A Winning Chevy Mud Truck
My bud Daniel Mundy is perhaps someone you know or have heard of; at least we'll bet the farm you have seen his truck. Honestly, if you have a Facebook account, watch YouTube vids, and check in with the Trucks Gone wild stuff, then I'm willing to say you have seen him and the truck getting big air and blasting through the mud.
The dude is a straight-up, down-to-earth, supercool kinda guy. He's the perfect example of your everyday workin' man. He put together this extremely clean and good-looking low-buck Chevrolet and built it in a simple manner with his own hands and the help of a few good friends. The truck absolutely works, often winning competitions or at least placing all the time against some of the highest-dollar custom rigs in the country.
I'm dead-serious when I tell you that out of all the mega trucks I've seen—and we travel throughout the nation going to events literally 40-45 weekends a year—I witnessed Daniel's truck jump far higher and longer than any mega truck I've ever seen jump at West GA Mud Park. Daniel pulled this jump off the huge dam in September 2012 during the Throttle King Qualifier weekend.
The absolute best part is the dude does all this in a top loader, full steel body, small-block truck, and you'll never hear him talk trash to anyone or brag about himself one bit. As proof, when I sent him the quick questionnaire that I send all the guys for their feature trucks, I received very little background information on him. He just wanted to write about the truck, not the man. But the man makes the truck too!
To get to the man and the truck: Daniel is from Dallas, Georgia, and originally got into the four-wheel-drive scene with the help of his dad. Nowadays he's a mobile forklift mechanic by trade, but gets off-road any chance he can. The truck itself works great, and he says he wouldn't change a thing. It's a '70 Chevrolet C-10 with a full tube chassis with Big Shocks coilovers and landing gear. It sits on Rockwell 2½-ton Toploaders trussed out to handle all the jumping, and rolls on 14.9-24 BKT tires. Under the hood is a 406ci small-block with a Turbo 400 transmission. Power is split to the wheels by an SCS gearbox.
The place you can normally find Daniel tearing it up the most is West GA Mud Park, but a few other big-name places he has been to are Pudding Creek, Iron Horse, Twitty's Mud Bog, Wheelin in the Country, and Crooked Creek. Daniel wants to say thanks to West GA Mud Park, Gene's Transmission, and especially all his friends who helped him work on the truck. Very cool guy, very legit truck, and probably the most Facebook-famous mega-truck driver out there! If you see him somewhere make sure to get your cameras ready because he is probably about to do some work!
Mud Rig Specifications
1970 Chevrolet C-10
Owner: Daniel Mundy
Engine: 460ci smallblock
Transmission: Turbo 400
Transfer Case: SCS
Suspension: Triangulated 4-link
Axles: 2½-ton Rockwells
Shocks: 14-inch Big Shocks
Tires & Wheels: 24x12-inch wheels, 14.9x24 BKT tires