Then you will need to get it on a hard level surface and remove the fuel tank s ,driveshaft and carrier bearing,but leave rear tires installed. Chevrolet also offered the automatic 700R4 transmission as an option. The trucks were given four headlights and a wider, shorter grille, with parking lights available in the grill. There were new flat dash trim panels, and base models had new flat stainless hubcaps. You also must use a shortbed driveshaft, or have one built. Otherwise, it was pretty nice. Upper trim levels receive brushed aluminum panels on tailgate.
Four-wheel drive became standard on all V8s in 1974. I would suggest doing a countrywide Craigslist search using a Craigslist search. And just like that, our tired interior becomes a modern classic. Once it is out you can roll the rear section into place. They had a 4,500-lb front driving axel, a modified 7500-lb rear axle, a 4-speed transmission and power steering.
This doubles you chance for a failure, Not saying your welder doesnt have the experience or knowledge, but not many can understand the metalurgy on a 20+ year old frame. Chevrolet sold 30,000 K-series trucks and 23,000 Blazers to the U. It just so happened that we had just added one to our project fleet, making this a perfect opportunity to join forces to showcase just how easy it is to order a custom interior kit for a classic truck. Since our Vintage Air kit deletes the factory fresh air vent, we opted to carpet over the kick panels as well. The 1958 Chevy truck design would barely change in 1959, other than a nicer, larger hood emblem and the badging on the fenders having a new design. The fuel tank was moved to the driver-side frame rail. Plus repainting the whole truck.
At the end of the day, we decided to go with a pairing of vintage Volkswagen material, Silver Beige Vintage Vinyl 332 and Water Blue Vinyl 24. In California a 350 cu 5. Starting at the trans tunnel, the first section of carpet is laid in place. In 1977, however, there were not only new grilles, a 4-wheel drive, full 1-ton chassis was now added to the lineup. Looking at Captn's blazer tank install, his shocks are outside the frame, my truck is a one ton 4x4 and the right side shock is leaning towards the rear behind the axle. It was as if the truck sat at some grubby lot lizard truck stop at the edge of the Mojave Desert for years on end with the windows down. The door panel is a fully molded fiberglass piece that can be covered in a myriad of materials.
Prices may vary depending on what I have. Remove all clips connecting to the frame that hold any wires or lines in the designaed cut area and pull the lines away from frame so you can safely cut the frame rail. Once the rivets are out and the crossmember free, move it forward to the other set of holes in the frame. The new body style featured sculptured sides, squared-off wheel openings, 21% more glass area with enclosed antenna , and a roomier cab with flow thru ventilation. To allow the seats full adjustability, each bucket seat will attach to the frame via a pair of slider brackets. One-ton K30 models were introduced to the line-up, and with them Bonus Cab and Crew Cab models.
If your gonna use a cutoff wheel, use the tape as a guide. They also received the new 4 spoke steering wheel and the Suburban received an optional overhead console. How did you make out with the shocks? See the outer 2 shock mounts? You dont have to remove them, but you must get them out of the way. C20 model was made available in a 4 door model minus rear seats. Rally wheels and a Sport model are now also offered as options. Make sure you add the section of the Crew cab frame that has the cab mounts for the rear of the cab or you will have to cut them from the donor frame and weld them.
Rain gutters are now standard equipment on all models as is the new quick release tailgate for the fleetside models. In fact, the Pro Series frame even uses the stock bench seat mounting locations to make installation even easier. You bring your truck in, decide on colors and material, and leave it to the trimmer to roll, pleat, sew, glue, and tuck everything in place. I already have the new shocks so the length will be off if I do anything crazy with the mounts, so I'm just going to put it in front of the rear at the same angle as the other one. You can probably find one with the suspension already on it for little money.
Dual exhaust was also offered on the 292 six-cylinders. To allow the seats full adjustability, each bucket seat will attach to the frame via a pair of slider brackets. For 1975 Chevy trim levels were changed again. Reinstall bumper and hook up lights and your done. A heat gun is kept handy to help fit the more stubborn areas of the floor. We chose Silver Beige Vintage Vinyl 332 and Water Blue Vinyl 24 material for something a little different.
Suspension wise, the wheelbase increased 2. Care must me taken as to not kink brake lines or crimp wires. Now measure back 14 and mask around the frame again. Other new features included new tempered and safety glass, prismatic rearview window, and new 6 turn-signal indicator lamps with asymmetrical flash and 4-way hazard light functionality. Attaching the seats and center console to one frame allows the entire assembly to be installed or removed as a single unit, just like the original bench. Please don't hesitate to check back with me if I don't get back to you within a day, Thanks.