GMC 1/2 Ton
1967 GM started producing the GMC and Chevrolet 1/2 ton pickup trucks on the
same assembly lines to reduce cost. The light duty GMC trucks were
built in the Chevrolet plants, while the medium and heavy duty trucks
continued to be produced at GMC Plants. This was, in effect, the
end of GMC as a separate small truck division and afterwards there were
basically no differences between the two trucks except interior
and exterior trim.
one big visual difference between 1967-1972 GMC and Chevrolet pickup trucks
was the grill. GM must have decided they got the GMC grill right
the first time because, unlike the 1967-1972 Chevy
1/2 ton pickup trucks, which radically changed grill design every 2
years, the GMC kept the same basic look of the grill for all 6 model
years, with only subtle changes. Also, all 1967 through 1972 GMC
models had dual headlights and parking lights mounted in the grill.
the Chevrolet pickup trucks of the same years, the 1967 through 1972 GMC 1/2 pickup
trucks can be divided into three groups for identification purposes.
These three groups are
each comprised of 2 model years. Each 2-year group is similar in
appearance and different from the other 2-year groups. However,
the differences between these 2-year groups are more subtle than those
of their Chevy siblings.