This series of trucks is known as the rounded-line and for the time was revolutionary in design. Curb weights ranged from 3,234 pounds for the short-wheelbase chassis and cab to 3,836 pounds for the long-wheelbase Step-Side. The 1987 model year - the final year of production - saw the series designators changed. It proved to be a preview for 1981 and the rest of the production run, with an all new simplified front clip, new hood, and single plane grille. The standard engine in the 1973 C10 was a 250-cubic-inch, inline six-cylinder engine that could produce 100 horsepower at 3,600 rpm and 175 pound-feet of torque at 2,200 rpm. The Fleetside featured a full bed with wrap around tail lamps.
The Cheyenne Super, the top of the line, had everything the Cheyenne edition had plus upgraded interior trim and extra chrome body moldings. This was done to allow for concurrent production of its replacement early in 1987 of the all-new C and K models. For all models the fuel tank was moved from inside the cab to outside the frame and featured an optional 40 gallon tank. Coil springs were used in front. The Stepside featured a narrow bed with standalone tail lamps.
The antenna was also embedded into the window. The C10 was the basic, two-wheel-drive version of Chevy's C-Series line of trucks. The 1973 model year brought a major restyling to the C-Series, featuring cleaner, squarer lines that would continue with minor changes through the 1987 model year. The third option was a 307-cubic-inch, V8 engine with a compression ratio of 8. With either wheelbase, customers could order the truck as a Step-Side, Fleetside or chassis and cab only.
A 292-cubic-inch, inline six-cylinder engine with a compression ratio of 8:1 that produced 120 horsepower and 225 pound-feet of torque also was available. The rear-wheel drive C-series became the R-series, then the four-wheel drive K-series were renamed the V-series. Four trim levels were available in 1973, beginning with the base Custom level, which had painted bumpers and hubcaps. A three-speed synchromesh manual was the standard transmission, while a four-speed manual and a three-speed automatic were options. They were shuffled for 1975, with the Scottsdale moniker replacing the Cheyenne Super as the top-of-the-line package, while the Custom series was deleted. Powertrains generally continued as before, except that the 454 cubic inch big block replaced the previous 402. We have all the parts and accessories you need to help restore your 1973 Chevy, at the best prices! It was a half-ton truck available with either a 6.
The C10's height was 69. The C10 with a wheelbase of 117. The truck featured double wall design, a flared beltline and rounded doors. The next year, Chevy was back up to four trim lines with the addition of the Silverado at the top of the series. The Cheyenne package added extra sound insulation, custom vinyl or nylon-and-vinyl upholstery, cargo lamp and custom interior trim. .
For 1973, the C10 had a Salisbury rear-end and rear leaf spring suspension. A one-barrel carburetor was used with a compression ratio of 8. Trust Ecklers for all of your restoration and replacement needs for your truck, racer, show car, street rod, or daily driver. Chevrolet offered this cab with only a single front bench seat beginning in 1976. Trim lines were also revamped, ranging from the entry-level Custom to the Custom Deluxe, Cheyenne and top-end Cheyenne Super. There were two primary designs of the truck, the Stepside and Fleetside.
By and large, this remained the trim hierarchy for the remainder of series production. Next up the chain of prestige was the Custom Deluxe, which featured vinyl upholstery, padded arm rests, chrome trim and a special Custom Deluxe emblem. . . . .
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