Chevrolet Pickup Stepside Drag Racing Racelegal 12-16-2011
Great looking four wheel drive step side truck drag racing on the 1/8 mile.
An all-new clean sheet redesign of General Motor's (GM) Chevrolet and GMC brand C/K-Series pickups débuted in 1972 for the 1973 model year. Development of the new third generation trucks began in 1968, four years prior to production in 1972, with vehicle components undergoing simulated testing on computers, before the first prototype pickups were even built for real world testing. The redesign was revolutionary in appearance at the time, particularly the cab, departing from typical American pickup truck designs of the era. As a result, the third generation quickly became known as the "rounded-line" generation; although some people refer to them as "square bodys", given that the trucks appear square-like by more modern standards.
GM's design engineers fashioned the "rounded-line" exterior in an effort to improve aerodynamics and fuel efficiency, using wind tunnel technology to help them sculpt the body. Third generation design traits include "double-wall" construction, sleek sculpted body work, flared secondary beltline and a aerodynamic cab which featured rounded doors cutting high into the roof and steeply raked windshield featuring an available hidden radio antenna embedded into the glass.
There were two types of pickup boxes to choose from. The first type, called "Fleetside" by Chevrolet and "Wideside" by GMC, was a "double-wall" constructed full width pickup box and featured a flared secondary beltline to complement the cab in addition to new wraparound tail lamps. Both steel and wood floors were available. The second type, called "Stepside" by Chevrolet and "Fenderside" by GMC, was a narrow width pickup box featuring steps and exposed fenders with standalone tail lamps. Initially, only wood floors were available.
The wheelbase length was extended to 117.5 in (2985 mm) for the short wheelbase pickups, and 131.5 in (3340 mm) for the long wheelbase pickups. A new dual rear wheel option called "Big Dooley" was introduced on 1-ton pickups, along with a new Crew Cab option on the 164.5 in (4,178 mm) wheelbase. Crew Cabs were available in two versions: a "3+3" which seated up to six occupants and "bonus cab" which deleted the rear seat and added rear lockable storage in its place. The fuel tank was moved from the cab to the outside of the frame, and a dual tank option was available which brought fuel capacity to 40 US gallons. 1980 was the first year that a cassette tape could be purchased, along with a CB radio.
The rounded-line generation ultimately ran for a lengthy 15 model years (1973--1987) with the exception of the Crew-Cab, Blazer, Jimmy, and Suburban versions, which continued up until the 1991 model year.
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Chevrolet Vega Drag Racing Racelegal.com 12-16-2011
check out this 1972 chevrolet vega on the 1/8 mile at racelegal.com making
a tuneup pass
.The Chevrolet Vega is a subcompact automobile produced by the Chevrolet
division of General Motors from 1970 to 1977. Named after the star Vega,
GM's first U.S. mini-car was produced in two-door hatchback, notchback,
wagon, and panel delivery body styles all featuring an inline four-cylinder
engine with a lightweight, aluminum alloy cylinder block.
Initially well-received by buyers and the motoring press, the car sold well
against the AMC Gremlin and Ford Pinto subcompacts and imports including
Toyota, Datsun and Volkswagen. By 1974 it was among the top ten
best-selling American cars.
The Cosworth Vega, a short-lived limited-production performance model with
a reduced-displacement but more powerful all-aluminum inline four-cylinder
engine, was introduced in March 1975.
In early Vegas, engine problems and fender corrosion harmed GM's reputation
for build quality. The faults were remedied by recalls and design
upgrades. A three-year sales decline led to the car's cancellation at the
end of the 1977 model year
The Vega was conceived in 1968 to utilize newly developed all-aluminum
die-cast engine block technology -- the first sand-cast aluminum blocks had
preceded the decision to build the car by two years. A relatively large
displacement engine with good low- speed torque was decided on. gear ratios for low engine rpm
would achieve economy. Engine testing totalled 6,000,000 miles. The
pre-test version was installed in a Fiat 124 sedan for development of the
aluminum block, while several 1968 Opel sedans were used for drive train
Chevrolet instituted a new management program, the car line management
technique, which made it possible to produce the all-new car in two years.
The chief vehicle engineer had overall charge of the program. 50 engineers,
dedicated to the design of the entire car, were divided into groups: body,
power train, chassis design, product assurance, and pleasability. The
latter would check continuously on the vehicles on the assembly line, with
computers in another program monitoring quality control of every vehicle
built. Fisher Body engineers and draftsmen moved in with the Vega
In October 1968, there was one body style (the "11" style notchback sedan),
one engine, one transmission (MB1 Torque-Drive manually shifted two-speed
automatic), one base trim level, a bench seat, molded rubber floor
covering, no glove box or headliner and no air-conditioning (ventilation
was through the upper dash from the wiper plenum). As the program went into
development, the market changed, as did the product.
December 1968: Hatchback, wagon, and panel delivery styles added; also
floor-level ventilation, and an optional performance engine ("L-11"
two-barrel) which, predicted as 20% of production, accounted for 75%.
Bucket seats were standard. Hatchback and station wagon received carpeting
and headliners. Optional Air conditioning, predicted as 10% of production,
rose to 45%.
February 1969: Opel three- and four-speed transmissions (three-speed
standard, others optional); Powerglide also added (now four transmissions);
mechanical fuel pump replaced by in-tank electric pump; power steering
option; base "11" style Notchback trim upgraded to match Hatchback and
Wagon carpet and headliner.
April 1969: Gauge-pack cluster, HD suspension, wide tires; adjustable seat
back (45% of production); bumpers restyled, lower valance panels added;
swing-out quarter window option (10% of production).
July 1969: Electrically heated backlite option (10% of production); "GT"
package, $325.00 extra (35% of production); bright window-frame and roof
drip moldings added to Hatchback and Wagon.
This is essentially how the car launched as a 1971 model. Production began
on June 26, 1970. After the National GM strike (September to November 1970)
ended, bright roof drip moldings were added to base "11" notchback, with
moldings sent to dealers to update units already in the field.
Cars magazine said in 1974: "Chevrolet paid a price for its rush to
introduce the car with other 1971 models. Tests which should have been at
the proving grounds were performed by customers, necessitating numerous
piecemeal "fixes" by dealers. Chevrolet's "bright star", received an
enduring black eye despite a continuing development program which
eventually alleviated most of these initial shortcomings
1941 Chevrolet Pickup
Here's an awesome driving 1941 Chevy pickup! It has been upgraded to a 235
ci in-line 6 cylinder to get it moving! It also has a 3 speed floor shift
manual transmission! There's a new dual Exhaust system that just sounds fantastic too.
Inside you'll find a new carpet kit and extremely comfortable bucket seats
that fit just right. There's plenty of room in the cab of this truck. It
has a crank out windshield, wooden bed floor, chrome wheels and white wall
tires, and it's still a 6 volt electrical system. This truck is extremely
solid, has plenty of power, and is freeway speed capable! A really good '41
1949 Chevrolet 5 window 3100 Pickup " SOLD " Drager's International Classic Sales 206-533-9600
This is a real nice stock PU. 216 cu.in. Straight 6 cylinder engine. This
is the original engine and the vin # AA3409 is on the bock. 4 speed manual
transmission. Chrome wheels with radial tires so it handles fine. The PU
was sold in Palm Springs California in 2011. It came to the northwest and
ended up on Lopez Island. Jack, the owner, wanted to drive it in the Lopez
Island parade 2012 but the day before he had a U-joint let go, and he did
not get to drive it. I bought it on Lopez from Jack's Estate and drove it
to the ferry, all the time thinking how nice this PU drives and that Jack
did not get to enjoy it. This was his dream truck. I got some receipts
back to 2002. This has a great body. The paint is old but looks very good
you will find some minor imperfections. We found a very small rust spot on
the underside but I would have to tell this is as close a rust free truck
as you will find. And the underside is very clean. We have talked about the
color and have come up with Lt. Carmel. I like it as it sets it off from
other Chevy PU's. Interior is nice and has a cloth headliner. Does not have
a heater or a radio. It is still 6 volts. The wipers work. The PU has turn
signals. Wood bed looks good. We just installed a new battery. You will be
real happy owning and driving it. I drove it to Old School Garage in Port
Orchard so Joe could do the service and safety check. Joe installed a new
head light switch, replaced leaky engine gaskets and got it running a lot
better. I have driven it about 150 miles so far. It makes a great run
around PU and you can take it to the Sunday show. It runs and drives well
and when I'm driving it I receive lots of waves. Cond. #3 +.
Drager's International Classic Sales
18805 Aurora Ave. N. Seattle WA 98133
206-533-9600 Fax 206-542-0171
Drager's believes that it is very important to personally inspect the
vehicle you are interested in. If you cannot inspect it yourself you
should hire an inspector. Here are two very knowledgeable old car
appraisers you can contact.
John Kincl (360) 895-1766 and/or
Lance Lambert (206) 362-2530
We use Concours Transport Fred has done a great job for us over the years.
Fred will do a great job for you. Check out his web page.
2078 Ponticello DR.
Henderson NV 89052
The State of Washington says we can charge a negotiable documentary service
fee of up to $150.00. This documentary service fee cover costs such as trip
permits and FedEx costs. We charge a $50.00 documentary service fee for
instate and $100.00 documentary service fee for out of state sales on top
of the selling price.
We sell all of our vehicles AS IS, NO WARRANTY. We check them over,
we do a report card and we grade and decode each vehicle. We have them
serviced and safety checked. We try very hard to tell you everything that
we know. We give you lots of photos and video so you can see the vehicles
very well. We have been in classic sales for more than 30 years.
Jeri Drager 206-533-9600 Andrew Drager 206-459-3403
1955 Chevrolet Pick Up Street Rod
A 1955 Chevrolet Pick Up Series one that my friends at Hot Rod Joe's have
Street Rodded...I shot it at the NSRA event in Louisville Ky 2012...very
cool Truck...check it out!!
1954 Chevrolet Rat Rod pick up truck air bags Chevy bagged
this is a 1954 chevy rat rod truck. truck is way cooler then i can explain.
the body sits on a 1986 toyota pick up truck frame that is fully bagged.
body is body dropped and has have 3 inchs takin out to sit super low. the
bed on the truck is bobbed for a shorter look. the truck uses all the
toyota running gear so it has the great 22R motor with 4 speed trans. this
means you have it all. looks of a bad ass rat rod chevy truck with the
great running relieable motor of a toyota and saving on gas. motor is built
tho. this can be a daily driver. its like driving a toyota mini with a bas
ass body on it. $15k 336 50937 98
1963 Chevy C10 Drag Racing
December drag racing - gotta love Texas! Last pass of the day on our first
trip back to the track with the new and improved shop truck. 7.749 @ 87.6
Keep up with the truck at http://www.acmeautopartsonline.com/blog/?cat=13
1973 Chevy Truck It just aint right
ok, everyone is making the same comment saying ( contact the insurance
company) if it were that simple, dont you think I would have done it? "im
not bashful" haha.. I dont do any business with that insurance company..
other persons fault, other persons insurance co. I wasnt even driving
remember? and their insurance company didnt even get other estimates.. it
was out of my hands. most shops would have totaled it and I'd have gotten
2,000 bucks for my baby.. also remember I live next door to the guy. rather
than spendin energy fussin with him. Ol wayon will fix it
9 Second Step-side Turbo Pickup?!
Jesus' 1200hp turbo Pickup built & tuned
by Oddball turbo & Fabriction made some
really impressive passes at the HPT Truck Shootout & Bayou Drag events
running a personal best of a 9.52! This truck is crazy fast.
1953 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup Start Up, Exhaust, In Depth Tour, and Short Drive
In this video I give a full in depth tour of a beautiful American classic,
a 1953 Chevrolet 3100 pickup truck, fully restored with just over 6k miles
on it. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of
this truck while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting
unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the
details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A
thorough tour/review of this truck designed to give others a greater
overall appreciation of the vehicle.
Check out this dealer's website to see more www.allcityauto.net I have a
lot more awesome stuff coming for you all this weekend!