Are You Lonesome Tonight?
While you’re tirelessly working on your Chevy C10 truck, do ever wish you could ask a fellow C10 enthusiast for advice when you get stumped on the latest repair? If your laptop or phone is close at hand, then someone from your tribe is likely within reach. We are talking about connecting through one of the many classic Chevy truck forums available online. Ask a repair question, look for design inspiration or just talk trucks with someone a world away. Groups like the GMTruckClub, C10Trucks.com and GMSquareBody.com offer forums to discuss topics ranging from preferred vendors and truck modifications to photo galleries and classified ads. Are you a member of a Chevy C10 truck forum? Which one offers the best advice on a build? Share your favorite with us in the comments.
Connect on a Forum
The forum format evolves from the early days of the internet. Computer programmers and software designers start sharing ideas, asking for help with pesky problems and interacting with groups of like-minded individuals. Exchanging information on bulletin boards led to the use of chatrooms for shorter length comments and forums for longer, more involved communication. Forum discussions are called threads and can include people from everywhere and all walks of life. Participating in a Chevy C10 forum is an excellent resource for all things truck-related.
Bonding Over Builds
One of the largest discussion threads on any C10 forum is always the truck modification section. Classic owners eagerly share their experiences. This category is where the real nuts and bolts discussions happen. Just post your question and await the answers. It all takes place under the watchful eye of a moderator, who keeps the discussion productive. The questions for C10 lovers cover topics like swapping out engines and plans for upgrades. Not a hands-on restorer? Reading threads is a great way to learn what happens during a build.
Tune-in, C10 Nation
While forums are helpful, your keypad may distract you – all that typing. Stay informed by listening to a podcast while you work. A favorite among the Chevy faithful is C10 Nation. Host Ronnie Wetch grew up around Chevy trucks and his love for them is evident in every conversation. Topics range from reviews of events like the Lone Star Throwdown and SEMA to interviews with other builders and favorite vendors. There is plenty of hands-on advice for finding the right suspension or jazzing up your truck’s interior. You can listen to his show on iTunes, Stitcher, Podbay.fm or iHeartRadio. Ronnie also has his own YouTube Channel, so check it out.
Never Alone in the C10 Universe
Whether working on your truck is therapeutic, singular activity or a group effort, it is always nice to pick a fellow restorer’s mind for ideas. Reach out to the C10 community and discuss your build. Let them help you find a solution to your repair issues and give you support. Who knows – you might help with one of their builds in return. Most importantly, enjoy the experience.
Coming Soon from Classic Auto – Project C10
At Classic Auto Insurance, we are devoting blood, sweat and tears to restoring a 1965 Chevy C-10 and we are almost ready to share our build with you (our tribe). Stay tuned for the premiere of Project C10, powered by American Modern. It will be a classic! We also know accidents will happen, so leave nothing to chance. Protect your masterpiece during its restoration. Classic Auto Insurance offers affordable coverage for a variety of collector cars. Let our knowledgeable staff answer all your questions and customize a policy to meet your needs. Visit our website at www.classicins.com or call 888-901-1338 and see how we can help safeguard your dream car or truck.