Project Park Service

Project Park Service

Park Service

Project Description

Serial number – KS147Z160750

  • Paint – 04514AA
  • Model – KS10734 W/B – 115
  • 04L25BA – 292 CI IN I-6 ENG
  • 04Z252AA – FOAM SEAT

Project Details

Client Drew
Date Under Construction
Skills Repair – Rebuild – Fabricate – Bullshit – confuse

Project Feature

The history for Park Service is really simple actually. The truck was originally purchased by the National Park Service back on 1967, and served until it was retired sometime in the early nineties. From what I gathered, it was used as is until it finally stopped running in late 2005. She was parked behind a gas station where mother nature did her best to grow up and around here from every direction.

Apparently, the original bed was pretty much toast to the next owner swapped over to a stepside bed. She never got back on the road, but was slightly cannibalized for some of her front sheet metal and engine. Along came the gentleman that I ended up purchasing her from, he rescued her from the scrapper and began giving her some love. He outfitted her with a 68 nose and doors from an anniversary edition, then had a small block rebuilt. He lost interest since for him, there was to much rust and restoration to do.

I grabbed onto her since I knew already that factory short bed K10’s were pretty rare in 1967.. According to the production numbers I found online, GM produced the following:

1/2 Ton – Model K – Series 10 – 115 in wheelbase

  • Model Number – KS10734
  • Body Type  – Fleetside 6.5 ft.
  • Factory Price –  $3,051
  • Total Production – 1,046

Plans are to make her a reliable and complete essentially original truck with a few personal touches..



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Trippin Hazard

Trippin Hazard

I am launching a new build, and calling it

Originally called “Chaos Theory” (one definition being – Chaos Theory deals with nonlinear things that are effectively impossible to predict or control, like turbulence, weather, the stock market, our brain states, and so on). That describes me to a T…

Anyway, I’m stepping into this build very much like many of you have, by picking up what once was someone else’s father son project that just didn’t come to fruition. It changed hands a few times until it landed in mine, with some of the former owners being fellow board members. (I will let them decide if they want to identify themselves).

She is technically a 1969 short wide, but will resurrect as a 68. Some work was started, (c-notch, bagged, tubbed with a narrowed 12 bolt, and 2 wheels used for mock up, however only a small amount that will remain as my vision goes in a different direction.

Quick rundown on what I had to begin with
1969 Short bed Chevrolet pickup.
• narrowed 12 bolt (six inches overall)
• Widened tubs to match
• 1968 front clip
• 18x8 (4.5 BS) & 18x10 (4.0 BS) Boyd “Harm” wheels (only came with one of each, more on that story)
• C- Notched
• Bags all four corners

• No engine, transmission, wiring, column, windshield, back window, tailgate, and so on…

And there it is, from a decent beginning to…. well something i can be proud of, that’s the end goal…

Here are a few pictures of the day one ride home. (this was about a year ago already)

Current plans for Trippin Hazard will look something like this;

Full Extreme Dropmember – bags (on order and patiently waiting)
Full Roller Small Block 357 CI,
FAST XFI Sportsman with EZ-EFI 2.0 throttle body
Exterior will be Bombay Ivory, Magnolia White or similar
Interior will be red, factory buckets, console (actually using 72 seats)

Bombay Ivory Paint Codes:

  • PPG # 80756
  • GM # WWE578
  • Dupont # 93-72961

Magnolia Paint Codes:

  • PPG # 90034
  • Dupont # 43250
  • Acme Rogers # 91675
  • Dropmember install status 15%
  • Exterior bodywork 60%
  • Interior (Seats, other soft parts) 75%
  • Engine 20%
68 Suburban – Project GoldMember

68 Suburban – Project GoldMember


Project Description

Project began a phased approach,

Phase One – Drivetrain & Suspension

  • 5 lug Disc brake conversion with dropped spindles & Rear axle swap to 5 lug 3.73 posi with 4 inch dropped springs
    • This actually turned out to be, 5 lug conversion with Tubular upper and lower control arms and airbags.
    • Rear axle swap with 3.73 limited slip and a disc brake conversion and air bags.
  • Restore gas tank
  • New stock white powder coated steel wheels and new tires
  • Remove the original 305, replacement is a sbc 355 ci. mild roller cam and ealry vortec heads.
  • Addition of FiTech throttle body injection system
  • Add 700Rd overdrive in place of 3spd manual
  • Add power steering with all new linkage, ball joints, etc…
  • Install complete Accuair Management system

Phase two – Interior & exterior

  • Swap in bucket seats and console in place of original bench seat
  • Install Tach/Vac dash
  • Tilt column to replace factory 3 spd. column shift
  • Install a factory cruise control setup
  • Install complete sound system
    • Head unit
    • Sub woofers
    • Amps
  • New dash pad
  • New glove box liner
  • New windshield

Project Details

Client Drew
Date on-going
Nickname for her


Project Feature

The idea behind Goldmember is that I wanted an original looking but modern performing Suburban. I have always liked they style and after finding this one that had been tucked in a barn on the farm for 20+ years, I just had to have it. She also has an alter Ego ‘Super Sag Wagon’ this is a term used by cyclists to describe the SAG (Support and Gear) vehicle that takes care of the cyclist and his bike while out on a ride or race.

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I have found some inspiration to help me get not only ideas for Goldmember, but to get a peek on how other burb owners are making them their own.