Chevrolet C-10 pick up 2nd generation C/K
Pickup , box van
Gasoline : 4.1-6.6 liters (114-228 kW)
The Chevrolet C-10 2nd generation truck was first built from 1967 and made up to 1972.
The 1967 C-series introduced a more contemporary design. General Motors has been selling the C / K pickups as general-purpose delivery vans, not simply workshop vehicles, since this redesign. From 1967 through 1972, most Chevrolet pickups in the Series 10 and 20 were equipped with coil springs, which greatly improved road grip over older models with leaf springs. Leaf springs were still available on request for all pickups, and they were standard equipment on the Series 30.
At GMC, all pickups had standard leaf springs, but coil springs were available on request. All four-wheel drive pickups - whether Chevrolet or GMC - had leaf springs on both axles. The standard drive was a 4.1-liter R6 or a 4.6-liter V8, each connected to a manual three-speed gearbox. On request, there was a manual four-speed gearbox, a Powerglide -Automatik or a Turbo Hydramatic . Other engines available for an extra charge included a 4.8-liter R6 and a 5.4-liter V8. The half-toners had six-hole rims with a pitch circle diameter of 5 ", the three-quarter toners and the one-ton eight-hole rims with a pitch circle diameter of 6".
In 1968, there was a new 5.0-liter V8 instead of the 4.6 -liter V8, and for the first time the 6.5 -liter V8 was offered with 228 kW power. The most noticeable change from the 1968 models were the new side reflectors on the front and rear fenders. The pickup with the extended cab did not exist anymore. The GMC vehicles were given a new grille, where the letters GMC were no longer highlighted on the crossbar. Important for restorers is that the slightly less inclined bonnet (about 65 °) of the 1967 and 1968 models did not fit the front fenders of 1969-1972 produced models.
Also new was a Custom Comfort and Convenience indoor package that was in between the standard and CST versions. In 1968, Chevrolet celebrated the 50th anniversary of truck production. Also from 1968 there was the Dreivierteltonner as Longhorn model. The Longhorn was equipped with a strong, 2,590 mm long box, which could accommodate a loose camping structure.
In 1969 there was a new 5.7-liter V8 engine with 188 kW. In addition, the model received again a new grille for the Chevrolet and a less inclined front end for the Chevrolet and GMC models. Also a new van variant called K5 Blazer was offered, which had a shorter wheelbase of 2,642 mm. A similar GMC version called Jimmy was introduced in the same year. Also in the interior, there were some changes, especially the transition from the handbrake lever to a parking brake with pedal. A modern two-spoke steering wheel with plastic horn button replaced the previous three-spoke steering wheel with a chrome-plated horn button. Also new this year were the upper and lower side panels, which were also available in two colors. Two-color side panels were standard on the CST version and optional on the other versions.
The only notable change in 1970 was a slight revision of the Chevrolet grille. At first glance, the comments from 1969 and 1970 looked the same. The plastic inserts of the 1970s model, however, have colored deductions, which divide the grill into six individual sections. 1971 there were more extensive changes, first another grille in the egg pattern, which graced the Chevrolet variants. The GMC grill was partially painted black. Second, there was a new equipment package called Cheyenne . For the GMC models, it was called Sierra, These packages consisted mainly of comfort details - a sleeker interior, thicker upholstery and insulation, carpets, chrome trim and ornaments on the side panels and tailgate. In 1971 AM / FM radios were also installed ex factory for the first time .
In addition, disc brakes were installed on all pickups rather than drum brakes, resulting in significantly less fading under heavy load. While many had six-hole rims with a 5.5 "pitch circle, the rear-wheel drive models had only five-hole rims with a 5" pitch circle, like the cars of Buick , Oldsmobile , Pontiac and Cadillac . The four-wheel semi-Tonner remained at the six-wheel rims. This type of rim was retained until the end of the series. Also changed Chevrolet the designation "396 V8" (corresponding to the engine capacity) in "400 V8"; but this was just a cosmetic change.
The 1972 models were virtually identical to those of 1971. Only the interior mirror was glued to the windshield instead of bolted to the headliner as in the earlier models.
Pitch circle diameter on rims
¾ - & 1 ton
Six hole 5.5 "
Six hole 5.5 "
Eight hole 6.5 "
Five hole 5 "
Six hole 5.5 "
Eight hole 6.5 "
In turn, the outfit lines of the Chevrolet pickups were from 1967 to 1972:
- C / 10 - basic model
- Custom / 10 - 'middle model'
- CST / 10 - 'Custom Sport Truck' (CST)
- Custom / 10 - Basic model
- CST / 10 - 'middle model'
- Cheyenne / 10 - 'Top Model'
End of 1971, 1972:
- CST / 10 - basic model
- Cheyenne / 10 - 'middle model'
- Cheyenne Super - 'Top Model'
- Cheyenne Highlander - special equipment package
The designation 10, 20, or 30 referred to Chevrolet pickups with ½, ¾, or 1 tonne payload.
The GMC versions from 1967 to 1970 had the same designations as those of Chevrolet; however, the equipment lines were called 1500, Custom 1500 and Super Custom 1500. From 1971 this changed in:
- Custom 1500 - basic model
- Super Custom 1500 - medium model
- Sierra 1500 - top model
and end of 1971 and 1972 in ::
- Super Custom 1500 - basic model
- Sierra 1500 - middle model
- Sierra Grande 1500 - top model
- Sierra Highlander 1500 - special equipment package.
The designations 1500, 2500 and 3500 referred to GMC pickups with ½, ¾ or 1 tonne payload.
For both brands, the Highlander package included special color-coordinated fabric inserts, additional color combinations and insulation measures.
nd also in Cheyenne and Sierra with wood imitation inserts.
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