’71 Chevy C20 Custom Camper: The Ultimate Leftover Build
Shear Performance took a bunch of components that were laying around the shop and created a 500-hp pickup that shreds tires.
We, just like every other enthusiast out there, enjoy ogling over no-expense-spared builds. There’s an endless amount of things that one can do with an unlimited supply of money and a lot of free time. But what we really enjoy seeing is what happens with a couple of enthusiasts that happen to own a performance shop complete a build with nothing but spare parts that are laying around.
On a recent episode of The Hoonigans, Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Shear Performance stopped by the shop with an amazing 1971 Chevrolet C20 Custom Camper build (the truck comes in at roughly the six-minute mark_. The pickup is mainly stock besides being powered by a LS engine that has some extra goodies tacked on. And oh yeah, the differential has been welded too.
Needless to say, the engine, which the crew believes makes somewhere around 500 horsepower, burns through tires like no other classic pickup that we’ve ever seen. And despite being enclosed in a small space, one of the members from The Hoonigans manages to pull off a few impressive donuts.
The pickup truck’s ability to roast tires is extremely impressive, especially when one considers that the team only used items that they had on hand and worked exclusive on nights and weekends. Not bad for a pickup that started off as a farm vehicle from Colorado. Watch the video above to see the C20 Custom Camper create ludicrous amounts of smoke, but here’s a fair warning, you’ll definitely want a high-powered pickup truck after.