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Truck Of The Day: July 31, 2018

Dean-o-mite
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Joined: February 10th, 2009, 6:10 am

July 31st, 2018, 6:53 am #1




Today's car truck of the day comes from corvairjim's collection, and is M2's 1970 Chevrolet C60 custom pickup.




trucksplanet wrote:In 1967, Chevrolet presented all-new generation of medium and high duty truck lines. These trucks received a new 96" BBC cabs with the design in a style of light-duty models. The compact design of these new short-conventionals allowed the same cab-to-axle dimensions as those of last year's models with wheelbases that were 8 inches shorter. This means that short overall lengths and excellent maneuverability formerly available only with expensive low-cab-forward models, now can be used in conventional design. Gasoline-powered models could be ordered with in-line six or V8 engines. Horsepower ratings ranged from 155 for the 250 Six up to 220 for the 366 V8. Three series (Chevy C40, Chevy C50 and Chevy C60) were available in a total of 24 models with GVW ratings from 10,500 to 27,500 lbs, GCW ratings to 45,000 lbs. Diesel models with horsepower ratings from 130 for the 4-53N Detroit Diesel up to 170 for the DH478 Torq-Flow were offered in the 50 and 60 series. GVW ratings from 16,000 to 27,500 lbs.




For more information and pictures of the real car please visit: Chevrolet C60







corvairjim wrote:M2 isn't even one of my favorite brands but I find myself buying them anyhow because they always seem to come up with cars, and in this case, trucks, that are so cool that I just have to break down and buy them. So here we go with M2's take on what I believe to be a "What If" exercise, a 1970 Chevrolet C-60 Pickup Truck! I've seen modern takes on this theme on International and Ford chassis, but never one based on a nearly 50 year old Chevy. They managed to pull it off, and it looks really good to me. M2 nailed the color - I have a friend who had a million-mile '70 GMC pickup in this same two-tone.








trucksplanet wrote:Chevy's tandem models were available in two basic types - Chevy C50 trailing axle tandems with GVW ratings to 30,000 lbs., and Chevy C60 dual-drive tandems with GVW ratings to 45,000 lbs. Chevy C50 tandems were available in three wheelbases with a choice of three gasoline engines - 292 Six, 327 V8 and 366 V8. The standard boogie assembly was rated at 28,000 lbs. and was equipped with hydraulic brakes. Chevy C60 tandems were powered by 366 V8 gasoline or DH-478 diesel engines. Tandem rear axle assemblies with ratings of 30,000 or 34,000 lbs. with vacuum-hydraulic or full-air brakes. In 1968, a new 427 cubic inch V8 engine and 23,000 lbs rear axle options for Chevy C60 permitted GCW ratings to 60,000 lbs. The model range got only slight changes in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973.








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juantoo3
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Joined: January 17th, 2010, 2:17 am

July 31st, 2018, 12:23 pm #2

:thumbup: Juan approves!
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tksjohn
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Joined: January 26th, 2018, 4:11 pm

July 31st, 2018, 2:50 pm #3

I'm not into trucks like this, but this always looks like a quality casting when I see it in stores
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pjedsel
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Joined: August 27th, 2010, 2:36 am

July 31st, 2018, 3:37 pm #4

;) This particular one just doesn't do it for me.
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daniel60
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Joined: September 27th, 2011, 1:50 pm

July 31st, 2018, 4:33 pm #5

Love trucks. Kickin my brother!
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Pegers
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July 31st, 2018, 8:20 pm #6

if i saw one i would take it.
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corvairjim
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Joined: April 8th, 2013, 3:50 am

August 1st, 2018, 4:12 am #7

(A note to the two Johns and a Juan) I knew this would be a "love it or hate it" sort of thing when I submitted it last week and, sure enough, it is! It generally isn't my type of thing either, but there was just something about it that said, "Now THAT'S cool"! Now I need to find another one as the basis for a rollback wrecker conversion... Stay tuned. B)
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94cadillacfleetwood
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Joined: May 31st, 2016, 8:17 am

August 2nd, 2018, 12:33 am #8

It looks so wrong but yet so right...I've seen a later box version from the late '70s with a '73-87 long bed. Looks like from the factory.
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corvairjim
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August 4th, 2018, 3:49 am #9

I'd be interested in seeing that one. There is a green International Harvester version of this rig from (just a guess) the 1990's that I see from time to time around here.
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craftymore
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Joined: August 8th, 2006, 12:48 am

August 4th, 2018, 12:11 pm #10

I'm on the fence on this one. Like the custom/novelty aspect of it. The cab would make a pretty realistic model if you swapped out the truck bed for a grain bed. I still see some of these early 70s Chevy models used by local farmers.
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JustMatt
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August 4th, 2018, 2:37 pm #11

Interesting concept to say the least.
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juantoo3
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August 4th, 2018, 9:02 pm #12

Someone years ago put a Mack truck cab on the chassis and long bed of a Chevy Dually. They did a nice job, and when finished the Mack cab sat lower than it did originally, but on the Dually chassis it just looked "right." As soon as I saw it, I wished I had the scratch to make an honest offer. I've not seen it again since, so I don't know where it went to, but I've remembered that truck all these years and admired the work that went into making such a unique vehicle.

Going back into the 1950s, the "low cab forward" type designs from all of the big three used as many standard pickup parts as they could get away with in their medium and even heavy duty trucks. Even models that were technically Cab Over Engine still often used a lot of the same or similar parts. So on something like this, the cab itself isn't really any bigger, it is an optical illusion because of the bigger fenders and the raised bed.
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microbuss
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Joined: March 30th, 2015, 2:45 am

August 14th, 2018, 5:08 pm #13

I wouldn't be surprised if someone has or is gonna make this pickup
I sure would but the MPGs would be like 10 or even less :lol:
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guy64
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August 16th, 2018, 2:00 am #14

"Y'see that, kid? Now that is a donut hauler."

I knew you'd like it, Officer, before you even said a word.

M2 has also issued the same truck in orange and white, but I don't know if I can get Bert to stand still for orange. He'll doubtless be miffed at me for not finding that blue one.
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juantoo3
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August 17th, 2018, 2:38 am #15

Doesn't the good officer know that orange is the complement to blue?
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diomakr
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Joined: March 16th, 2009, 2:21 am

August 18th, 2018, 3:04 am #16

I only have the orange and white version, but I'm a big fan of this one too. I like the flake effect in the paint job. if I had the time, or the talent, I could see making a lot of customs using this cab and bed combo. great pix.
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jurcpa
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Joined: October 22nd, 2010, 1:38 pm

August 19th, 2018, 6:04 pm #17

very interesting truck
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