These trucks rode very much like a long-wheelbase automobile due to the drop-center ladder frame and low-profile seats. There was no climbing up into the cab of one of these trucks unless you were under five feet tall. It got a longer, wider F-body and maintained its unibody structure, front subframe, A-arm front suspension and leaf springs on the rear axle - similar to the previous generation - but with lots of cosmetic upgrades and increased noise reduction.
Oddly enough, was actually a label for a CID engine. Chevy kept the label due to its widely recognized name.
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Trim line offerings came in base and custom. Under the hood on Chevy models, you would find the horsepower inch V6; horsepower inch straight-6; or the horsepower inch V8.
The base engine for the GMC trucks was the inch V6. Engines for this model year included a horsepower inch L6 otherwise known as a straight-6 and the optional horsepower inch L6. To this, on Here trucks, a horsepower inch V8 engine was available.
All four-wheel drive models were equipped with leaf springs on both the front and rear axles. The standard drivetrain was the 3-speed manual tranny with two available engine options: The inch straight 6 and the cubic inch V8.
Optional transmissions available were the 4-speed manual transmission; Powerglide; and Turbo-Hydramatic or Optional engines were the inch and inch V8 The inch V8 was replaced on the Chevy trucks with the cubic inch with horsepower and the cubic inch V8.
For the 50 year Truck Anniversary, Chevy offered a white-gold-white paint scheme: white cab roof, gold body, and white rocker panels. The Longhorn model debuted this same year on the 2-wheel drive three-quarter ton trucks with a inch wheelbase.
InChevy upsized the cubic inch engine to cubic inch displacement that netted to horsepower. Few changes were made to the Chevy trucks.
Front brakes on light duty trucks were switched from drums to disks. There were very minor changes to the Chevy trucks.
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