Chevrolet’s ’68 through ’72 C10 pickup trucks have become increasingly popular. Got to any car show or cruise night and you’re bound to see a few. United Pacific Industries (UPI) is helping meet the demand of enthusiasts with restoration parts and accessories.
In addition to the myriad of lighting options, bumpers, mirrors, and accessories, UPI has just released several needed C10 sheetmetal components. The lineup includes a shortbed bedside panel for 1968-72 Chevy and GMC Fleetside trucks, the bed floor, and a tailgate with GMC script for 1967-72 Fleetside shortbed trucks. We’re told a blank tailgate will also be available very soon.
The parts can be combined to make a complete longbed-to-shortbed conversion, and are manufactured using high-quality 20-gauge steel, They are stamped with all of the original contours and detailing. The panels come with a spot-welded, 17-gauge inner liner and include the rubber tailgate bumpers. These unique panels also feature welded-in threaded-nut inserts for the wheelwell, tailgate, pivot trunnion, striker, and tailgate support. They also have side-marker cutouts that can be used on 1968-72 trucks.
UPI’s bed floor for the 1967-72 Chevy and GMC Fleetside shortbed truck is stamped from 18-gauge steel, with all of the original contour details. The floor panels have heavy-duty 14-gauge crossmembers spot-welded in place. The floor panel features precision punched mounting holes for easy front, side, and wheel well installation.
The company’s GMC-script tailgate for 1967-72 GMC Fleetside trucks features high-quality 17-gauge steel with GM licensed GMC lettering. The tailgate is made with a precision-cut latch handle pocket and mounting holes. Additional features include two welded 5/16-18 nuts on each side for latch mounting, tailgate-linkage posts, and tailgate-trunnion pockets. All United Pacific sheet metal panels are finished with black EDP protective coating to keep new steel fresh, rust-free, and ready for paint.
“United Pacific is committed to providing the C10 community with the products they need to build their vehicles to their own exact standards,” said Jai Baek, marketing and creative director of United Pacific Industries. “Our C10 truck offerings are designed with quality in mind, and with the help of our open customer communication, we can ensure their needs are being met. Whether you’re replacing a rusted shortbed or upgrading your taillights, UPI has you covered.”
Other C10 Products from UPI
In addition to the new sheetmetal offerings, United Pacific also offers lighting options made with the latest technology, front bumpers, mirrors, and accessories for the Chevy C10 truck. The United Pacific sheetmetal panels, parts, and accessories listed below are now available at classic car parts dealers and UPcarparts.com.
Lights: United Pacific manufactures high-quality C10 lighting with the most advanced technology to exceed brightness, efficiency, and performance. The lights include high powered LED projection headlights, sealed halogen lights. and award-winning sequential taillights.
Bumpers: They are heavy stamped with all of the original contour details.
Mirrors: Accessory options consist of exterior and interior door mirrors, and rear-view mirror brackets.
Window, Door, and Accessories: United Pacific’s frame and body accessories include vent window frames, window crank handles, door latches, and relays, as well as window regulators and truck battery trays. The company offers chrome door-sill plates and lower glass channels. United Pacific also has chrome air conditioner vent balls and defrost ducts available to dress up the interior.