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1970 Chevy C10 Pickup

 

This website details my 1970 Chevy C10 Pickup Truck project.  A lot of these pages have information and pictures from other people's projects from the Internet.  As I finish these parts on my C10, I will update pictures and information on my actual vehicle.

Beginnings of the Project

I wanted to get an older pickup for a project vehicle.  I had a few goals:

I did some research and decided that a Chevy C10 pickup from the 1967-1972 years was what I wanted.  During these years, the body and drive train did not change very much.  The main changes were that the grill changed over the years, and 67-70 models had 4 wheel drum brakes with 6 wheel lugs on a 5.5" pattern, while 71-72 years had front disc brakes, and 5 wheel lugs on a 5" pattern.

I decided that I was not going to restore the truck.  I felt that I would "resto-mod" the truck.  Resto-mod is generally considered to be where the outside of the vehicle is kept relatively stock, and the drive train and possibly the interior are updated.  I read a few books and read up on the Internet to learn more.

The Purchase

I ended up getting a 1970 Chevy C10 pickup truck locally on Craigslist.  I picked it up and drove it home.  It is a fleet-side long-bed pickup, and has a 350 V8, TH350 transmission, factory power steering, power brakes and air conditioning.  The air conditioning compressor was missing, as were all the hoses.  So it really does not have air conditioning, but at least the dash has vents and there are some mounting points for the AC hardware.


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