They could also upgrade to a deluxe heater if they lived in colder climates. Both were offered as two and four-door sedans, while the Deluxe had the added option of a four-door wagon. In 1992, the four-speed manual transmission was dropped and the stepside trucks were available with extended cabs. A properly equipped C-Series half-ton class pickup could tow up to 8,000 lbs 4 tons of , while a properly equipped C-Series three quarter-ton or one-ton class pickup could tow up to 12,000 lbs 6 tons of braked trailer. Diesel and ethanol versions were also sold, labeled as and A-20 respectively later models of the D-20 replaced the Perkins Q20B with a S4.
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. Tandem rear axle assemblies with ratings of 30,000 or 34,000 lbs. Horsepower ratings ranged from 155 for the 250 Six up to 220 for the 366 V8. The 1967 Chevelle did have better driving characteristics with the addition of more aggressive tires, and front disc-brakes. 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. These replaced the outdated and inadequate lap belts previously used.
Longhorns were only two-wheel-drive; no factory Longhorn 4x4 was built. There were two engine choices: the V8 replaced the , while the venerable continued. But the model earned a reputation for being a less capable work vehicle than its predecessor. Dual exhaust was also added during the '91-'93 model years. A new Shift-on-the-move four-wheel drive system with two-speed dual range New Process 208 aluminium transfer case was introduced on K-Series pickups for the 1981 model year. A depressing announcement for Chevelle fans in 1967 was the announcment that the L34 396ci engine got a reduction in power output. The compact design of these new short-conventionals allowed the same cab-to-axle dimensions as those of with wheelbases that were 8 inches shorter.
A C conventional in front of the series number designates 2-wheel rear drive while a K designates 4-wheel drive. The new 1988 model trucks entered production December 8, 1986 at , , and the new plant. In High the center differential was unlocked and allowed the front and rear propeller shafts to slip as needed for full-time operation. The suspension was also upgraded with 32 mm 1. Another significant change was the addition of independent front suspension to all models. Few changes were made to the 1971 Chevy trucks. Base models gained a passenger-side woodgrain dash accent and a new plaid upholstery pattern which would change slightly each year until 1978.
The differential lock would unlock and deactivate at speeds above 20 mph for safety reasons, such as the vehicle being on dry pavement. Used in series 5000 trucks. In late-1999 the production of the Silverado was switched from Argentina to Brazil, and the Grand Blazer was simply phased out. The standard drivetrain was the 3-speed manual tranny with two available engine options: The 250 inch straight 6 and the 283 cubic inch V8. In 1962 the 478 V6 was introduced for use in the 6500 series trucks.
Optional transmissions available were the 4-speed manual transmission; Powerglide; and Turbo-Hydramatic 350 or 400. The 305B was dropped from the line in 1962. The original version of the Veraneio was kept in production until 1988 model year 1989 , but it was eventually replaced with an updated version based on the C-20 family. Available engines included a 3. Other then that you'll have to have it Custom Matched. The tail lights also wrapped around the rear corners of the car, and were squarer as opposed to the long rectangular shape of the previous year. Optional engines were the 292 inch and 327 inch V8 The 283 inch V8 was replaced on the 1968 Chevy trucks with the 307 cubic inch with 310 horsepower and the 396 cubic inch V8.
It replaced the permanent four-wheel drive system, on pre-1980 models. Both steel and wood floors were available. A Z71 off-road package was also available with skid plates and Bilstein shocks. The 351E is in all reality a pickup truck version of the 351M engine and has large ports and passages in the manifold, but it has the bottleneck at the collector just like all the 305A, D and E V6 manifolds. The 305D was an option in 1961, and standard for 1962 in series 1000-3500 trucks. Two High gave a 0:100 torque split, while Four High yielded a locked 50:50 torque split.
A new base engine finished the model in 1966 with a 155 hp 116 kW 250 in 3 4. To this, on 1965 Chevy trucks, a 220 horsepower 327 inch V8 engine was available. It was only offered as a standard until 1996 when a crew chassis cab was also offered. Engines used in Vehicles covered on this page are designated as, 305A, 305B, 305C, 305D, 305E, 351, 351E, 401, 478, 702 V12. Air conditioning and a 220 hp 164 kW 327 in 3 5. Sierra and Sierra Grande had been used as names on option packages since the 1969 model year. The front axle was a solid I-beam drop axle, similar to the axles of medium and heavy duty trucks.
Development of the new third-generation trucks began in 1968 with vehicle components undergoing simulated testing on computers before the first pickups were even built for real world testing. The 351's were available both as Magnums and small port head 351C engines up to 1972. Engines for this model year included a 140 horsepower 230 inch L6 otherwise known as a straight-6 and the optional 165 horsepower 292 inch L6. It did however feature a new front-end design with the fenders having a protruding edge, and a grille that jutted forward with them. Tulsa is another company that did 4x4 conversions for utility companies. The front and rear propeller shafts were locked at all times in Four High and Four Low.
There was another round of new grilles, revised inner door panels that left less metal exposed, a four-wheel drive, full one-ton chassis was added to the lineup, and a was used for the front axle, as well as an electric oil pressure gauge replacing the mechanical unit. One of the main additions to the 1991—2000 years is that it introduced the 305 cu in a traditional 5. Chevy C50 tandems were available in three wheelbases with a choice of three gasoline engines - 292 Six, 327 V8 and 366 V8. The model range got only slight changes in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973. All four-wheel drive models were equipped with leaf springs on both the front and rear axles.