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Old 04-30-2011, 05:28 PM   #1
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72 Cheyenne Super Plain Jane

I have been working on this project for a while. I have been meaning to get around to posting a thread on my build but haven't had the time. I have had this truck for about 7 years now. I am only 17 years old so I haven't had the ability to do anything on this project until the past year. I know that it is originally a 1970 GMC, not a 72 Cheyenne Super. I personally think that the old GMC's look like Dodges and I was born and raised a Chevy guy so I will be converting the front end and a few other small things to make it a 72 Cheyenne Super. Here are some pictures of the truck from when I first began to where it is now
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:37 PM   #2
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Re: 72 Cheyenne Super First Project

Here is some pictures of the interior before and after I took everything out of it. I found it surprisingly simple to take one of these trucks apart. I had it down to a frame, motor, trans, and rear end in about a day.
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:45 PM   #3
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Re: 72 Cheyenne Super First Project

Sent the cab, the bed, and hood to the media blaster to get stripped. Pulled the motor and trans out for a rattle can restoration, and started sand blasting the frame. At first I was going to use a little sand blaster and strip the frame and just rattle can it but I decided that I would much rather get the frame powder coated and do it right so I don't have to take the hole thin apart ten years from now to redo the frame.
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:50 PM   #4
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Re: 72 Cheyenne Super First Project

Its amazing what a few cans of spray paint and some elbow grease can do
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:57 PM   #5
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Re: 72 Cheyenne Super First Project

Replaced the cab corners and rocker panels. I recently did some patch work on the floor board and just finished the C notch on the frame but I don't have any picture yet
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Old 04-30-2011, 07:04 PM   #6
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Re: 72 Cheyenne Super First Project

Found a picture of the truck before anything was done to it
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:57 PM   #7
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Re: 72 Cheyenne Super First Project

Nice work. I take it you guys blasted the cab or did you use some sort of paint stripper?
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:06 PM   #8
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Re: 72 Cheyenne Super First Project

Thank you, we had the cab media blasted along with the rest of the body. Its way easier to just have the hole thing blasted rather then dealing with paint stripper. Plus there is a media blaster about five shops down from where I am at.
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Old 05-01-2011, 02:27 PM   #9
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Re: 72 Cheyenne Super First Project

nice start keep up the progress , I'm the guy that bought those fenders from you.
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:03 PM   #10
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Oh sweet, hope those worked out for you. I still have that grill if anyone is interested.
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:29 PM   #11
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Re: 72 Cheyenne Super First Project

Does anyone have a radiator support for a 1972 Chevy that they would be willing to part with? I also need a really clean grill and grill surround. Post a reply if you have anything or know of anyone who does. Thank you

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Old 05-01-2011, 08:40 PM   #12
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Re: 72 Cheyenne Super First Project

I have 2 of them but Im sure shipping would cost a fortune.
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:29 PM   #13
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Re: 72 Cheyenne Super First Project

Yea, I found a few radiator supports out here but everything is rusted out. And all of the grill surrounds that I have seen are dented and banged up. I really don't want to have to buy a reproduction rad support but I might just get the grill
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:40 PM   #14
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Re: 72 Cheyenne Super First Project

I am sure you already know this, but those fenders will not work with 69-72 Chevy grills. I see you mention the core support but not the fenders, but you may already have the fenders you need.
Just thought I would point it out in case you didn't already know.
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:56 PM   #15
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Re: 72 Cheyenne Super First Project

Yea I already sold the old fenders and replaced them with the correct kind. Thank you tho, that would be a crappy mistake to make. Haha
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Old 05-02-2011, 12:18 PM   #16
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Re: 72 Cheyenne Super First Project

Hey Graham....I actually came to the shop where your truck was before it went to media blasters and dealt with your Dad last year...I bought the GMC rad support and told red69ss about those fenders....glad to see ya on the boards...I live just south of ya in Cornelius....let me know if you need any help....I'd be willing to head up and turn some wrenches with you and your Dad
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Re: 72 Cheyenne Super First Project

Awesome!! Thanks for checking out my build. I will let you know if I need any help
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Re: 72 Cheyenne Super First Project

Took some more pictures of the project today. All of the body is sitting in the paint booth at the shop waiting to get painted and the c notch in the frame is almost done. Ordered some parts from the truck shop today and got a core support from Jerry in Tennessee, he is a great guy to deal with.
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Re: 72 Cheyenne Super First Project

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Re: 72 Cheyenne Super First Project

Some parts I had laying around in my closet. Rebuilt tilt column, original door panels with repro inserts, original visors, houndstooth seat cover, and a ton of little small things.
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Forgot about these under my bed
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You've gathered some nice parts for this build!!!

Body and frame are looking good too!
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Isn't cool when you find stuff you bought and stashed away for your project
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Re: 72 Cheyenne Super First Project

Thank you. When I was about 8 years old, my dad ran an automotive repair shop and he worked on a truck for a guy named Kevin Bradley who owns a custom hot rod shop in rio dell, california called kreations. I remember watching my dad work on that truck, a 72 c-10 painted copper orange, slammed and completely custom, and telling my dad that I wanted a truck like that when I grew up. Ever since then, my dad has been buying parts trucks, gathering little things here and there, and getting me things to make my build easier. My grandpa also owns a wrecking yard in northern california and he is a hoarder when it comes to early chevy parts.
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Isn't cool when you find stuff you bought and stashed away for your project
I love it, haha. My dad is a camaro guy and my basement is filled with NOS parts from an old chevy dealership that we bought out the inventory of. So my entire house is full of parts of every shape and size for everything you can think of. I find new parts all the time
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