he light-duty 1960 to 1965 pickups came in half-, three-quarter- and one-ton versions. The half-ton version featured a 115-inch wheelbase. The three-quarter-ton model sat on a 127-inch wheelbase and the one-ton version had a 133-inch wheelbase. The trucks featured a 6.5-foot or an 8-foot bed. The conventional 1950s throwback model was the Stepside, which had the wheels mounted outside the cargo box under protruding wheel wells, with a step placed between the cab and rear wheels. The new streamlined Fleetside version had a flat-panel bed with integral wheel wells. The "C" pickups had two-wheel drive, while "K" designated four-wheel-drive trucks.
The early 1960s Chevy pickups featured bold, straight body lines, a cab with slight overhangs over the windshield and rear windows, headlamp bezels and an egg-crate grille. The body was a lesson in minimalist styling, with only modest touches of chrome. The half-ton pickups were 206 inches long with a front track width of 63.1 inches and the rear track measuring 61 inches wide. The half-ton rode on 6.70-by-15-inch tires on 15-inch steel wheels. Its gross vehicle weight rating was 4,600 to 5,300 lbs. The three-quarter ton models had a gross vehicle weight rating up to 5,600 lbs.