It was very aesthetically similar to what it is now. No rust on this truck! As far as I know, there is no metal cancer. Cranks eveytime you hit the switch. The tread on the tires is like new but they have dry rot cracks. And, as far as I know, everything is functioning mechanically as it should.
It has all the signature goodies of that era. If you're looking for a truck that rides and pulls like your 2016 Silverado or Ram, this is not the truck for you. The Son passed a few months later, and the truck was sold. Truck is lowered roughly 4 to 5 inches. Ac blows ice cold, no leaks, uses no oil and I drive it daily 80 mph and it gets about 12 miles pg.
It was built up by a guy in the kootenays to haul his daughters cutting horses. Never had a problem pulling itself around from a stop, and had a good top end on the highway too. Heater box and blower motor need installed. Truck is not a show truck but a super nixed well keep patina truck and a great driver. I have even used the truck to take unloaded goosenecks back to the Farm, as you can see in the pics.
The 454 was originally installed by the gentleman from whom I purchased the truck. The front end is a Dana 60 and the rear end is a 14 bolt. Dont know the ratios yet. Tires are very aggressive tread and I would replace them if I were keeping it. As I understand it, the truck was a California truck, and was an older resto. No door panels as you can see in the pictures. It has excellent power, rides real smooth, drives tight, and stops perfect.
The largest motor you could get, in the above configuration, was a 400 small block which this truck began life as The big block wasn't offered, in this configuration, until 1981. If you cannot meet that requirement, please do not bid. . The undercarriage is consistent with that, as there is nothing more than the surface rust you would expect to see on a truck this age. New floor pans have been put in but I can not understand why. We do think that it is possible to hate something because you love it too much and that is exactly the situation we find ourselves in with this perfect 1980 Chevy 3+3 dually with 30,000 miles on the clock.
This is truly a one of a kind truck. If you're looking for a Honda Accord or Toyota Camry, this is not the truck for you. The bed was pretty rough, with some patches, but seemed structurally solid. Anyway I dont think this front end has kingpins. However, the gooseneck hitch frame, and receiver hitch, will The truck shows just over 10. I have described my Chevy to the best of my ability. Body work is probably 95% done.
It is a fully loaded Silverado with a strong 400 small block, and a nice shifting turbo 400 automatic. As far as I know you can run regular single rims on a dually rear, just not 4 rims and tires. New carpet, seats are in good shape. I have even used the truck to take unloaded goosenecks back to the Farm, as you can see in the pics. Will be sold with a notarized bill of sale and registration because alabama is a non title state. It has a new stall converter, and shifts very firmly.
The undercarriage is consistent with that, as there is nothing more than the surface rust you would expect to see on a truck this age. Ok, that last sentence was to see if you were paying attention. If you cannot meet that requirement, please do not bid. I have this 1980 Chevrolet Silverado C30 1 Ton dually truck with flatbed and goose neck hitch. As I understand it, the truck was a California truck, and was an older resto. It's just hard to find a 73 - 80 that is truly original still that is 100% rustfree. I would drive this truck anywhere in the world.
The inside of the bed is almost perfect with the exception of some very light surface rust. It is my favorite year for square bodies. However, it was not in the best mechanical shape. It is a fully loaded Silverado with a strong small block, and a nice shifting turbo 400 automatic. It will always need something.
Only spot of rust that I have noticed is the passenger front fender st the bottom but is repairable. Patina and it is full of the correct patina. As far as I know, there is no metal cancer. I call it 98% rustfree because the front piece of the bed where it attaches to the bed floor has rust. Motor runs strong, starts everytime.