The two mirror options are the camper style and west coast style mirrors. Four Low applied reduction gearing with a 2. The length was extended to 117. Finally, the front brakes on all light-duty trucks were switched from to , resulting in much less brake fade under heavy use. In fact, even the stylized Impala steering wheel follows this pattern, too.
It was only offered as a standard until 1996 when a crew chassis cab was also offered. The screw provided a way to adjust the gap in the window track. The first Chevrolet pickup truck was introduced in 1924, though in-house designs did not appear until 1930. A 3-speed automatic transmission Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 and 3. Styling is a hit or miss affair for the earlier years 1960-62 , with wrap-around windshields and their unique hoods that are all but impossible to find as replacements. First generation 1960—1966 Launched in the fall of 1959, the 1960 model year introduced a new body style of light pick-up truck that featured many firsts.
This 1962 Chevrolet C10 is an honest, dependable truck, that's been nicely restored to premium factory standards. There was some overlap in 1999—2002 model years. An optional Elimipitch camper was made available for the Big Dooley. Both front and rear leaf sprung axles had disc brakes. Most important of these were a drop-center ladder frame, allowing the cab to sit lower, and independent front suspension, giving an almost car-like ride in a truck. And there's sweeping side trim that introduces the red accent color that's also seen on the wheels and across the tailgate.
Since 1957, trucks were available from the factory as four-wheel drive, and the new class scheme would make this known. Starting at the hood, the seams were filled and the turn signals were shaved, rounding the nose off and ending with just two small openings centered at the hood latch. Your hub for horsepower Get first access to hit shows like Roadkill and Dirt Every Day Join free for 14 days now Starting with the L-25 stovebolt motor, after Tom rebuilt the internals to factory specs-including the camshaft profile-he installed an Offenhauser intake manifold to accept an Edelbrock four-barrel carb with an Offenhauser valve cover to match. The original version of the Veraneio was kept in production until 1988 model year 1989 , but it was eventually replaced with an updated version based on the C-20 family. A properly equipped C-Series half-ton class pickup could tow up to 8,000 lbs 4 tons of , while a properly equipped C-Series three quarter-ton or one-ton class pickup could tow up to 12,000 lbs 6 tons of braked trailer. Other safety features included soft-padded interior panels for appearance and safety, 3,329 of and safety glass, rearview mirror, six turn-signal indicator lamps with asymmetrical flash, four-way hazard function, and. On the dash was a tachometer, oddly omitted from 1990 models.
The front and rear propeller shafts were locked at all times in Four High and Four Low. Bingo, this meant Tom had a front crossmember with a conventional suspension and disc brakes that would bolt right in, plus it give him the basis for an unusual engine that could be hopped up and ready to roar. A C conventional in front of the series number designates 2-wheel rear drive while a K designates 4-wheel drive. You can instantly see that this Chevy is a cut above. The first was the standard passenger-side , and the second was the energy-absorbing. Classic Automobile Appraisal And Resource Guide. They disassembled, cut, ground, and sanded.
Pena announced that a two-year investigation had found that the trucks posed a fire hazard. Another significant change was the addition of independent front suspension to all models. Also, a new grill was used. A Z71 off-road package was also available with skid plates and Bilstein shocks. Engines were a 160 hp 119 kW 4. There were no suspension or engine upgrades provided with any of the sport packages as this was an appearance only option.
The white and red theme continues on the inside, too. 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 differential lock would unlock and deactivate at speeds above 20 mph for safety reasons, such as the vehicle being on dry pavement. Braking controls included front self-adjusting with rear finned and optional four-wheel hydraulic Hydra-Boost or Vacuum-Boost power assist. One of the main additions to the 1991—2000 years is that it introduced the 305 cu in a traditional 5.
It was positioned to bridge the gap between light-duty and medium-duty trucks. Several aftermarket conversion companies offered a 4x4 version with either a or front axle. Fuel doors were added on models equipped with a bed to hide the previously exposed fuel caps. The front and rear were locked at all times in Four High and Four Low. But really, the great thing about buying a vintage truck is that is always has the practicality to still do a hard day's work when called to duty. Coil springs brought up the rear in place of the leafs installed prior to 1960.