Blog War: Big Block, Crew Cab Chevrolet Goodness – A Fitting Parting Shot


Blog War: Big Block, Crew Cab Chevrolet Goodness – A Fitting Parting Shot

Lohnes actually thought he was gonna send me down for the count with that Dodge he posted. While he did pretty well locating a dually Dodge from the 1970s, the fact is that that color green should only exist in toothpaste, the interior made a Romanian jail cell look comfy, and it was powered by a stock 360. Nope…sorry, boss, but you’re going to have to do better than that if you want to take me out of the fight. Ex-Forest Service or otherwise, that Dodge was good, but not enough.

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My next shot in this war isn’t aimed at making Brian curse my name for finding yet another truck he wants badly…no, instead this is for myself. When I was a kid, still living in Washington State,  I was friends with a guy named Hunter. He liked some odd vehicles (Chevrolet LUV trucks and Honda Passports come to mind) but the only vehicle I ever saw him own was a big-ass white four-door Chevrolet dually. It had the 454 and automatic, sounded snottier than the smog-choked engine had any right to sound, and would cook the back tires if pushed. It had a turning circle that made the Queen Elizabeth II look like a Lotus Elise on summer tires and had all the sex appeal of a house fire. But pretty much everybody that he hung around with could ride in that truck and it could take all of the abuse that a learning driver could dish out. Oh, who the hell am I kidding, we’d been driving for years by that point.

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What made that Chevy so attractive is that I couldn’t think of a single thing it couldn’t do besides pass a gas pump. Haul stuff? For days. Tow? If memory serves me correctly, he towed my Caprice home the day I bought it. Haul ass? Literally and figuratively. Off-road? Surprisingly well for a two-wheel drive one-ton truck that was a city block long.

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This 1976 C30 is a near-dead-ringer for Hunter’s old truck. It’s not ugly enough to avoid, not pretty enough to show, but there’s everything to love sitting on six tires. And oh, yeah…there’s a radio for when you’ve turned the bed of the truck into date night with some lass and you want a little mood music. That Dodge? Just the sounds of you explaining why the truck is painted Colgate green. What say you?

eBay Listing: 1976 Chevrolet C30 454

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