Horsepower and torque output was increased to 210 hp, and 300 lb-ft of torque. Featuring a 133-inch wheelbase, the Longhorn added an extra 6 inches 15 cm to the bed. Now if your a 1979 through 1987 person you should have all those locations as well but should also have it at the left side of the dash where it meets the window just as the newer Silverado does. The standard drivetrain was a three-speed manual transmission and one of two engines; the 250 in 3 straight six or the 283 cu in 4. The flush mounted gas cap was replaced by a new fuel filler door. In 1973, Chevy also began offering the C30 one-ton dually with a Crew Cab, largely considered to be one of the first modern heavy-duty pickups. The name change is also found in the vehicle identification number.
The wood grain inserts were replaced by bright inserts for model years 1978 to 1987. First step to a restoration before you buy should always know what you have. Since 1957, trucks were available from the factory as four-wheel drive, and the new class scheme would make this known. Sculpted sides gave the trucks added dimension. Engines were a 160 hp 119 kW 4. A 230 hp 172 kW 7.
The verdict was later overturned by an appeals court and the case settled before it could be re-tried. It replaced the permanent four-wheel drive system, on pre-1980 models. A C conventional in front of the series number designates 2-wheel rear drive while a K designates 4-wheel drive. The major difference when it comes to appearance is the grille change. From model years 1973 to 1977, wood grain inserts were used on the dashboard and doors for further visual enhancement. The system could be manually shifted into High Loc which locked the center differential for a locked 50:50 torque split.
Also became and option for rear defrosters. The original works were altered quantitatively or qualitatively and the video does not compete with the market for the original works. Factors such as engine and combination, differential , , and whether the pickup was two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive decided how much the pickup could safely tow or haul. For 1977 models, and were introduced as an optional extra. Exterior changes this year included a special two-tone paint option, new gloss black folding exterior mirrors, and the door handles were changed from a smooth gloss black finish to a textured, satin finish. Two High gave a 0:100 torque split, with Four High yielding a locked 50:50 torque split through direct synchronized gearing.
With a wider and larger frame, the trucks were coined the square body Chevys as they had a box-like appearance. These packages consisted mostly of comfort features — nicer interiors, more padding and insulation, carpet, chrome trim, and upper and lower side molding and tailgate trim. New front door panels and new seats were also included. Chevrolet Trucks would come standard with Front Disc Brakes and Chevy would also introduced the new factory Crew Cab Truck 3+3 Dooley 1974 Chevy Truck General Motors is going to add the drip rail gutters on the exterior of the truck along with the aluminum tailgate band molding to change the appearance between 1973 and 1974 Chevy Trucks. The only noticeable change for 1970 was a minor update to the Chevrolet grille.
Base models gained a passenger-side woodgrain dash accent and a new plaid upholstery pattern which would change slightly each year until 1978. Engines choices initially consisted of six or eight cylinder engines with either manual or transmissions. A quick release tailgate became standard for the Fleetside models and rain gutters were standardized across all models. Trucks equipped with these tanks and exceeded the requirements of. 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. Another new grille design entered the scene for these model years. Again, engineers turned to wind tunnels to resculpt the front end with new sheet metal, reducing areas which could hinder and cause drag.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. There were used small portions of the materials in a new context and expression for illustrative reasons only. The majority of 10 series and some 20 series Chevrolet trucks from 1966 to 1972 were equipped with a coil spring rear suspension, which greatly improved the ride over traditional. A center lap safety belt with slack adjustment was provided for the center occupant. 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. The 151 hp 379 cu in 6.
The recessed egg crate grille is only available for the 1973-1974 model years. 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. During this time, the 4. In case of copyright issues before taking action, please contact me immediately. Four drive modes were offered: Two High, Four High, Neutral, and Four Low.
At first glance, the 1969 and 1970 grilles look very similar. So depending on which trim and year you had you could have a vinyl or cloth seats, plastic or chrome moldings, and the interior trim in wood grain or brushed aluminum. Other design traits include sleek sculpted body work, an cab with steep windshield rake, and a unique available hidden embedded into the windshield glass. In 1982, a chrome grille and bumper became standard on all trucks. Also, the small rear window cab was no longer available the C40 and C60 medium duty trucks retained the small window.