The 1969 and 1970 C10 and K10 models look for all the world alike without knowledge of the various trim levels. They hooked us up with everything we needed for the chassis, including a cab mount kit, new rear cab mounts, and boxing plates for the frame, as well as a new bed assembly. I made the promise not to immediately cut it up as I wanted to get it to a somewhat finished level before doing so. The jackstands in the middle need to be nice and snug against the bottom of the frame so that nothing moves once the frame is separated. The 292 six and the 327 in 3 V8 were optional engines. They were initially powered with a Chevrolet 4. Adding four-wheel drive reduced towing capability due to increased curb weight, which resulted from additional components transfer case, front axle, front differential, front propeller shaft, and so on needed to facilitate four-wheel drive.
Here, the final welding of the two sections has begun. Mechanical updates included more anti-corrosion techniques, reduced weight, and a new 5. There were two types of pickup boxes to choose from. Custom Vinyl or soft Custom Cloth cloth and velour seating surfaces were used along with fabric headliners, door inserts, and plush carpeting, depending on the trim level. The exhaust flows through coated headers and dual exhaust. To solve this, a plumb bob can be used to mark the floor of the shop, where the measurements can be taken instead.
Those wanting Regular Cab or less-expensive, lesser-equipped trucks especially those with a gasoline V6 engine or manual transmission would now need to opt for the all-new 1999 1500. These trucks are getting harder and harder to find especially in this condition! Steering controls included variable-ratio steering gear with optional power assist. A new gauge to show voltage replaced the ammeter in 1976, and the engine size decals were removed from the grille during this model year. The screw provided a way to adjust the gap in the window track. The 396, while still sold as such, was enlarged to 402 cubic inches starting in 1970. Before I tacked the front and rear portion of the chassis together, I installed a fish plate to the front portion, that way I had something to clamp the rear half to while I made my finite adjustments.
Up for sale we have a 1972 Chevy C10 short bed. Using the front two cab mount holes that remained untouched on the front half of the chassis to locate the rear cab mount, it was a simple matter of welding them in place before installing the bushings and lowering the cab back in place. Permanent four-wheel drive pickups featured a two-speed dual New Process 203 transfer case with planetary center and. C, headlights, brake lights and so on. Conventional four-wheel drive was still available with manual locking hubs. Here, the distance between the front cab mounts and the front bed mounts are compared for parallel. The models built included a light truck, named C-10, and an named Veraneio initially known simply as Chevrolet C-1416 , introduced in 1964.
Featuring a 133-inch wheelbase, the Longhorn added an extra 6 inches 15 cm to the bed. There was some rust in a few small areas that have been repaired by the previous owner. The was relocated from the cab to the outboard sides of one or both beneath the cab floor extending under the leading edge of the pickup box, commonly referred to as a arrangement. That is, however, unless the cab and front sheetmetal need to stay in place. It was positioned to bridge the gap between light-duty and medium-duty trucks. Federal officials estimated that 150 persons may have died in preventable fiery crashes.
At first glance, the 1969 and 1970 grilles look very similar. This change was made due to the window track loosening over time. The truck was completely restored about 10 years ago and still shows extremely well. Today, this generation of Chevrolet C10 and K10 are some of the most loved collector trucks extant, and for good reason. For the first Chevrolet C Series, made from 1911 to 1913, see the first Chevy. Both front and rear leaf sprung axles had disc brakes.
A full 20 inches shorter with a foot taken out of the wheelbase should result in a totally different driving experience, not to mention a more sporty aesthetic. Bucket seats were also available. Soft touch materials were used throughout the passenger cabin, such as the , doors arm rests , steering wheel, and shift levers. It has been reported that the 89 sport was a limited production run set to determine how well the package would be received by consumers in the years to follow. Trucks equipped with these tanks and exceeded the requirements of. Along with the name change, came other major improvements and tweaks for the final model year of the conventional cab pickups.
Later they used the 4. A new Shift-on-the-move four-wheel drive system with two-speed dual range New Process 208 aluminium transfer case was introduced on K-Series pickups for the 1981 model year. They remained in this configuration up to the 1987 model year. It was only offered as a standard until 1996 when a crew chassis cab was also offered. It does need condenser and compressor.
Engines were a 160 hp 119 kW 4. The first was the standard passenger-side , and the second was the energy-absorbing. The two mirror options are the camper style and west coast style mirrors. Low and Low Loc applied reduction gearing with or without lock, depending on the mode selected. This makes the job nice and easy as the frame is perfectly straight here, giving you plenty of area in which to work. Also, this '72 comes with Power Steering and to keep it cool it's fitted with a four core radiator. This photo illustrates how the second bed mount becomes the front bed mount once the 12-inch section is removed from the frame.
The new 1988 model trucks entered production December 8, 1986 at , , and the new plant. New front door panels and new seats were also included. The axle itself is unique, being a 14-bolt semi-floating unit which uses standard Chevrolet 5 on 5-inch wheels—the only factory-produced 14-bolt axle with such a wheel bolt pattern. A host of trim packages emerged during this generation, and serve as rolling proof that some truck buyers indeed preferred their pickups to play as well as work. There were no suspension or engine upgrades provided with any of the sport packages as this was an appearance only option.