In 1968, Chevrolet celebrated 50 years of truck manufacturing, and to commemorate, they released a 50th Anniversary package, which featured an exclusive white-gold-white paint scheme. Standard features on the 1969 Chevy pickup trucks included a panoramic rear window, padded sun visors and dash, heater, defroster and safety glass. All Chevrolet trucks were equipped with a standard three-speed manual column shift transmission, with an optional four-speed manual transmission. The screw provided a way to adjust the gap in the window track. You are better off to go back with a throttle body engine.
Once again, the six-cylinder engine options revolved around the 230 cubic-inch Turbo-Thrift engine delivering 140 horsepower and the 250 cubic-inch Turbo-Thrift engine that delivered an increase of power to 155 horsepower. The system could be manually shifted into High Loc which locked the center differential for a locked 50:50 torque split. Two High gave a 0:100 torque split, while Four High yielded a locked 50:50 torque split. Once the shift from two-wheel drive to four-wheel drive was made, the vehicle could be driven at any forward or reverse speed. The front axle was a solid I-beam drop axle, similar to the axles of medium and heavy duty trucks. 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.
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. For the 1975 model year, the 185 hp 400 cu in 6. There was no climbing up into the cab of one of these trucks unless you were under five feet tall. A utility variant, known as the , was also introduced with a shorter wheelbase of 104 inches 2,642 mm. For the 1980 model year, permanent four-wheel drive was discontinued on K-Series, leaving only conventional four-wheel drive. Also new this year were upper and lower , which added another two-tone paint option. There was some overlap in 1999—2002 model years.
In 1996 both the 5. Blue interiors were a darker shade than before. Four Low applied reduction gearing with a 2. Two High gave a 0:100 torque split, with Four High yielding a locked 50:50 torque split through direct synchronized gearing. The 292 six and the 327 in³ V8 were the optional engines. The height of the four-wheel drive model without a hardtop is 68. You would have to switch all that and even the fuel lines are different.
Both choices were available in both the Fleetside or Stepside models. 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. Horsepower and torque output was increased to 210 hp, and 300 lb-ft of torque. Front brakes on light duty trucks were switched from drums to disks. Since there are over 22 different wiper arm attachments, do not buy wipers just by length only - be sure to lookup exact wiper blade part nu … mbers by vehicle make, model and year for the brand wiper you decide to purchase. Entire hood can be quickly removed by sacking out only four bolts. Enz used and a poorly fitted gas cap to create the impression of a dangerous vehicle.
Finally, the front brakes on all light-duty trucks were switched from to , resulting in much less brake fade under heavy use. At first glance, the 1969 and 1970 grilles appear identical. These packages consisted mostly of comfort features — nicer interiors, more padding and insulation, carpet, chrome trim, and upper and lower side molding and tailgate trim. It was positioned to bridge the gap between light-duty and medium-duty trucks. The only noticeable change for 1970 was a minor update to the Chevrolet grille. In 1961, Chevy upsized the 327 cubic inch engine to 350 cubic inch displacement that netted 195 to 200 horsepower.
The model range got only slight changes in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973. For restoration, it should also be noted that the door and window cranks were slightly longer due to the molded plastic door panels, and the vent windows were now secured with a single screw on the inside of the door, thus differentiating it from the 1971 model year. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. New dual tier halogen became available with the Deluxe Front Appearance package. The name change is also found in the vehicle identification number.
The majority of 10 and 20 series Chevrolet trucks from 1967 to 1972 were built with a coil spring trailing arm rear suspension, which greatly improved the ride over traditional leaf springs. The 1977 Chevrolet C20 is a fine addition to the Chevrolet truck line. Just like the previous year, Nova Super Sport sales continued to rise. In 1968, the 283 cu in 4. 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.
The Chevy bowtie logo was moved to the center of the hood. 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. The engine would fit and bolt … up fine but everything else wouldnt. On models where passenger airbags weren't included, the space was occupied by a storage compartment. The differential lock would unlock and deactivate at speeds above 20 mph for safety reasons, such as the vehicle being on dry pavement. It got a longer, wider F-body and maintained its unibody structure, front subframe, A-arm front suspension and leaf springs on the rear axle - similar to the previous generation - but with lots of cosmetic upgrades and increased noise reduction. The most visible change in differentiating a 1968 from a 1967 was the addition of side-marker reflectors on all fenders.