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Old 01-12-2011, 01:50 PM   #1
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Project Teal 72

Finally gettin around to starting the build thread for my 72 GMC.
list of things already done.
shortened the frame.
designed and built rear suspension loosely based on the stock stuff.
bought a short bed.
pulled SBC th350.
installed 462 th400.
welded in new rockers and cab corners.
Here are a few shots up until now
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:01 PM   #2
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Very cool! I didnt know you shortened the frame.. whats the next plans for it?
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:04 AM   #3
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Re: Project Teal 72

What a difference, it looks good. How much did you lower the front and rear? Also what size of rims/tires did you go with as they seem to blend in perfect with the truck?
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:58 AM   #4
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Re: Project Teal 72

I lowered the rear with 4" springs. Front is stock height. The rear tires are 305/50r20s. I think the fronts are 275/60r20 not positive on the front though.
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Old 01-14-2011, 06:00 AM   #5
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Re: Project Teal 72

Same here. Did not realized it was shortened.
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:39 AM   #6
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Same here. Did not realized it was shortened.
X3.

What's next on the list for it?
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:54 PM   #7
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Re: Project Teal 72

A/C and heater-lots of bodywork (somebody besides me) and as money allows
paint
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:50 PM   #8
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this is always a really classic color
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:42 PM   #9
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nice truck, keep up the work
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Old 01-24-2011, 01:48 PM   #10
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Re: Project Teal 72

just a few more pics.
trying to get the thread caught up to where the truck is.
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:02 AM   #11
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Re: Project Teal 72

UPDATE
Got my A/C and started the install
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:05 AM   #12
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Re: Project Teal 72

Nice! Your going to like that come summer!
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:47 AM   #13
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Re: Project Teal 72

When I get the heat and A/C working I'll drive it a lot more than I do now for sure.
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:19 PM   #14
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Re: Project Teal 72

When did your project start?

I love this shot:


You've done a lot of work, Doug - hopefully ready for some summer cruising.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:40 AM   #15
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Re: Project Teal 72

I bought it in march of 2009. by the end of summer I made it a shortbed.Built the motor and fixed the floor and rockers in 2010.
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:52 PM   #16
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Re: Project Teal 72

I installed the truetrac and 4.56s this weekend. I cant wait for the track to open.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:33 PM   #17
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Re: Project Teal 72

Ya i bet that will be fun to break in.
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:25 AM   #18
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Nice project, looking forward to following along. subscribed.
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:47 AM   #19
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Re: Project Teal 72

I'm glad to have everybody following along. Hopefully I'll be able to charge the A/C this weekend, And the track is open this sunday for test and tune and I'm going to try to make a pass or three.
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:22 AM   #20
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Re: Project Teal 72

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I'm glad to have everybody following along. Hopefully I'll be able to charge the A/C this weekend, And the track is open this sunday for test and tune and I'm going to try to make a pass or three.
Glad to hear you're gonna put some passes down at the track and BTW in the 13's with a truck like this is SUPER fast!

That looks like a vintage-air kit you installed? Was it a non ac truck originally? How hard was the setup to install, everything fit good? I have already purchased one for my project, just wondering how it worked out for you. thanks,
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:40 AM   #21
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It's actually from OLD AIR and so far everything has installed really easy. They even use brackets from alan grove components(My P.S. bracket is also from alan grove).
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:49 AM   #22
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Re: Project Teal 72

I bought a full set of rally wheels for it . I'm going to take the 4 that were on it and make 2 15x11s by cutting the front off of 2 and cutting the back off the other two. then weld them together. Ill post pics when I start cuttin.
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:45 PM   #23
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Re: Project Teal 72

You've done a lot of work so far!
It's looking good.
I'll be following this one.

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Old 03-09-2011, 11:23 PM   #24
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Re: Project Teal 72

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I bought a full set of rally wheels for it . I'm going to take the 4 that were on it and make 2 15x11s by cutting the front off of 2 and cutting the back off the other two. then weld them together. Ill post pics when I start cuttin.
That's pretty damn impressive - at least to my way of thinking. I always thought that took specialized equipment to ensure an airtight seal and a shot at getting a decent balance.
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Old 03-11-2011, 04:00 PM   #25
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That's pretty damn impressive - at least to my way of thinking. I always thought that took specialized equipment to ensure an airtight seal and a shot at getting a decent balance.
I did the same thing years ago on a buick regal that went 11.61 at 117 without problems, so im hopin this will work out as well.
heres a pic of my silver rallies.
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