Chevy Truck Part
by Joel Jacobson
Keeps your Chevy truck going with genuine Chevy Truck part
Whether you own a classic Chevy truck from the 20’s, or a new truck from this century, if you want to keep it going and do it yourself, then you should keep it running with a genuine Chevy truck part.
Chevy trucks have been around since the 20’s, and you can still find numerous Chevy truck part over the internet and through auto salvage yards and catalogs. General Motors has produced some of the greatest trucks of all time.
The history of Chevy goes way back to 1911 when the company was incorporated by Louis Chevrolet. In1918 General Motors bought the assets of the Chevrolet motor company. In 1918 Chevrolet started its Chevy truck part division by introducing a one ton and a half ton commercial model. By 1929, half a million commercials were put out by Chevrolet. The same year they came out with a powerful six cylinder engine with overhead valves. The one millionth truck rolled off the assembly line in 1933.
The Model 490 Light delivery was the very first Chevy truck Rated at half ton, the chassis cowl was based on the 490 auto. A chassis cowl included the Chevy truck part chassis with engine, transmission, and front sheet metal comprised of the hood, front fenders, grille, and headlights. The customer had to provide his own body and cab! Back in those days they were constructed of wood. Most truck buyers purchased the body and cab Chevy truck part from an independent outside body companies.
After the Model 490 came was called a Model T at $1125 in 1918. It displaced 224 cubic inches and produced 21.7 net horsepower. It featured a worm drive rear drive, a rear axle that was half floating, front balloon tires and solid rubber rears. It was rated for a maximum Gross Vehicle Weight of 2000 pounds.
Like most other vehicle brands, using genuine Chevy Truck part is the smart thing to do. Because of tight tolerances and tooling issues, you never know what you will get with an aftermarket part. You may pay a little more by buying original parts, but in the long run, you will be thankful you’re getting the right parts for your truck. Like the old adage, “you get what you pay for”.
With today’s modern technology, it’s much easier to find out what Chevy truck part is needed for your Chevy truck. Just go to your local Chevy dealer and give them the part name if you know it, vehicle VIN number, and year. To be sure that it’s the correct part, make sure it’s a genuine Chevy truck part.
Joel Jacobson is a freelance writer, web designer, and product design engineer. He's an avid fisherman who loves to northern and musky fish. He and his wife recently adopted two infant girls from Russia, and that keeps them quite busy.