In 1973, a new design was introduced. Call Ron at 682-333-7433 with any questions. Get over to E Bay! Actually very similar looking to Dodge's. The grille had an emblem with the engine size on it. The longer bed Jerry was talking about is the Longhorn Model. Effortless towing — with plenty of power to spare — you had to check the rearview mirror to be sure the trailer you were towing was still behind you.
Increasing the wheelbases allowed the new crew cab trucks to make their debut. The dual tanks were not factory, but a dealer install option. Blazers that were ordered with the Cheyenne package, had a chrome round emblem on the rear fenders. Trim packages remained the same. This truck is a half ton with the standerd suspension. The seat belts look kind of dirty, but I suppose it only takes one swipe of a greasy hand to foul things up.
A black rubber floor mat that went from the edge of the front seat up to the firewall. The grille had an emblem with the engine size on it. Nylon carpet from front edge of seat to firewall. White painted bumpers and mirrors. You can see a 1975 here. I also see some auxiliary lighting and running boards too! The exterior includes full upper and lower body side moldings, wheel opening moldings, full center tailgate panel, and a bright trim panel across the back of the cab just above the top of the bed. This also required the hood hinges to be changed from earlier years.
They all bolt right onto each other and can be swapped between years. Trucks with V-8's and 4wd, had struts added between the engine and transmission, and other struts from the trans to t case. The cab allowed easy access to the camper. The seller believes that the 41k showing on the odometer is correct, but I do see some things that do make me question that. From what I know, if it's a C-10, it's a heavy half ton. They were popular back in the early 70s,but since then the larger motor homes seem to be the vehicle of choice. I came up with a few interesting vehicles but this truck looked like a heck of a deal.
Here is an example of an 82 1983 - No notable changes, other than the front marker lights being moved back to the front grille instead of the front bumper. One group they targeted was young men. I have 1990 in my driveway with 287,000 miles on it. They went from an extension type spring, to a coiled flat spring. This truck is solid as you can find. Only Dodge had a longer running line in their pickups that had the same body style, from 1969 - 1991. Depending on year and equipment, they could be both coil or leaf spring I've seen them both ways , though most were leaf spring.
Truck has all new tires, fuel lines,etc. I took a quick look at it yesterday but won't have it in the shop til next Saturday. The 454 V8 is her original and the 66K miles are said to be original. My other Grandpa also had a '70, his was a C10, and the fab shop my Dad and Grandpa worked for had a '71 C20 Longhorn. Somewhere between 83 and 85, there was a Sno Chaser model offered. It does have the brake controller in the cab.
Inside is nice and original with door panels, rubber mat and seat cover under cover. There's a spotlight, roof lights, and a cable laying in the bed. The interior was redesigned, including the seats and dash panels. The 454 big block was made available in K models. It includes all pricing for all 1977 Chevrolet vehicles, the cost of all options, all the separate optional equipment catalogs and believe me there are lots even a brochure for the Blazer Chalet. Some manual transmission equipped trucks came with the fulltime 4wd too. Most Camper Specials were built for slide in style campers, however, some were built for use with chassis mount campers as well.
Tailgate trim panel with Cheyenne emblem. You can also find truck parts as well. The Bonanza had Bonanza emblems on the front fenders. The bigger campers were quite heavy and also very top heavy. Blazers were available in 2wd and 4wd models.
New Floor Mat and new seat cover. This thing was totally optioned out! Prior years, the roof detached from the windshield frame, making it a complete convertible. I believe the bed might have been a little longer than standard, also. I grew up around these trucks. The hinge recessed into the cowl area. They get a little better fuel mileage as I average 8 and I run Mobil one and Lucas fuel additive.