Next the template needs to be used to drill the new cab mount holes. For Pat, his Chevy is a work truck, not a show car. There is still a lot to do. Are you looking to buy your dream classic car? The tailgate is just too rough to bring back to decent condition and will have to be replaced. Furthermore production numbers were large and they were home to several of the same engines used in popular Chevy cars, meaning maintenance, restoration, and upgrades are all relatively easy endeavors.
The trucks offered two-speed windshield wipers, windshield defrosters, a low-profile steering wheel and directional signals. And who knows, that clapped out farm truck down the road might just be the best option for your next classic truck project. Classics on Autotrader is your one-stop shop for the best classic cars, muscle cars, project cars, exotics, hot rods, classic trucks, and old cars for sale. Here, the cab mount and C-channel inner brace are both attached to the rear half of the frame. A pair of c-channel braces are then bolted to the two halves, creating a single chassis that can then be welded together.
Note the fuel line that has been moved away from the framerail. These will serve as mounting points for the C-channel inner brace. The templates are designed to bolt to the chassis using existing holes labeled 1 , removing any guesswork when it comes time to make the cut. He has started working on the body, getting it ready for paint. They are drop-dead gorgeous, have timeless styling, possess good build quality, and are easily drivable in modern traffic. It had been a work truck, so it had some issues with the interior, body and paint, bumpers, heater, suspension, exhaust system and the carburetor.
Emergency brake cables are also removed and will be replaced with shorter items. The location of the rear pair of holes on the template are then transferred to the chassis. Both Stepside and Fleetside availability carried over from 1966, and revised grilles continued to represent new model-year calling cards up through 1972. Although the engine and trans were in good condition and the body in fairly rust-free shape with only minor issues along the drip rails and door sills, much needed to be done before it would be anything like his old truck. Those prices are getting even crazier as the years tick by and Mother Nature takes its toll on what sheetmetal is still out there.
While the C10 changed little from 1967 until 1972, 1970 was the last year of the crossbar grill, replaced by the âegg-crate. Will I take loads to the dump? Next, the bed is removed. Before we make a single spark, the truck is set on jackstands so that when the rear half of the chassis is removed, the rest of the truck remains stable. I sold it on a whim. They even helped me out when it came time to cut my own 1968 Chevrolet C10 down from a long bed to short.
All Chevy pickups were treated to standard front disc brakes in 1971. . To do so, the head of each rivet is chiseled off and then punched free. By using this conversion kit, you will have everything needed to shorten your long bed frame with basic hand tools in your own garage. In 1969, Chevrolet made a few minor changes to its line of pickup trucks, focused primarily on aesthetics.
The 1969 Chevrolet pickups came standard with a 155-horsepower, 250-cubic-inch, six-cylinder engine featuring 235 ft. It has been a job. Both choices were available in both the Fleetside or Stepside models. All years of this generation of Chevy pickup were offered with either a stamped steel box floor or wood planking. In the event of a claim, the guaranteed value s on your policy declarations page is the amount your vehicle s is covered for, even if the value displayed here is different. The 1967 and 1968 model years are each unique for a few reasons. Before we start cutting, there are a handful of items that need to be removed or modified.
Now, about that stance and those wheels and tires …. A painted front bumper came standard, but Chevy offered optional chrome bumpers. Having access to a welder and a skilled operator is helpful, but Brothers designed their kit so that it could be fully assembled in a one-car garage and then trailered to a local welder if need be to complete the assembly. It had been sitting in a garage in Nevada City for years with a bad trans. The 1969 and 1970 C10 and K10 models look for all the world alike without knowledge of the various trim levels. A variety of upgrade options provided customers with the ability to tailor the pickup to their specific needs.
Since Chevy has been known to use a retired engine size in later cars if they temporarily ran short of the new ones and had one laying around, Pat thinks his pickup came from the factory that way. For more information about the Roamin Angels Car Club, go to or call 432-8449. We were definitely thankful as the new panels fell into place and fit great. The exhaust will need to be removed and modified or replaced. Bucket seats were also available. So after the fellow Roamin Angel repaired the trans, Pat bought it.