1970 C10 K10 1/2 ton 4x4 Fleetside 1 family owned runs great nice truck
Price: - Item location: Portland, Oregon, United States
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: C-10
- Type: Standard Cab Pickup
- Year: 1970
- Mileage: 295,000
- VIN: KE140Z100353
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 307 ci
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: Green
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive
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1970 Chevrolet C-101970 C/10 K/10 1/2 ton 4x4 Fleetside long wide bed. 1 family owned. Well maintained lots of records from the many years.
See photo of original purchase sheet from local Chevrolet dealer Fred Bauer Chevrolet in Beaverton Oregon which lists the engine as a designation TAT. From my research this is a 307 V8. From going through the receipts, and talking with the family, this truck has the original engine which has never been apart. Oil changes have been done about every 3000 miles for the life of the truck and because of this regular maintenance the engine starts right up with no knocking or smoke. Gears shift clean. Rolls down the road and stops just fine. Could drive this most anywhere as it is.
Original price $3681.95, including extras like wood bed $10.80, locking hubs $78.55, 4 speed trany $96.85, foam seat $123.70, gauges $10.80, such a deal. 2-speed transfer case was maybe standard.
Rockers and cab corners are solid. This is really surprising because it has spent it's entire life in or around Portland Oregon - the rain and drizzle capital of the Pacific Northwest - it has been parked indoors much of its life. Original paint in and out except the hood where there was some damage some rears back and they didn't get it lined up correct. Some dings from years of use. The rusted areas that I could find are below the battery and on the fire wall passenger side above the heater motor.
After-market items include steering wheel, seats that are in great shape, alloy wheels, extended side mirrors, air cleaner, valve covers, auxiliary fuel tank filler doors (tanks are gone, but 3-way switch-over valve is still there on left side of driver seat on the floor). Mufflers and tailpipes look to be stainless steel.
Panels and roof liner look great.
Original wood bed is rotten and shows some of the original green color. The metal touching the wood is very rusted but the bed sides are great as well as the skirts below the bed level. The bed also appears to possibly not line up quite right with the cab, kind of low in the front, maybe a spacer is gone or adjustment is needed.
Gearing and other information would have to be gleaned from the purchase sheet because I don't know such things as the gear ratio, etc.
Cab corners and rockers are solid, so the hard work is done. I drive it, it's tight, brakes and clutch are all in good working order. I can deliver the truck to a pickup point within 50 miles for shipping if necessary. Under-carriage is very solid, see the videos. Brakes lines appear to be wrapped in what might be split rubber tube and zip tied for extra protection.
As noted on the purchase sheet this has all the gauges, also Motorola AM radio, the glove box door is sticky but inside the glove box is very solid. The padded dash is cracked, see the photos.
There are wear holes in the floor mat that looks original, the stick shift boots may have been replaced but most likely not - they are in good shape.
The hood and grille were damaged at some point. You can see the hood was either repaired and painted poorly or may have been replaced. Either way the paint on the hood is the worst on the whole truck. Also you can see the hood is not lined up quite right.
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