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1973 Chevrolet C-10 Custom Deluxe Fleetside

1973 Chevrolet C-10 in The X Files, TV Series, 1993-2002 IMDB Ep. 8.05

Class: Cars, Pick-up — Model origin: US

1973 Chevrolet C-10 Custom Deluxe Fleetside

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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ford_guy US

2010-09-13 07:35

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1973-1974 model based on the design of the name badge. Also equipped with a "Fleetside" bed.

4x4peru US

2010-09-13 15:03

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I think early '73 as there is no "drip molding" above the door, which was later added. I recall the 1973 Ford promo films showing a guy getting out of the "new Chevy" in the rain...he gets soaked from the water running off the cab. The Ford driver steps out of a dry cab (with moldings) and goes to work...

jettalover US

2010-09-14 04:00

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That's funny peru.

Neptune US

2010-09-14 04:31

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The 73-87 generation was the one of the first (if not the first) pickups to be designed using a wind tunnel. Thus the 73-87 trucks had rounder lines and sculpted body work and a steep raked windshield to reduce drag and areas that could "catch" air. This is where the "Rounded-Line" nick name for this generation came from.

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To help reduce drag the cab was designed to be smooth, too smooth in fact. GM never incorporated dip channels into the sheet metal on the top of the cab like newer vehicles have. Thus, when it rained, the water run off from the collective surface area of the cab roof would enter the cab whenever the doors were opened. It was a design malfunction. Drip rail rain gutter moldings were offered by dealerships to correct the problem. GM made the drip rails standard on all later models.

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