Chevy offered four different options packages, custom deluxe, Scottsdale, Cheyenne and Silverado. For Sammy Trout of Whittier, California, the moment came when he was on the way to work. An optional inline-six was 292 cubic inches and 4. The transmission had been converted to a floor-shifted three-speed, but now runs a Borg-Warner T5 with a homemade short-shift kit. Shipping to be arranged by the buyer at their expense.
This truck has been lowered and had the drip moldings shaved off as well as the door handles. Other features included custom steering wheel and an ashtray mounted cigar lighter. The interior is all there but pretty rough. After reshaping the stock bench with new foam, he recovered them in cigar-toned leather. In 1977, Chevy offered automatic door locks and powered windows for the first time. For 1977, body styles included a fleetside body, which was straight box, or a stepside body, which had a curve.
I can not say for sure what is underneath. The incentive that motivated him to put the truck back together and drive it for the rest of his life must have been passed on to Sammy. The steering column is from an automatic and has some issues including the turn signal switch is broke and the ignition key stays in crank position so once it starts you have to manually turn it back and we do not have a door key. Truck was body off and blown apart whenIpainted itin 2014. A friend of mine owned this truck and used it as his daily driver.
The high-output 454 cubic inch 7. A friend of mine owned this truck and used it as his daily driver. The rest of the truck including the core support, bed, fenders, etc. As you can see from the pic's there has been a ton of custom work done on this truck. He rebuilt it once—by necessity after it had been stolen, stripped, and recovered with a bunch of rusty and different color body panels piled into a completely different bed. The inside is still all original with a bench seat, t does have a rip on the driver side. It has a new carb, ower steering pump and gear box, ater pump, ong tube headers, lass packed mufflers and 3 inch exhaust system, nd many other new parts.
. An optional inline-six was 292 cubic inches and 4. The C-10 had two new wheelbases: one of 117. The width in the front was 65. New styling included striping on the side and the hood.
Body and bed were disassembled for painting to make sure the finished product looked as clean as possible. The high-output 454 cubic inch 7. The transmission had been converted to a floor-shifted three-speed, but now runs a Borg-Warner T5 with a homemade short-shift kit. The truck had an overall length of 191. Sammy kept the paint design clean too, shooting the whole truck with Kalahari Beige basecoat from De Beer Refinish, covered with Diamont clear. He rebuilt it once—by necessity after it had been stolen, stripped, and recovered with a bunch of rusty and different color body panels piled into a completely different bed.
He rebuilt the motor about 4 or 5 years ago using all new parts. The 1977 Chevy C-10 pickup truck was available with a choice of engines. The exterior is pretty rough with multiple dents. Finally, Chevy offered the 307 cubic inch with 115 horsepower at 3,600 rpm with 205 foot-pounds of torque at 2,000 rpm. The passenger door bottom and rocker seam along with both cab corners have some filler and it looks like its from previous damage, not rust.
The underside is clean and dry but it does have some old grease build up. If you are looking for a good looking truck to just get in and drive this is the one for you! An optional inline-six was 292 cubic inches and 4. I have put about 50 miles or so on it including 65+mph and like I said it rides really nice. A shortened and balanced driveshaft from Cannon Engineering ties the transmission to the stock rearend with 3. A friend of mine owned this truck and used it as his daily driver. Every rust hole was replaced with good used sheetmetal. We can not say this one is all rust free because it is not.