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Pre 1970 Chev Trucks 20 Jul 2019 12:33 #201849

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asw120 wrote: No wonder air con is so rare to find in a Kingswood. Look at the price compared to 1970s wages....
Jarrod.


My father must have been one of those wealthy types as I can remember getting hay fever from the AC in that HX wagon.
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Pre 1970 Chev Trucks 20 Jul 2019 16:31 #201856

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Mrsmackpaul wrote
"I wonder how the price compared to say Dodge or D line inter of the time ??

They really werent much of a truck I thought they looked the part though"

Seems to be a general consensus about the larger C50/60's and yet the smaller C10/20 and even the dual rear wheel C30 were and still are quite popular, even over here. Depends on your own taste of course, personally i always thought they had a bit more style about them than the Dodge, Ford or Inter. But that's only my opinion.
Parts seem to be a lot more available for the 1970's on models than other makes, still reasonably priced as well.
But, had to have a bit of a laugh at one of the readers on an overseas forum commented, when I wrote that we over here didn't think a 50 year old vehicle was necessarily obsolete. "Fifty years OLD! Wasn't even born then!"
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Pre 1970 Chev Trucks 20 Jul 2019 21:34 #201875

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Yep Dave,
Young ones are trying to restore 2000 to 2010 vehicles and they think they are old. Hard to get the plastic bits, though!
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!

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Pre 1970 Chev Trucks 21 Jul 2019 17:46 #201904

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Might be of interest.
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Pre 1970 Chev Trucks 22 Jul 2019 08:13 #201918

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It was bad enough when they show "All New" variable rate springs when Chevrolet have used them since their first truck in 1914 and other manufacturers used them before that but what killed it for me and made me stop the video was when they advertised "better" steering, etc. Better than what? Fred Flintstone's log-wheeled car? :pinch:
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!

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Pre 1970 Chev Trucks 23 Jul 2019 17:01 #201939

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Morris

Think you might be wrong about the steering. From the 1930s chev have had outstanding steering when compared to their competitors.

Their advertising said "if it steers like a truck it is not a Chevrolet"

My experience is delightfully light and responsive when tested against similar ford dodge or inter.

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Pre 1970 Chev Trucks 23 Jul 2019 17:11 #201941

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Langs right ,they always had the Saginaw recirculating ball steering,same design as the 60 s Holden and Falcon........only trouble was if the box got water in it.

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Pre 1970 Chev Trucks 23 Jul 2019 20:40 #201947

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I was not saying Chev steering was no good. I just complained about the claim that that particular year model was "Better." Better than what?
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!

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