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.
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.
Come get SCHOOL'ED 1966 Chevy Step Side Mud Dragster
San Antonio Mud Drags Please feel free to check out the website for
upcoming events and pictures.
Gotta say this is one of my fav's at the track. Just the old school look,
and still rolling on leaf spring's. And powered by a small block chevy.
Check it out and leave a comment and rate, let me know what you think.
keep on rockin
Skull Crusher Adventures
rockin TEXAS style
Pickup Power: 1959 Corner-Carving Apache - /BIG MUSCLE
Back in 1959 the idea of having a pickup truck that could go around corners
was simply ludicrous. These trucks were meant to haul farm equipment,
construction supplies and tow stuff, not shred corners and pull
lateral-g's. Owner Wes Drelleshak has always liked trucks, however he's
always had a special affinity for one in particular - a 1959 Chevrolet
Apache with the rare Fleetside bed. He bought it with the intention of
making it his daily driver, but then something happened... He found out
• Wes Drelleshak
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
Easy Big-Block Chevy Power Upgrades Plus Sheet Metal Beadrolling Tips - Hot Rod Garage Ep. 3
On this episode of HOT ROD Garage Presented by Lincoln Tech Mike Finnegan
gets tips for strengthening sheet metal using a bead roller from
world-famous fabricator, Jamey Jordan, owner of Handmade Seat Company. Then
he and David Freiburger eliminate a few electrical gremlins in the Roadkill
'73 Chevy C30 ramp truck and pick up more power on the Dyno by replacing the old
quadrajet carburetor with a new Holley Ultra Street Avenger and the stock
HEI distributor with a new part from MSD. Finally, Freiburger tests
Duplicolor's Vinyl and Fabric Coating, a spray-on dye for restoring
interior parts. If you aren't sick of their faces by the end of this
episode, stick around to watch the duo answer questions from the Hot Rod
Garage Facebook page and insult a good portion of the Motor Trend staff.
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