But this is a truck you can drive everyday around town with peace of mind. Out back, we need to trim 8 inches from the back of the frame and drill a handful of holes. It's actually a 71 with a 67 front end. Next, the bed is removed. Hoses, belts, plugs, plug wires were all new not long ago, and are still clean and fully serviceable to this day.
Note the fuel line that has been moved away from the framerail. The body is solid steel, and a four inch felt covered magnet will stick to it all over on every metal panel. The location of the rear pair of holes on the template are then transferred to the chassis. The C10 is totally turn- key, has been full sorted and is ready to enjoy for the upcoming 2018 season. When they were new working trucks, the steel floors tended to be more popular. Imagine how beautiful it will look when you take the time to really clean it from front to back!!!! The templates are designed to bolt to the chassis using existing holes labeled 1 , removing any guesswork when it comes time to make the cut. Those prices are getting even crazier as the years tick by and Mother Nature takes its toll on what sheetmetal is still out there.
The truck is equipped with chrome front and rear bumpers, and the front has bumperettes with rubber trim as well. Always garaged, regularly detailed, regularly driven, and never driven too hard. The cab mount is then bolted in place using these new holes and then used as a template for the rear pair. The parking brake works and is properly adjusted. The current owner acquired the truck and reports that the complete restoration was completed 2 years ago and that he has driven the truck fewer than 3,000 miles of the 10,000 miles since the truck was finished.
This car runs, and it runs strong. Because the bedsides are double walled, this makes cutting and splicing the bed back together a lot of work. Window fuzzies are good and work like they should. You won't find another like this one. The truck is lowered just slightly so it has a nice stance but is not slammed to the ground or modified with air bags of radical suspension changes from stock. Bed is clean, painted, and super solid, with no liner spray or anything else on it.
Window rollers and door pulls work as they should and look great. Before we do so, however, a series of six pilot holes need to be drilled into each framerail. All years of this generation of Chevy pickup were offered with either a stamped steel box floor or wood planking. Next, the two frame halves are rejoined via the inner brace and welded together. Vent visors, side mirrors, door handles, fuel cap, and wiper arms are all neat, clean and look good on the truck. Odometer is functional and shows 480 miles. The color is a charcoal black.
Glass is clean and neat, and free of any cracks or chips. These are minor marks most sellers would not mention, but I do. Using the front most pair, the template is aligned with the rear two holes from the original cab mount. I emailed the buyer to let them know. Chassis is clean and basic, and shows the pans, cab corners, bed lowers, and everything else to be solid and rust free.
Driver and passenger arm rest pads are in good condition, but show light signs of use and age. Since the entire rear suspension setup will be moved forward 12 inches, the two-piece driveshaft will be removed and added to the scrap pile along with the rear brake line. Marker lights, turn signals, head lamps, and tail lights all work as they should and look great too. Bright grill mouldings, hood and headlamp surround, and bright headlight buckets all look great. Gauge surround is clean and nice and presents like it is original to the truck. Ashtray opens and closes like it should.
Glass is in great shape and roll up and down without any issues. The body is very straight and we have seen no signs of body panel replacement or major accident damage. Dealers can purchase the car on a wholesale order and are welcomed to contact me directly. The idle is smooth and it has been totally reliable. It's been fully customized from top to bottom and has gone through a full body off restoration. Power steering and power brakes. Before we make a single spark, the truck is set on jackstands so that when the rear half of the chassis is removed, the rest of the truck remains stable.
Rubber seals for front and rear window, as well as weather stripping and seals all show to be clean, pliable, and functional. The doors do not sag, and, of course, the hinges are solid and rust free. Wiper switch, Light switch, and manual choke knobs are all present and show well. This truck was nicely done, fully restored a few years ago. Coil springs remained at all four corners beneath the restyled 1967 Chevy C10, but a crisp, clean pickup appeared on the outside, and in some opinions the new Chevy looked even more modern than its half-ton Ford rival, which was also updated that year. Not a big deal, but I want to mention it.