CAT 1160 V8 Powered: 1975 Chevrolet C30 Custom

A few months ago we had a fun time watching a lucky DT reader buy Hugh’s old Cummins powered Dodge farm truck for a few bones. This next truck is a Chevy that is equally dilapidated, but has an interesting engine swap. You could get a C/K truck in the 70s with a diesel, but it was the terrible Oldsmobile V8 diesel, not a proper commercial diesel. However, it appears that somebody shoved a CAT 1160 (which is an older version of Caterpillar’s 3208) Diesel V8 under the hood of this next hulk of metal and wood. Find this 1975 Chevrolet C30 Custom offered for $3000 in Fallbrook, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

75 custom 30
condition: fair
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: diesel
odometer: 0000000
odometer rolled over
paint color: silver
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: pickup

yep thats right thers a kittycat in my chevy was built 40 years ago it has a reman cat 1160 in it runs killer but it has an oil pressure problem dont kno y and turbo 400 tranny slips in 3rd if ur d*ck just went limp im sorry i really want to restore this truck its badass like badass badass it even had a gear vendor in it im dumping it for what im into it ur not gonna get many chances to get another truck like this its amazing. THE AC WORKS TOO NO BULLS**T mike

See a better way to drive something that uses a 2×4 as a hood prop?