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Old 12-24-2016, 06:54 PM   #1
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1972 GMC Sprint, the while-I'm-at-it build!

I picked up this beast back in September for a daily driver, for $2500! It gets fairly decent gas mileage, 18-20MPG and of course, its turning to a build. I keep finding things that I just don't like and HAVE to fix! I will post pics as time goes on, Enjoy!Name:  0727161054.jpg
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Old 12-24-2016, 08:05 PM   #2
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Re: 1972 GMC Sprint, the while-I'm-at-it build!

So here's one thing I found and can't live with, mud close to 1/2 inch thick on the tailgate! Sorry about it being upside down, I have to figure out how to turn them around.
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Old 12-24-2016, 08:16 PM   #3
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Re: 1972 GMC Sprint, the while-I'm-at-it build!

Interior shot. Looks better than it really is!
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Old 12-25-2016, 01:42 AM   #4
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Re: 1972 GMC Sprint, the while-I'm-at-it build!

Love those Sprints ,I have a 72 El Camino SS ,same car different name .Be sure not to let that front GMC emblem get away ,very rare part and nobody repops them. Im in to see the rest of this one .
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Old 12-25-2016, 10:45 AM   #5
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Re: 1972 GMC Sprint, the while-I'm-at-it build!

Thanks Flashed!
Well first of all Merry Christmas! I'll try to get some more pics uploaded soon, I've taken a lot already and have got a lot done, latest was I got rid of the horrid plastic racing bucket seats that were in it when I bought it and found a decent set of electric black leather bucket seats out of a '00 Monte Carlo for $75, surprisingly they fit pretty well AND they are comfortable
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Old 12-26-2016, 09:37 PM   #6
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Re: 1972 GMC Sprint, the while-I'm-at-it build!

Here's the grille painted And my Monte Carlo seats. they need cleaned, but you get the idea.
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Old 12-30-2016, 12:29 AM   #7
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Re: 1972 GMC Sprint, the while-I'm-at-it build!

Oh yeah,The engine is a 350, and from the code its a 300HP '69 camaro 350. It has 56CC 416 heads, and its like it can't breathe after about 2 grand, so for now its gonna get some vortec heads off of a 1996-9 5.7 and im starting to consider a 383 kit, but that's quite a ways from now. More pics to come!
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Old 12-30-2016, 09:06 AM   #8
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Are you a member on Chevelleforum.net ? If not we would love to have you over there too .
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Old 12-30-2016, 09:46 AM   #9
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No, but I'll have to check it out
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Old 02-25-2017, 07:54 PM   #10
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Re: 1972 GMC Sprint, the while-I'm-at-it build!

Man, its been a while since I last checked in!!! newest issue is my transmission decided to give up the ghost..... Thankfully I have a job now so I can pay for it, but its also my transportation to work!!!!!
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Old 03-26-2017, 07:23 PM   #11
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Re: 1972 GMC Sprint, the while-I'm-at-it build!

A little update.... In the typical "while I'm at it" fashion of this vehicle, while pulling the tranny, I started looking into an ls3 swap for this......and found one! 2008 Ls3 flex fuel with only 100k on it complete with wiring and computer all for $700. Gonna pick it up tomorrow night, more pictures to come!
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:48 PM   #12
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Re: 1972 GMC Sprint, the while-I'm-at-it build!

Ive been busy this summer, so its been a while! The new powerplant is a 5.3 L33 out of a wrecked 2008 chevy pickup. Plan is to rebuild the original th400, convert the engine over to a carbureted setup, and bolt this bad boy to it.
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:51 PM   #13
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Re: 1972 GMC Sprint, the while-I'm-at-it build!

Out with the old.......
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