The front and rear were locked at all times in Four High and Four Low. The top trim level Silverado now gets new brushed aluminum trim while the wood grain trim is now history. The latter system was introduced for 1981. Sierra and Sierra Grande had been used as names on option packages since the 1969 model year. For restoration, it should also be noted that the door and window cranks were slightly longer due to the molded plastic door panels, and the vent windows were now secured with a single screw on the inside of the door, thus differentiating it from the 1971 model year. Steering controls included variable-ratio steering gear with optional power assist.
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. On all 20 and 30 series trucks, 16 inch wheels are now used instead of the 16. In 1968, Chevrolet celebrated 50 years of manufacturing trucks, and to commemorate, they released a 50th Anniversary package featuring an exclusive white-gold-white paint scheme. Another significant change was the addition of independent front suspension to all models. In 1980, Chevrolet made several styles of pickup trucks, including the C10, K10 and S10. For the 1982 model year, the luxury trim levels were dropped, leaving the base, midrange, and top-of-the-line luxury trim level packages. Rally wheels and a Sport model are now also offered as options.
Finally, an optional rear defroster was also offered. Because it was such a desirable truck we felt the only proper route was to go through the entire truck and address all that we could within reason. The interior was also unique with a special plush Garnet Red cloth with black trim, high-back reclining sport bucket seats, and center console. Transfer case gears in the K30 trucks were now synchronized, allowing shifts to 4-Hi at speeds under 25 mph and power steering is now standard on all K-series trucks. It is very interesting to say the least. No accidents and te runs great.
Second, an additional trim package was introduced: the Cheyenne. The truck is mechanically sound, but it is always recommendedyou inspect the truck in person or send someone to inspect it. Trucks equipped with these tanks and exceeded the requirements of. With the new grill design, the trucks came equipped with: quadruple headlights however, two were still being offered , horizontal side marker lights, new bumpers, and a slightly different tailgate. A new four-speed transmission with gearing became available in 1981 for the 1982 model year. The re-styling of the trucks boasted a weight reduction of up to 300 pounds. The front fenders were also equipped with the same flares used on 4x4 models of the lighter trucks to cover the increased track width and larger tires.
Please let me know if anyone has any questions on my truck. C20 model was made available in a 4 door model minus rear seats. After design freeze, production development began in early 1984 and were introduced in April 1987 as 1988 models known as the platform. It has been reported that the 89 sport was a limited production run set to determine how well the package would be received by consumers in the years to follow. Optional transmissions included a three speed overdrive unit C-10 only and several different four-speed manuals, the Powerglide 2-speed automatic, or the 350 and 400 3-speed automatic. The models built included a light truck, named C-10, and an named Veraneio initially known simply as Chevrolet C-1416 , introduced in 1964.
Deluxe two-tone paint was discontinued, but conventional two-tone continued as an option. 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. Two High gave a 0:100 torque split, while Four High yielded a locked 50:50 torque split. The previous 4x2 C series is changed to the R series, and the 4x4 K series is changed to the V series. I agree with Jason S. Trucks with an optional trim level, but without an additional wheel upgrade, received flatter stainless steel hubcaps, still with painted accents.
This exceptional classic Chevy truck arrived a few months ago and had the typical issues. Low and Low Loc applied reduction gearing with or without lock, depending on the mode selected. Replacing the bushings isn't overly difficult as long as the nuts and bolts come loose. Engine wise, 1973 was the last year for the 307 V8 and the 454 now replaced the 402. The truck is very safe and enjoyable to drive. Unlike their siblings, they were not sold to the general public nor did they bear Holden badging , and they were not built as right-hand-drive at the factory.
The 1972 models were very similar to the 1971 models, with the only change being the rear view mirror was glued to the windshield rather than bolted to top of the cab, and metal or vinyl-covered flat door panels were no longer available; all trim level door panels were molded plastic with integral armrests and wood grain inserts on Cheyenne and Sierra trim levels. It is not clear if the crew cab was for fleet orders only, or if it was available to the general public. A sleeker front bow-like look emerged, similar to a ship's with the front end being gently swept back from the center. 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. Because it was such a desirable truck we felt the only proper route was to go through the entire truck and address all that we could within reason. Fuel prices were rising and that negatively impacted truck sales.
One-ton K30 models were introduced to the line-up, and with them Bonus Cab and Crew Cab models. Use some penetrating oil for a few days on the nuts before you try to remove them. If you happen to know something that isn't already included on this list, feel free to contact me so it can be added. Last year for Chevrolet Orange engines. Sale also includes the original Owner Manual, original Maintenance Schedule and receipts for all recent work done the truck.
A new gauge to show voltage replaced the ammeter in 1976, and the engine size decals were removed from the grille during this model year. The only noticeable change for 1970 was a minor update to the Chevrolet grille. 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. That and when I did mine, I rounded a few holes in my box when I took it off so I kind of had no choice after haha. But the model earned a reputation for being a less capable work vehicle than its predecessor. An -powered version of the C-10 was offered beginning in the 1981, dubbed the A-10. The interior changed slightly with a new dashed shape, seats, instrument panel, and sill plates.