Friday, December 18, 2009
King of The Street
Back in the day these Chevy trucks ruled the streets. Now they're in the hands of sheetrockers and framers everywhere. Make no mistake; these workers are the true heroes behind rebuilding America, and this truck is still a part of the scene.
Some of my earliest memories from elementary school include this kind of truck on site at my school as a service vehicle. Made from 1973 to 1987, there are still tons of them on the road. 1/2 tons, 3/4 and 1 tons, two or four wheel drive. They're still out there, earning a day's pay, or knee-deep in play. Generally they're cheap, relliable, and parts are still plentiful. I've owned one, and would own one again if I didn't already have my current truck. They can be thirsty (mine got 6mpg no matter how it was driven) but when you only have to pay $1500 for a dependable example, it's easy to keep those saddle tanks full. By now most of them are not pretty. But give me one with a mismatched fender and a rebuilt 350 any day over a restored example. This is the kind of truck I'm not afraid to drive or park at a trail head.
So today we salute the Chevy C and K series trucks of a past. Drive on baby!