For the first Chevrolet C Series, made from 1911 to 1913, see the first Chevy. Push down on the handle to lock the latch and pull up to release the latch. It could move most anything with the granny gear manual box, but stopping it was another story. They were tough trucks but far from impervious to rust. The wide cab increased all of the interior dimensions, but the largest increase was 6 inches of additional hip room.
So they got away from just buying the typical big Detroit sedan. I dis this 7 mile run down the hill many times, once tossed the battery into the radiator but after securing it well the truck took the abuse, but the bottom of the front lower control arms would be smashed flat and would have to be replaced after each weekend of abuse. Features such as the hood pods on the leading edge of the hood were definitely dating the looks of this truck. Minor changes for 1966 saw the 250 six replacing the 230, bumping the base horsepower up to 155, and the 327 became optional on the C10 models. To enhance durability the trucks featured extensive use of galvanized steel for corrosion resistance and a fully welded frame with a boxed front section for strength and rigidity.
Bob Bourke was the on-site director of the studio. The longer travel of that suspension really made it handle well off road. Unfortunately, the 4x4s were jacked way up and, if anything, easier to get into trouble with on those mud slick back roads than the 2wd. Once the shift from two-wheel drive to four-wheel drive was made, the vehicle could be driven at any forward or reverse speed. In later years a four-cylinder diesel Q20B was also offered labeled as D-10 light truck only. Jambs are just as slick as the outside, new weatherstrips.
Horsepower and torque output was increased to 210 hp, and 300 lb-ft of torque. Are you looking to buy your dream classic car? 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. Others, like the Isuzu D-Max and the Ford Ranger: a very rare sight on our roads. All goes with the sale of the truck. Those big expanses of tan sheet metal on the dash were just plain ugly to look at.
Items are all new and packaged. The latter system was introduced for 1981. The instrument panel and switch gear looked and felt worse than a Cozy Coupe. I also sprayed it dark primer grey to get rid of the puke green paint job. Just as Chevrolet had been the first low-priced car to offer front independent suspension, it was also the first to do so on the pickups as well.
We have all the parts and accessories you need to help restore your 1960 Chevy, at the best prices! The Cameo Carrier was designed to be a more upscale truck to appeal to non-traditional truck buyers, with a nicer interior and a very stylish exterior. 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. There were no suspension or engine upgrades provided with any of the sport packages as this was an appearance only option. The market for 1961 was depressed and so total production decreased to 306,175 trucks, which was still enough for Chevrolet to remain the sales leader. 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.
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. An optional Elimipitch camper was made available for the Big Dooley. Five drive modes were provided: High, Low, Neutral, High Loc, and Low Loc. I always thought they used leaf springs. Base models gained a passenger-side woodgrain dash accent and a new plaid upholstery pattern which would change slightly each year until 1978. The body and interior door paneling consisted of embarrassingly cheap painted metal. It replaced the permanent four-wheel drive system, on pre-1980 models.
Nicely done article on a mostly forgotten, once common truck. Two High gave a 0:100 torque split, while Four High yielded a locked 50:50 torque split. In addition to carrying 1960 Chevy Truck parts, we have parts for all Chevrolet Truck models available. Chevys had inline 6 and V-8s. Deluxe two-tone paint was discontinued, but conventional two-tone continued as an option. Also the newer 63+ design seems to be everywhere while the older ones are seldom seen.
Tachometer and oil pressure gauge are also neatly installed under the dash. Anyone who says one was better than the other is simply biased, which is ok too. I actually wonder if this book was more by him than the stated author. Neutral was provided for disengagement of both propeller shafts. Where I live, all of the big three late model trucks seem equally represented in certain kinds of on-pavement commercial duty: contractors, repair services, delivery etc, with perhaps Ford being the most popular. It appeared as though the 1963s just had a minor face lift, but there were actually significant changes under the skin.