Chevy Pickup Evolution Of Chevy

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Chevy Pickup Evolution Have you ever wondered how the pickup industry got started and what the first kind of trucks were like? There has been many different generations of pickups. Chevy has made a big impact on the truck industry and what they are now, in this day and age . But, the most important ones were the old generations of pickups. The first generation of chevy pickups were made between 1918-1928. The first one that was made in 1918 was called the Chevy 490. From the factory they didn’t come with anything on the back of it, so all it came with was an engine and a cab, different companies made the boxes for them that you had to buy separately. They used a 171 cubic inch, over head valve, four cylinder engine that produced 21.7 horsepower (Bunn, Chevrolet Trucks). It unusual that Chevy used the overhead valve engines because most of the other companies at that time used flat head engines then later on changed to the OHV style engine. The heavy-duty Ton Trucks didn’t even come with a cab or a bed, only a engine and and a hood. The Ton Trucks had the same engine as the regular trucks but had a carrying capacity of 2,000 pounds. In 1922 Chevrolet renamed the light duty pickup line the Superior Series. The last year for the four cylinder engine was in 1928. These trucks were just the start of what comes on later down the line which will be much better and more reliable. The next generation of trucks were made between 1929-1936. This was the start of their inline six…

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