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1988 – 1998 Chevrolet C1500: A Decade of Great Chevy Trucks

The Chevrolet C1500 pickup truck was one of the most popular vehicles on American roads during the 1990s. Produced from 1988 to 1998, this versatile truck was available in various body styles and configurations, making it a popular choice for personal and commercial use. Nicknamed OBS (Old Body Style) after the introduction of its Silverado successor, the 1988-1998 Chevrolet C1500 remains a beloved and iconic truck to this day. Development…

Chevy II Cornering Cure

Making your classic 1962-67 Chevy II achieve handling perfection with an Aldan American Coilover upgrade By Cam BentyPhotos by Cam Benty and Gary Nelson The 1962 Chevy II was a car ahead of its time. A small but efficient package with plenty of interior room for the family, the 1962-67 Chevy II was a great choice for buyers on a budget and sold extremely well. In just six model years…

1968-1974 Chevy Nova the Everyman Muscle Car

In 1960, the Chevrolet Motor Division was concerned that the groundbreaking Corvair would not catch on with compact car buyers as the division had first expected. And with Ford launching the simple, utilitarian Falcon, Chevy needed a competitor. In just 18 months, Chevy designed, developed and manufactured an entirely new model, every bit as practical as the Ford compact.  1962-1967 Chevrolet Chevy II For the Chevy II, GM developed an…

1967-1972 Chevrolet C10 Pickup – A Major Step Toward the Modern Truck

With the second-generation 1967-1972 Chevrolet C Series, the company took another significant step in transforming the pickup truck. It altered perceptions of a pickup from a basic work tool for farmers and ranchers to a comfortable dual-purpose vehicle that can be driven for everything from hauling hay to daily trips around town. 1967-1972 Chevrolet C10 Pickup – A Major Step Toward the Modern Truck With the second-generation 1967-1972 Chevrolet C…

Chevy El Camino: The Coupe Utility

The auto industry categorizes the Chevrolet El Camino as a Coupe Utility and it’s easy to understand why. The front half of the El Camino is a two-door coupe with the utility of an open bed at the rear, in a one-piece body shell with no gap between the cab and bed. The Coupe Utility Where the idea came from for a coupe utility is foggy, it likely came from…

A Look at the C4 Corvette and Its Unique Story

For Corvette lovers, opinions about the C4 vary greatly. Some people loved the high-performance vehicle that gave domestic and foreign racing competitors a run for their money, while other more traditional Corvette buyers were less fond of the model. The C4 was made from 1984 to 1996 and went through an overhaul of features from the three previous Corvette models, which by and large all remained very similar to the…

This C4 Corvette Gets a Suspension Upgrade

Suspension Evolution Installing Aldan American coil over suspension on 1988-96 Corvettes By Cam Benty The C4 Corvette was state of the art for its time. With fiberglass transverse leaf springs and aluminum A-arms front and back, it was a technological leap forward for the Corvette platform. Today, these cars offer a great bang for the buck with supreme affordability and solid performance.  Aldan American’s engineering team knows just how exhilarating…

Camaro 1982–2002: Two Generations. Powerful Memories.

Camaro has been a popular car since it rolled out in 1966 for the ’67 model year. It was Chevy’s answer to the Ford Mustang, which had debuted a few years earlier. From the beginning, Camaro was intended not just to challenge Mustang but to better it. The second-generation Camaro spanned 12 years, 1970 to 1981. In 1981, Chevy sold 126,000 units, but the feeling was that Chevy was still…

Chevy Cut a Suburban Down to Size

The “Urban”? No…the K5 Blazer.  Sometimes a new star is born not out of innovation, but from catching up to the competition. That’s the story behind one of the most popular sport-utility vehicles ever made: the Chevy Blazer.  1966 Bronco Half CabImage Courtesy of Garret Harmola of Aldan American In 1966, Ford introduced the Ford Bronco, their first in the compact off-road category. But the Bronco was in response to…

1994 Chevrolet C1500 Build – Wilwood Brakes, Stone Fab Arms, Aldan Coilovers – Part 2.

The 1994 Aldan American C1500 Build is back in the Shock Lab! The full feature of this build can be found in Classic Truck Performance Magazine where we teamed up with Wilwood brakes, Wilwoods new pro spindle/drop spindle, Stone Fab control arms, Rock Jock sway bars, Western Chassis and Falken tires to get the 5/7 drop we were looking for on our OBS. Parts used on this build: Wilwood: https://www.wilwood.com…