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Old 03-21-2011, 01:53 PM   #1
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Cool '72 C/10 Custom Cruiser Project

Hey everyone!
Im pretty new to this site, i joined to get some ideas for my truck, and i cant believe how many talented people there are here. So many great projects, so i thought i'd share mine with you!

I picked up my 1972 Chevy C/10 in August of last year. She is a fleetside longbed, auto, 2WD, Power steering and brakes, and a brand new chevy 350 crate motor. that is pretty much it for modifications.

it is pretty beat up(as you can see from the photos). it was repainted at some point in in its life. it was originally two tone olive green(ugly).

This is my first project. i just turned 17 and now i need a cool summer driver! i cant guarantee my project will be as involved as other pojects that i have seen. i do not plan to take off any major body parts. i'm looking to get all the bad parts fixed, and the whole thing painted.

Hope you all enjoy!

Heres what she looks like
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1961 Olds Super 88 (Daily)
1966 Chevy Corvair 500, "Marigold" SOLD
2005 Subaru Outback Wagon DEAD
2008 Pontiac G8, New Winter/Daily

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Old 03-21-2011, 04:29 PM   #2
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Re: '72 C/10 Custom Cruiser Project

Welcome to the board nice looking lwb
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:30 PM   #3
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Re: '72 C/10 Custom Cruiser Project

A couple weeks ago the truck went to a friend of mine to do some work to address a window leak. the window came out, and luckily the channel wasn't too bad, but it did need some work. So he repaired all the "bad" spots, fixed the roof gutter, and put down a layer of satin black to absorb the sunlight on the top of the dash. this is the one part of the project i did not want to try, i probably would have screwed it up.
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:36 PM   #4
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Re: '72 C/10 Custom Cruiser Project

More pics of paint. the ceiling and interior is going to get another coat of that orange. the window is in now also, i just forgot to take some pics. Whoops!

She is in storage until April 1st so i wont be doing much until then, but i did order $900 worth of parts, and thats just to get her road ready! they should be in later this week. ill post pics when they arrive!
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:38 PM   #5
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Re: '72 C/10 Custom Cruiser Project

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Welcome to the board nice looking lwb
Thank you very much! I like it here
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Old 03-25-2011, 06:13 PM   #6
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Re: '72 C/10 Custom Cruiser Project

The delivery man came today, and left me a 92 pound package. its like christmas in March! Heres the List of what i got:

Amber Parklights for front bumper
Windshield washer pump repair kit
Coolant overflow tank
Back up light assemblies
license plate lights
LED tail light kits
red and amber side marker lights
rear view mirror
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Old 03-25-2011, 06:15 PM   #7
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Old 03-25-2011, 06:25 PM   #8
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Re: '72 C/10 Custom Cruiser Project

Welcome to the site,I recently joined myself, I am building a 69 swb, good luck with your truck and enjoy the new parts
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:14 PM   #9
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Re: '72 C/10 Custom Cruiser Project

Thanks man! you have a nice truck yourself, good luck with your build too! ill be watching.
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Re: '72 C/10 Custom Cruiser Project

Nice, Looks like your headed in the right direction. Keep the pics coming
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Looks like your well on your way as well! I will be following your build, and thanks for your comments on my recent addition!
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:16 AM   #12
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Nice new parts everyone loves new parts keep up the good work..
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:38 PM   #13
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Re: '72 C/10 Custom Cruiser Project

i have been searching high and low for a rear bumper for my truck, and a can't find anything!

i dont like the step bumper i have, it doesnt fit the look i'm going for. i want a normal bumper, but i dont want to buy new, my front bumper is pretty nice but it wouldnt match a brand new rear, and buying new all the way around would get expensive. so i was wondering if anyone had a bumper, thats not new, but not too used

here are some pics of what the front bumper looks like. these are the closest i have, ill get closer ones on friday when she comes home.
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:05 PM   #14
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Re: '72 C/10 Custom Cruiser Project

Well. the wait is killing me. its almost April.... but its so far away. before i even got the truck, i knew what i wanted to do with it, so i made this up to see what it would look like. this isn't my pic, because, again, this was before i had mine. What do you think?
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:00 PM   #15
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Re: '72 C/10 Custom Cruiser Project

So, its april, and my truck should be sitting in my driveway.... but mother nature sent an april fools joke my way, in the form of a snow storm

the weather men predicted 6-12", a full blown Nor'easter. i woke up this morning to find less than 2'' on the ground. THANK GOD!

As the day went on the snow slowly turned to rain and that inch melted away

so she is till in storage until this storm blows over, but i have more access to her where she is now, and i plan to get stuff done so she is road ready for early next week, and i can get her registered

some pics to keep it interseting.

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Re: '72 C/10 Custom Cruiser Project

I did some small things this weekend. changed the marker lenses, put the shiny new LED tails in, put together the new tailgate and put it on the truck. hopefully i can get her registered early this week and bring her home. i still have to get the backup lights squared away, the rear view mirror mounted, the license plate light on, and the windshield wiper pump rebuilt . slowly but surely getting there.

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Old 04-10-2011, 08:53 PM   #17
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I did some more work this weekend to get her road ready, backup and license plate lights etc.. i had to mod the heater control plate because the rivets pulled out. i drilled straight through the plate and bolted it to the control. it looks ok, i'm not going for stock or anything

Went to a swap meet in Stafford Springs CT today, picked up a shop manual, some wire loom, a brake pedal pad, and a steering wheel, its not stock, but its old.

while i was there i spotted alot of 67-72 Chevy and GMC trucks, but this burb was COOL
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Did you buy the Burb ?
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no, i wish i did, but i just spotted it in the parking lot.
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I like fixing little stuff like the lenses because I think they are a good bang for the buck.
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I like fixing little stuff like the lenses because I think they are a good bang for the buck.
Yeah, they make the truck look a little bit better, it distracts you from the rust
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Old 05-02-2011, 01:30 PM   #22
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i did some work this weekend, took off the lower trim and pounded out some dents. i also looked into why my gas gauge wasn't working. i tested the sending unit, 0 ohms at empty, 90 at full, so thats ok. i went to the plug that goes to the cluster, and tested the terminal for the fuel gauge, same story, its sending to the gauge, but its still not working. so that would leave the gauge itself. is there any way of testing the gauge? Would a working gauge drop to empty when i turn off the truck?

this is starting to get annoying!
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Re: '72 C/10 Custom Cruiser Project

Vettevet is the fuel gauge go-to guy here. Helped me with mine (bad sender).

He has a diagram in this post on how the system works together:

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...ing+fuel+gauge

Run a search on "testing fuel gauge" on the main 67-72 forum and you will get plenty of ideas.
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:28 PM   #24
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thanks for the info man, that diagram is great.
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Re: '72 C/10 Custom Cruiser Project

I had a friend of mine who is a machinist make up some adapter plates for my license plate lights. i think they came out pretty good. im going to paint the bumper this weekend. also went to the first cruise with the truck, felt good to get back out. And a pic without the lower moldings.








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