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thetucks 02-25-2017 12:50 AM

1972 Chevy Pickup Project.
 
I have started my project. I started with a 1972 chevy c-10 long bed and a 2004 chevy tahoe 4x4. Im going to merge them together. Lets see what happens......

thetucks 02-26-2017 10:33 AM

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Here's what I started with....

Nomadicflyer 02-26-2017 11:31 AM

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Wow! Good luck! I have a 72 project I'm working on, now. I've always wanted this truck in 4WD.

thetucks 02-26-2017 01:24 PM

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next came the demolition.

thetucks 02-26-2017 01:26 PM

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demolition of the truck.

notsolo 02-26-2017 02:30 PM

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I'll bet this is a Dream truck project for a lot of guys including me. Off to a great start. Similar project on the 60-66 suburban side, it might help you if you have not seen it....http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=681291

thetucks 02-26-2017 02:35 PM

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Thanks I had not seen that one yet. I'll take a look at it. I can definitely use all the help I can get. I've been working on this project for about a month now I think I'm moving pretty quick.

thetucks 02-26-2017 03:06 PM

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The cab went off to the sandblaster so I can see where all my problems were. Then I covered the whole thing and epoxy primer. Now I'm working on body work on the cab.

thetucks 02-26-2017 04:54 PM

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oh I forgot to mention... christmas came early this week......

GR8-68 02-26-2017 05:35 PM

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Holy trailer load of truck parts batman !!!! :chevy:

thetucks 02-26-2017 05:43 PM

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Thats a complete new short bed, new doors, and new fenders.

thetucks 02-26-2017 11:32 PM

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Does anyone know the best way to clean the tahoe frame to get it ready for paint?

rsgt 02-27-2017 12:21 AM

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Have you seen this thread? I thought it might help.
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...ighlight=tahoe

Rod Run 02-27-2017 02:43 PM

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Originally Posted by thetucks (Post 7870774)
Does anyone know the best way to clean the tahoe frame to get it ready for paint?

Sandblasting is the most thorough and best way to prep the frame for paint

thetucks 02-28-2017 03:00 PM

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Im not pulling the motor, tranny, transfercase or anything out of the frame. I need to clean up the frame from the tahoe as it sets.

thetucks 03-02-2017 07:15 PM

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Another shipment of parts came in today.

thetucks 03-02-2017 07:17 PM

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That's the new front and rear bumpers, the front grille surround , and grille Insert. Also the upper windshield header patch panel.

rsgt 03-02-2017 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by thetucks (Post 7870774)
Does anyone know the best way to clean the tahoe frame to get it ready for paint?

I would pressure wash the frame and use some rustoleum professional black paint from Lowes mix it one part paint to 1/2 naptha thinner also from lowes. and spray it.

thetucks 03-02-2017 10:45 PM

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anyone have any tips on putting a patch panel in the inside windshield header?

notsolo 03-04-2017 08:11 PM

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Going to be difficult to clean and prep the Tahoe frame. I would remove top shock bolts and bag the shocks. Wrap everything possible with 6 mil plastic, wrapping that with cheap masking tape. Small sandblaster, do the best you can, then blow it off with air. then power wash if necessary. Mastercoat silver primer, epoxy primer and black topcoat.

thetucks 03-05-2017 09:48 AM

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thanks notsolo. thats what I was going to try and do.

El Dorado Jim 03-05-2017 04:39 PM

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sub'd

thetucks 03-05-2017 04:41 PM

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Thanks Jim this has been a fun project so far and I can't wait for the finished product.

72 tigger 03-05-2017 05:04 PM

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Someone else on here is doing the same thing- tahoe/pick-up combo. Can't remember his online name- he was almost done the last time I checked in. Looks like a great project!

thetucks 03-05-2017 05:08 PM

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I have seen a couple others on here Tigger that are doing the same thing but I have not seen any of them finished yet. I hope that's not a bad sign. LOL. But I am going to get this one finished.


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