But take some time to dive into the details that all come together to make one stellar package. These door panels are being offered to help customers who do necessarily want to spend the money for our full even though its becoming more and more popular to clone the Scottsdales and Custom Deluxes to a Silverado or Sierra truck. The original paint has a very nice patina and still shines really nice! And speaking of the bed, the stepside was the only way you could get a real wood truck be in the '80s, and this celebrates that history with fresh oak lumber. In fact, this is already a multiple award winner. Plus, with power steering and front disc brakes, you're looking at a true driver's truck.
This 1981 Chevrolet C10 Custom Deluxe has been under the same care for nearly 30 years. The truck has been mechanically professionally built and painted. Bright red paint and the flair of a stepside bed make it an instant hit. Horn does not work and the parking bake cable needs to be connected. Finally, this is a 36 year old vintage truck, it runs great driving locally, but I simply can't warranty cross country trips.
So as you look over all of this, you can tell that there has been a lot of thoughtful investment by someone who loved this pickup. Other updates to the truck are new inner fenders, heater core, heater hoses, wipers, door and window weatherstripping and a new set of 20x8 and 20x10 American Racing torque thrust wheels. I brought the truck as a simple Custom Deluxe and it had a pretty good body, some typical rust areas but not bad. And you get to take full control of this V8 in the best old-school way with a three-on-the-tree manual transmission. The next year, Chevy was back up to four trim lines with the addition of the Silverado at the top of the series. When something this bold, powerful, and well-maintained is also so affordable, then you know you're not the only one who wants it.
I designed and installed the interior and overall truck design. The 1987 model year - the final year of production - saw the series designators changed. The transmission shifts really nice and the clutch feels nice and tight. Previous owner had invested thousands in the truck recently too and used the C10 as a daily driver, so this truck was very nice to begin with. And any day that might feel a bit warm, there's an upgraded R134a air conditioning system to keep you cool. These door panels do come assembled and you will receive them with the molding already attached along with the armrest, door lock ferrels, and inner window felts.
It proved to be a preview for 1981 and the rest of the production run, with an all new simplified front clip, new hood, and single plane grille. The original paint has a very nice patina and still shines really nice! After all, the factory-correct red package is already quite bold. Under the hood is a Chevy 350 cubic-inch crate motor. . I have this truck for sale locally and reserve the right to end the auction at any time. In total, this Chevy has been given all the proper maintenance to make sure it feels great on the road.
The truck is extremely solid and only has a few small pin holes in the passenger side cab corner see pics. Bored 30 over, every part in the engine is new or rebuilt by Chris. The next time you need more information about a Chevrolet C10 Custom Deluxe, find it fast at Chilton. This truck is also equipped with power assist steering to help make the drive more pleasurable. The engine runs smooth with no smoke and no leaks, ticks or knocks. Chilton has online repair manuals and other resources for more than 70 years of vehicle makes and models, including Chevrolet C10 Custom Deluxe.
And there's more evidence of how well this truck has been cared for by the freshness of the belts, wires, and hoses. These door panels do come assembled and you will receive them with the molding already attached along with the armrest, door lock ferrels, and inner window felts. The engine runs smooth with no smoke and no leaks, ticks or knocks. Trim lines were also revamped, ranging from the entry-level Custom to the Custom Deluxe, Cheyenne and top-end Cheyenne Super. Inside, this truck didn't need any modification to stand out from the crowd. It is an instant attraction in the engine bay with the bold block and plenty of shining components like the air topper, alternator, and Chevrolet performance valve covers.
This truck rides really smooth for a lowered truck, I've had no issues driving it anywhere here in town. For example, this one has terrific brightwork. That's why it retains its vintage charm, but it also has been given nice investments in paint, comfort, and performance to deliver your ideal vintage pickup at quite a nice price. By and large, this remained the trim hierarchy for the remainder of series production. It's looking its best today thanks to an investment in a new seat cover, fresh carpeting, and proper care to the rest of the components over the years. If you have any questions feel free to ask.
The transmission shifts really nice and the clutch feels nice and tight. This was done to allow for concurrent production of its replacement early in 1987 of the all-new C and K models. Chilton has the most accurate and up-to-date Chevrolet C10 Custom Deluxe repair manual online, available right now. Chevrolet offered this cab with only a single front bench seat beginning in 1976. Powertrains generally continued as before, except that the 454 cubic inch big block replaced the previous 402. The rear-wheel drive C-series became the R-series, then the four-wheel drive K-series were renamed the V-series.
These door panels were made to meet our customer needs. This is the perfect pickup for you, whether your looking for a daily driver or something to take to the a classic car meet on weekends, you can't beat a C10 - these trucks are a great investment and only going up in value. They were shuffled for 1975, with the Scottsdale moniker replacing the Cheyenne Super as the top-of-the-line package, while the Custom series was deleted. Now you can login at any time, day or night, and get the most accurate information available to guide your latest Do-It-Yourself project. There's a comfortable and commanding feeling in this truck that will make you want to drive it everywhere.