Jeff Volker’s supercharged 1992 Chevy C1500 handles like a Corvette. The Victory Red OBS looks mean—and has the performance to back it up. While walking around the Goodguys Summit Nationals in Columbus, Ohio, earlier this summer, we were immediately drawn to the freshly finished pickup.
“The first thing you notice is how shiny it is and how it sits,” Jeff says, “and of course how it sounds.” After selling his last truck six months ago, he naturally wanted another. He found this ’92 OBS in Florida. Even with the faded red paint and dinged up body, he immediately knew it was the perfect platform for his next build.
“I got it and drove it once or twice,” he says. “It needed more power.” The truck already had an LS-swap, but Jeff proceeded to push the envelope with an LSA blower and Texas Speed heads and cam. The combo is good for 550 tire-spinning horsepower.
Built to Drive
When he got the truck, it was already sporting Ridetech suspension in the rear. In his quest for the best handling possible, he paired it with a full Ridetech system up front. Little Shop Wilwood brakes provide the stopping power. “Those trucks never handled like this one does,” he says. “This thing goes around the corner like a Corvette—and it just goes.”
Jeff is a master of paint and bodywork, and it shows with this truck. “It’s a full repaint in factory GM Victory Red,” he says. “It was done in a single stage with clear.” Paired with Budnik wheels and a Relicate Leather interior, the end result is nothing short of immaculate.
Despite the show-quality detailing, Jeff isn’t afraid to rack up miles. When we caught up with him in Columbus, he had already driven the truck 200 miles to the show from his home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. “We just jumped in and went,” he says. “Left Friday morning, and it was raining. Got here, wiped it down and that was it.”
So, what’s next for Jeff and his supercharged OBS? He says he plans to compete in a few events, but, most importantly, he’s just going to drive it. It doesn’t get any better than that.
Click the video below to see it in action.
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