5.3L Swapped ’84 C10 Chevy Pickup Stolen In Alabama

Fellow gearheads – we’re looking for your help in finding the 5.3L swapped 1984 Chevy C10 pickup you see in the video above. The pickup belongs to Mark Burch, a Sargent with the U.S. Army, stationed at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama. The Chevy was stolen from a movie theatre in Huntsville on the night of February 15th, and was wearing Texas plates with the number AX1-9980.

Army Sargent Mark Burch's 5.3L swapped '84 C10 was stolen on February 15th from a movie theater in Huntsville, Alabama.

“My wife and I were on a date-night, and went to see a movie. When we came out of the theater, my truck was gone. Then we had to find some way to get home to relieve the baby sitter watching our three kids,” Burch tells us. “It’s tearing me up right now. I put a lot of sweat, blood, energy, time, creativity and any spare money into building that truck. I pray that they will find it soon. I don’t care if they stole the wheels and stereo, I just want my truck back.”

Ironically enough, we had just contacted Burch last week to do a feature on the truck. He has owned the truck for two years, and pulled it out of a junk yard. In that time, he’s turned it into an awesome budget LS build while documenting most of the process on his YouTube channel “AGearHead4Life”. The truck has a 5.3L with an LS6 cam and reworked stock heads that Burch ported himself. The driveline consists of a 4L80E, and a positraction rear end with 3.73 gears. The combo made a very respectable 329 horsepower and 334 pound feet of torque to the rear wheels. The truck even won “President’s Pick” at the 2012 Holley LS Fest, an award that meant a great deal to Burch.

Burch's pickup was the recipient of the "President's Pick" at the 2012 Holley LS Fest.

“It may have looked like junk to an average person, but I had a lot of hours of labor into that truck – essentially any free time I could spare from the family went into it,” says Burch. “It’s the progress I had made in bringing it back from dead in a junkyard…and on a budget…is what meant so much to me.”

If you have any leads on the whereabouts of Burch’s C10, please contact the Huntsville Police Department at (256) 722-7100.

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Clifton Klaverweiden

Clifton has been a car fanatic since his late teens, when he started the restoration of his '67 Camaro. He considers himself a student of automotive science and technology, and particularly loves all things LSX. And, although he has an appreciation for everything, from imports to exotics, his true passion will always be for GM musclecars.
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