With Chevrolet’s latest announcement that they have been leaping again into the medium responsibility truck phase with recent fashions for the primary time since 2009, we thought it was a enjoyable train to go historic video searching and discover some stuff from Chevy’s previous in the identical market phase. This 1963 movie matches the invoice completely. What you’re going to see is the vendor gross sales coaching movie for the 1963 mannequin 12 months of medium and heavy responsibility vans that Chevrolet was providing. Now, whereas immediately’s rigs are neater, quicker, and extra environment friendly, these outdated canines have been powerful bastards and so they have been constructed to outlive some tough and tumble therapy. As the previous proprietor of a 1966 C50 and the present proprietor of a 1968 C50 I can inform you that they’re sturdy and about as sophisticated as a claw hammer.
My favourite search for these vans and those that definitely didn’t survive the check of time in giant numbers is the tandem axle dump truck. They give the impression of being so gnarly and funky and admittedly outdoors of interval images, I’ve by no means seen one within the flesh. You’ll study concerning the varied chassis developments made and choices provided, the engine and drivetrain combos as properly are highlighted right here.
There’s simply one thing about these vans that I really like at base and I feel it’s the truth that they use the usual pickup cab with the cooler entrance sheetmetal to complete the look. That and vocational vans are at all times neat as a result of they’re designed to do a job and never a lot else. Coddling a driver was not a part of the design consideration for these monsters, belief me!
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