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Old 09-18-2019, 10:23 PM   #1
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Cool '72 Cheyenne K10

I just bought this '72 Cheyenne K10 from a friend today! As you might guess, it's been sitting in the woods nearby for more than a decade. It started life as a 2wd, and the previous owner restored and converted it to 4wd many years ago. He dropped it off the trailer this morning and I spent a little time with it today. It's beat to hell and was covered in spider webs, but a battery and some gas in the carb had it trying to start. I don't know exactly what I want to do with it yet, but it's a cool project!
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Old 09-18-2019, 11:30 PM   #2
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Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

Cool find! I’ve enjoyed watching your other build so I’m in to watch what you do with this one as well!
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Old 09-19-2019, 03:10 PM   #3
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Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

Cleaned up the cab and engine compartment a little. At least now I can see what I'm doing. Oil, coolant, and brake fluid are topped off. Now I need to get some good gas to the engine and get it to fire up. Not sure if I should go ahead and pull the tank out or try to get it running temporarily off a gas can first.

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Old 09-19-2019, 10:31 PM   #4
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Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

I hooked it up to a gas can, cleaned out the fuel pump, and replaced the filter, and... it runs! Pretty good actually. I just have to get the gas tank cleaned out and hooked back up.

It acts like the parking brake is stuck on, so next step is to figure out why the wheels don't roll.
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:55 PM   #5
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Im in to see more , rear brakes are probably rusted up
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Old 09-20-2019, 11:33 AM   #6
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Some video of it running for the first time in years - https://youtu.be/YXoU3suSfGE
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Old 09-20-2019, 11:36 AM   #7
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Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

Congrats. Nice save.
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Old 09-24-2019, 06:25 PM   #8
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Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

Front calipers were rusty crusty and stuck. I freed it up so the truck rolls, but they will need to be replaced. The locking hub doesn't seem to work on the driver side.

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Old 09-29-2019, 01:36 PM   #9
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Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

I got the Tommy Lift to work! Still gonna take it off since I have the original tailgate. Yes, those are bullet holes in the passenger bedside.

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Old 09-29-2019, 07:46 PM   #10
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Id love to find a Tommy Lift like that up here.

Cool project!
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Old 09-30-2019, 03:53 PM   #11
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Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

Original tailgate is back on the truck. Needs a bumper.

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Old 10-01-2019, 07:58 PM   #12
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Old 10-01-2019, 10:39 PM   #13
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Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

Nice project; I don't see much rust on that rig--I assume always an inland Socal truck?
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Old 10-02-2019, 12:10 PM   #14
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Nice project; I don't see much rust on that rig--I assume always an inland Socal truck?
I don't know how it survived so well. It was buried under pine needles in Cohasset (Sierra foothills of Norcal) for the last decade.
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