Start by replacing the spark plugs and plug wires. They used the 1974 manuals for the 74-76 trucks with year specific supplements for changes. The headlight bezels are the same as 1979, but the grille has more chrome across the bottom. Here is an example of a 1991 Blazer There were a few promotional limited production trim packages. The fuel tank was moved from inside the cab, to the right side frame rail. . This body style, known as the rounded line, was used for both C and K line pickups through 1987.
Unplug the lights at the back edge of the bed right behind the bumper, remove the screws holding the gas tank filler tube to the bed and lift the bed off. Only Dodge had a longer running line in their pickups that had the same body style, from 1969 - 1991. Same trim packages available as 1973. The re-styling of the trucks boasted a weight reduction of up to 300 pounds. The seller says it runs quietly with no leaks, and that the truck is reliable enough to be driven across the country tomorrow. New tires have also been installed.
Tailgate trim panel with Cheyenne emblem. No a 1972 Chevy pickup is not the same model as a 1973 Chevy pickup. The year 1973 was the first year the truck was available in a Crew Cab, which continued to be available in 1976. Floors and trunk are solid. This was the first year of the new roof design on the Blazer. Engine wise, 1973 was the last year for the 307 V8 and the 454 now replaced the 402. The 454 big block was made available in K models.
Late in the model year, a fuel door was added, leaving no fuel cap exposed on the bedside. Pour a can of a good Fuel Injector cleaner such as Seafoam or Techron in a full tank of fuel. This article will be divided into at least three sections The first section will list wheelbase, front track and rear track of vehicles in inches, so that those interested in frame swaps or clip swaps can find the correct donor vehicle. The front spring rates were reduced to give a softer ride, and a sway bar was added to improve handling. Trim packages remained the same.
So if you plan on restoring a car or truck, get your hands on a factory service manual, you will not be disappointed! Chevy S-10 extended cab, '83-? For the Blazer, the rear roof was actually an option! All pick ups below 6,000 pounds were catalytic converter equipped. These were all unique models that collectors should look for. You can buy a … manifold to put throttle body on a vortec, but I think a little pricey. Just remove the six bolts and unhook the fuel tank filler neck from the bed. The 305 V8 was introduced along with styled wagon wheels without center caps.
The 305 V-8 was now offered in the K series. The front spring rates were reduced to give a softer ride, and a sway bar was added to improve handling. The hood, became a 2 piece design, with the cowl separate from the hood. This is the first year power windows were offered. The seats had an all-vinyl seat cover or vinyl and nylon cloth seat cover. The width in the front was 65. Tailgate trim panel with Cheyenne emblem.
Chevy offered four different options packages, custom deluxe, Scottsdale, Cheyenne and Silverado. The trim on the Silverado featured a 'mustard' colored strip down the center. Windows roll up and down nicely. The cab was equipped with a bench seat to carry three passengers. Including some type of Bicentennial model. The 307 V-8 was discontinued, 6cyl engines were not available in California due to emissions standards.
These were all unique models that collectors should look for. This is the only model year to feature this color stripe. In 1973, a new design was introduced. Power door locks were offered, and late in the model year, power windows were offered also. The 1976 longbed K-10s had an 8-foot bed-length, a wheelbase of 131. Vinyl seat upholstery and matching vinyl on the door panels. One-ton K30 models were introduced to the line-up, and with them Bonus Cab and Crew Cab models.
This 1976 Chevy C10 is a fairly basic truck, but it remains in exceptional condition. Track is the dimension from the centerline of the tire tread on one tire to the centerline of the tire tread on the opposite tire on the same end of the vehicle. The engine size emblem on the grille was discontinued. The first vehicle I drive after getting my license was a black one of these. A black rubber floor mat that went from the edge of the front seat up to the firewall. This also required the hood hinges to be changed from earlier years. The grille still had the engine size badge.
Full door trim panels with matching carpet on the bottom sections, door pockets, full cowl trim in the floor area, and Silverado name plate. It came with a special 4 speed overdrive manual transmission. Including some type of Bicentennial model. Cheyenne model is dropped from the lineup. The next level was Scottsdale. For 1977, body styles included a fleetside body, which was straight box, or a stepside body, which had a curve. Rear suspension used leaf springs instead of coil springs.