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Old 04-26-2019, 04:52 PM   #1
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Just bought my 2nd K20!!

Hey everyone!

I want to share with you my recent acquisition, a 1972 K20!! This is now my 2nd truck, as a few years ago I bought a 1968 K20. I didnt NEED another truck, but this came up for sale 20 min from my house at a price that was too good to pass up!! I am more familiar with the 67-68 style trucks, so I am looking forward to learning all about the 71- 72 style and will surely have a lot of questions for the board!

It was a 350 truck but now has an OMC 225- apparently its a marine sbc 307. Doesn't run great at the moment. My plans for this truck are to keep it mostly as it is and use it as a driver for now. I have been working on perfecting my 68, but for now I just want to get this 72 on the road and drive it as is and enjoy it. It is mostly complete minus the front tow hooks (Bummer!) and in fairly good shape, as it was fixed up about 15 years ago. However they didn't do a full restoration on it and there are definitely a few things that need attention, and Ill work on it as I go. My long term goal for this truck is to restore it to factory original, but also stay true to what it is, just a good ole work truck!!

Also, Ive even come up with a name for the ole girl- Smokin' Ochre!

Check it out and let me know what you think!!
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Old 04-26-2019, 05:07 PM   #2
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Re: Just bought my 2nd K20!!

Congrats! It even came with a spare grille in the passenger seat. My K20 has the same tach as yours.
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Old 04-26-2019, 05:18 PM   #3
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Re: Just bought my 2nd K20!!

Nice truck and color!
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Old 04-26-2019, 05:40 PM   #4
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Re: Just bought my 2nd K20!!

Really like the truck, looks like a very nice survivor.
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:04 PM   #5
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Re: Just bought my 2nd K20!!

Looks really solid, I like it! Congrats.
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:23 PM   #6
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Re: Just bought my 2nd K20!!

Nice score! Would like to find one like that in my area!
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Old 04-26-2019, 11:33 PM   #7
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Re: Just bought my 2nd K20!!

Nice! Welcome to the club... again!
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Old 04-26-2019, 11:40 PM   #8
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Re: Just bought my 2nd K20!!

Nice score!

K20 with a 4 speed! Doesn’t get any better than that!
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Old 04-28-2019, 08:30 AM   #9
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Re: Just bought my 2nd K20!!

Great find! I have a greater appreciation for the simpler K/20s these days than ever. And this one has a load of options. Some pretty cool ones. Nice truck in Oakry.
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:31 AM   #10
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Re: Just bought my 2nd K20!!

Thanks for the replies guys! Glad you like the truck! Its mostly complete and original, but there are a few small details that I have some questions about, trying to figure out exactly what was originally on the truck.

On the SPID it lists the option BX2 Body Side molding - W
Is that the lower trim only? Was the upper trim a different option code??

Also, it lists F60 Heavy front spring. Up front it has a spring with 2 leafs and a negative arch. Is that the original spring? If they arch negative like that does it mean that they're worn out and need to be replaced? Eventually I would like to run a tall skinny 33in tire (I can get a good price on a Military 8.25r16 tire) on the truck and I read it can be done without a lift, but if my springs are worn out my plan may not work. If anyone has any input on this it would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks everyone!!
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:41 AM   #11
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Re: Just bought my 2nd K20!!

Ohh another question I have (There will probably be lots more!)...

Take a look at my front bumper (I added another photo as well). Its not quite as "pointed" as the grill is... looks to me like it was pushed in a little bit.

Is it supposed to look that way? Or is it actually bent and should follow the lines of the grill better?

Thanks!
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:42 PM   #12
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Re: Just bought my 2nd K20!!

Nice truck. And it does look to be bent . The bumper should follow the body lines. Yours looks pushed in in the center and out on the ends
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:11 PM   #13
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Re: Just bought my 2nd K20!!

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Originally Posted by 1968_K20_4x4 View Post
Hey everyone!

Also, Ive even come up with a name for the ole girl- Smokin' Ochre!
I see what you did there!

Great truck!
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