The system could be manually shifted into High Loc which locked the center differential for a locked 50:50 torque split. Also, a new grill was used. After 1985, a redesigned pickup with the same cabin structure of the U. Brand new cargo light was installed, plus a control switch inside the Cab next to the interior light so you can operate when needed. This setup needs no adjustment once they are installed and adjustment set. This is a truck you are drawn to as soon as it comes into your view. The Fact It Was So Well Preserved Through The Years Is Truly Stunning To See In Person.
A properly equipped K-Series half-ton or three quarter-ton class pickup could tow up to 6,500 lbs 3. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. A new stock dash bezel was placed over the digital instruments to keep that classic bezel appearance. Nearly all of those cases were settled out of court. Remember you are bidding on a used vehicle so expect some imperfections for its age. This is important to how smooth a truck drives down the road, if unbalanced a truck would vibrate under power.
For 1977 models, and were introduced as an optional extra. The original color from the factory was Victory Red body and Ivory White top and grille. The 20 and 30-series trucks had the 8 x 6. In summary this was a total replacement of the old harness and the install of a modern age harness that ensures safety of the truck. I ended up not buying because it was not the right model for me. Because there are many electrical things that have been added to this truck versus what the old truck was wired to operate and the old wiring was 50 yrs old, the old wiring harness was pulled from the truck and a complete Auto-wire new age wiring harness was installed.
The 1969 pickups offered a standard three-speed manual transmission. Gas tank was original behind the seat in the cab, very dangerous. This change will likely ensure the timing gear chain may never need to be replaced during the life of the engine. Featuring a 133-inch wheelbase, the Longhorn added an extra 6 inches 15 cm to the bed. With the new suspension and drivetrain these are just the right tires for traction and performance.
What Sets This Old Rig Apart From The Rest Is The History And Originality This Awesome Truck Has To Offer Not To Mention It's Insanely Low Mileage. Summary: There is a good deal of detail in this description because if you are interested in owning this truck you will need to compare every little detail in this description to other trucks you might consider owning, This 1968 Chevrolet two-tone truck is not only a stunning beauty, it has been restored the right way in every detail to bring it to this final stage. In 1969, Chevrolet made a few minor changes to its line of pickup trucks, focused primarily on aesthetics. I had to drive from further away to look at the car and they were happy to take pictures of the wheels and other areas that I was concerned about. These models share the cabin of the light-duty models but sit on a taller chassis and have a taller front end of a different design, with a clamshell hood.
The 396, while still sold as such, was enlarged to 402 cubic inches starting in 1970. The 292 six and the 327 in 3 V8 were optional engines. To dress up the engine several things were added, new Chevrolet polished aluminum valve covers, Spectre black air cleaner, polished aluminum water neck, new radiator hoses, polished aluminum breather and polished radiator cap, This 350 engine normally would have the old V-belt drive with a manual fan on the front of the water pump on this type of the engine in 1968. All the hood latches are new and button head bolts hold down everything on the front and back of the truck. The length was extended to 117.
To complete this electrical system it requires the best battery you can buy and that is an Optima battery and that is what sets in the battery tray. It moves this truck from a 55mph truck to a 75mph truck if needed. This change was made due to the window track loosening over time. Nice and fat in the rear. The exterior mirrors became solid, low-profile aerodynamic manual units color matched to the body color. It replaced the permanent four-wheel drive system, on pre-1980 models. 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.
Both front and rear leaf sprung axles had disc brakes. This service is popular for inoperable vehicles or travel trailers. What was missing from this old truck was posi-traction in the rear-end leaving this truck with only the right rear wheel driving the truck. Chevy offered optional transmission upgrades to a four-speed manual, Powerglide automatic or Turbo-Hydramatic. The interior is in great shape, no issues, no rips and so on. Along with the name change, came other major improvements and tweaks for the final model year of the conventional cab pickups.