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Old 08-07-2014, 09:57 PM   #1
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1972 GMC K1500 Green/White LWB One Owner

Well it was a one owner until I purchased this garage kept GMC in E. MT from the widow of the original owner, who was a WWII vet and mechanic. He purchased the truck locally in January 1972 and used it to trailer a fishing boat. The topper was added early so OEM paint remains on some of the bed wood. Rust is confined to the rocker panels and should be a straight forward fix - the cab corners and remainder of the truck is rust free and the paint is original save for one small area of the bed. It's a clean time capsule! I got a Hickey brush guard in the deal.

Not intending on a complete resto at this time. Just want to clean it up, repair the rust, maybe convert the interior to a Highlander plaid, and add OEM Spicer hubs. I swapped out the OEM steel wheels for later 4wd rally wheels w 33" BFGs, replaced the painted camper mirrors with a stainless set, and swapped the base side marker lights for a deluxe set. I'll keep the topper on the bed for the time being to help preserve the wood but am anxious to remove it and will likely add a tonneau cover for the sake of the wood.
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:00 PM   #2
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Re: 1972 GMC K1500 Green/White LWB One Owner

Bed and wheel covers....
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:09 PM   #3
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Re: 1972 GMC K1500 Green/White LWB One Owner

A U-Haul trailer will accomodate a LWB truck but best to stay at or under 55 mph Interior is nice and original. Tempted to add a tach cluster and OEM am/fm radio. The Travel tanks each have sending units.
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:13 PM   #4
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Re: 1972 GMC K1500 Green/White LWB One Owner

Uncut doors. The paint polished up nicely! A faded single stage beats a peeling clear coat.
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:18 PM   #5
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Re: 1972 GMC K1500 Green/White LWB One Owner

Polished exterior. OEM battery cables and tray.
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:24 PM   #6
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Re: 1972 GMC K1500 Green/White LWB One Owner

Year of manufacture plate and SPID
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:40 PM   #7
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Re: 1972 GMC K1500 Green/White LWB One Owner

Wow beautiful find for sure! The interior is pretty sweet too green rubber floor and the dash pad appears uncracked

What did you use to get the shine on that hood?
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:24 PM   #9
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That's a beauty there Pete. Super nice.
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:51 PM   #10
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Re: 1972 GMC K1500 Green/White LWB One Owner

pete, im glad you finally got the deal done , and realed home , it is cleaning up nice , the rallies set it of well , its going to be a sweet ride
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:34 PM   #11
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Wow beautiful find for sure! The interior is pretty sweet too green rubber floor and the dash pad appears uncracked

What did you use to get the shine on that hood?
Thanks! Small crack and a little peeling in the pad but not bad overall. There's a guy I know locally who has a 69 K10 and does detailing at the local Chevy dealership. He polished the truck for me. I can ask but I suspect some buffing compound followed by wax. It's got a nice patina to it.

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pete, im glad you finally got the deal done , and realed home , it is cleaning up nice , the rallies set it of well , its going to be a sweet ride
Thanks guys! I can't get another truck. No more looking on Craigslist. I'll post some updates here as I tinker with this truck a bit. It runs and drives really well.
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Old 08-09-2014, 10:35 AM   #12
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Re: 1972 GMC K1500 Green/White LWB One Owner

Very cool Pete ! What a find.

Truck looks great and i like the plan.Just enjoy it.

The paint cleaned up great,and the new wheels look good.

I really like the topper.Is it just me ?
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Congrats Pete, I'm glad to see you pulled the trigger. That's a very nice addition to your corral. I wish you luck with your quest to stay off craigslist. ...LOL ... It would be nice if you would post a pic of your herd though.
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Dang im impressed. I have exact same shell. Insulated right?
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Thanks guys! Dale - I'll get a pics of the herd soon, moving into my new house soon will gather them together over there. I'll keep the camper shell but would like to see pics with it off. Mike, I suspect it's insulated and was told it's heavy. The dual tanks and topper weigh the rear springs down,
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Deadheadnm... well that just isn't very nice at all! Glad it went to a good home though, even if it wasn't mine!
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Deadheadnm... well that just isn't very nice at all! Glad it went to a good home though, even if it wasn't mine!
Thanks and good luck with your search! I'll be glad to keep an eye out for you locally. Pete
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nice find truck looks amazing
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How come you keep saying Eastern Montana but t has Anaconda plates? Or are those just some YOM plates you already had & stuck on it?
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How come you keep saying Eastern Montana but t has Anaconda plates? Or are those just some YOM plates you already had & stuck on it?
Just some YOM I had here at home. I have a matched set of truck plates correct for Flathead Co. (7) but MVD tells me these are not correct for 72 and have 69 tags so wouldn't let me put them into use sadly.
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cool glad you got it looks great cleaned up even with the camper
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cool glad you got it looks great cleaned up even with the camper
Thanks fellas - I like the camper too, maybe adding a leaf will bring the rear up just a little to even out the stance. Am planning on adding a snap-type tonneau cover at some point so to protect the wood but make use of the bed space for hauling.
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I'm loving it,I even think the topper looks great on it.
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that truck is in great shape. The guy that owned it before you took care of it. Good luck
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Thanks guys! The original owner was a mechanic and he kept in excellent shape. The motor fires up immediately, purrs smoothly at idle, accelerates quickly, and drives straight. I just bolted on some tow hooks.
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