1965 Chevrolet Truck I purchased my 65 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup Truck on ebay for $3,700.00. I put at least another $5,000 into it. I've been a Ford person at heart, but I just love this 1965 Chevy Truck. It's not perfect, but it's a lot of fun. Check out my Ford Sites at 67 Classic Mustang and F-150 Site.

First generation 1960-1966 Chevrolet Pickup Trucks:
The 1960 model year introduced a new body style of light pick-up truck that featured many firsts. Most important of these were a drop-center ladder frame, allowing the cab to sit lower, and independent front suspension, giving an almost car-like ride in a truck. Also new for 1960 was a new designation system for trucks made by GM. Gone was the 3100, 3200, and 3600 designations for short 1/2, long 1/2 and 3/4-ton models. Instead, a new scheme would assign a 10, 20, or 30 for 1/2, 3/4, and 1-ton models. Since 1957, trucks were available from the factory as 4-wheel drive, and the new class scheme would make this known. A C (Conventional) in front of the series number would indicate 2-wheel rear drive while a K would denote 4-wheel drive. Actual badging on trucks still carried the series name system from the previous generation. The 10, 20, and 30 series (C or K) were badged as "Apache 10", etc. 40, 50, and 60 series trucks were badged as "Viking 40", and the largest 70, 80, and 90 series models were marked "Spartan 70" etc. in 1960, C/K trucks were available in smooth "Fleetside" or fendered "Stepside" versions. GMC called these "Wideside" and "Fenderside." Half-ton models were the C10 and K10 short-bed trucks, and C15 and K15 long-bed trucks. The 3/4-ton C20 and K20, as well as the one-ton C30, were also available. GMC did not use the "C" nomenclature, though their 4x4 versions had the "K" designation. The 1962 model used torsion bar front suspension, with trailing arm suspension rear. Trim lines were base and "Custom." Engines included the base GMC 305 in³ V6 for the GMC version, 135 hp (101 kW) 236 in³ (3.9 L) and 150 hp (112 kW) 261 in³ (4.3 L) straight-6s, and a 283 in³ (4.6 L) V8 with 185 hp (119 kW).

A coil-spring front suspension came in 1963; along with a new base engine, a 140 hp (104 kW) 230 in³ (3.8 L) I6, and an optional 165 hp (123 kW) 292 in³ (4.8 L) I6. The cab was changed for 1964, with elimination of the "wraparound" windshield and a new front grille design, along with various interior changes. Air conditioning and a 220 hp (164 kW) 327 in³ (5.4 L) V8 came in 1965. A new base engine finished the model in 1966 with a 155 hp (116 kW) 250 in³ (4.1 L) I6.

1. Drivers side rocker panel
2. Tires and rims
3. Paint
4. Seat cover and interior paint
5. Bed cover
6. Guages
7. Headers and Flowmasters
8. Bumpers
1. Lowering rear 4" and front 3"

1. Replace Front Coil Springs
2. Replace Rear Coil Springs
3. Replace Rear Seal, Oil Pump For 350

Chevrolet pickups have earned an enviable reputation for easy ride and rugged dependability. They were the first to feature independent front suspension - a design that has been perfected through the years of experience to give unexcelled ride and reliability. Combined with independent front suspension are rear suspension tailored to give the optimum combination of easy ride and big load-carrying ability. In no other fill-size pickups can you find the quality suspension designs backed by years of practical know-how that you get in every Chevrolet pickup. Chevrolet chassis also feature tough ladder-type frames, double-acting shock absorbers and self-adjusting brakes.

Every detail on a Chevrolet pickup body shows the care that goes into maintaining the highest standards of quality contruction. Sound design and careful construction give Chevrolet pickup owners a measure of satisfaction which last throughout the life of the truck. Both Fleetside and Stepside bodies are complete units with front walls independent of the cab to eliminate transfer of stress between cab and body. And for convenience in hauling bulky cargo, sides of bodies have rectangular pockets into which stake racks or sideboards can be fitted.

1965 Chevy Pickup Truck
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