The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1967 - 1972 Chevy/GMC Suburbans & Panels Message Board > 1967 - 1972 Chevy/GMC Suburbans and PanelsProjects and Builds

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-11-2013, 10:48 AM   #1
RustySunShine
Registered User
 
RustySunShine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Port Richey Florida
Posts: 53
I couldn't resist.. My new 1970 Panel

New guy here, and I just want to share what I found while at the Daytona Turkey Rod Run.

Excluding the rust this is a pretty solid truck..

Even the inside looks solid..

The seller also gave me a set of rust free Suburban doors, I can't believe how rust free! I am amazed. He also threw in a complete AC set up...
front AND rear out of a Suburban (all of the pieces and parts).
The front end is not so hot looking but I have that covered.

I am going to use this one.. from my '69 truck project
RustySunShine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2013, 11:06 AM   #2
LockDoc
The Older Generation

 
LockDoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montezuma, Iowa
Posts: 21,528
Re: I couldn't resist.. My new 1970 Panel

-
Neat find. I would really like to have a panel. Keep us updated on the progress.

Looks like your cat has to inspect all the new stuff too..

LockDoc
__________________
Leon

Locksmith, Specializing In Antique Trucks, Automobiles, & Motorcycles
LockDoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2013, 04:18 PM   #3
RustySunShine
Registered User
 
RustySunShine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Port Richey Florida
Posts: 53
Re: I couldn't resist.. My new 1970 Panel

Quote:
Originally Posted by LockDoc View Post
-
Neat find. I would really like to have a panel. Keep us updated on the progress.

Looks like your cat has to inspect all the new stuff too..

LockDoc

Thanks LockDoc. Ha Ha Yes she did approve and for some silly reason so did my wife! I am amazed at how solid this thing is. Now i just need to sell all the '69 truck parts I have been hording for the past 2 years to fund this one!!!!
RustySunShine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2013, 10:56 PM   #4
Average Joe
Registered User
 
Average Joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Southern Oregon
Posts: 1,266
Re: I couldn't resist.. My new 1970 Panel

Looks like a great start. Panels are so cool.
__________________
1967 C10 Suburban 454/TH400/3.07's

An Average Joe and His 'Burb:
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=775843
Average Joe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2013, 11:04 PM   #5
LockDoc
The Older Generation

 
LockDoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montezuma, Iowa
Posts: 21,528
Re: I couldn't resist.. My new 1970 Panel

Quote:
Originally Posted by RustySunShine View Post

Thanks LockDoc. Ha Ha Yes she did approve and for some silly reason so did my wife! I am amazed at how solid this thing is. Now i just need to sell all the '69 truck parts I have been hording for the past 2 years to fund this one!!!!
The cat isn't as important as the wife but my cat does the same thing...

Just be sure and sign up for the Premium membership if you are going to sell the parts on here. 25 bucks a year but you have a captive audience...

LockDoc
__________________
Leon

Locksmith, Specializing In Antique Trucks, Automobiles, & Motorcycles
LockDoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2013, 01:32 AM   #6
70cst
Senior Member
 
70cst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: New Madison, Ohio
Posts: 20,322
Re: I couldn't resist.. My new 1970 Panel

That is going to be one sweet ride
__________________
A husband can be right...or...A husband can be happy.

67-72 Chevy and GMC Trucks...The Classic Truck for the Classic Folk.

1970 CST Two tone green, 402BB, 400 Automatic, Tach, Buckets, AC, AM-FM, Tilt, GM CB, GM 8 Tract, LWB, etc

JOHN 17:3...The better side of "LIFE"


Remember: Everyday is a good day...Some are just gooder!
70cst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2013, 01:40 PM   #7
robb67
Registered User
 
robb67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Brentwood Bay, BC
Posts: 252
Re: I couldn't resist.. My new 1970 Panel

Looks awesome!! I'll enjoy watching you get it together. Makes me nostalgic for the pre-resto version of my panel...
Cheers
robb67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2013, 08:10 PM   #8
RustySunShine
Registered User
 
RustySunShine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Port Richey Florida
Posts: 53
Re: I couldn't resist.. My new 1970 Panel

Thanks, I was pleasantly surprised then I took the floor mat out. the floors feel solid. There are some holes in the inner rockers and it is real lacy up by the pedals

Funny thing is I just bought a new Floor pan and toe kick panel for my '69 Chevy... now I can't use the floor pan but the kick panel and some patches I'll be golden.
From the passenger side...
RustySunShine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2013, 08:15 PM   #9
CG
BlahBlahBlah
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Monroe, Wa.
Posts: 17,427
Re: I couldn't resist.. My new 1970 Panel

Why cant you use the floor pan? ... did you buy the giant one for the whole underside of the pick up or just the fronts? Just the fronts should be the same as the truck. I bought just the fronts for pick up for my panel. My body guy had to cut em up a bunch, but that was just because they were a crappy fit no matter what you put em in =)
__________________
...
CG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2013, 08:27 PM   #10
RustySunShine
Registered User
 
RustySunShine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Port Richey Florida
Posts: 53
Re: I couldn't resist.. My new 1970 Panel

My plans for this truck is to paint it the same GM color on the body and do the roof white or a light GM silver and fix the rust. I really want it to look like it did when it came out of the factory.
Except for this...

A Florida truck needs AC...

Front and rear!!



RustySunShine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2013, 08:41 PM   #11
RustySunShine
Registered User
 
RustySunShine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Port Richey Florida
Posts: 53
Re: I couldn't resist.. My new 1970 Panel

Quote:
Originally Posted by CG View Post
Why cant you use the floor pan? ... did you buy the giant one for the whole underside of the pick up or just the fronts? Just the fronts should be the same as the truck. I bought just the fronts for pick up for my panel. My body guy had to cut em up a bunch, but that was just because they were a crappy fit no matter what you put em in =)

The complete floor pan braces and all. It's an A.M.D pan.
RustySunShine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2013, 10:56 PM   #12
CG
BlahBlahBlah
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Monroe, Wa.
Posts: 17,427
Re: I couldn't resist.. My new 1970 Panel

OK that makes sense ... good luck with the build. My nephews may goad me into actually getting my panel on the road in 2014 ... We'll see =)
__________________
...
CG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2013, 11:05 PM   #13
RustySunShine
Registered User
 
RustySunShine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Port Richey Florida
Posts: 53
Re: I couldn't resist.. My new 1970 Panel

Quote:
Originally Posted by CG View Post
OK that makes sense ... good luck with the build. My nephews may goad me into actually getting my panel on the road in 2014 ... We'll see =)
Do it! There aren't many of these around; I am in love with the '69- '70 front ends, I have always thought the shiny grill with the word Chevrolet across the middle was the coolest look.
RustySunShine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2013, 11:43 PM   #14
CG
BlahBlahBlah
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Monroe, Wa.
Posts: 17,427
Re: I couldn't resist.. My new 1970 Panel

You are going to be disappointed in mine ... Its a 69 with a 68 front end =)
__________________
...
CG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2013, 11:48 PM   #15
RustySunShine
Registered User
 
RustySunShine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Port Richey Florida
Posts: 53
Re: I couldn't resist.. My new 1970 Panel

Quote:
Originally Posted by CG View Post
You are going to be disappointed in mine ... Its a 69 with a 68 front end =)
LOL no I wont it is still a Chevy!

RustySunShine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2013, 11:50 PM   #16
robb67
Registered User
 
robb67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Brentwood Bay, BC
Posts: 252
Re: I couldn't resist.. My new 1970 Panel

For what it's worth, I used a pick up floor in my cab as well. It worked out well, with a little trimming from behind where the seats would be and it also allowed me to get truck seats easily since the mounting was the same.
Name:  100_1244.jpg
Views: 745
Size:  37.4 KB

Name:  100_1855.jpg
Views: 759
Size:  54.5 KB

Name:  100_1856.jpg
Views: 757
Size:  48.2 KB
robb67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2013, 11:53 PM   #17
CG
BlahBlahBlah
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Monroe, Wa.
Posts: 17,427
Re: I couldn't resist.. My new 1970 Panel

The doors fenders and hood have been done hanging in my shop for a few years. The body is done parked out in the FIL barn for a few years and the chassis has been done for going on a year (built by board member Livrat for me). So now all I need to do is see you guys that have been posting a bunch of panels lately to keep taking pictures of your progress to help motivate us.

So keep posting your pics RustySS ... no more jacking your thread from me =)
__________________
...
CG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2013, 12:14 AM   #18
RustySunShine
Registered User
 
RustySunShine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Port Richey Florida
Posts: 53
Re: I couldn't resist.. My new 1970 Panel

Quote:
Originally Posted by robb67 View Post
For what it's worth, I used a pick up floor in my cab as well. It worked out well, with a little trimming from behind where the seats would be and it also allowed me to get truck seats easily since the mounting was the same.
Attachment 1186781

Attachment 1186777

Attachment 1186778
robb that looks cool and I noticed you left part of the rear cross brace on. How did it match to the rocker?

Last edited by RustySunShine; 12-14-2013 at 12:17 AM. Reason: Never mind I had a brain fart.
RustySunShine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2013, 01:22 AM   #19
robb67
Registered User
 
robb67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Brentwood Bay, BC
Posts: 252
Re: I couldn't resist.. My new 1970 Panel

This work was done by my friends but luckily I've got pics, hope they help...for more details I'd be happy to ask them and pass along info.

Name:  100_1292.jpg
Views: 596
Size:  49.7 KB

Name:  100_1285.jpg
Views: 608
Size:  44.6 KB

Name:  100_1291.jpg
Views: 596
Size:  27.2 KB

Name:  100_1284.jpg
Views: 603
Size:  38.9 KB

Cheers,
Rob.
robb67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2013, 01:39 AM   #20
Evan's 1965
Registered User
 
Evan's 1965's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 84
Re: I couldn't resist.. My new 1970 Panel

Neat looking panel. Certainly don't see those everyday.
Evan's 1965 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2013, 02:48 AM   #21
Onelefttoget
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Rainier washington
Posts: 28
Re: I couldn't resist.. My new 1970 Panel

I don't know if anybody cares but 70 was the last year of panel trucks the reason is 71 was the first year of that ever so long over used Chevy van. That killed production of panel Trucks so if you see a panel with 72 nose grill just smile and tell the person. Nice truck ,window suburbans lived till 72
Onelefttoget is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2013, 04:40 AM   #22
In The Ten Ring
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 6,404
Re: I couldn't resist.. My new 1970 Panel

You are a bad, bad person for rubbing that panel in our faces!

JUST KIDDING! I think it's great and posting makes me want one more and more.

I wondered why the panel disappeared....so the van took it over. I'd still rather have a panel though....vans are not attractive in my mind.
In The Ten Ring is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2013, 01:11 PM   #23
pritch
Registered User
 
pritch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Hoytsville, Utah
Posts: 3,367
Re: I couldn't resist.. My new 1970 Panel

Welcome to the club!
__________________
'68 Panel
Project Boogie Chillin'
'68 C-10
Ol' Green
pritch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2013, 08:10 PM   #24
RustySunShine
Registered User
 
RustySunShine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Port Richey Florida
Posts: 53
Re: I couldn't resist.. My new 1970 Panel

Quote:
Originally Posted by robb67 View Post
This work was done by my friends but luckily I've got pics, hope they help...for more details I'd be happy to ask them and pass along info.

Cheers,
Rob.
Rob the picture are awesome! Just what I was looking for! I hope I can just patch the floor and sell the Truck Pan to someone who really needs it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Evan's 1965 View Post
Neat looking panel. Certainly don't see those everyday.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Onelefttoget View Post
I don't know if anybody cares but 70 was the last year of panel trucks the reason is 71 was the first year of that ever so long over used Chevy van. That killed production of panel Trucks so if you see a panel with 72 nose grill just smile and tell the person. Nice truck ,window suburbans lived till 72
I gotta tell ya it was love at first sight! LOL! I do love the oddball cars!

Quote:
Originally Posted by pritch View Post
Welcome to the club!
Thank you.

ADMIN.. I decided to make this a build thread ( I don't want to clutter) would you please move this to the build thread?
RustySunShine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2013, 08:37 PM   #25
vectorit
What?
 
vectorit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 7,608
Re: I couldn't resist.. My new 1970 Panel

Quote:
Originally Posted by [COLOR="Blue"
ADMIN.. I decided to make this a build thread ( I don't want to clutter) would you please move this to the build thread?[/COLOR]
Done
__________________
Chris
1968 K20 Suburban
1972 K10 LWB PU
vectorit is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2020 67-72chevytrucks.com