Needed major brake overhaul, because it had been sitting idle for several years.
Engine needed virtually all seals and gaskets replaced. However, that is considered normal for any 40 year old engine.
Tires were dry rotted.
Needed new turn signal switch.
Horn did not work.
Windshield leaks due to dried out rubber seal.
Considering that my previous 1966 C-10 was so good until a tree crushed it, this one looks like another winner.
The 283 V-8 has plenty of zip, and is pretty good on gas.
The Powerglide automatic transmission operates very smoothly.
It rides like a Cadillac.
I love that bench seat, especially at the drive-in movies.
I'm not crazy about having warning lights on the dash.
The fuel tank in the cab is too small, and takes up storage space.
The manual steering is like wrestling an alligator when moving at low speeds.
These old trucks are really amazing. I've been driving them for the past 21 years, and find them to be extremely dependable. Parts are easy to find, and they are easy to repair. Unlike NEW vehicles, they retain their value. In fact, they actually go up in value.