The Longhorn also debuted which had 6 extra bed inches but only came in 2 wheel drive. Those prices are getting even crazier as the years tick by and Mother Nature takes its toll on what sheetmetal is still out there. This makes the truck drive like a new one. The wheels are polished Centerlines and tires are fair. Both Stepside and Fleetside availability carried over from 1966, and revised grilles continued to represent new model-year calling cards up through 1972.
This truck has the big back window. All Chevy pickups were treated to standard front disc brakes in 1971. With just over 4000 miles on the chassis since the restoration a little over 5 years ago. The truck was 4 years ago. Engine is a newer vortec 350 that runs very good. This car runs, and it runs strong. Double that for a runner in decent shape.
Trust Ecklers for all of your restoration and replacement needs for your truck, racer, show car, street rod, or daily driver. Because the bedsides are double walled, this makes cutting and splicing the bed back together a lot of work. When they were new working trucks, the steel floors tended to be more popular, but today a wood bed truck brings a premium in the market. Classic Industries offers 1968 Chevrolet Truck Truck Bed Components, 1968 Chevrolet Truck Stepside Bed Sides - Full, 1968 Chevrolet Truck Bed Sides - Partial, 1968 Chevrolet Truck Running Boards, 1968 Chevrolet Truck Side Steps, 1968 Chevrolet Truck Patch Panels, 1968 Chevrolet Truck Front Bed Panel, 1968 Chevrolet Truck Stake Pocket Repair Panel, 1968 Chevrolet Truck Bed Floor Panel, 1968 Chevrolet Truck Stepside Rear Fender, 1968 Chevrolet Truck Fiberglass Bed Side, and 1968 Chevrolet Truck Rear Bed Corner. We have all the parts and accessories you need to help restore your 1968 Chevy, at the best prices! 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.
The truck was special ordered this color and I have never seen another one this color. Next, the bed is removed. A pair of c-channel braces are then bolted to the two halves, creating a single chassis that can then be welded together. Now, about that stance and those wheels and tires …. Here, the cab mount and C-channel inner brace are both attached to the rear half of the frame.
Once both sides are cut, the rear portion of the chassis is simply rolled back out of the way. The location of the rear pair of holes on the template are then transferred to the chassis. The paint and body work reflects excellent craftsmanship and actually looks better in person than in pictures. With the amount of sheetmetal components being reproduced today, a new short bed is simply a phone call away. 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. It's actually a 71 with a 67 front end. Emergency brake cables are also removed and will be replaced with shorter items. Custom paint, Lexus Pearl metallic over Porsche bronze. Originally a 327, now a 350 with Aluminum heads and Headers. To do so, the top and bottom needs to be trimmed to clear the rivets holding the crossmember in place.
Note the fuel line that has been moved away from the framerail. Flush with the back of the framerail the template is used to transfer the location of the rear bed mount hole as well as to scribe the cutline. Someone bought it before I saw the mistakes. Another set of pre-cut, etched lines mark the portion to be removed. The paint is in good condition. A host of trim packages emerged during this generation, and serve as rolling proof that some truck buyers indeed preferred their pickups to play as well as work. The 1971 and 1972 Chevy pickups tend to be the most popular, with a shared large egg crate grille and further refinements such as front disc brakes.
The exhaust will need to be removed and modified or replaced. Note that the two front holes from the original cab mount location are used to attach the inner brace. In 1968 one of the most noticeable changes was the small rear window was no longer available. And this is an original short bed with 115 in wheel base. Next the template needs to be used to drill the new cab mount holes. A watchful eye and a steady hand and the chassis conversion is complete. Always garaged, regularly detailed, regularly driven, and never driven too hard.
The news engines offered were a 5L, 310 horse power V8 and a 6. And who knows, that clapped out farm truck down the road might just be the best option for your next classic truck project. Furthermore production numbers were large and they were home to several of the same engines used in popular Chevy cars, meaning maintenance, restoration, and upgrades are all relatively easy endeavors. I cancelled the sale and refunded the money due to the incorrect listing. These will serve as mounting points for the C-channel inner brace.
It's been fully customized from top to bottom and has gone through a full body off restoration. Trans is a manual 4sd. The paint and body work reflects excellent craftsmanship and actually looks better in person than in pictures. Today, this generation of Chevrolet C10 and K10 are some of the most loved collector trucks extant, and for good reason. To do so, the head of each rivet is chiseled off and then punched free.