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Old 02-25-2017, 12:50 AM   #1
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1972 Chevy Pickup Project.

I have started my project. I started with a 1972 chevy c-10 long bed and a 2004 chevy tahoe 4x4. Im going to merge them together. Lets see what happens......
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Old 02-26-2017, 10:33 AM   #2
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Here's what I started with....
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Old 02-26-2017, 11:31 AM   #3
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Re: 1972 Chevy Pickup Project.

Wow! Good luck! I have a 72 project I'm working on, now. I've always wanted this truck in 4WD.
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Old 02-26-2017, 01:24 PM   #4
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next came the demolition.
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Old 02-26-2017, 01:26 PM   #5
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demolition of the truck.
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Old 02-26-2017, 02:30 PM   #6
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Re: 1972 Chevy Pickup Project.

I'll bet this is a Dream truck project for a lot of guys including me. Off to a great start. Similar project on the 60-66 suburban side, it might help you if you have not seen it....http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=681291
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Old 02-26-2017, 02:35 PM   #7
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Thanks I had not seen that one yet. I'll take a look at it. I can definitely use all the help I can get. I've been working on this project for about a month now I think I'm moving pretty quick.
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Old 02-26-2017, 03:06 PM   #8
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Re: 1972 Chevy Pickup Project.

The cab went off to the sandblaster so I can see where all my problems were. Then I covered the whole thing and epoxy primer. Now I'm working on body work on the cab.
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Old 02-26-2017, 04:54 PM   #9
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oh I forgot to mention... christmas came early this week......
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Old 02-26-2017, 05:35 PM   #10
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Holy trailer load of truck parts batman !!!!
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Old 02-26-2017, 05:43 PM   #11
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Thats a complete new short bed, new doors, and new fenders.
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Old 02-26-2017, 11:32 PM   #12
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Does anyone know the best way to clean the tahoe frame to get it ready for paint?
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Old 02-27-2017, 12:21 AM   #13
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Have you seen this thread? I thought it might help.
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...ighlight=tahoe
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Old 02-27-2017, 02:43 PM   #14
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Does anyone know the best way to clean the tahoe frame to get it ready for paint?
Sandblasting is the most thorough and best way to prep the frame for paint
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Old 02-28-2017, 03:00 PM   #15
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Re: 1972 Chevy Pickup Project.

Im not pulling the motor, tranny, transfercase or anything out of the frame. I need to clean up the frame from the tahoe as it sets.
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Old 03-02-2017, 07:15 PM   #16
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Another shipment of parts came in today.
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Old 03-02-2017, 07:17 PM   #17
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That's the new front and rear bumpers, the front grille surround , and grille Insert. Also the upper windshield header patch panel.
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Old 03-02-2017, 08:42 PM   #18
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Does anyone know the best way to clean the tahoe frame to get it ready for paint?
I would pressure wash the frame and use some rustoleum professional black paint from Lowes mix it one part paint to 1/2 naptha thinner also from lowes. and spray it.
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Old 03-02-2017, 10:45 PM   #19
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anyone have any tips on putting a patch panel in the inside windshield header?
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Old 03-04-2017, 08:11 PM   #20
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Going to be difficult to clean and prep the Tahoe frame. I would remove top shock bolts and bag the shocks. Wrap everything possible with 6 mil plastic, wrapping that with cheap masking tape. Small sandblaster, do the best you can, then blow it off with air. then power wash if necessary. Mastercoat silver primer, epoxy primer and black topcoat.
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Old 03-05-2017, 09:48 AM   #21
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thanks notsolo. thats what I was going to try and do.
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Old 03-05-2017, 04:39 PM   #22
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Old 03-05-2017, 04:41 PM   #23
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Thanks Jim this has been a fun project so far and I can't wait for the finished product.
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Old 03-05-2017, 05:04 PM   #24
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Re: 1972 Chevy Pickup Project.

Someone else on here is doing the same thing- tahoe/pick-up combo. Can't remember his online name- he was almost done the last time I checked in. Looks like a great project!

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Old 03-05-2017, 05:08 PM   #25
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I have seen a couple others on here Tigger that are doing the same thing but I have not seen any of them finished yet. I hope that's not a bad sign. LOL. But I am going to get this one finished.
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