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Old BIG 10 Chevys??????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by buffblazer, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. buffblazer

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    ok everytime i see one i forget to ask. but what is with the old 70's long bed 2wd big ten chevys? and if anyone is wondering what i mean, on the rear bed sides, where is would say z71 or 4X4 it says BIG 10. so im just wondering what it means and why its there, i have seen about 3 or 4 crusing around town as old farm trucks so i know nobody slapped stickers on them so help me out will ya.
     
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    The Big 10 and the Ford F-150 came about for the same reason. In the early days of unleaded fuel and catalytic converters, the rules applied only to vehicles with a GWVR of 6,000 lbs. or less. GM and Ford upped the spring rate on their C-10 and F-100 to just over 6,000 lbs. and called them the Big 10 and the F-150.

    K5's had a GVWR of right at 6,050 lbs. during that time, so they also escaped the cats for several years.
     
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    What about the "GENTLEMEN JAMES" edtion that GMC made, what was that all about?
     
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    It was for the cowboy pimps!
     
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    http://73-87.com/Special_Editions/Special_Editions.htm


    FWIW, Mike Ervin (who is the father of 73-87.com) has -or had :dunno: (havent talked to him in a while) a 1980 Big 10 shortbed, so they werent just longbeds. not all were 2wd either, though the LWB 2wds are the most common.
     
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    There is a big 10 camper special near me. The only catch is it came factory with a 454. Thats right Halfton 454 powered. The guy just started replacing body parts last year. Its 2wd of course

    Also To go with the goofy names a friend of mine had a dodge and on the back of the bed it said Cowboy special with a picture of a cowboy hat. I didn't see anything cowboy about it. My father has a 79 dodge and it was setup with a plow from factory and it has Snow Commander on the side with stars over top.
     
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    the desert fox is cool.
     

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