1973-87 for the light trucks, 1973-91 for the heavy trucks and sport-utility vehicles. That’s the year ranges where you’ll find what’s commonly called a Square Body Chevrolet or GMC truck. Officially known as the “Rounded Line” series and the C/K series, square bodies are one of those vehicles that have been just about everything a modified vehicle can be: drag machine, lowrider, sport truck…just name it and I’m pretty sure that I could find you an example. I could probably find you a bosozoku example if you give me enough time to search the web. With millions of the machines produced in a wide variety of layouts, it’s easy to see why they are still a popular choice for builders everywhere. We like them fast, we like them to work, but we understand completely why many C/K trucks wind up lifted and out playing in the mud somewhere. I’ve dug a Blazer out of rocker-panel deep mud before and have seen a Big 10 sand-romp…they look right at home when the trail goes south in a hurry.
Triple X Motorsports recently went through and made a compilation of their favorite square-body trucks from their back catalog of footage. Lots of good mud-romping action will follow, but we have to give our personal nod to the pulling truck. It’s clean enough that we’d expect the front weight to come off and the license plate to go back on after the pull has been completed, and that works for us. Which one works for you?