2-ton Will take a shot for you... Went to work for a fertilizer co. in 73 they had a new 73 3/4 4 speed 292 pickup. Ran fine but much later lost a head gasket,I then discovered those heads will warp like a chunk of firewood gotta cut both surfaces to hold the gaskets. We later called them the rust bucket line !!
I would like to add my welcome to one and all who want to participate in this new forum. The "square body" series of trucks is rapidly gaining in popularity and so the decision has been made to make this part of who we are at Stovebolt. Leo
Probably will not see many 73 Chevy trucks as I bought a brand new one and kept pretty good care of it and it still rusted out just in front of the rear fenders at and also the rear of the front fenders ... I and 3 other guys back then bought brand new trucks, all 1973 Chevy and GMC.. Right away my wiper switch did not work and the other two guys had the same problem and when we all three got new ones from the dealer they did the same thing ,,came on when ever they wanted and stopped when ever they wanted.. I finally put a toggow switch on the bottom of the dash board ,,,and it was that way when I sold it ..Curious if any of you had this problem or did General Motors fix by the new 74 's came out?
Oh, and as for the Suburban/Blazer question ... I did not know that they carried the design on longer for those than for the pickups .. so yeah, sure ... whatever the years are for them that carry on the same design...
And LUV's/S-10s ... What would you all think about including LUV's but NOT S-10's ...? Or should we include S-10's up to when they discontinued the line ...?
This is getting hard ...
I have always thought of the first generation S-10/S-15/Sonoma as the little Brother to the square-body. In fact, the big brother square-body shared the 4.3l V6 with the S-10. I've had the 4.3 in both Silverado and S-10 vehicles over the years. There are a lot of S-10 trucks running around today with V8 engines in them, and let's not forget the impressive GMC Cyclone and Typhoon that had the turbocharged 4.3 and AWD.
It's your forum, but I think it's cool that you are considering including the S-10. I know a lot about these trucks and still have TWO S-10 vehicles on my property to this day. In fact, one of my current projects is a 1985 S-10 Blazer 4x4 Tahoe edition. I bought it with a nice interior and exterior but it came with a rod knock. I still got a year out of it before the rod went through the pan.
I'll attach some teaser pics, but leave it at that unless or until the 'bosses' allow this vehicle to officially be part of the community.
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