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Old 05-19-2017, 11:07 AM   #26
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Re: 1972 GMC Jimmy PENNY

So at this point I am down to the following (roughly in order of importance)

- replace all (4) headlights
- powdercoat and mount my 15x8 steelies (I picked up a set of GMC stainless caps already)
- locate and install rear hatch struts and latch keepers
- pickup and install 4x4 shift knob
- repaint new door panels and install
- repaint new sun visors and install
- replace leaking gaskets/rubber seals at door glass
- redo entire exhaust system and mufflers
- fix steering slop
- pull motor, fix oil leak, all new seals, re-paint, put back in
- replace piece of broken glass in top
- fix AC/diagnose issue

I used a spot sand blaster and blasted all of the rust in the kick panels and under the sill plates in the rockers and used a rust sealing primer to neutralize those areas. I started to do the same in the quarters and rockers but wanted to back up do some more homework on what products to use.

My next milestone will be to remove the top. I have never done it before but did some research and I think I am going to back her up to my 68 gmc in the driveway and stand up in the back of the blazer and pick the top up on my back and walk from the blazer into the bed of the pickup and set it down on the bed rails. We will see, it sounds fairly easy

I also dropped the fuel tank the other day thinking I needed to replace my sending unit. I plugged up my new sender and moved the float up and down and still had the same result, the needle wouldn't move past 1/4 tank. My next guess was the resistor on the back of the gauge. Luckily I had an extra from a spare cluster so I pulled the cluster, replaced the resistor, and the gauge works fine now. A little frustrating after all that but at least it's fixed and I don't have to worry about running out of gas.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:14 AM   #27
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Re: 1972 GMC Jimmy PENNY

A few pictures before some of the progress...
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:15 AM   #28
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:18 AM   #29
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Re: 1972 GMC Jimmy PENNY

Here is the interior after cleaning the cluster, installing the gas pedal, and blasting the rust in the kick panels. The black steering wheel has been driving me crazy so I had a pretty rough saddle one on the shelf that I threw in the truck and ordered a saddle GMC button that should be here Wednesday. I'll post a pic of the new wheel when the button shows up.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:23 AM   #30
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Re: 1972 GMC Jimmy PENNY

I found some pictures of this old truck online and it's almost identical to mine. I thought they would be a good reference point for the goal once I'm done working on this thing. The only difference I see would be the wheel covers.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:44 AM   #31
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Re: 1972 GMC Jimmy PENNY

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Old 05-19-2017, 11:46 AM   #32
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Re: 1972 GMC Jimmy PENNY

Last one for the day, stay tuned for some more updates
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:54 AM   #33
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Re: 1972 GMC Jimmy PENNY

Man,... I love this Jimmy.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:00 PM   #34
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Re: 1972 GMC Jimmy PENNY

Nice I'm looking for a driver side fender for my K5 this og color.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:25 PM   #35
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Re: 1972 GMC Jimmy PENNY

a few notes -

- replacing headlights - are you going with HIDs or upgrading the stock wiring first to remove the limitations of the stock wiring/voltage running through the headlight switch?

- removing the top by yourself may not be the best approach even if you are walking it between PENNY and your 68 bed. Grab a buddy (or two) to spread the load and prevent any damage to either truck. I have seen people use a hoist, 2 post lift, etc. to assist in the process as well.

- exhaust swap - I have used the heartthrob exhaust (can get steel and also stainless for a bit more) three times now which is a direct bolt in full dual manifold back exhaust. I have sold the trucks before I ever had an issue with the exhaust system. The system comes with mufflers that sounds pretty good. You could always swap the mufflers out for your own preference in sound.

- slop in steering - best bang for the buck is to swap to the redhead steering gear (stock or quick ratio) if yours is loose and then check all column bearings and steering connecting points to make sure there is little to no slop during turning of the wheel. I just did the swap on my 71 project and it drives a lot better. I also did the lower column bearing in the process as it was toast.

The truck looks good and it is really coming together - keep us posted on progress!
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