Vintage chevy truck parts – Revealed By The Experts
The ’68 is part of the second generation of C/K trucks, built between 1967 and 1972. Aside from a different grill treatment, the GMC C/K is the same model. The Chevrolet and GMC Suburban is a wagon version of the C/K, and aside from the body is mechanically identical. 1968 models were the only year to have side marker reflectors on all fenders and the early sloped-front hood.Learn more at classic chevrolet truck parts.
Chevy Truck Model C
The “C” model features two-wheel drive while the “K” model features four-wheel drive. The 10, 20, and 30 after the letter designation signifies 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton, and 1 ton models, respectively. C 10 and 20 models used coil spring trailing arm rear suspension, the only truck to do so until the release of the 2009 Dodge Ram 1500.
Chevrolet Truck K Model
K models and one ton trucks kept the traditional leaf spring rear end. Beds were available in 6 1/2 foot or 8 foot lengths, with both sizes offered as fleetsides or stepsides. 1968 saw the debut of a 3/4 ton model targeted at camper users called the Longhorn. This truck was sold with heavy duty rear springs and an 8 1/2 foot bed.
1968 chevy trucks debuted the 307 cubic inch small block V8, a longer stroke version of the previous offered 283. It was also the first time the 396 was brought over from Chevrolet’s car line. Both 250 and 292 cubic inch straight sixes as well as the 327 V8 carried over from the previous year, while the 305 cubic inch V6 was only offered in the GMC Suburban. Transmission options included a 4 speed manual, Powerglide 2 speed automatic, and Turbo-Hydramatic 3 speed automatic.
Hot Rodders and 1968 Chevy Trucks
Over the years, the second generation C/K has become very popular with hot rodders, creating enough demand for reproduction parts to make them readily available. The large engine bay makes it easy to exchange the stock motor with a range of classic and modern Chevy V8s, and the six lug hubs are used in GM trucks up to the present day, giving owners a wide range of wheel choices.