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Chevrolet : C-10 2-door Stepside Truck 1973 chevy c 10 stepside beautifully restored

Chevrolet : C-10 2-door Stepside Truck 1973 chevy c 10 stepside beautifully restored

$13,999

Mountain View, California

Category -

Mileage 4900

Posted Over 1 Month

Beautifully restored cinnamon colored 73 Chevy Cheyenne Step-side. Motor is new chromed-out 350 with high rise manifold and 4 BBL Holly. Dual after market electric fans. Headers and side eject chromed exhaust sounds awesome. 12 Bolt Posi Rear End. 350 Turbo Trans. The interior is custom leather with molded speakers in headliner. PS/PDB/tilt steering with custom wheel. Wood grain dash. B&M Floor Shifter. Dakota Digital Dash. Center over-shoulder seat-belt installed. Tubbed bumper with LED lights. Crager Wheels with P265/70R17 in the rear and P235/70/R17 in the front. Runs excellent! You will not be disappointed. Availability to check the vehicle in San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento Area. Pick-up only. WILL CONSIDER TRADE FOR LATE MODEL MUSTANG

Trim 2 door Stepside Truck

1973 Chevy C30

1973 Chevy C30

$3,000

Vinemont, Alabama

Category -

Mileage -

Posted Over 1 Month

For Sale Or Trade, 1973 Chevy C30 1Ton, This truck is a 1973 with a 1980ds front clip, I bought this truck from the original owner, the original odometer showed around 61000 miles, i had to change the dash cluster because some of the gauges had stopped working due to age, i still have the original dash cluster i will include with the truck, it is tagged and insured for my business, i had started restoring it but my wife now needs a dependable car or truck that is good on gas to drive 100 mile round trip to work & back 5 days a week, Asking $3000.00 Will consider even trade on a 1/2 ton or smaller truck or Partial trade on a wrecked 2002 to 2005 Dodge Ram Truck with a good 5.7 Hemi engine as long as i can here the engine run. THE GOOD New brakes front and back New fuel tank New fuel pump New paint gob New mirrors 350 V8 Power Steering Power Brakes 4 speed manual with granny low Runs and drives good THINGS THAT NEED ATTENTION Needs right lower ball joint replaced , The lower ball joint replacement will be done by my shop if it sells for asking price. When you apply brakes it has a slight shimmy in front end due to the ball joint that needs replaced, I don't have a front bumper for it. Rear tires need replaced, The phone number is my business land line not cell, this is not a car lot or a car dealer so please don't flag my add because i used my business number. Call Bill @ 256-735-9859

1973 Chevy Elcamino

1973 Chevy Elcamino

$2,500

Loxley, Alabama

Category -

Mileage -

Posted Over 1 Month

1973 Chevy Elcamino, V-8 Auto, runs and drives but needs restored, floors where bad and previous owner screwed sheet metal over them, paint looks good from 20 feet away, very cheap job. Could be used as a Daily driver as it is, no engine smoke and shifts good, drives good for an old truck. Text me for more info, DAVE 1-251-597-5682 located in Loxley Alabama 36551, should be able to drive it home without problems

1973 Chevy CK

1973 Chevy CK

$2,000

Rancho Cucamonga, California

Category -

Mileage -

Posted Over 1 Month

Maroon 1973 Chevy CK. New tint on windows and other work done. Needs a new head gasket. Son cannot afford to repair. Needs TLC. Fun truck to have if you can work on it. Please call for details.

1973 Chevy CK

1973 Chevy CK

$2,000

Rancho Cucamonga, California

Category -

Mileage -

Posted Over 1 Month

Maroon 1973 Chevy CK. New tint on windows and other work done. Needs a new head gasket. Son cannot afford to repair. Needs TLC. Fun truck to have if you can work on it. Please call for details.

Volkswagen : Bus/Vanagon TRUCK 1956 volkswagen pickup truck california yellow and black plates restored

Volkswagen : Bus/Vanagon TRUCK 1956 volkswagen pickup truck california yellow and black plates restored

$23,500

Yucca Valley, California

1956 VOLKSWAGEN PICKUP TRUCK HAS ORIGINAL YELLOW AND BLACK PLATES HAS BEEN IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ALL IT’S LIFE ENGINE IS A 1300 WITH SOLEX CARB, TUNE UP JUST DONE, WAS REBUILT 10K MILES AGO, ALTERNATOR CONVERSION, 4 SPEED TRANSMISSION, RUNS AND SHIFTS GREAT. BODY IS IN GREAT SHAPE WAS PAINTED 5 YEARS AGO, NEW GLASS SEALS, CHROME IN GREAT SHAPE. SUSPENSION HAS ALL BEEN REBUILT INTERIOR HAS BEEN REDONE, REUPHOLSTERED SEAT, NEW DOOR PANELS AND RUBBER MAT. NEW KUMHO TIRES WITH ALUMINUM WHEELS, FRONT 135/15 REAR 165/80/15 BRAKES JUST DONE, STOPS GOOD, E BRAKE WORKS ALL LIGHTS AND WIPERS WORK ODOMETER READS 75,889 I HAVE OVER $10K IN RECEIPTS FOR THE LAST 5 YEARSVIDEO LINKS OUTSIDE https://youtu.be/FhR-bPtVC6AENGINE https://youtu.be/0HJlN-9d1sM CAR IS LOCATED IN YUCCA VALLEY, CA, 92284 CLEAR CALIFORNIA TITLE IN HAND MUST BE PAID IN FULL BEFORE PICKUP, PAID BY BANK TRANSFER OR CASH IN PERSON CALL 760-977-6308 OR EMAIL [email protected] FOR SHIPPING IN THE UNITED STATES TRY DAS AUTO TRANSPORT 866-298-4221 FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING CONTACT ME AND I CAN GET YOU A QUOTE LEAVING FROM LONG BEACH, CA Search Keywords impala bel air belair Bucket Seats back seat backseats backseat front bench seat benchseat vent trim cover speaker logo powerglide power glide 1965 65 water pump 2 barrel carb. carburetor 350 305 454 402 327 SS Super Sport 5.7 engine motor four door two door sedan coupe nos new old stock chevy chevrolet felix impala truck pick up pickup low rider lowrider malibu th700 camaro monte carlo bel air chevelle montecarlo emblem chrome moulding head heads trade "power steering" "power brakes" rims hubcap hubcaps chrome bubbletop "bubble top" SS ss 350 "big block" "short block" "long block" truck pickup "pickup v8 HOT ROD RAT ROD LED SLED FORD ROADSTER TUDOR WHITE WALL CHOPPED CHOP TOP RATROD HOTROD CHEVY CLASSIC BAGGED LOWRIDER CHOPPER SLAMMED shoe box rat rod hot rod impala lowrider corvette t bird lincoln mercury hard top two door galaxie caddillac aprice rare.caddychevy chevrolet truck pickup "pick up" 4link "4 bar" " airbag airbags "air bags" "air bag" firestone Bomb, Lowrider, Chevy Bomb, Classic Truck, Truck, Pickup ratrod old school roadster fleetline coupe deluxe custom lowered cadillac c cadillac cadi coupe deville sedan deville ford chevy bagged chopper chopped fleetwood fleet wood eldorado caprice merc shoe box rat rod hot rod impala lowrider corvette t bird lincoln mercury hard top two door galaxie caddillac aprice rare.caddyratrod old school roadster fleetline coupe deluxe custom lowered cadillac c cadillac cadi coupe deville sedan deville ford chevy bagged chopper chopped fleetwood fleet wood eldorado caprice merc shoe box rat rod hot rod impala lowrider corvette t bird lincoln mercury hard top two door galaxie caddillac aprice rare.

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Chevrolet : C-10 Stepside custom red Chevy shortbed stepside pick up truck c-10

Chevrolet : C-10 Stepside custom red Chevy shortbed stepside pick up truck c-10

$49,900

Fair Oaks, California

Category -

Mileage 500

Posted Over 1 Month

OFF THE CHARTS!! This beast turns heads! If you don't like drawing attention to yourself, do not buy this truck! A Custom 1973 Chevy pickup is a extensively modified frame-off custom build. It has shaved suicide doors, remote air ride, custom "Corvette Red" paint and 4" chopped top. Tilt front end and tilt bed customized with Cadillac tail lights & molded spoiler. Bed finished off with Oak, Chrome & leather sides. A very clean under the hood sporting a 454 cid big block crate engine with roller rockers, RV cam, over-sized ported and polished valves and balanced and blueprinted. It all keeps cool with a aluminum radiator w/twin fans. Rear 4-link suspension with Chevy 12-Bolt - 3.73 posi-traction rear end. Transmission is a Turbo 400 with shift kit and stall converter. 4-wheel disk brakes with hidden master cylinder. Compressor for Airbags and battery hidden under bed for clean look. 20" AKUZA Reapers w/ Falken FK 452 tires. An 8 yr+ and over $100k build, driven for the first time in August 2014.Under 500 miles Runs great. Registered & driven in CA. No AC, heat, mirrors or wipersBuilt for shows, looks, turning heads and fun, not to be a daily driver. Some misc. video links: http://youtu.be/E-dyYKuxsXc http://youtu.be/Z3c4piITI-8 http://youtu.be/JtYjqQccSs4 http://youtu.be/xK-sAGM3opo http://youtu.be/30001WOjFYM

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Chevrolet : Other Pickups base 1973 chevy 3500

Chevrolet : Other Pickups base 1973 chevy 3500

$25,000

Orrington, Maine

1973 chevy 3500. Dana 60 front. GM 14 bolt rear. Both have lockers w/ 4:56 gears. 6" suspension lift (all spring)38" Dick Cepek Radials. 427 Big block 400 Auto trans, 205 Transfer case. All GM panels except hood. Custom red interior. Beautiful truck, show ready. Had over 20 years, just don't use enough. please email for more pics only if serious. [email protected] $25, 000 obo.

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1973 Chevy Truck Fuel Injected Big Block 4x4!!!

1973 Chevy Truck Fuel Injected Big Block 4x4!!!

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Citrus Heights, California

Category -

Mileage -

Posted Over 1 Month

You can't find them this clean! Frame off restoration ready to paint the color you want.*Has fuel injected 454 big block!*Brand new turbo 400 transmission and torque converter*All new bushings, cab mounts and all*Steel cowl induction hood, not cheap reproduction *Clean interior no rips or tears, seat out of a 2000 something truck*All good glass, no cracks*On a non op no back fees*No Rust! *Runs and drives like a new truck!Was going to finish but don't have time. Open to offers but no low ballers this thing is bad ass, you don't find many fuel injected pretty smog trucks out there, especially ones with no rust!Fires right up, no smoke, purrs like a kitten.

1973 chevy truck swb with 454, turbo 400 auto

1973 chevy truck swb with 454, turbo 400 auto

$3,600

Mountain View, Arkansas

Category -

Mileage -

Posted Over 1 Month

I am wanting to sell my 73 chevy truck. It has a 454 with an turbo 400 auto. 373 rearend. It runs and drives great. It has a new radiator and battery. It has power steering, brakes, windows, and tilt. It needs the rubber seals around the door glass and doors and door panels and dash pad, It has nice carpet and seat. This is a very solid truck. It also has good tires. Please call before 8 pm 870-214-1711

Chevrolet : C/K Pickup 1500 K10 1973 chevy k 10 4 x 4 pickup truck short stepside plow truck project western sbc 350

Chevrolet : C/K Pickup 1500 K10 1973 chevy k 10 4 x 4 pickup truck short stepside plow truck project western sbc 350

$3,500

Holland, New York

LISTING THIS STEPSIDE 4X4 SHORTBOX PLOW TRUCK FOR A FRIEND. VERY STRONG RUNNING 350 ENGINE WITH GOOD WORKING TURBO 350 AND FULL TIME 4 WD. WESTERN PLOW WORKS GOOD, TIRES ARE ABOUT 50 PERCENT TREAD. HAVE EXTRA PASSENGER SIDE REAR FENDER FOR BED. ORIGINAL WOOD FLOOR IS STILL THERE. TRUCK IS FAIRLY SOLID FOR A NY TRUCK, BUT NY NO MEANS IS IT ARIZONA RUST FREE. TRUCK HAS RUST. THE CAB CORNERS AND ROCKERS WOULD BE A START. DROVE THE TRUCK AROUND THE BLOCK AND IT WAS FINE AT 35 MPH, BUT I WOULD RECOMMEND GOING THROUGH THINGS IF YOUR PUTTING IT ON THE ROAD. BRAKES, STEERING , SUSPENSION ETC. GETTING HARDER AND HARDER TO FIND RESTORABLE 4X4 SQUAREBOX STEPSIDES. PRICED RIGHT AT $3500 OR BEST OFFER. ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS, ASK QUESTIONS NOW! STARTS, RUNS, PLOWS, AND HAS TONS OF HEAT. WILL ASSIST IN LOADING FOR SHIPPING REASONS

Trim CUSTOM DELUXE

1973 Chevy Cheyenne super 10 pickup

1973 Chevy Cheyenne super 10 pickup

$4,900

Huntsville, Alabama

Category -

Mileage -

Posted Over 1 Month

For sale is a 73 chevy cheyenne super 10 pickup truck. Runs and drives great.. extra smooth. 350 engine purrs. Entire brake system replaced this week. Body has some surface rust, but in decent shape. I'm the 3rd owner. This truck has all its original parts. It hasn't been butchered. 90,000 original miles. The engine and body are matching numbers. Original matching hubcaps. This truck is a steal at $4900. Located in Huntsville.

1973 Chevy c10, drag / strip -FAST

1973 Chevy c10, drag / strip -FAST

$3,850

Greenville, Texas

Category -

Mileage -

Posted Over 1 Month

FAST truck, clean title, adult owned .....this is a steal of a deal....Straight Body...clean exterior and interior 350 Bored .40 Over, Blue Printed and Balanced, .10/.10 crank Keith Black Dome ci Pistons, Double roller timing chain 292 Crane Cam, Chevy Bowtie Heads 202 Stainless Steel Valves, Bronze valve guides Push rod guide plated 1.5 Roller Rockers Hardened push rods Stealth Weiland Intake (0-7000 RPM) Holley Double Pumper, Mallory Ignition, Hooker Headers Electric Water Pump & Electric fan TH350 trans and 3500 Stall B&M Shift kit Rear end spool, 411 gears New brakes and brake booster, new battery New Holley electric fuel pump 5 gallon fuel cell Auto meter Tach with shift light 5 point harness with RCI Seat Can be a street truck again with the addition of rear tail lights and exhaust CARQUEST CBC-1005 12V battery charger mounted in bed Fast, and mean, runs strong...NEEDS NOTHING..CASH ONLY...903 268 7619....$3500 FIRM

1973 Chevy C10, strip / drag / FAST

1973 Chevy C10, strip / drag / FAST

$3,750

Caddo Mills, Texas

Category -

Mileage -

Posted Over 1 Month

FAST truck, clean title, adult owned .....this is a steal of a deal....Straight Body...clean exterior and interior 350 Bored .40 Over, Blue Printed and Balanced, .10/.10 crank Keith Black Dome ci Pistons, Double roller timing chain 292 Crane Cam, Chevy Bowtie Heads 202 Stainless Steel Valves, Bronze valve guides Push rod guide plated 1.5 Roller Rockers Hardened push rods Stealth Weiland Intake (0-7000 RPM) Holley Double Pumper, Mallory Ignition, Hooker Headers Electric Water Pump & Electric fan TH350 trans and 3500 Stall B&M Shift kit Rear end spool, 411 gears New brakes and brake booster, new battery New Holley electric fuel pump 5 gallon fuel cell Auto meter Tach with shift light 5 point harness with RCI Seat Can be a street truck again with the addition of rear tail lights and exhaust CARQUEST CBC-1005 12V battery charger mounted in bed Fast, and mean, runs strong...NEEDS NOTHING..CASH ONLY...903-527-4828....$3500 FIRM

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1973 Chevy K10 4x4 Crew Cab - Second Time Around

Tom Tait is the original owner of the '74 4x4 3/4-ton Chevy Crew Cab shown on these pages. When Tony special-ordered his truck in 1973, he wanted a standard cab - and that's what he got. The truck never lived a pampered life as Tom and wife Barbara regularly journeyed from their Camarillo, California, home to the nearby deserts and other off-road meccas in the West. The Bow Tie has broken a few times and has been towed home at least twice; not bad for 28 years of hard running. Ultimately, Tony felt that his truck needed either a restoration or a replacement.

Replacement would have been easy because Tom is a Cadillac dealer, but he wasn't ready to make an Escalade the replacement for his K-Series, so restoration it was - but not just any restoration would do. Tom had grown weary of seeing so many Ford Super Dutys and so few Chevy Crew Cabs on the roads and trails around SoCal, so he decided to build his own Crew Cab. Tom also decided to equip his truck with single rear wheels to make it unusual. Searching around for a Crew Cab body to replace the standard cab was just the beginning. The standard cab frame was too short, so Crew Cab rails were located. Tom and his friend Gino Tidoni then went to work hanging all the old suspension parts onto the longer frame. While doing that, it seemed natural to upgrade the entire suspension with Rancho components, such as six RSX shocks in front, four in the rear, a hydraulic steering-assist arm, rear track-bar limiting straps, custom-made bumpstops, and Velvet Ride rear shackles; total lift is 6 inches.

502 crate motors weren't available for '74 models, but they are now! Tait grabbed a TPI Ramjet 502/502 from GM Performance Parts, added a K&N Filter, chromed engine accessories, braided stainless hoses for all hydraulic and fuel lines, and an Earl's polished aluminum coolant reservoir and washer tank. The exhaust uses Hooker 1-3/4-inch primary tube headers, 3-inch polished stainless-steel exhaust pipes, and dual Magnaflow mufflers. Everything is bolted to a 4L80 transmission equipped with a TCI Saturday Night Special 2,500-rpm stall-speed converter, which spins a 14-bolt GM rear axle and Dana 60 front, both turning a 4.10 gear ratio.

The wheels are Weld Racing Typhoons wrapped with Dick Cepek Kevlar F-C tires. On the body, a Trenz billet grille sits in front of a Hickey fiberglass low-profile hood. Xenon fender flares, a Smittybilt light bar and bedrails, and Manik 3-inch custom nerf bars are also part of the body additions. In the bed sits a custom spare-tire carrier, a Hi-lift jack mount, and custom-made stainless-steel strips. The paint is Dupont 2000 GM Indigo Blue with bright-blue metallic.

Tom drives this truck all across the Southwest, so why shouldn't it be comfortable? The front buckets are Cadillac Escalade and are six-way power adjustable with built-in heaters and lumbar support. The rear bench seat is from a Dodge Durango, and it's covered with two-tone light-gray and pacific-blue leather. The door panels are upgraded with billet accessories, and the consoles overhead and on the floor are from an '00 GM truck. Billet trim was added to the factory gauges and shifter, and it's accented by a MOMO steering wheel. The stereo is from a Firebird with an AM/FM/CD and equalizer, and the amplifier is an Alpine MRV, which powers the Alpine front and rear speakers.

We know it's not easy to build a Crew Cab at the factory, but putting a four-door together nearly 30 years after a truck rolls off the assembly line is not our idea of a walk-in-the-park, either. Much help came from Martin Automotive Group in Los Angeles. With all the detailed work that went into this truck, it's no wonder that numerous show judges have given Tom's 4x4 numerous Best 4X4 and Best Truck awards, along with many other honors for paint and graphics. While those show awards are great, our favorite part about this story is that the truck is driven to every show it's entered in. We have seen it on the highway to Tucson and Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Seattle. We've also witnessed the amount of cleaning and prep that goes into getting Tom's truck ready for the show after those long drives, but Tom wants nothing to do with trailers. After all, since the K rides good, has gobs of power, and is fun to drive, why pull it on a trailer? Our feelings exactly.

SPECIFICATIONS
Owner/hometown:Tom Tait/Camarillo, California
Year/make/model: '73 {{{Chevrolet}}} K-10 Crew Cab
Suspension: Rancho 6-inch lift with three Rancho {{{RSX}}}
dampers per wheel (front); Rancho add-a-
leafs with lift blocks (6-inch lift), 2 Rancho
RSX dampers per wheel (rear)
Engine/transmission: GM Performance Parts 502 big-block
Ramjet/4L80 transmission with TCI internals
and torque converter
Wheels/tires: Weld Typhoon (16.5x12-inch)/ Dick Cepek
Kevlar Fun Country (36x16.50R16.5)
Other accessories: Hickey fiberglass hood, Smittybilt light bar,
Trenz billet grille, Firestone Velvet Ride rear
shackles
Paint: Dupont '00 GM Indigo Blue with bright-blue
metallic
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    1973 Stepside shortbox Chevy Pickup

    Chevrolet C/K (third generation)

    American truck series

    Motor vehicle

    Third generation (Rounded Line)
    81-82 Chevrolet C20 Silverado Camper Special regular cab front view.jpg
    Also calledChevrolet/GMC R/V series (1987-1991)
    Production1972–1991 (United States, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela)
    1974–1978 (Argentina, by Chevrolet)
    1985–1991 (Argentina, by Sevel)
    Model years1973–1991
    AssemblyAtlanta, Georgia
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Pontiac, Michigan
    Flint, Michigan
    Tarrytown, New York
    Kansas City, Missouri
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Janesville, Wisconsin
    Norwood, Ohio
    Fremont, California
    Oshawa, Ontario
    Córdoba (Argentina)
    Arica, Chile (1978–1988)
    DesignerBill Mitchell (1970)
    Body style2-door pickup truck
    4-door crew cab pickup truck
    2/4-door Chassis cab
    RelatedChevrolet K5 Blazer/GMC Jimmy
    Chevrolet/GMC Suburban
    Engine250 cu in (4.1 L)I6
    292 cu in (4.8 L) I6
    262 cu in (4.3 L)V6
    305 cu in (5.0 L)V8
    350 cu in (5.7 L) V8
    366 cu in (6.0 L) V8
    400 cu in (6.6 L) V8
    454 cu in (7.4 L) V8
    350 cu in (5.7 L) OldsmobileDiesel V8
    379 cu in (6.2 L) Detroit Diesel V8
    Transmission3-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic 350automatic
    3-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 automatic
    4-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic 700R4 automatic
    3-speed Saginaw manual
    4-speed Saginaw Muncie SM465 manual
    4-speed New Process NP833 overdrive manual
    Wheelbase117.5 in (2,984 mm)
    131.5 in (3,340 mm)
    164.5 in (4,178 mm)
    Length191.5 in (4,864 mm)(1973–75)
    191.3 in (4,859 mm)(1987)
    211.8 in (5,380 mm)
    246.4 in (6,259 mm)[1]
    Height69.8 in (1,773 mm)
    PredecessorGM C/K (Action Line)
    SuccessorChevrolet C/K (fourth generation) (GMT400)

    The third generation of the C/K series is a range of trucks that was manufactured by General Motors. Marketed under the Chevrolet and GMC brands from the 1973 to the 1991 model years,[2] this generation is the longest-produced version of the C/K model line. Adopting the "Rounded Line" moniker by General Motors, the third-generation C/K is the second longest-produced generation of American pickup trucks (behind only the 1972–1993 Dodge D/W-series/Ram pickup).

    Introduced as the successor for the 1967–1972 "Action Line" C/K trucks, the third generation C/K expanded its product range to a four-door crew cab pickup truck for the first time alongside the traditional two-door pickup and chassis cab trucks. As with the previous generation, the model line served as the basis for the Suburban and Blazer/Jimmy full-size SUVs and shared body commonality with GM medium-duty commercial trucks.

    For the first time, GM marketed a generation of the C/K concurrently with its successor, leading the company to designate the third generation as the Chevrolet/GMC R/V for 1987. For the 1988 model year, the GMT400 chassis architecture adopted the C/K nomenclature for a fourth generation, with the R/V series ending production in 1991. Over its 18 model years of production, the Rounded-Line series of trucks (as the C/K and R/V series) were produced in multiple facilities across the United States, Canada, and South America.

    From 1972 to 1991, the Rounded Line C/K trucks were produced in multiple facilities across the United States, Canada, and South America.

    Development[edit]

    Development of the third-generation C/K trucks began in 1968; vehicle components underwent simulated testing on computers before the first prototype pickups were even built for real-world testing.[3] The finished product would become revolutionary in appearance, breaking away from typical American pickup truck design of the era (including the cab). The exterior design underwent scrutiny in the wind tunnel to optimize its aerodynamics and fuel economy.[4] While distinguished by its straight-lined and boxy appearance, GM named the third-generation C/K the "Rounded Line" series, succeeding the "Action Line" C/K trucks.[5]

    The largely rectangular front fascia of the Rounded Line trucks (leading to the colloquial "Square-body" and "Box-body" nicknames from the media and public[5][6][7]) led to many departures from previous generations of C/K truck design. As with GM cars, the hoodline of the C/K trucks was faired into the front fenders (replacing the clamshell design). While a wraparound windshield (from the Task Force trucks) was never under consideration, a more widely curved windshield (along with curved windshield glass) was added to the cab.[8] To visually integrate the cab with the pickup truck bed, a shoulder line wrapped from fender to fender around the vehicle (on Fleetside/Wideside beds).[6][8] To further reduce noise, the mast antenna was removed and was embedded within the windshield glass.[6][9][10] The interior of the C/K trucks underwent major functional changes, replacing the completely flat dashboard with a sedan-style design, centering controls and gauges closer to the driver.[8]

    Model history[edit]

    Across its 18-year production, the third-generation C/K model line underwent several minor revisions. For 1981, the trucks underwent a mid-cycle revision. To accommodate the 1987 calendar-year introduction of the fourth-generation C/K for the 1988 model year, GM re-designated the third-generation C/K as the R/V series for 1987. Sold alongside its successor, the R/V series was produced through the 1991 model year.

    1973-1980[edit]

    1976 Chevrolet Silverado K20
    1980 GMC Sierra Classic crew cab (single rear-wheel)

    For 1973 and 1974, the C/K model line was given a recessed front grille with orange turn signals (GMC grilles were divided in thirds[11]).[12] For 1974, door-mounted drip moldings were added as an option (becoming standard in 1975).[2][13]

    For 1975, the front fascia underwent a minor revision, with Chevrolet replacing the recessed grille with a flush-mounted design (appearing brighter in color);[12] GMC introduced a six-segment grille (splitting the 1973–1974 grille in half).[14] The trim lines underwent a major realignment, as Chevrolet introduced the Scottsdale and Silverado trims. In response to extended-cab Ford and Dodge pickups, a C20 four-door pickup with no rear seat is introduced, offering additional storage space.[2][7]

    For 1976, engine displacement decals were removed from the grille; a voltage gauge replaced the ammeter in the instrument panel.[2] In another change, the simulated woodgrain exterior trim is discontinued (woodgrain interior trim remains in use for door panels and the dashboard on upper-trim models[15]). The optional wheelcovers were revised; a flatter design was introduced for both Chevrolet and GMC with black-painted accents.

    For 1977, the front fascia underwent a second revision, with both Chevrolet and GMC receiving larger-segment grille designs.[12][16][17] On all trims, the interior received revised door panels (covering a larger portion of the doors).[18] As an option, the C/K offered power windows and power door locks for the first time.[19] The 1978 model year was distinguished by a redesigned fuel-filler door (replacing the exposed fuel cap); woodgrain dash trim (for the Cheyenne and Silverado) was replaced by brushed-aluminum trim.[2][20]

    For 1979, the front fascia underwent a minor facelift. While sharing the same stamping as before, the vertical bars were painted dark gray; chrome trim incorporated the turn signal lenses, giving chrome to nearly the entire front fascia.[12][21] In line with Fleetside/Wideside trucks, Stepside/Fenderside and Big Dooley trucks replace exposed fuel caps with fuel-tank doors.

    For 1980, the front fascia underwent an additional update. While GMC trucks carried over the same grille from 1979, Chevrolet trucks received an all-new grille (its first completely new design since 1974).[2][22] Square headlights made their appearance for the first time on Silverado-trim models;[2] lower-trim vehicles used a combination of the 1980 grille and the 1979 (round) headlight surround.[23]

    1981 mid-life cycle facelift[edit]

    1983 Chevrolet C10 Custom Deluxe Diesel (New Zealand)
    1984 GMC Sierra Classic 1500

    The Rounded Line trucks underwent a mid-cycle redesign for the 1981 model year. Largely in response to the 1979 energy crisis, GM engineers again turned to wind tunnels to further reduce areas that hindered air flow and caused drag,[24][25] along with shedding nearly 300 pounds of curb weight from the model line.[7]

    While design changes were largely evolutionary (to preserve sales of the highly profitable model line), the body of the C/K trucks was completely reshaped forward of the windshield. While retaining a distinct shoulder line wrapping around the body, the front fenders were reshaped to include a lowered hoodline (relocating the side marker lights); the windshield wipers were now exposed.

    As part of the body facelift, the 1981 C/K pickup trucks received new grilles and redesigned front bumpers; Chevrolet grilles were split in the middle by a silver/black bar, with GMC grilles divided into ten squares.[12][26][27] Square headlights became standard for the first time; base-trim trucks were fitted with two headlights and upper-trim trucks received four headlights (relocating the turn signal lenses to the front bumper). For the first time since 1975, fender badging was revised, with scripted badging replaced by block lettering (a design that would last through 1987). The interior underwent its own revision, receiving updates to the seats, door panels, and dashboard.[2]

    For 1982, the front fascia underwent a trim revision, with a chrome bumper and a chrome-trim front grille becoming standard equipment.[2] In a functional change, 3⁄4-ton and 1-ton trucks switched from 16.5-inch to 16-inch wheels (to adopt more commercially available tires).[2] To denote the introduction of a 6.2 L diesel V8, vehicles with the diesel engine received fender and tailgate badging denoting the diesel engine.

    For 1983, the front fascia underwent a minor revision. Along with dropping the two-headlight configuration, Chevrolet and GMC received revised grilles (including the turn signals behind them[2]). For 1984, the two-headlamp configuration returned for base-trim vehicles (relocating the turn signals from the grille to the headlamp surround[28]).[2][7]

    For 1985, the grille was changed for the last time (as the C/K).[2][29] On two-tone Chevrolet trucks, the center of the grille was painted body-color (in place of silver); for the first time, C/K trucks were offered with optional cast-aluminum wheels.[30]

    R/V-Series (1987–1991)[edit]

    1989–1991 GMC Sierra R3500 SL

    For the 1987 model year, GM renamed the C/K series as the R/V series. Largely intended to distinguish the C/K series from its GMT 400 successor (which would be produced alongside it), "R" was used for two-wheel drive and "V" for four-wheel drive;[31] the nomenclature change was also applied to the vehicle identification number (VIN).[32] The 1987 R/V models continued production at Janesville, St. Louis, and Flint; the new 1988 GMT400 trucks entered production December 8, 1986 at Pontiac East, Oshawa, and the new Fort Wayne plant.[33]

    For 1988, in a visible exterior change, the R/V trucks received a fender-mounted radio antenna, deleting the windshield-integrated design used since 1973. In a trim change, GMC dropped its previous four-Sierra trim levels with a SL/SLX/SLE nomenclature; Chevrolet replaced the Custom Deluxe base trim with the return of the Cheyenne trim. To reduce model overlap, the 1⁄2-ton R/V pickup was discontinued (to shift buyers to the all-new fourth-generation C/K).

    For 1989, all R/V pickup trucks (and related SUVs) underwent their most visible facelift since 1981. While retaining the same fenders and hood from 1981 to 1988, the grille was redesigned for a nearly flush appearance, with much of the trim painted black. For both Chevrolet and GMC, two versions were designed; a twin headlight version was offered (for base trims) and a quad headlight version for all upgraded trims (and non-fleet Blazers and Suburbans).[2] In another nomenclature change, the R/V series adopted the 2500/3500 series payload series for both GMC and Chevrolet.

    For 1990, the R/V series was reduced in size for a second time, as the 2500-series 3⁄4-ton trucks were discontinued. 1-ton crew-cab pickups and chassis cabs continued in production by Janesville while full-size SUVs were produced by Flint. GM had sent the tooling for the two-door cab production to Mexico (where it was produced for local markets through 1991).[citation needed] Medium-duty C/K trucks were discontinued, replaced by the GMT530 architecture.

    After an 18-year production run, 1991 marked the final year for the "Rounded Line" truck series. After trailing the rest of the C/K series for nearly five years, one-ton crew cab pickups, the Suburban SUVs, and the K5 Blazer/V-Jimmy all adopted the GMT400 architecture. To end nameplate confusion with its compact SUVs, GMC renamed the Jimmy as the GMC Yukon for 1992, with the Chevrolet K5 Blazer becoming the Chevrolet Tahoe for 1995.

    Model overview[edit]

    The third-generation C/K series was marketed by Chevrolet and GMC divisions. Marketed primarily as pickup trucks, the C/K trucks were also offered as chassis cab vehicles. Marketed in 1⁄2-ton, 3⁄4-ton, and 1-ton (nominal) payload series, C/K pickup trucks were offered in two cab designs, three bed configurations, and three wheelbase lengths.

    In response to the introduction of the Ford F-150, the Chevrolet "Big 10" high-GVWR 1⁄2-ton was introduced for 1976.[34]

    Chassis[edit]

    Third-generation C/K pickups have a high tensile strength carbon steel ladder type frame with a "drop center" design.[9][35][36] The steering system is a variable-ratio recirculating ball steering gear; hydraulic power assist was optional.

    On all pickup trucks, the model line was fitted with front self-adjusting disc brakes and rear finned drum brakes. Power-assisted brakes were optional, with either four-wheel hydraulic Hydra-Boost or Vacuum-Boost power assist.[3]

    C-Series pickups included two-wheel drive and featured an independent front suspension (IFS) system with contoured lower control "A" arms and coil springs. Rear suspension (marketed as Load Control by GM) was dual-stage multi-leaf springs supporting a live rear axle, replacing the coil-spring configuration of the previous two generations. To further stabilize the rear axle under loads or acceleration,[9] the rear shock absorbers were placed asymmetrically from one another (on each side of the rear axle).

    The wheelbase length was extended to 117.5 in (2,985 mm) for short wheelbase pickups, and 131.5 in (3,340 mm) for long wheelbase pickups. For 1-ton pickups, a dual rear-wheel option (called "Big Dooley") was introduced, alongside a four-door crew-cab; the latter used a 164.5-inch wheelbase on either single or dual rear wheels.

    Towing[edit]

    Towing and payload capacity ratings for Rounded Line C/K-Series pickups varied (dependent on configuration). Factors such as engine and transmission combination, differential gear ratio, curb weight, and whether the pickup was two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive decided how much the pickup could safely tow or haul.

    A properly equipped C-Series half-ton class pickup could tow up to 8,000 lbs (4 tons) of braked trailer, 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.[37] Adding four-wheel drive reduced towing capability due to increased curb weight, which resulted from additional driveline components (transfer case, front axle, front differential, front propeller shaft, and so on) needed to facilitate four-wheel drive. A properly equipped K-Series half-ton or three quarter-ton class pickup could tow up to 6,500 lbs (3.25 tons) of braked trailer; a properly equipped K-Series one-ton class pickup could tow 500 lbs more, up to 7,000 lbs (3.5 tons) of braked trailer.[37]

    Heavy-duty towing equipment was available for both C and K-Series pickups, such as the Trailering Special package (included power steering, uprated battery, and uprated generator), 7-pin trailer electrics connector, heavy-duty engine oil cooler, heavy-duty transmission oil cooler, and a weight distributing trailer hitch.[38][39] An optional Elimipitch camper was made available for the Big Dooley.[40]

    Powertrain[edit]

    At its 1973 launch, the Rounded-Line pickup trucks were offered with five different engines. A 250 cubic-inch inline-six was standard, with the option of a 292 cubic-inch inline-6, a 307 cubic-inch V8, a 350 cubic-inch V8, and a 454 cubic-inch V8.[41][42] Available only in two-wheel drive C-series trucks, the 454 replaced the 402 cubic-inch "396" V8; the 307 was offered only for 1973.[2]

    During the 1970s, the model range underwent several revisions to its powertrain line. For 1975, a 400 cubic-inch V8 was introduced as the largest engine option for K-series trucks, slotted above the 350;[2] in another change, catalytic converters were fitted to all trucks under 6000 lbs GVWR.[2][7] For 1977, a 305 cubic-inch V8 was introduced for C-series half-ton trucks, expanding the engine range to six.[2][43] For 1978, General Motors became the first major American manufacturer to market a light-duty truck with a diesel engine, offering a 350 cubic inch Oldsmobile diesel V8 as an option for half-ton C-series trucks;[2][44] the engine also marked the launch of the Oldsmobile diesel engine family.

    During the 1980s, the C/K trucks saw additional revisions to the powertrain line, shifting towards more advanced engine designs. As part of the 1981 model revision, the 454 V8 became available on K-series trucks for the first time, replacing the 400 V8 entirely.[2] To improve its fuel efficiency, the 305 V8 received electronic spark control (in markets outside of California); the 350 became the standard V8 for California.[24]

    For 1982, the Oldsmobile 350 diesel was replaced by a 379-cubic-inch (6.2 L) Detroit Diesel V8,[45][46] shifting the diesel engine from the 1⁄2-ton series to 3⁄4-ton and 1-ton trucks. To further improve fuel economy, an automatic overdrive transmission was made available: the four-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic 700R4.

    For 1985, the long-running 250 inline-6 (the standard C/K engine since 1966) was replaced by the 262-cubic-inch (4.3 L) V6.[2][7]

    As the Rounded-Line series were redesignated the R/V trucks for 1987, several changes were made to the powertrain line. The 292 I6 was dropped from 3⁄4-ton and 1-ton trucks, with the 4.3 L V6 becoming the sole 6-cylinder engine; all engines adopted fuel injection (with the exception of the 6.2 L diesel).[2][31] In addition, a "smart" powertrain control module (PCM) was also introduced, which controlled the fuel injection system, fuel-to-air burn ratio, engine ignition timing, and (if equipped with an automatic transmission) the Turbo Hydra-Matic's turbinetorque converter clutch.[47]

    Following the transition of 1⁄2-ton pickups to the fourth-generation GMT400 chassis, the R/V series was offered with three engines from 1987 to 1991: a standard 5.7 L V8 with the option of either a 7.4 L V8 or the 6.2 L diesel V8.[48]

    Chevrolet/GMC C/K powertrain details (1973-1991)[49][50]
    Engine Engine family Production Code

    (RPO)

    Output Notes
    Horsepower Torque
    250 cu in (4.1 L) I6 Chevrolet straight-61973–1979 LD4 105 hp (78 kW) 185 lb⋅ft (251 N⋅m)
    1979–1984 LE3 130 hp (97 kW) 210 lb⋅ft (285 N⋅m)
    262 cu in (4.3 L) V6 GM 90° V61985-1986 LB1 155 hp (116 kW) 230 lb⋅ft (312 N⋅m) 4-bbl
    1987 LB4 155 hp (116 kW) 230 lb⋅ft (312 N⋅m) TBI
    292 cu in (4.8 L) I6 Chevrolet straight-61973–1986 L25 120 hp (89 kW) 215 lb⋅ft (292 N⋅m) 1-bbl
    305 cu in (5.0 L) V8 Chevrolet small-block V81977–1980 LE9 160 hp (120 kW) 235 lb⋅ft (319 N⋅m) 49-state (4-bbl)
    1981–1986 LF3 155 hp (116 kW) 240 lb⋅ft (325 N⋅m) CA emissions
    1981–1986 LG9 130 hp (97 kW) 240 lb⋅ft (325 N⋅m) 2-bbl
    1987 LO3 170 hp (130 kW) 260 lb⋅ft (353 N⋅m) TBI
    307 cu in (5.0 L) V8 Chevrolet small-block V81973 LG8 130 hp (97 kW) 220 lb⋅ft (298 N⋅m) 49-state
    350 cu in (5.7 L) V8 Chevrolet small-block V81973-1986 LS9 175 hp (130 kW) 275 lb⋅ft (373 N⋅m) 4-bbl
    LT9 160 hp (120 kW) 260 lb⋅ft (353 N⋅m) 4-bbl; 3⁄4 and 1-ton chassis
    1987–1991 LO5 210 hp (160 kW) 300 lb⋅ft (407 N⋅m) TBI; R/V series
    350 cu in (5.7 L) V8 Oldsmobile Diesel V81978–1981 LF9 120 hp (89 kW) 220 lb⋅ft (298 N⋅m) naturally-aspirated diesel; indirect injection

    C-series 1⁄2-ton chassis only

    379 cu in (6.2 L) V8 Detroit Diesel V81982-1991 LH4 135 hp (101 kW) 240 lb⋅ft (325 N⋅m) naturally-aspirated diesel; indirect injection

    3⁄4 and 1-ton chassis

    LH6 135 hp (101 kW) 240 lb⋅ft (325 N⋅m)
    LL4 148 hp (110 kW) 246 lb⋅ft (334 N⋅m)
    400 cu in (6.6 L) V8 Chevrolet small-block V81975–1980 LF4 185 hp (138 kW) 300 lb⋅ft (407 N⋅m) equipped for HD emissions only

    K-series only

    454 cu in (7.4 L) V8 Chevrolet big-block V8

    (Mark IV)

    1973–1986 LE8 230 hp (170 kW) 360 lb⋅ft (488 N⋅m) 4-bbl; C-series trucks only before 1981
    1987–1991 LT9 230 hp (170 kW) 385 lb⋅ft (522 N⋅m) TBI; R/V series

    Four-wheel drive systems[edit]

    Throughout their production, K-Series (later V-series) pickup trucks included multiple four-wheel drive systems. Regardless of the type of four-wheel drive system equipped, all K-Series pickups featured four-corner Vari-Rate multi-leaf springs, front live axle with symmetrical (inline) shock absorber geometry, and the Load Control rear suspension system. K-Series pickups also featured an off-road oriented design, with the transfer case bolted directly to the transmission and running gear tucked up as high as possible under the vehicle to reduce the chances of snagging vital components on obstacles, as well as to achieve a low silhouette and optimal ground clearance.[51] Exposed brake lines wrapped in steel were standard, with underbody skid plate armor optional for further protection.

    Conventional[edit]

    Offered as standard equipment for K-series trucks with inline-6 engines,[52] the conventional four-wheel drive system was equipped with a two-speed New Process 205 transfer case with four drive modes: Two High, Four High, Neutral, and Four Low. Two High gave a 0:100 torque split, while Four High yielded a locked 50:50 torque split. Four Low applied reduction gearing. The front and rear propeller shafts were locked at all times in Four High and Four Low. Neutral allowed for flat towing, or use of the power take off (PTO).[53]

    Shift-on-the-move (1981–1991)[edit]

    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. It replaced the permanent four-wheel drive system, on pre-1980 models. The shift-on-the-move four-wheel drive system featured new automatic self locking hubs and synchronized direct high range planetary gearing, such that the truck could be shifted from two-wheel drive, to fully locked four-wheel drive at speeds of up to 25 mph.[54] Once the shift from two-wheel drive to four-wheel drive was made, the vehicle could be driven at any forward or reverse speed. Four drive modes were offered: Two High, Four High, Neutral, and Four Low. Two High gave a 0:100 torque split, with Four High yielding a locked 50:50 torque split through direct synchronized gearing. Four Low applied reduction gearing with a 2.61:1 ratio, compared to the previous New Process 205's 1.96:1. The front and rear propeller shafts were locked at all times in Four High and Four Low. Neutral was provided for disengagement of both propeller shafts. Conventional four-wheel drive was still available with manual locking hubs.

    Full-time (1973–1979)[edit]

    Full-time four-wheel drive pickups featured a two-speed New Process 203 transfer case with center differential and lock. Five positions were provided: High Loc, High, Neutral, Low, and Low Loc. In High the center differential was unlocked and allowed the front and rear propeller shafts to slip as needed for full-time operation. The system could be manually shifted into High Loc which locked the center differential for a locked 50:50 torque split. Low and Low Loc applied reduction gearing with or without lock, depending on the mode selected. Neutral was also available for use of the PTO.[53]

    A new Eaton Automatic Differential Lock (ADL) was introduced in 1973 as an optional extra on the Rounded-Line C/K-Series pickups, for the rear hypoid differential. The new automatic locking differential was offered under the G86 code, replacing the Eaton NoSpin differential, and eventually replacing the old Positractionlimited-slip differential in 1974, at which point it assumed the G80 code.[55] The Eaton ADL featured intelligent differential control via an internal governor which monitored vehicle speed and wheel slip to know when to automatically lock and could lockup 100 percent at or below 20 mph (32 km/h) increasing tractive effort. The differential lock would unlock and deactivate at speeds above 20 mph for safety reasons, such as the vehicle being on dry pavement.[56]

    For 1977, a K30 (four-wheel drive, full one-ton chassis) was added to the lineup, and a Dana 60 was used for the front axle. For the 1980 model year, full-time four-wheel drive was discontinued on K-Series, leaving only conventional four-wheel drive.

    Body design[edit]

    The third-generation C/K marked several firsts to the model line. Alongside the two-door regular cab, a four-door crew cab made its debut. While trailing Dodge, Ford, and International by a decade in bringing a crew cab pickup truck to production, the C/K crew cab shared its body construction with the Suburban wagon (giving it four passenger doors for the first time). Derived from the C/K chassis cab, "Big Dooley" was the first factory-produced dual rear-wheel pickup,[7] sold only as a one-ton truck.[2]

    Five different bed designs were offered, with 61⁄2 and 8-foot versions of the Chevrolet Fleetside (GMC Wideside) and Chevrolet Stepside (GMC Fenderside); to cover its extra set of rear tires, "Big Dooley" was a hybrid of the two designs, offered only in an 8-foot length.

    Interior[edit]

    Soft touch materials were used throughout the passenger cabin, such as the dashboard, doors (arm rests), steering wheel, and shift levers. Subtle grained interior panels and bright metal work was used on the inside with high-quality materials also used on the outside, like chrome, aluminum, and polished stainless steel, particularly on top-of-the-line luxury Silverado or Sierra Classic trim levels. Custom Vinylvinyl 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. Upper class trim levels also used acoustic deadening materials for quieter ride comfort.[24] From model years 1973 to 1977, chestnut wood grain inserts were used on the dashboard and doors for further visual enhancement. The wood grain inserts were replaced by bright brushed aluminum inserts for model years 1978 to 1987.[57] A Delco AM/FM audio sound system and an all-season climate control system were optional extras.[58]

    The four-door crew cab was offered in two configurations. Along with the standard six-seat (badged as "3+3") crew cab, a "Bonus Cab" configuration was offered, deleting the rear seat of the crew cab (effectively a 3-seat truck with a large internal storage area).

    Trim[edit]

    The usage of the C/K nomenclature was carried over from the previous generation, with "C" denoting two-wheel drive trucks and "K" denoting four-wheel drive vehicles. Chevrolet trucks were denoted in a 10/20/30 series (for 1⁄2-ton, 3⁄4-ton, and 1-ton); GMC trucks returned as a 1500/2500/3500 series. While the Chevrolet Cheyenne and GMC Sierra names were carried over from the previous generation, this generation marked the introduction of the Chevrolet Silverado and Chevrolet Scottsdale trims.

    Chevrolet[edit]

    Chevrolet marketed its C/K pickups under four trim levels for 1973, carried over from the previous generation.[59] The standard trim was the Custom, slotted below the Custom Deluxe; the top two trims were the Cheyenne and Cheyenne Super.[60]

    The Custom was a basic vehicle with minimal exterior and interior trim, with the Custom Deluxe upgrading by adding color-keyed upholstery and interior trim and additional chrome trim.[60] Intended for personal use, the Cheyenne and Cheyenne Super added carpeting, a headliner, and additional sound insulation; the Super offered the most interior trim on the door panels.[60]

    For 1975, Chevrolet revised its C/K trim lines, with two making an appearance for the first time. The Scottsdale was slotted above the Custom Deluxe (which replaced the Custom as the base trim) and the Silverado replaced the Cheyenne Super as the flagship trim. For 1982, Chevrolet discontinued the Cheyenne trim line, largely consolidating it with the Silverado.[60] The Cheyenne name returned for 1988, serving as the base trim of the fourth-generation C/K, alongside the R/V pickup and Suburban.

    During the 1970s and early 1980s, Chevrolet marketed the Bonanza appearance package coupled with the Scottsdale (and later Silverado) trim, adding upgrades such as interior carpeting.[60]

    GMC[edit]

    In line with Chevrolet, GMC introduced four trim levels for its third-generation C/K pickup trucks.[61] Custom served as a base trim (the only name in common with Chevrolet) below Super Custom. As a counterpart of the Cheyenne and Cheyenne Super, GMC offered the Sierra and Sierra Grande, respectively.[61] For 1975, in a revision of its C/K line, all GMC pickups became Sierras, with the Sierra becoming the base trim, followed by the Sierra Grande, High Sierra, and Sierra Classic.[60]

    For 1982, GMC followed suit with Chevrolet, downsizing to a three-trim line; the Sierra Grande was dropped. For the fourth-generation C/K, GMC dropped the external C/K nomenclature, with all pickup trucks becoming Sierras (C/K remaining in use for internal model codes). For 1989, GMC adopted the trim nomenclature of the fourth-generation C/K for the R/V series pickups.

    In line with the Chevrolet Bonanza, GMC offered the Royal Sierra appearance package, coupled with the Sierra Grande and High Sierra; in Canada, GMC offered several Sierra Wrangler exterior appearance packages (prior to the use of the name by Jeep).[60]

    Variants[edit]

    Alongside the full-size pickup range, the "Rounded Line" C/K series also included a variety of other vehicles. The C/K (and R/V) chassis and body were used for the Chevrolet/GMC Suburban, the Chevrolet K5 Blazer/GMC Jimmy, and multiple GM commercial trucks for the 1970s and the 1980s.

    Medium-duty trucks (1973–1989)[edit]

    For 1973, the General Motors medium-duty truck range (Class 5-7) underwent a redesign. Slotted below the Class 7-8 H/J and C/M heavy conventional trucks (designed by GMC), the Chevrolet-designed vehicles shared their cab with the Rounded-Line series. With the exception of the steering column and gear shifter, the model lines shared much of their interior.

    For 1973, a Chevrolet 454 V8 was offered alongside 379 and 432 cubic-inch GMC V6s;[62] a very rare option was the DH478 "ToroFlow" 478 cubic-inch diesel V6.[63] For 1974, GMC engines were discontinued,[63] with the 454 replaced by 366 and 427 cubic-inch V8s (developed specifically for commercial use).

    For 1980, diesel engines made their return with the introduction of the Detroit Diesel 8.2 L "Fuel Pincher" V8. The same year, GM introduced the Chevrolet Kodiak/GMC TopKick.[63] Largely developed to accommodate the Caterpillar 3208 diesel V8 engine, the Kodiak was slotted between the medium C/K and the heavy-duty Bruin/Brigadier conventional; it received a larger, squared-off hood and grille, which required raising the cab several inches upward.

    During 1984 production, GM shifted the design of its cowled bus chassis from the previous-generation medium-duty truck (introduced in 1967) to the Rounded-Line C/K series; the model line was produced through 1991.

    After 1989 production, GM replaced the medium-duty C/K and the Kodiak/TopKick with a single medium-duty truck line (codenamed GMT530[63]), using the GMT400 truck cab and adopting the Kodiak/TopKick name.

    1989-1991 Chevrolet K5 Blazer V1500 6.2L

    Chevrolet Blazer/GMC Jimmy (1973–1991)[edit]

    Main article: Chevrolet K5 Blazer

    For 1973, GM introduced the second generation of the Chevrolet K5 Blazer and GMC Jimmy off-road vehicles (a precursor of the modern SUV). As with the previous generations, the Blazer/Jimmy were derived from a shortened 1⁄2-ton pickup truck chassis. For the first time, two-wheel drive was offered as standard equipment (most examples were K-series four-wheel drive vehicles). The popularity of the larger size led to the 1974 introduction of the Dodge Ramcharger (and Plymouth Trail Duster) and the 1978 redesign of the Ford Bronco; the model line also competed against the Jeep Cherokee and the International Scout II.

    The Blazer/Jimmy shared the same external design changes as Fleetside/Wideside pickup trucks. For 1976, the configuration of the body was updated, changing from a fully open convertible to a half-cab design; while the rear top remained removable, rollover protection improved for front-seat passengers.

    For 1982, the Blazer/Jimmy names were adopted by the GM compact SUV model names; to distinguish the compact model lines, GM added the S10/S15 model prefix. Following the 1987 transition to the R/V model nomenclature, the K5 Blazer was remarketed as the "full-size Blazer"[64] and the Jimmy became the "V-Jimmy".[65]

    For 1992, the second-generation Blazer/Jimmy were replaced in a transition to the GMT400 architecture; the V-Jimmy was renamed the GMC Yukon (with the K5 Blazer later becoming the Tahoe). In a major change, the removable hardtop design was discontinued (effectively making the model line a short-wheelbase version of the Suburban).

    Chevrolet/GMC Suburban (1973–1991)[edit]

    Main article: Chevrolet Suburban

    1974 Chevrolet Suburban C10 Cheyenne Super

    For 1973, General Motors introduced the seventh generation of the Suburban using the Rounded Line truck chassis. Marketed at the time as a truck-based station wagon,[66] the Suburban was marketed by both Chevrolet and GMC under the same nameplate. Far larger than the Jeep Wagoneer (by nearly 3 feet), the Chevrolet Suburban competed largely against its GMC namesake following the 1975 discontinuation of the International Travelall.

    The first generation of the Suburban produced with four passenger doors, the seventh-generation Suburban shared many design elements with the C/K crew cab from the doors forward. In contrast to the 1⁄2-ton Blazer/Jimmy, the Suburban was offered in both 1⁄2-ton and 3⁄4-ton series, sharing all trim levels of the pickup trucks. While seating up to 9 passengers, the model line was sized between the A-body Chevelle/Malibu and B-body Impala/Caprice station wagons in length.

    After becoming part of the R/V series in 1987, the seventh-generation Suburban remained in production through the 1991 model year.

    Safety[edit]

    As it entered production for 1973, the third-generation C/K-Series marked multiple safety advancements concerning full-size pickups. The model line was the first full-size pickup produced with a passenger-side sideview mirror as standard equipment. While in use in GM cars since 1967, the Rounded-Line pickups were the first full-size trucks produced with an energy-absorbing collapsiblesteering column.[3][67][68]

    For 1976, outboard seats received 3-point (lap-and shoulder) safety belts with emergency locking retractors;[69] a center lap safety belt was used, with slack adjustment. For 1977, Ford and Dodge would follow suit, adding the same seat belt design to their full-size trucks.[70][71]

    Other safety features included soft-padded interior panels for appearance and safety, 3,329 square inches of tempered and laminated safety glass, prismatic rearview mirror, six turn-signal indicator lamps with asymmetrical flash, four-way hazard function, and lane departure function.[3][24][72][73]

    [edit]

    During the development of the Rounded-Line generation of pickup trucks in the late 1960s, the fuel tank was relocated from inside the cab to the outboard side of the right frame rail (if an auxiliary fuel tank was specified, both frame rails).[74][75] Commonly referred to as a sidesaddle configuration, the decision was largely made in the interest of reducing in-cab exposure to fuel vapors (and to carry more fuel[76]).[77] After the 1991 discontinuation of the model line, the design underwent both media and government scrutiny related to potential fire hazards of the configuration.

    The successor fourth-generation 1988–2001 C/K pickup trucks were designed with a single fuel tank located between the frame rails; the model line was designed well before the sidesaddle fuel tank configuration received media controversy.

    1992 Dateline NBC report[edit]

    On November 17, 1992, Dateline NBC aired an investigative report titled "Waiting to Explode". Coinciding with federal investigations into the model line, Dateline focused on allegations on the third-generation C/K trucks exploding in side-impact collisions due to the design of the fuel tanks.[78] As a central part of the episode, Dateline showed sample footage of a low-speed accident in which the fuel tank exploded. In what would become a controversy of its own, the program did not disclose that the accident was staged to optimize an explosion.[79][80]

    During the 1992 report, a third-generation C/K caught fire in an 30 MPH side-impact test collision. Following subsequent investigation, the speed of the collision was found to be higher (approximately 40 MPH). After finding the charred wreckage of the tested GM pickups, GM investigators Failure Analysis Associates (FaAA, now Exponent) examined the fuel tanks of the vehicles; after X-ray examination, it was discovered that none of them had ruptured after collision.[78] It was also found that to stage the explosion, NBC experts used model-rocket engines coupled with a leaking fuel cap to stage the explosion.[81] After reviewing the video itself, smoke was found erupting underneath the truck a few frames before the collision; additionally, the subsequent fire lasted for only 15 seconds.[81][82]

    Regardless of any increased risk of fire, the GM trucks had safety records in side-impact crashes statistically indistinguishable from their Ford and Dodge counterparts. The sidesaddle fuel tanks themselves were found to have a robustdesign highly resistant to crushing or crumpling from a side impact. Trucks equipped with these tanks met and exceeded the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 301. Studies showed that it would take about 4,000 side-impact crashes with such a truck to get one with fire, major injury, or fatality.[83]

    On February 8, 1993, after announcing its anti-defamation/libel against NBC, GM conducted a highly publicized point-by-point rebuttal in the Product Exhibit Hall of the General Motors Building in Detroit that lasted nearly two hours.[84][85] On February 10, 1993, GM settled with NBC, resulting in multiple NBC personnel losing their jobs.[80][86]

    Government investigation[edit]

    In April 1994, General Motors rejected a government request to issue a recall for all 1973-1987 C/K pickup trucks, claiming that it would involve over 6 million vehicles at a cost of over $1 billion.[76] As of today, such a recall would have been the third-largest ever (in terms of size).[87] On October 17, 1994, U.S. Transportation Secretary Federico F. Pena announced that a two-year investigation had found that the trucks posed a fire hazard; federal officials estimated that 150 persons may have died in preventable fiery crashes.[76] In its investigation, the government found that the 1973-1987 C/K trucks were at least 2.5 times more likely to produce a fire-related fatality from a side-impact crash than a comparable Ford or Dodge pickup truck.[76]

    The gas tanks leaked in at least two crash tests performed by GM around the time the trucks were first sold in 1972.[citation needed] The federal report also stated that 50 MPH crash tests performed in the early 1980s "clearly demonstrated" the tanks were susceptible to puncturing.[citation needed]

    As most recalls are issued by the manufacturer, government-issued recalls are fairly rare (only 8 had been issued at the time of the investigation[76]). In the 1980s, GM had blocked an effort in court for a recall over a suspected brake problem of the model line.[76] In response, the government clarified that vehicles sold in the United States must meet the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act; along with meeting safety standards at the time of production, their production is also required to allow them to operate them safely under real conditions.[76]

    GM also settled with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 1994 for the amount of $51 million to be used for safety programs. GM also offered owners $1000 coupons toward the purchase of a new truck with a trade-in of the old one.[88]

    Class action lawsuits[edit]

    In 1993 the bad publicity generated by the Dateline story spawned several class action lawsuits. In addition GM was sued more than 100 times in lawsuits brought by individuals who were burned in GM trucks.[89] Nearly all of those cases were settled out of court. In 1993, a Georgia jury awarded more than $105 million, including $101 million in punitive damages, to the parents of a 17 year old named Shannon Moseley who burned to death.[89] The verdict was later overturned by an appeals court[88] and the case settled before it could be re-tried.

    Fatality figures vary wildly. A study by Failure Analysis Associates (now Exponent, Inc.) found 155 fatalities in these GM trucks between 1972 and 1989 involving both side impact and fire.[90] The Center for Auto Safety, Ralph Nader's lobbying group, claims "over 1,800 fatalities" between 1973 and 2000 involving both side impact and fire.[91]

    Foreign production[edit]

    1992 Chevrolet D-20 Conquest

    Sevel Argentina S.A. built the Chevrolet C10 in its Córdoba plant from 1985 to 1991. The gasoline version used the Chevy 250 CID engine (4,093 cc) familiar to most Latin American markets, producing 130 hp. Because of Sevel being a subsidiary of Peugeot, the C10 was also available with a 70 hp Indénor XD2 2,304 cc diesel engine, perhaps best known in the US from the Peugeot 504.

    In Brazil, General Motors do Brasil produced the Rounded-Line series as the 10/20 series.[92] Introduced in 1985, the model line replaced the locally produced C10 (derived from the first-generation 1964 C/K).[92] The model line was marketed under three model series, designated by fuel (A=ethanol/gasoline flex-fuel, C=gasoline, D=diesel).[92] Sharing primarily its cab structure with its American counterpart, the 10/20 was produced with its own front fascia (sharing its headlights with the Chevrolet Opala[92]). Shared with the Opala, a 135 hp 4.1L inline-6 (discontinued in the United States in 1984) was used for gasoline and flex-fuel vehicles; an 87 hp 3.9L Perkins inline-4 diesel was offered.[93] For 1986, a "double cab" was introduced, sharing the 4-door crew cab of its North American counterpart.[93] During the early 1990s, the 10/20 series underwent several mechanical updates and was produced by GM do Brasil through 1997, when it was replaced by the GMT400-derived Silverado produced in Argentina.[93]

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    Silent. Several seconds passed, which seemed to me like an eternity. Mom was sitting on top of me. My cock went limp and squeezed, slipping out of my mom's vagina.

    1973 Stepside shortbox Chevy Pickup

    Trunk with the other, - oh, they turn to stone. - Yayki. - And they, and the youngest, - apparently from what she saw began to shake slightly, which spoke of her strong excitement and platoon. - Continue, - watched how she did it, and once again got double pleasure from the action itself and its contemplation.

    Ksenia no longer just drove the trunk, she bent over me and tried to touch her nipples herself, shuddering every time.

    Now discussing:

    Not a day has passed, but a week and a half. - for no reason at all, Liza says thoughtfully, not listening to her friend, being impressed by what she saw. - He's just tired of all this.



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