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How to Restore Your Chevy Truck: 1973-1987

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  • Barcode: 9781613251997
When Chevy released its third-generation C/K pickup truck, the stout and sturdy performer captured the attention of Chevy and GMC truck enthusiasts, and, as a result, millions were sold during its 18-year production run. Because of the trucks’ new cab design they were nicknamed the “squarebody” trucks. Although the older Chevy/GMC pickups are more exclusive, the third-generation pickups are plentiful, are increasing in collector value, and, fortunately, have parts that are readily available. As an on- and off-road utility vehicle, Chevy/GMC trucks have been towing, hauling, and operating in a variety of conditions. After all of these years of hard use and exposure to harsh conditions, many of these extensively used trucks are in desperate need of restoration. Whether you own a regular, super, or crew cab with a short or long box, this restoration guide provides the pertinent information and instruction to restore your truck to original condition. Author Kevin Whipps explains real-world techniques for restoring classic Chevy and GMC pickups at home. You are shown how to comprehensively inspect, properly assess, and accurately budget your restoration project. You are also guided through each major portion of truck restoration, including engine, suspension, chassis, bodywork, paint, brakes, steering, transmission, driveline, electrical system, interior, and more. Special coverage is dedicated to the replacement of body panels and the repair of box, cab, and other body parts. When procaliber bodywork has been performed, you have an excellent foundation for the paint, and in turn, you’re shown to prep, shoot, and buff the paint job. This book provides the invaluable information and stepby- step instruction to return these trucks to their original glory. A comprehensive restoration guide for the 1973–1987 Chevy/GMC trucks has not been available until now. About the Author Author Kevin Whipps has a diverse and varied work history, but he is a car and truck guy at heart. As a freelance writer based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Whipps has written for a wide range of motorsports magazines and websites including Classic Trucks, Diesel World, Euro Tuner, Game, Lowrider, Muscle Car Power, Sport Truck, Street Trucks, Super Street, Ten Trucks, and Truckin’. • The only third-generation Chevy pickup restoration book on the market • Third-generation Chevy C/K trucks are plentiful and collectible and many are in need of restoration • Many of these half-ton trucks are modified, but many others must be restored before they can be modified