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Old 11-25-2013, 08:15 PM   #1
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1976 Square "Simple Green"

Well I've had this truck for a 4 months now and after getting the truck to my liking, I thought I would post up some of the progress and Information.

I've been looking for another square body for awhile and came across this one. The truck is originally a Georgia truck and was bought from a dealer up there that received it from the original owner. To my knowledge it looks like the truck was babied its hole life. It has zero rust and was a super clean original truck to start off with.

Still sporting it's original interior and engine bay, it's super strait and seems to have been painted once the factory "medium Lime" color, GM paint codes WA5233 or 5233 or L5233 or U5233. No bondo on this one!

This is the way I bought it.



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Old 11-25-2013, 09:17 PM   #2
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Re: 1976 Square "Simple Green"

The first thing I had to do was get the stance right. I installed 3 inch drop spindles and 2 inch drop springs in the front. The rear has a flip kit. I lowered even more but that was later in the build.



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Old 11-25-2013, 09:27 PM   #3
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Re: 1976 Square "Simple Green"

Hanging with some friends at a few shows.

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Old 11-25-2013, 09:45 PM   #4
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Re: 1976 Square "Simple Green"

Next was the motor, since it was in original factory condition and everything was there I just has to clean clean clean. This is were you have to take your time and be patient.
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Some of the refurbished parts
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:44 PM   #5
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Re: 1976 Square "Simple Green"

Same color as my truck, except mine has a white top. Totally dig it! Looks awesome, congrats on the purchase!
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:34 AM   #6
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Re: 1976 Square "Simple Green"

nice, love the color
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:40 AM   #7
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Re: 1976 Square "Simple Green"

Nice truck.
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:52 AM   #8
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Re: 1976 Square "Simple Green"

new steering wheel added thanks to my buddy hector.
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:55 AM   #9
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Great truck, love that color
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:08 PM   #10
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Cool truck!
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:15 PM   #11
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Re: 1976 Square "Simple Green"

I wanted to keep my factory radio and didn't want to fork out a ton of money for a reproduction unit because i only use my ipod or pandora anyways so I installed two amps under my seat and ran the rca output to a ipod jack bypassing the stereo. One for 6x9 behind my seat and front speakers and the other for a single 12 inch sub. I wanted a nice sound so i used Rockford Fosgate rear speakers and sub and 6 1/2 Focals for the front. here are the focal installed in some kick-panels i got from 73-87 truck website store. I will be taking them back apart and color matching the original kick-panels


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Old 11-26-2013, 04:08 PM   #12
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Re: 1976 Square "Simple Green"

Great looking truck Robert, gonna have to come look at it in person. Where did you get your truck aligned when you dropped it?
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:16 PM   #13
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Great looking truck Robert, gonna have to come look at it in person. Where did you get your truck aligned when you dropped it?
I did the alignment myself. Old school way. You can come by anytime. Im going to hopefully take it to Autorama on sat. Its going to be in front of the entrance. Took my Impala last year.
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Will definitely take you up on that.
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:50 PM   #15
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Re: 1976 Square "Simple Green"

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Sorry for so many pics

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Re: 1976 Square "Simple Green"

love the squares very nice
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:25 PM   #19
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damn...that's a very nice, clean truck! good job on the motor too. I love the green. nice.....
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:27 PM   #20
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Oh man, don't ever apologize for that. If there is a more appropriate place for truck porn I haven't found it.
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Re: 1976 Square "Simple Green"

X2^^^very nice truck! If I remember right you bought some brackets for the 6x9's, how did they work out, and can you posts some pics>
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Nice Truck, really digging the steering wheel, what kind is it?
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:28 AM   #23
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X2^^^very nice truck! If I remember right you bought some brackets for the 6x9's, how did they work out, and can you posts some pics>
The 6x9 brackets didn't work out, the 3 point seat belt bracket in the early years don't work out. I built some small boxes instead.
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:36 PM   #24
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I love your truck! It's so clean! All original and so perfect. Great find.
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Man that thing is super nice. Good grief I'd love to have that interior for my '76.
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