If you are a fan of the "box body" generation of Chevy pickups, you
should check out this outstanding example. It is just what a truck
should be and has been refurbished nicely back to stock except for
some serious tires and the BedRug bed liner. But be forewarned,
that bed liner looks ready to haul some nice furniture, so you may
suddenly find yourself a bit more popular amongst your friends.
It's kind of funny that GM officially called this body design the "rounded line" design, but the truck magazines started calling it "box body" or "square body", probably because of the rectangular front end with the quad headlights, and the nickname stuck. GM used a wind tunnel to sculpt the body to improve aerodynamics and fuel economy. They laid the windshield back at a steeper angle and "rounded" the edges of the cab and fenders. Regardless of the method and intent, the result is what many consider the best-looking trucks ever made. This one has been nicely repainted in the factory correct colors of Red basecoat/clearcoat with a Gray two-tone treatment. The bumpers shine bright and there is new trim around the wheel well openings complementing the polished trim rings on the steel wheels and the diamond plate bed rails. Silverado and Chevrolet badging appears on the fenders, tailgate, and grill.
Open the door and you will find a stock interior with the comfort and convenience features that will make your time in the cab enjoyable. The door panel has an assist grip, which may come in handy as the truck sits up a bit on those big tires, and once you're in, there's a big old armrest to relax onto. The gray cloth interior in in great shape and looks like new. The bench seat is super comfortable and provides lots of room for passengers. A stock Chevy steering wheel has tilt and cruise with a column shifter for the transmission. Behind it are all the gauges to help you keep track of basic engine functions as well as your speed. Ventilation controls include A/C for your comfort as well as power steering and locks. The original Delco radio with speakers in the dash and behind the seats is even still there. The dash is neat and clean with the exception of the top dash pad which has been addressed by adding a nice aftermarket cover that conveniently matches the bed liner.
The drivetrain on this truck is tried and true Chevrolet. Pop the hood and you will find a clean engine compartment that is completely stock. The fuel injected 5.0L V8 provides plenty of power. All the belts and hoses have been replaced and there is a new fan shroud as well as the factory jacking equipment mounted to the inner fender well. Power flows back through a 4-speed automatic trans with overdrive to the 4WD transfer case that is manually operated. The hubs are also manually operated at the wheels, so there are no pesky switches or solenoids in this system to malfunction. Solid axles and leaf springs front and rear are also as tough and reliable as it gets. There are nice Rancho RS shocks damping them, as well as a Rancho steering damper to help out in the event those 35X12.50R15 BFG All Terrain T/As hit a rock, (or a curb or garden feature as you back up to the door to load furniture).
A great looking, great driving Chevy Scottsdale. It doesn't get much better than this. Come on down and check it out.
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