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1970 Chevrolet C20
1970 Chevrolet - the camper's pickup

1970 Chevrolet C20

Not much had changed on the 1970 Chevrolet Pickups from the previous year. The grill featured the Chevrolet nameplate through the center while the bow tie logo moved to the front and center of the hood. C20 or K20 models were equipped with a 127 in wheelbase with a 8 ft. cargo box or 133 in wheelbase with a 8-1/2 ft. cargo box available in the Longhorn Fleetside model. Standard engines included a 155 hp 250 6-cylinder.

Standard Features include:

Full-width bench seat, panoramic rear window, padded dash, heater/defroster, padded sun visors, low-profile control knobs, safety glass, painted front bumper (chrome bumpers were a separate option), 2-speed windshield wipers, windshield defrosters, low profile steering wheel, directional signals and more.

Additional engine options included the 292 six cylinder, 307 V8 engine, and the 400 V8 along with a 4-speed manual, Powerglide or Turbo-Hydramatic transmission.

The CST (Custom Sport Truck) package included a chrome front bumper, full width vinyl seats, matching carpets and could be identified by the CST nameplates on the front fenders. Bucket seats with a center console was also available with the CST package.

1970 Chevrolet Pickup Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
1/2 Ton Chevy Van - Model G - Series 100 - 90 in wheelbase
GS11005 - Panel $2,490 3,059 lbs 3,933
GS11006 - Sportvan $2,725 3,255 lbs 134
GS11026 - Custom Sportvan $2,850 3,362 lbs 57
GS11036 - Deluxe Sportvan $3,035 3,400 lbs 42
1/2 Ton Chevy Van - Model G - Series 200 - 108 in wheelbase
GS11005 - Panel $2,675 3,210 lbs 3,069
GS11006 - Sportvan $2,850 3,350 lbs 422
GS11026 - Custom Sportvan $2,975 3,480 lbs 303
GS11036 - Deluxe Sportvan $3,160 3,425 lbs 158
3/4 Ton Chevy Van - Model G - Series 20 - 108 in wheelbase
GS21305 - Panel $2,745 3,281 lbs 1,195
GS21306 - Sportvan $2,970 3,414 lbs 134
GS21326 - Custom Sportvan $3,095 3,538 lbs 61
GS21336 - Deluxe Sportvan $3,280 3,582 lbs 45
1/2 Ton - Model C - Series 10 - 115 in wheelbase
CS10703 - Chassis & Cab $2,405 3,090 lbs 2,084
CS10734 - Fleetside 6.5 ft. $2,560 3,506 lbs 40,754
CS10704 - Step-Side 6.5 ft. $2,520 3,426 lbs 40,754
1/2 Ton - Model C - Series 10 - 127 in wheelbase
CS10903 - Chassis & Cab $2,445 3,107 lbs 7,277
CS10934 - Fleetside 8 ft. $2,595 3,605 lbs 234,904
CS10904 - Step-Side 8 ft. $2,560 3,510 lbs 11,857
CS10905 - Panel $3,040 3,730 lbs 3,965
CS10906 - Suburban $3,250 3,862 lbs 11,332
1/2 Ton - Model K - Series 10 - 115 in wheelbase
KS10703 - Chassis & Cab $2,975 3,295 lbs 64
KS10734 - Fleetside 6.5 ft. $3,158 3,711 lbs 2,554
KS10704 - Step-Side 6.5 ft. $3,090 3,631 lbs 1,629
1/2 Ton - Model K - Series 10 - 127 in wheelbase
KS10903 - Chassis & Cab - - 26
KS10934 - Fleetside 8 ft. $3,165 3,810 lbs 7,348
KS10904 - Step-Side 8 ft. $3,158 3,715 lbs 464
KS10905 - Panel $3,641 3,923 lbs -
KS10906 - Suburban $3,849 4,055 lbs -
1/2 Ton Forward Control - Model P - Series 10 - 127 in wheelbase
PS10535 - Chassis $1,835 2,120 lbs 211
PS10535 - Step-Van $3,139 3,674 lbs 2,526
3/4 Ton - Model C - Series 20 - 127 in wheelbase
CS20903 - Chassis & Cab $2,650 3,496 lbs 7,277
CS20934 - Fleetside 8 ft. $2,790 3,871 lbs 70,880
CS20904 - Step-Side 8 ft. $2,752 3,776 lbs 5,856
CS20905 - Panel $3,269 3,991 lbs 1,032
CS20906 - Suburban $3,441 4,113 lbs 2,246
Long Horn Pickup - Model C - Series 20 133 in wheelbase
CE21034 - Pickup 8.5 ft. $2,854 3,912 lbs 5,281
3/4 Ton - Model K - Series 20 - 127 in wheelbase
KS20903 - Chassis & Cab $3,402 3,606 lbs 582
KS20934 - Fleetside 8 ft. $3,540 4,101 lbs 6,124
KS20904 - Step-Side 8 ft. $3,502 4,006 lbs 953
KS20905 - Panel $4,019 4,221 lbs -
KS20906 - Suburban $4,190 4,343 lbs 541
3/4 Ton Forward Control - Model P - Series 20 - 125 in wheelbase
PS20842 - Chassis $2,160 2,819 lbs 421
PS20835 - Steel Step-Van $3,905 5,206 lbs 1,520
PS20835 - Aluminum Step-Van - - 60
3/4 Ton Forward Control - Model P - Series 20 - 133 in wheelbase
PS21842 - Chassis $2,195 2,841 lbs 184
PS21835 - Step-Van $4,015 5,437 lbs 872
PS21835 - Aluminum Step-Van $4,985 4,638 lbs 64
1 Ton - Model C - Series 30 - 133 in wheelbase
CS31002 - Chassis & Cowl - - 138
CS31003 - Chassis & Cab $2,735 3,641 lbs 14,873
CS31034 - Fleetside 8.5 ft. $2,935 4,157 lbs 1,404
CS31004 - Step-Side 8.5 ft. $2,875 4,071 lbs 2,101
1 Ton Forward Control - Model C - Series 30 - 157 in wheelbase
CS31103 - Chassis & Cab $2,775 3,788 lbs -
1 Ton Forward Control - Model P - Series 30 - 125 in wheelbase
PS30842 - Chassis $2,320 2,992 lbs 446
PS30835 - Step Van $4,080 5,379 lbs 1,520
PT30835 - King Step Van (Diesel) $5,780 6,101 lbs 3
PT30855 - Aluminum King Step Van (Diesel) $6,570 5,439 lbs 35
1 Ton Forward Control - Model P - Series 30 - 133 in wheelbase
PS31042 - Chassis $2,350 3,015 lbs 1,758
PS31035 - Step Van $4,190 5,611 lbs 1,624
PS31035 - King Step Van $5,895 6,338 lbs -
PS31055 - Aluminum King Step Van $6,860 5,537 lbs 68
1 Ton Forward Control - Model P - Series 30 - 157 in wheelbase
PS31442 - Chassis $2,350 - 2,608
PS31435 - King Step Van $6,040 6,677 lbs 1,207
PS31455 - Aluminum King Step Van $7,170 5,714 lbs 76
 

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Front Tread Rear Tread GVW Tires
G10 90 in - - - 3,900 - 5,000 lbs 6.95 x 14 in
G20 108 in - - - 5,200 - 6,200 lbs 7.75 x 15
C10/K10 115 in 186.75 in 63.1 in 61.1 in 4,400-5,400 / 5,200-5,600 lbs G78 x 14 / G78 x 15
C10/K10 127 in 206.25 in 63.1 in 61.1 in 4,400-5,400 / 5,200-5,600 lbs H78 x 15 / G78 x 15
P10 102 in - - - 4,600 - 5,400 lbs G78 x 15
C20/K20 127 in (Longhorn 133 in) 206.25 - - 6,200-7,500 / 6,400-7,500 lbs 7 x 17.5 / 7 x 17.5 six-ply
P20 125 / 137 in - - - 6,500 - 7,500 lbs 8.75 x 16.5
C30 133 in - - - 6,600 - 14,000 lbs 8.75 x 16.5 in
P30 125 / 137 / 157 in - - - 7,300 - 14,000 lbs 8.75 x 16.5 in

 

Vin Number Decoding - 1970 Chevrolet Pickup

Location: On plate attached to the rear face of left-hand door hinge pillar and on right side of cowl under hood.
 
First Symbol - Type
C = Conventional Cab G = Chevy Van
K = 4x4 P = Forward Control
Second Symbol - Type of Engine
S = Six T = Diesel
E = Eight  
Third Symbol - Gross Volume Weight (GVW)
1 = 3,600 - 5,600 lbs 2 = 5,500 - 8,100 lbs 3 = 6,700 - 10,000 lbs 4 = Over 10,000 lbs
Fourth & Fifth Symbol - Cab to Axle Dimension
05 = 30-35 in. 07 = 42-47 in. 09 = 54-59 in. 10 = 60-65 in. 14 = 84-89 in.
Sixth & Seventh Symbol - Body Type
02 = Chassis & Cowl 06 = Suburban (doors) or Sportvan 34 = Fleetside
03 = Chassis & Cab 14 = Blazer 35 = Forward Control
04 = Step-Side Pickup 16 = Suburban (gate) 36 = Deluxe Sportvan
05 = Panel or Panel Van 26 = Custom Sportvan  
Eighth Symbol - Production Year
0 = 1970
Ninth Symbol - Assembly Plant
A = Atlanta, GA. J = Janesville, WI. T - Tarrytown, NY.
B = Baltimore, MD. P = Pontiac, MI. Z = Fremont, CA.
F = Flint, MI. S = St. Louis, MO. 1 = Oshawa, Canada

 

 

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