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1980 Chevy Truck - Go-N-Green

Posted in Features on February 10, 2014
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Contributors: 4x4cross CrewRicky B Wilson
Photographers: 4x4cross Crew

Straight outta the Foothills of North Carolina from a place called East Bend comes this sick creation of a mega truck that was brought to life by the outwardly calm yet inwardly throttle hungry dude named Robert Williams. Meeting this guy is like the calm before the storm! Robert’s super chill, a nice guy, and quiet, but when he gets behind the wheel of his big-block–powered evil masterpiece of a mega truck, everyone better brace for hardcore action.

Robert’s legit too, and down for whatever any time I call him up. He is all-in when it comes to racing, photo shoots, and free-for-all muddin’. We even had him and a few other of our East Bend Mega Truck Bro’s featured in Frank Foster’s, Blue Collar Boys music video. A friend of mine Brett Bortle, from Weekend Warriors Productions (the videos director/producer), called me up asking for some big trucks.

Robert ran the truck in 2012 with a healthy small-block on spray, qualified with it, and also competed in the International Yukon Gear & Axle Throttle King 2012 Crowning event. This past winter (2012-2013) he installed a dirty big-block and has been straight killin’ it ever since.

Robert is originally from Salem, Virginia, and got into the off-road scene with dirt bikes and then trucks and trail riding with the Central VA Four Wheelers Association. Then he got into racing and hooked to the rush. Currently he is a parts manager for a small company in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, but spends most of his free time racing. He tells us the best part about racing is getting his kids into it and making good friends along the way. Other than racing in the International Yukon Gear & Axle Throttle King Finale in 2012, Robert has stayed mostly local to the foothills of N.C. He frequents places like Sparta, East Bend, Farmington, and Big Lick. By the time you read this he will have been to Dennis Anderson’s 2013 North Vs. South with Trucks Gone Wild.

Robert’s truck is an ’80s model in steel Chevrolet body skins only. Other than that, it is a straight custom build he that put together himself. His work includes the tube frame, a four-linked suspension with Currie Enterprises Johnny Joints, and Top Loader 2 1/2-ton axles fitted with custom wheels and cut 13.6 R2s. A rear-mounted 598ci Beal Racing Engines big-block on the bottle is mated to a Turbo 400 transmission and an NP205 transfer case. Robert is thinking that a Powerglide transmission and a quick-change gearbox might be his next winning setup for the 2013-2014 winter season.

Robert used one of my catchphrases—“More bottle more throttle”—and wanted to thank me for putting on all the shows. He would also like to thank his 19-year-old daughter, Faith, for being out in the shop every night helping build the truck. He hopes to help her build a truck soon so that she can get into racing.

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