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1970 Chevy C10 Pickup

 

This details my 1970 Chevy C10 pickup truck project.   Some parts of this website have information on what I plan to do.   But as I finish these I will update pictures and information on my vehicle.

Beginnings of the Project

I wanted a 1967-72 Chevy C10 pickup.   The short bed is more popular, but they made about 5 times more in the long bed, and I sometimes haul items in the back.   So a long bed was fine with me.   I preferred a V8, auto transmission, power steering, power brakes and A/C.   From 1967-70, these trucks had drum brakes all around, and the 1971-72 had front drums.   But I felt that I needed better brakes than any of these years had, so I was not concerned about what year I got.   I planned to leave the suspension relatively stock, except to lower the truck about 2 inches and put anti-roll bars in the front & rear.   I planned to put in a limited slip differential and a 4 speed automatic transmission.   I'm going to leave the interior relatively stock.

The Purchase

I ended up getting a 1970 Chevy C10 pickup truck locally on Craigslist in September 2013.   It is a fleet-side long-bed pickup, and has a 350 V8, TH350 transmission, power steering, power brakes and air conditioning.   It showed 60,210 miles on the odometer, but the odometer probably has rolled over.   Although it had A/C from the factory, most of the A/C parts were missing.   I picked it up and drove it home.

The C10 has "8 350" badges on both front fenders to indicate the engine size.   It is the "Custom 10" trim level - this comes with "Custom/10" badges on both front fenders, "Chevrolet Custom" on the glove box door, chrome bumpers, chrome hub caps, chrome center inserts on the dash knobs, vinyl embossed scroll work on the seats with cloth inserts, cigar lighter, bright finish dome lamp, and bright trim around the windshield, vent windows and rear window.

The truck had issues, but being this old that was expected:



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This page last updated Nov 2018.