CarTech Book How To Restore Your Chevy Truck 1973-1987



  • How To Inspect And Assess
  • How To Paint
  • 176 Pages And 505 Color Photos
  • Easy To Read
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CarTech How to Restore Your Chevy Truck 1973-1987 Book.

The 1973-1987 Chevrolet C10 is one of the most popular trucks for restoration projects. However, whether you want a fast street truck or an off-road-duty truck, the first step is to get a solid and reliable fully restored pick-up. This CarTech How to Restore Your Chevy Truck 1973-1987 Book is just what you need to do just that! It'll give you step-by-step instructions to return your Chevy/GMC truck back to its former glory. 

Features & Benefits:
- Provides the Information and Step-by-Step Instructions Needed to Restore Any 1973-1987 Chevrolet C10 Back to Original Condition
- Written by Kevin Whipps
- Explains Real-World Techniques for Restoring Classic Chevy and GMC Pick-Ups
- Shows How to Comprehensively Inspect, Properly Assess and Accurately Budget Restoration Project
- Guides You Through Each Major Portion of Restoration Including Engine, Suspension, Chassis, Bodywork, Paint, Brakes, Steering, Transmission, Driveline, Electrical System, Interior and More
- Special Coverage Dedicated to Replacement of Body Panels and Repairing Box, Cab and Other Body Parts
- Shows You How to Paint and How to Prep, Shoot and Buff Paint Job
- Full Color Paperback Book with 176 Pages and 505 Color Photos 

This CarTech (SA331) How to Restore Your Chevy Truck 1973-1987 Book gives you the information and instructions you need to restore any 1973-1987 Chevrolet C10 back to its original condition. Written by seasoned truck magazine writer Kevin Whipps, this book explains all of the real-world techniques needed to restore a classic Chevy. It’ll show you how to comprehensively inspect, properly assess and accurately budget your restoration project! This book will also guide you through every major portion of your project, including the engine, suspension, chassis, paint, brakes and more. Special coverage is dedicated to the replacement of your pick-up’s body panels and repairing the box, cab and other body parts. Plus, you’ll learn how to paint, prep, buff and more! This book is a full color paperback book with 176 pages and 505 color photos. An authoritative and comprehensive restoration guide for the 1973-1987 Chevy/GMC trucks has not been available — until now! 

Table of Contents: 

Chapter 1: Finding a Project Square Body
Overview of the 1973–1987 Chevrolet Pickup
Year-by-Year Changes
Trim Levels
Special Editions
VIN Decoding
The Right Truck for You
Ownership Documents
Customized Versus Stock Trucks
Rust Versus No Rust
Engine and Transmission
Chassis, Suspension, and Brakes
Beater Options
Determining Your Skill Level 

Chapter 2: Getting Started
Organizing Your Process
Choosing the Level of Restoration
Setting a Budget
Preparing Your Workspace
NOS Versus Reproduction Versus Aftermarket Parts
Purchasing a Parts Vehicle
Organizing and Cataloging Your Parts
Tools and Equipment
Welding and Metalwork
Consumable Materials and Supplies
Making Your Own Tools 

Chapter 3: Bodywork
Installing New Cab Mounts
Body Trim
Stripping the Finish
Inspecting for Rust
Panel Replacement Procedures
Repairing Bed Rust Damage
Repairing Cab Rust Damage
Repairing Dents and Dings
Applying Body Filler
Gapping the Panels
Fixing Factory Issues
Prep for Paint 

Chapter 4: Paint
DIY Versus Paying a Professional
Paint Types
Paint Colors
Painting Basics 

Chapter 5: Engine
Analysis of Work Required
Engine Removal
Engine Installation
Rebuilding Basics 

Chapter 6: Transmission
Transmission Types
Tools and Equipment
Removing the Transmission
Disassembling the Transmission
Rebuilding Basics 

Chapter 7: Drivetrain
Axle Identification
Rebuilding an Axle 

Chapter 8: Brakes
Remove or Replace
Brake Lines
Front Disc Brakes
Wheel Bearings
Rear Drum Brakes
Bleeding the Brakes 

Chapter 9: Suspension
DIY Versus Paying a Professional
Removal and Installation
Rebuilding Basics 

Chapter 10: Electrics
Tools and Equipment
Full-Chassis Harness 

Chapter 11: Interior
DIY Versus Paying a Professional
Trim Removal
Interior Disassembly
Interior Reassembly and Refurbishment 

Chapter 12: Miscellaneous Mechanicals
Fuel System
Badge and Emblems
Long-Bed to Short-Bed Conversion 

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Vehicle Fitment

This product will fit the following C10 years:

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