The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1969 - 1972 Blazers and Jimmys Message Board > 1969 - 1972 Blazers and Jimmys Projects and Builds

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-23-2018, 11:55 PM   #76
parb
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: mountain view, CA
Posts: 129
Re: ParB's 72 Orange Jimmy

Next we finish up chassis, before it is time to get the engine into the frame.
I'm planning to put the engine in before the body. I am also rewiring all electrical.

It is getting exciting!!!
parb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2018, 07:52 PM   #77
parb
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: mountain view, CA
Posts: 129
Re: ParB's 72 Orange Jimmy

Things are coming together. The body is on the chassis and next up is the overall of the engine and the new harnesses.

First up, pics from today of the body on chassis.
Attached Images
  
parb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2018, 07:53 PM   #78
parb
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: mountain view, CA
Posts: 129
Re: ParB's 72 Orange Jimmy

A couple of more pictures.
Attached Images
  
parb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2018, 07:56 PM   #79
parb
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: mountain view, CA
Posts: 129
Re: ParB's 72 Orange Jimmy

And a few more of some more body parts about to be mounted.
I can't wait to see the engine going on next. Right now I'm getting a few parts for the door latch and striker that needs to be replaced. Great progress, hoping for completion in October!
Attached Images
   
parb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2018, 11:37 AM   #80
parb
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: mountain view, CA
Posts: 129
Re: ParB's 72 Orange Jimmy

I've been out of a few weeks. but the engine is back into the chassis, new wiring is in place. the cab has been mounted. right now the top is being sprayed with a shutz gun and the 3m body liner to get that texture back.

i have two pictures. the seats have been re-upholstered. I decided to deviate from stock, i just didn't like to sit on vinyl. I had them upholstered in ultraleather. i also changed color from parchment to a more pure white to match the top. I also had them add a small amount of contrast stitching in the same orange as the truck to make them ever so slightly custom.

I got high wife approval rating on this change...

Pictures of a seat before mounting. sorry for crappy cell phone pictures.
Attached Images
  
parb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2018, 12:33 AM   #81
allchevy58
Senior Member
 
allchevy58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Reno, Nv.
Posts: 855
Re: ParB's 72 Orange Jimmy

Looking good, hope to see it before you take it home.
__________________
1927 Willy's Knight 24,000 original miles, 1958 Impala 283/Powerglide, 1964 C-30 283/4 speed, 1971 Monte Carlo 350/350, 1972 GMC K2500 350/350, 1976 Chev. K10 350/350, 2002 Subaru VDC 3.0 H6, 2006 Chev. Silverado K3500 LBZ Duramax/Allison
allchevy58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2018, 09:12 PM   #82
parb
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: mountain view, CA
Posts: 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by allchevy58 View Post
Looking good, hope to see it before you take it home.
For sure. Last few times I've been up there I've been crazy busy. I'm thinking about renting an indoor storage facility up in Reno/Sparks for the winter.
Posted via Mobile Device
parb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2018, 08:31 PM   #83
parb
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: mountain view, CA
Posts: 129
Re: ParB's 72 Orange Jimmy

A few updates. Motor and transmission is in the chassis. I steam cleaned the motor/transmission and rattle can painted it with high temperature Chevy orange to keep it as stock as possible. It's a bit more red tint to the engine color than the body, but I wanted to keep it stock.

Wiring harness is mostly done. I replaced all wiring harnesses.
I got more pics of the engine in the bay if you want me to post them. Just let me know.

Its crappy cell phone pictures but it should give you an idea despite the colors bring a bit exaggerated by the cell phone camera software.

Pics:
Attached Images
   
parb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2018, 05:33 PM   #84
lks dcvn
Registered User
 
lks dcvn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 3,732
Re: ParB's 72 Orange Jimmy

Looks awesome! What replacement harness did you go with for the rewire?
lks dcvn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2018, 06:02 PM   #85
parb
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: mountain view, CA
Posts: 129
Re: ParB's 72 Orange Jimmy

It was from GMC Paul. I had a chat with them via email and he ordered me the correct harnesses. I looked online at a couple of vendors including summit but the risk of missing something and ordering the wrong parts swayed me to talking to a real human with domain knowledge for that order.
parb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com