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.