.: Karen Murray's Chev C10 Custom Ute





Modelling Time:

2-3 weeks

PE/Resin Detail:



"Really awful kit!
Built for FUN - Remember building something for FUN??
Has a 350 CDi V8, a scratch-built tow-bar, and a mean look...
and don't forget the lurid green paint!!"

Karen, that green is UNFORGETABLE!!........RjT

Chevrolet C/K

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chevrolet C/K
Manufacturer General Motors
Also called GMC C/K
GMC Sierra
Production 1960–2000 United States
1965–2000 Canada
1964–2001 Brazil
1975–1988 Chile
1960–1978/1986–1994 Argentina (Sevel)
1960–2005 Kenya
Body and chassis
Class Full-size pickup truck
Body style 2-door regular cab
2-door extended cab
3-door extended cab
4-door crew cab
Layout Front enginerear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Predecessor Task Force
Successor Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra
Chevrolet Avalanche

The C/K was Chevrolet and GMC's full-size pickup truck line from 1960 until 1999 in the United States, from 1965 to 1999 in Canada, from 1964 through 2001 in Brazil, from 1975 to 1988 in Chile, and from 1960 to 2005 in Kenya. The first Chevrolet pickup truck appeared in 1924, though in-house designs did not appear until 1930. "C" indicated two-wheel drive and "K" indicated four-wheel drive. The aging C/K light-duty pickup truck was replaced with the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra names in 1999 in the US and Canada, and 2001 in Brazil; the Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD heavy-duty pickup trucks followed. Until this time the names Silverado and Sierra were used to identify the trim level of the C/K trucks.

For the first Chevrolet C Series, made from 1911 to 1913, see Chevrolet Series C Classic Six, (the first Chevy).

First generation 1960–1966

First generation
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Also called C10/K10
Chevrolet Silverado (Kenya)
Production 1960–1966

230 in3 (3.8 L) I6
236 in3 (3.9 L) I6
250 in3 (4.1 L) I6
261 in3 (4.3 L) I6
292 in3 (4.8 L) I6
305 in3 (5.0 L) V6
283 in3 (4.6 L) V8
327 in3 (5.3 L) V8

GVWR5000 lbs
Transmission 3-speed synchromesh manual
4-speed synchromesh manual
2-speed Powerglide automatic[1]
Wheelbase 115 in (2,921 mm) (short box)[1]
127 in (3,226 mm) (long box)
133 in (3,378 mm) (1961–63 long box)[2]
Length 186.875 in (4,747 mm) SWB[2]
206 in (5,232 mm) Standard[2]
216.25 in (5,493 mm) LWB[2]
Width 78.75 in (2,000 mm)[2]
Height 71.25 in (1,810 mm)[2]
1966 Chevrolet C-10
1963 Chevrolet stepside
1962 Chevrolet C/K

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, 30, and 40 series (C or K) were badged as "Apache", etc. 50, and 60 series trucks were badged as "Viking", and the largest 70, 80, and 90 series models were marked "Spartan" 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 long-bed and short-bed trucks, and 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 4x1200 versions had the "K" designation. GMC Model numbers for 1/2, 3/4, 1, and 1.5 ton were 1000, 1500, 2500, and 3000. The 1960,1961, & 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 (5.3 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.

Please go to Wikipedia, if you want any further information

Thanks Wikipedia

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can't find it, sorry.....RjT

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