Specs for a 1958 Apache Chevrolet Truck

For the 1958 model year, all Chevrolet light-duty pickup truck models were designated as Apaches. They were a favorite of farmers and ranchers. The trucks are valued by collectors and old-truck restorers for their simple design and classic styling.

  1. Engine

    • The 1958 Apache trucks featured a standard Thriftmaster 235.5-cubic-inch six-cylinder engine. It produced 125 horsepower at 4,200 rpm with 195 foot-pounds of torque at 2,000 rpm. It had an 8.25:1 compression ratio and used a single barrel updraft carburetor. A 137 horsepower 283-cubic-inch V8 with a four-barrel Rochester carburetor was optional. Its compression ratio was 8.5:1.

    Chassis

    • The 1958 Apache pickup had a hot-rolled steel ladder frame with through-channel side members. The semi-floating type rear axle had a two-pinion differential. The front and rear suspension was provided by semi-elliptic leaf springs and piston shock absorbers. The Apache used a three-speed manual transmission. The expanding drum brakes had molded asbestos linings. Four-wheel drive was available with a two-speed transfer case.

    Dimensions

    • The 1958 Apache was 123 inches long, 75 inches wide and had a 114-inch wheelbase. Its front tread width was 60.75 inches with a rear tread of 61 inches.

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