Recent frame off restoration
We designed this truck to have a vintage look but with new truck feel on the inside. Interior and engine bay are
detailed nicely and show very well. Truck drives exceptional and will make a nice cruiser that can be driven daily
and taken anywhere
Engine / transmission
Rebuilt 5.3 liter
Texas speed 228/228 cam
7.4 hardened push rods
high volume oil pump
MLS head gaskets
KKS big aluminum 3 core radiator
stainless shorty headers w/ complete new custom 2.5 inch exhaust system
rebuilt 4L60E automatic transmission
Trailblazer SS stall converter
BP engine and transmission harness
Wiring has been tucked and ECU has been hidden under dash.
Custom patina paint in factory paint scheme
windshield and back glass have been replaced along with all the weather striping
bumpers front and rear, door handles w/ locks, lights, lenses, and side mirrors have all been replaced
complete Painless wiring chassis harness
bed floor, wheel tubs, and bed panel have been replaced
18x8 Rally wheels w/ new tires
paint matched bed liner
Suspension / brakes
5 lug swap
all new factory brakes
Beltech 2 inch drop spindles
2 inch front and rear lowering springs w/ new shocks
1.5 inch rear lowering block
C-notched in the rear
Energy suspension body mounts
Old Air products sure fit under dash heat / AC system
Intelatronics gauge cluster
Retro Sound stereo
6x8 speakers in boxes under seat
carpet, sun visors, cluster bezel, seat belts, and rear view mirror have all been replaced
custom upholstered bench seat
1968 Chevrolet C-10 on 2040-cars
Ingram, Texas, United States
Recent frame off restoration
Chevrolet C-10 for Sale
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Auto blogFri, 15 Mar 2013 11:57:00 EST
Can A Fleet Queen Become a Fullsize King?
On paper, the Chevrolet Impala is a pretty strong seller, posting annual sales that have hovered right around 170,000 units for the last two years, but it only takes one trip to practically any rental car agency to discover where the majority of those sales have come from. In fact, General Motors told Autoblog that a full 70 percent of Impala sales last year went to fleet companies for things like rental cars and government vehicles. Logic tells us that this is neither good for resale values nor name equity, so Chevrolet is getting ready to roll out an all-new Impala with improved comfort, styling and technology, hoping to turn the tables on its retail-to-fleet ratio.
Chevrolet's sedans have come on quite strong in the last few months with the introduction of the Cruze diesel and the SS sedan, but while these will likely be low-volume sellers, there's more pressure for the new Impala to perform well as GM looks to slash fleet sales and compete with the wide variety of full-size sub-luxury sedans. Riding on a platform shared with the Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac XTS, the 2014 Impala will compete against the Hyundai Azera, Ford Taurus and Toyota Avalon on the more traditional side, while also looking to take a bite out of somewhat sportier models like the Chrysler 300/Dodge Charger twins and the Nissan Maxima. We headed to sunny San Diego to see if this totally new Impala can stand on its own without the assistance of fleet companies and rental agencies. [w/video
General Motors has finally dropped the curtain on the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra. Both trucks have undergone substantial revisions with updated versions of the company's 4.3-liter V6, 5.3-liter V8 and 6.2-liter V8 engines. In a shot across the bows of both Ford and Chrysler, GM says it won't use a V6 engine adapted from passenger car applications. Instead, it developed the 4.3-liter engine based on its proven truck-duty architecture.
All three mills will boast direct injection fuel systems as well as a new cylinder head design. Combined with a revised piston, the new engines feature a smaller combustion chamber with a compression ratio of 11:1 or higher depending on the application. Cylinder deactivation and continuously variable valve timing are all part of the recipe, and each engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with auto grade breaking. So far, no fuel economy or horsepower figures have been released, though GM says the new engines will best their predecessors in both areas.
Outside, the trucks feature a number of enhancements to reduce drag and wind noise, and GM claims both the Silverado and Sierra will offer buyers some of the quietest cabins in the class. Extended cab models now feature front-hinged rear doors to allow easier access to the back passenger area, and Crew Cab buyers can now select between a five-foot, eight-inch bed or a six-foot, six-inch bed. Buyers with a mind toward going off road will also rejoice in the return of the Z71 package, complete with Rancho shocks, front tow hooks and additional under-body protection.
Ward's Auto has taken an interesting look at the renewed focus General Motors is showing towards Cadillac in Europe. Susan Docherty, president and managing director of Chevrolet and Cadillac in Europe (pictured), says in order for the luxury brand to thrive in China, it first needs to succeed in the old country. The reason? Chinese buyers look to Europe for cues as to what's deemed worthy of the term "luxury." There are hurdles to the plan, however. In addition to the fact that the EU is flooded with high-end nameplates, GM doesn't necessarily have the distribution network in place to put buyers behind the wheel.
Combine that with persistent economic woes and Cadillac's checkered past marred by a lack of diesel engine options and a bankrupt distributor, and the road ahead for the brand looks like less of an uphill climb and more like a straight-up cliff face. But Docherty is optimistic and says she has a plan for the brand. We recommend heading over to Ward's for a closer look at the full read.