect patina category.
Motivation is still by its original 80k mile workhorse 350ci V8 but is now backed by a more interstate- friendly 700R4.
Don is not the original owner but came across it soon after it left an Alabama farm by way of Ohio. By then, the truck had already been somewhat “converted” from farm hand to show queen. Not many trucks get “un-bagged,” but with Don being more of a static guy, he decided to go with a time-tested lowering method that everyone is familiar with.
It now rolls on some 17” artillery wheels in a slightly darker shade of green. Even a retired farm truck needs a tool box in the bed, only Don chose to use a trunk from a 29 Chevy. Neat!
The instant we saw Don roll into the recent Goodguys North Carolina Nationals in Raleigh, we knew we had to set some time aside to shoot the truck and take a closer look. Hopefully, you’re glad we did!