The best way to verify this problem is to visually inspect for signs of premature wear and tear. Pricey but probably worth it. The bed was beyond repair. Rust Rust damage commonly occurs when metal bumpers are not well taken care of. Here are some of the most common Chevrolet C10 Pick Up bumper problems you should watch out for: Dents, deformations, and scratches Considering the damaging elements that your bumper is constantly exposed to, it's not really a surprise to see scratches or dents on its surface. KeyPart's stamping forms are well engineered observing a strict computer-checked interface tolerances to produce reliable and dependable body parts. The stock gauges were upgraded to Dakota Digital gauges, and ice-cold air conditioning by Old Air Products was installed.
Are all the misjudged parking attempts and short stops prominently displayed on your factory front bumper? Mark replaced the Chevy 383 that came with the truck. This truck runs and drives beautiful and again, its an absolute blast to drive. I have 68000miles on mine, original paint which does not shine like the one in the Ad. In case of a large-scale damage, it's recommended to let a professional do the work. Replacing the old cracked dashpad with a black plastic padded dash cover restored the padded dash to like new.
Check the bumper's surface for rust bubbles and scratches. Brown leather with tan inserts covers the door panels and custom seats of unknown origin. Thanks to reader Patrick S for this lovely C10 submission! The idea behind a Week To Wicked build is a pretty good example. The wheels and tires follow that same style. There's a substantial bed area in back that looks straight and solid, with a black liner that's performed its protective duties well. Radiator, the exhaust system starts with Hedman Hedders and goes through Hedman Turbo mufflers and out Hedman tailpipes.
If these ways don't solve your problem, replacement of the entire bumper may be the only solution. Almost too good to be true, do you think this C10 is original as the owner claims? The exhaust also has cut outs that you can remove if you really want this truck to sound like Saturday night at the drags! It was a lwb fleetside, but had the 402 bbc, th400,ac, ps and pb. Despite the replaced bumper and radiator, the seller claims this truck to be otherwise original. The parchment colored bench seat, door panels and headliner inside contrast nicely with the black steel that surrounds them and you'd have to take a very close look to find any signs of wear on their vinyl surfaces. The stock Chevy steering wheel is in unusually clean condition, and the dash area looks sharp with its woodgrain-accented instrument offering an assortment of functional and easily readable gauges as a supple, new-looking dash pad runs the width of the cabin above. I currently have 4, including a 66k mile 68 model that my aunt purchased new. The oak bed is very nice and the bed sides are not all dinged up.
Tyler, it has the same spare wheel cut out on the left rear fender just as yours does. We found a used bed and he lainted it corvetter yellow. The interior is in great shape, no issues, no rips and so on. If you notice anything wrong with your bumper, be sure to fix it immediately to avoid safety issues. My other brother owns it now. I think driving this would be the same story.
The tale will be told. We kept the old ones. It floats down the road so nice. Radiator, the exhaust system starts with Hedman Hedders and goes through Hedman Turbo mufflers and out Hedman tailpipes. The sliding, full-sized rear windshield is a nice feature that offers improved air ventilation should you ever choose to add a shell in back.
The righthand knob is the light switch, the left side knob is the ignition key. The underneath is extremely clean, no scaling or rust issues, rock solid and there is no hack patch jobs. A friend just added power steering to his 1956 Chevrolet station wagon after muscling it around for 30+ years. The long stretches of trim running down its sides don't show any serious dings or blemishes and the bumpers both fore and aft sit level and feature clean, shiny chrome. You can get your bumper scratched and dented from a collision or just by simply driving too close to a particularly tough tree branch. Has the front bumper on your classic 1971-1972 Chevrolet C10 seen better days? Were these factory painted as it appears they were.
Be sure to apply an anti-rust solution if you found any to keep them from getting worse. The view from below is reassuring - after more than 45 years on the road, the undercarriage may show some patina, as you'd expect, but its floor pans look solid and its frame rails are straight. This is a rust free truck from Missouri with Missouri title. All the cab paint and dash paint is beautiful. Examining the photos, the exterior has a crisp and clean appearance with no visible flaws to be seen in the body work. Every thing works as it should blinkers, horn, emergency brake and so on.