1987 Chevrolet Silverado R10
1987 was an interesting year for the C/K series of Chevrolet pickup
trucks. This full size pickup was introduced in 1959 with the third
generation ending in 1987. They continued to be produced until 2002
but '87 marked the end for the 2 door conventional cab truck. Due
to this they renamed it the R/V series. So while many would look at
this truck and call it a C or K10 it is actually an R10. The name
change wasn't the only difference however because the electric
throttle body fuel injection and powertrain control module were
also incorporated into the trucks. This makes it a unique pickup
that was born at a time when Chevrolet was incorporating more
modern features and transitioning to new designs. So if you are
looking for a nice square body pickup this is the model to get to
make sure you have the box look with all of the greatest available
for the times. This very nice Silverado R10 was built by Rad Rods
of Texas and actually belongs to the owner. So not only was it
professionally built but was made personally for the owner of the
company so you know no expense spared. The truck had a complete
restoration in 2019 and although the cab was not removed from the
frame during the build, the bed was. Everything is extremely solid
and it is just one of those vehicles you can tell was built right.
The paint is a Brown Bronze Metallic base coat/clear coat which has
a beautiful finish. Depending on how the light hits it the truck
can almost go from a really dark Brown, almost Black to a nice
copper color. They added a steel 2 inch cowl hood and new bumpers.
In fact, all of the stock style chrome and trim throughout is new.
All of the glass is good as well and the weatherstripping entirely
redone to ensure everything seals perfectly. The truck rides on
custom 20 inch Ridler wheels and a new set of Nitto tires.
Pushing this pickup down the road is the original 5.7 350 V8 that
runs very well. As mentioned above this was the first year for a
factory fuel injected throttle bottle which is all functioning
properly. The motor has been freshened up and all resealed. It runs
very well with zero issues. It is paired with a rebuilt 700R4
automatic transmission with overdrive. For the most part the drive
train has been kept mostly stock with only a few minor changes. The
AC system was fully replaced to accommodate modern frion which
included a new AC compresser, dryer, lines and blower. The original
dual gas tanks were also modified and reduced to only 1 tank. If
you have ever owned one of these older dual gas tank vehicles you
will know those system can often be a problem so converting to 1 is
a very common occurrence. The truck has power brakes on all 4
wheels with discs up front. It also has a new power steering box
which makes driving the pickup very comfortable.
The interior of the truck has been completely redone. It nicely
incorporates a somewhat factory style with customizations. It has a
Snowden bench seat which is very comfortable and done in Brown
leather. From the carpet to the headliner everything has a really
nice fresh look. The dash has a mostly original look except in
front of the driver a new tilt column with custom steering wheel
was added. The power window system received new regulators and is
working correctly as are the power locks. The bed of the truck
looks good and has a Black liner to keep it protected.
This is a pretty popular body style for pickup enthusiasts and ones
done like this have a lot to offer. A truck like this could be
proudly shown off at car shows but still handle any job like your
typical pickup later that same day. That is one of the coolest
parts about owning a classic pickup. They were built to work hard,
perform and still have a unique look people like checking out at
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