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Old 05-06-2021, 09:22 PM   #226
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Re: Grandpa's 72 restoration

Looking real nice, great job.
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Old 05-07-2021, 08:07 AM   #227
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Re: Grandpa's 72 restoration

Snake72, truck is looking great and I can see your are almost there. Excellent work on the truck and honoring your grandpa. I noticed that the seat you have in the truck has a very nice seat cover. Is that original or did you buy it somewhere? If so what was the experience?
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Old 05-07-2021, 09:28 AM   #228
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Re: Grandpa's 72 restoration

The seatcover is a houndstooth cover I bought from Brothers, $299 I think. Very happy with the fit and quality, nice snug fit without wrinkles. Went over the original foam.

But, the houndstooth is original to cheyennes and supers I believe, my custom deluxe had a different pattern in the fabric that I could not find reproduced, SMS possibly has material and I may look into that in the future.
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Old 05-11-2021, 07:40 PM   #229
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Re: Grandpa's 72 restoration

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The seatcover is a houndstooth cover I bought from Brothers, $299 I think. Very happy with the fit and quality, nice snug fit without wrinkles. Went over the original foam.

But, the houndstooth is original to cheyennes and supers I believe, my custom deluxe had a different pattern in the fabric that I could not find reproduced, SMS possibly has material and I may look into that in the future.
Not sure what color yours was original, but this should be correct for your truck. You can call and ask for a sample.

https://carsinc.com/seat-cover-set-b...oth-10129.html
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Old 06-01-2021, 09:29 AM   #230
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Re: Grandpa's 72 restoration

Progress continues. Ran the rear tail light harness, a reproduction from M&H.
I have been very happy with the quality of their harnesses. Took a bit of trial and error figuring out the correct way to run the wires, had to drill a couple ground bolt holes. New tail light buckets and lenses. Decided the original side marker lights just looked too trashy with new paint and I installed the cheyenne style divided marker lights. Not correct for this truck but I think they look better. May go with van marker lights in the future but these will work for now.
Tailgate mounted and somehow didn't scratch any paint, happy day.

The new tailgate and tail light trim went on well, had previously made a template from my old bedsides for tail light bezel clip holes and transferred that to the new sides, drilled holes prior to paint. Fit was good enough, but not great. For the center trim piece above the latch handle I had to drill 2 new holes in fresh paint, nerve racking to say the least, but taped it up really well and measured and marked 5x before drilling, went perfect.

For the longer trim pieces I used 3M double sided moulding tape, stuff is crazy sticky. From my research everyone says it works great. Really don't want to have to drill a ton of holes if the 3M tape works. Test fit several times and applied tape directly to backside of trim. It sticks incredibly well, immediately, so there is no "wiggle room" when applying to painted surface. Time will tell on durability but I'm very happy with it. Planning to use 3M tape with lower side trim as well.

Also installed new side mirrors and backing plates. Not a one person job, you really need someone to hold the mirror while attaching backing plate, but I managed. I used my busted up old mirrors to transfer screw holes to new door skins prior to paint, but the new mirror screw holes were waaay off compared to OE. Had to enlarge holes, got it done.
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Old 06-01-2021, 09:39 AM   #231
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Re: Grandpa's 72 restoration

Looks great, time for that truck to hit the pavement and give back even more memories. Excellent work on the truck.
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68 K20 4x4 Long bed Stepside
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69 K10 Custom package 4x4 (69 K10 from the field)
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68 C25 GMC LWB - SOLD
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Old 06-01-2021, 09:53 AM   #232
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Re: Grandpa's 72 restoration

Looking good, you're almost done.
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