New apron is added below the grille. The Cheyenne Super, the top of the line, had everything the Cheyenne edition had plus upgraded interior trim and extra chrome body moldings. A 292-cubic-inch, inline six-cylinder engine with a compression ratio of 8:1 that produced 120 horsepower and 225 pound-feet of torque also was available. A one-barrel carburetor was used with a compression ratio of 8. Cheyenne model is dropped from the lineup and hood ornaments appear on the trucks. Rally wheels and Sport model are also offered as options. Last year for Chevrolet Orange engines.
Turn signals were moved from the bumper to behind the grille. Front sheetmetal remained the same through 1987. Blazer gets new body design with metal roof over front seats and fiberglass over the rear. Dump works great and has handled over 5000 pounds before, but in general I would recommend not going over 4000 pounds as the truck handling begins to diminish. Coil springs were used in front. Curb weights ranged from 3,234 pounds for the short-wheelbase chassis and cab to 3,836 pounds for the long-wheelbase Step-Side. Two winches operate the boom crane, one for lifting the object and one for rotating the object.
The restyling of the trucks boasted a weight reduction of up to 300 pounds. It proved to be a preview for 1981 and the rest of the production run, with an all new simplified front clip, new hood, and single plane grille. The standard engine in the 1973 C10 was a 250-cubic-inch, inline six-cylinder engine that could produce 100 horsepower at 3,600 rpm and 175 pound-feet of torque at 2,200 rpm. Woodgrain trim panel on tailgate of top trim levels. By and large, this remained the trim hierarchy for the remainder of series production. Truck body is in good shape with some rust on the bottom of the quarter panels and the rocker panels. Also equipped with integrated roll bar.
There is also a hydraulic ram for positioning the end of the boom. Upper trim levels receive brushed aluminum panels on tailgate. Truck frame is in great shape. A three-speed synchromesh manual was the standard transmission, while a four-speed manual and a three-speed automatic were options. The most notable changes were to the body.
The third option was a 307-cubic-inch, V8 engine with a compression ratio of 8. The Cheyenne package added extra sound insulation, custom vinyl or nylon-and-vinyl upholstery, cargo lamp and custom interior trim. The 1987 model year - the final year of production - saw the series designators changed. New rear brakes and rear axle seals last year. Special thanks to Dave C.
Dual exhaust offered on the 292 six-cylinders. Fuel prices rise and send truck sales down. They were shuffled for 1975, with the Scottsdale moniker replacing the Cheyenne Super as the top-of-the-line package, while the Custom series was deleted. . The previous 4x2 C series is changed to the R series, and the 4x4 K series is changed to the V series.
Four trim levels were available in 1973, beginning with the base Custom level, which had painted bumpers and hubcaps. With either wheelbase, customers could order the truck as a Step-Side, Fleetside or chassis and cab only. Aluminum tailgate panel was added to the center of the tailgate. Chevy standardized the chrome grille on all trucks and power steering on all K-series trucks. Trim lines were also revamped, ranging from the entry-level Custom to the Custom Deluxe, Cheyenne and top-end Cheyenne Super. Truck body is in good shape with some rust on the bottom of the quarter panels and the rocker panels. Chevrolet offered this cab with only a single front bench seat beginning in 1976.
Chevy also offered the automatic 700R4 transmission as an option. The rear-wheel drive C-series became the R-series, then the four-wheel drive K-series were renamed the V-series. There is also a hydraulic ram for positioning the end of the boom. Top trim level Silverado gets new brushed aluminum trim and all woodgrain is now gone. Truck body is in good shape with some rust on the bottom of the quarter panels and the rocker panels. It was a half-ton truck available with either a 6. Truck body is in good shape with some rust on the bottom of the quarter panels and the rocker panels.
This was done to allow for concurrent production of its replacement early in 1987 of the all-new C and K models. The next year, Chevy was back up to four trim lines with the addition of the Silverado at the top of the series. Powertrains generally continued as before, except that the 454 cubic inch big block replaced the previous 402. The changes to the trucks resulted in a style that was embraced by the American public and was relatively unchanged for 15 years. The C10 with a wheelbase of 117.
Four wheel drive received improvements by way of auto-locking hubs and the introduction of quad shocks. The 1973 model year brought a major restyling to the C-Series, featuring cleaner, squarer lines that would continue with minor changes through the 1987 model year. Chevy became number one in truck sales. Unique feature: only year to have gold stripe in the center of the side moldings. Interior received changes to the wiper controls and the integration of the high beam lights and cruise control being moved to turn signal stalk. New rear brakes and rear axle seals last year.