By now you’re well aware of the change in cutoff years for Goodguys events in 2018. One of the benefits of shifting to a 1987-and-earlier platform will be to welcome ’73-’87 Chevy and GMC trucks, affectionately known as squarebodies by the legions of enthusiasts who build, personalize and drive these popular haulers. They’re sure to bring some fresh flavor and enthusiasm to Goodguys events in the new year.

Squarebodies, Trucks, Goodguys

Scores of ’72-’87 Chevy and GMC trucks showed up and showed off in the sun at Westworld in Scottsdale as Goodguys and Squarebody Syndicate welcomed them to the 20th Southwest Nationals.

Squarebodies, Trucks, Goodguys

Squarebody owners gathered for a group photo at the Squarebody Syndicate booth to celebrate the popular Chevy and GMC trucks.

Squarebodies, Trucks, Goodguys

The guys at Lubbock, Texas-based Hill’s Hot Rods have been called the Squarebody Kings, and they showed up with some great examples, including the flamed Red Rocker ’85 Chevy pickup and a cool custom Blazer.

As a special treat at the Southwest Nationals in Scottsdale this past November, Goodguys teamed up with Squarebody Syndicate to welcome scores of squarebody trucks to join in the sunny Arizona fun. This coincided perfectly with Dino’s Git Down, the casual, one-night-only gathering of Chevy and GMC trucks that happens once a year in Phoenix (check out the full feature on this happening on FuelCurve.com). With a Squarebody Syndicate booth in the vendor area and special parking for squarebody trucks, it was a perfect preview for the new Goodguys year break. Not only that, it was cool to see so many fine ’73-’87 trucks cruisin’ the grounds among the earlier American iron, and to have them welcomed with open arms by enthusiasts throughout the show.

Squarebodies, Trucks, Goodguys

One of the fun aspects of the squarebody scene is unearthing cool vintage accessories and add-ons for these trucks, like this pop-up Blazer Chalet.

 

Squarebodies, Trucks, Goodguys

This slammed Crew Cab equipped with a cab-over sleeper camper had everyone at Westworld talkin’!

The gallery below provides a small taste of the squarebody scene, and a good glimpse of some of the cool haulers you might see at Goodguys events across the country in 2018. Enjoy!

Photography by Goodguys