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Old 05-03-2021, 12:42 PM   #151
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Re: “Castro” my new 72 build

A few shots taken during and after the engine swap.
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Castro- 72 SWB. Ochre and White. 496/400 turbo, GV OD ,Dakota Digital dash , tilt, Vintage Air, PS, hydro boost, factory buckets, console, QA-1 Coil over suspension, 20/20"Coys

72 SWB. Med blue. 454/400 turbo, tach, tilt, Stock AC, PS,PDB, factory buckets, console, ECE 4/6 drop w/ 2" blocks and C-notch, 20/20"Coys- Crashed and destroyed by drunk driver Sept 2019. New 72 build in the works.

My new build thread "Castro"
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Old 05-03-2021, 12:47 PM   #152
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Re: “Castro” my new 72 build

The fuel system was giving me problems, the old tank had rust in it and I kept plugging the fuel filter. I couldn’t go anywhere without breaking down, so I bought a new tank. What a difference, I wish I had done this to begin with it would have saved me some heartache and embarrassment. I swapped the new tank in at the same time I did the engine.
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Castro- 72 SWB. Ochre and White. 496/400 turbo, GV OD ,Dakota Digital dash , tilt, Vintage Air, PS, hydro boost, factory buckets, console, QA-1 Coil over suspension, 20/20"Coys

72 SWB. Med blue. 454/400 turbo, tach, tilt, Stock AC, PS,PDB, factory buckets, console, ECE 4/6 drop w/ 2" blocks and C-notch, 20/20"Coys- Crashed and destroyed by drunk driver Sept 2019. New 72 build in the works.

My new build thread "Castro"
https://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/...d.php?t=820934

My old build thread, the blue truck
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=271489

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Old 05-03-2021, 12:50 PM   #153
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Re: “Castro” my new 72 build

I had to add a little bling, I figured I needed a set of aluminum finned Holley valve covers in my life, I love these things. Finally, I have the truck reliable enough for road trips and have made a couple of shows. It road trips ok with the stall converter and the GV overdrive. Man, I love this thing now, the new engine and trans really made a difference.
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Castro- 72 SWB. Ochre and White. 496/400 turbo, GV OD ,Dakota Digital dash , tilt, Vintage Air, PS, hydro boost, factory buckets, console, QA-1 Coil over suspension, 20/20"Coys

72 SWB. Med blue. 454/400 turbo, tach, tilt, Stock AC, PS,PDB, factory buckets, console, ECE 4/6 drop w/ 2" blocks and C-notch, 20/20"Coys- Crashed and destroyed by drunk driver Sept 2019. New 72 build in the works.

My new build thread "Castro"
https://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/...d.php?t=820934

My old build thread, the blue truck
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=271489

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Old 05-04-2021, 01:00 PM   #154
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Re: “Castro” my new 72 build

Vintage! Oh yeah!!
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Old 05-04-2021, 01:15 PM   #155
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Re: “Castro” my new 72 build

Not on here a bunch but just read through your build, great work. I love the methodical upgrades and the interior. Looks almost stock but many modern touches! Look forward to seeing more of this truck!
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Old 05-04-2021, 01:44 PM   #156
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Re: “Castro” my new 72 build

awesome.
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Old 05-04-2021, 06:36 PM   #157
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Re: “Castro” my new 72 build

What a cool truck. Too bad about the blue one but at least you were able to re use some of it. Looks like a ton of fun!
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Old 05-05-2021, 11:29 AM   #158
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Re: “Castro” my new 72 build

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Vintage! Oh yeah!!
Thanks Steve, yeah love those vintage valve covers

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Not on here a bunch but just read through your build, great work. I love the methodical upgrades and the interior. Looks almost stock but many modern touches! Look forward to seeing more of this truck!
Many Thanks,that was exactly what I was trying to do. I need to get it outside and get some better photos

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What a cool truck. Too bad about the blue one but at least you were able to re use some of it. Looks like a ton of fun!
Kyle, many thanks. I have been following your adventures as well and it's looking great, yes this was a fun build because I didn't have to paint the whole truck and if it doesn't bother me that the paints not perfect. I was real picky on the blue truck and didn't want to go through that again.
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Castro- 72 SWB. Ochre and White. 496/400 turbo, GV OD ,Dakota Digital dash , tilt, Vintage Air, PS, hydro boost, factory buckets, console, QA-1 Coil over suspension, 20/20"Coys

72 SWB. Med blue. 454/400 turbo, tach, tilt, Stock AC, PS,PDB, factory buckets, console, ECE 4/6 drop w/ 2" blocks and C-notch, 20/20"Coys- Crashed and destroyed by drunk driver Sept 2019. New 72 build in the works.

My new build thread "Castro"
https://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/...d.php?t=820934

My old build thread, the blue truck
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=271489

www.louisianaclassictruckclub.com
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