The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1967 - 1972 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Message Board > 67-72 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Projects and Builds

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-25-2020, 10:55 AM   #326
jimbosprint
Registered User
 
jimbosprint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Chico, California
Posts: 843
Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

Lol. I deserve that probably.

The scout motto is "be prepared". Like all recovery gear or an umbrella, you bring it and hope you won't have to use it.
jimbosprint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2020, 06:08 PM   #327
DeadheadNM
Carpe manana


 
DeadheadNM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Eau Claire, WI
Posts: 11,018
Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

Good point. Now I'm going to add some chains to the winter kit in my Suburban. No snow at present but we've had over seven inches this season.
__________________
1972 K5 CST Highlander Blazer: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=708547
1972 K20 Cheyenne Super: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=528308

Members met: ORANGBLAZ, 2003 silverado, MikeCofield, BB72CHEVKT, Duncan&Son, Sameyrasmea72, THENEWMEXICAN, HotRod C/10, brianthelion02, Sport/Truck, ryanroo, michael bustamante, Dirt's72, Already Gone, WestButteTruck, 57taskforce, Moreyel, painterljp, AASmedic, SoCoC10, Lumaestas, carbuff382, Chevyland
DeadheadNM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2020, 04:02 PM   #328
jimbosprint
Registered User
 
jimbosprint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Chico, California
Posts: 843
Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

My headlights didn't match so I replaced them today. I tried out these Hoppy adjusters that a friend let me borrow. We'll see how it looks at night.

Name:  20201127_112539.jpg
Views: 715
Size:  67.9 KB
jimbosprint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2020, 05:16 PM   #329
Ol Blue K20
truck of four colors!

 
Ol Blue K20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Vacaville , CA
Posts: 13,922
Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

Those adjusters will probably get ya close. I wish I still had some of those adjusters.
__________________
"Some Days Chickens And Some Days Feathers"

Dale
XNGH ECV Sam Brannan 1004
Ol Blue K20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2020, 11:59 AM   #330
jimbosprint
Registered User
 
jimbosprint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Chico, California
Posts: 843
Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

I am man enough to admit when I make mistakes. I never checked the transfer case oil when I started driving this truck, and it was empty until I filled it the other day. Now I know why it always made a loud clunk noise going between drive and reverse. I don't have that many miles on it, but it could not have been good for it. I have another NP205 to swap in if it fails down the road.

The transmission has also starting to leak more recently, and probably should get rebuilt or at least re-sealed. It works fine otherwise. I also have another TH350 to swap in (needs rebuilding). I'd prefer to fix it all at the same time, but I am going to drive it as is for now.
jimbosprint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2020, 04:49 PM   #331
DeadheadNM
Carpe manana


 
DeadheadNM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Eau Claire, WI
Posts: 11,018
Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

Good you caught that. I need to replace the speedometer drive seals in mine this spring.
__________________
1972 K5 CST Highlander Blazer: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=708547
1972 K20 Cheyenne Super: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=528308

Members met: ORANGBLAZ, 2003 silverado, MikeCofield, BB72CHEVKT, Duncan&Son, Sameyrasmea72, THENEWMEXICAN, HotRod C/10, brianthelion02, Sport/Truck, ryanroo, michael bustamante, Dirt's72, Already Gone, WestButteTruck, 57taskforce, Moreyel, painterljp, AASmedic, SoCoC10, Lumaestas, carbuff382, Chevyland
DeadheadNM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2020, 06:06 PM   #332
jimbosprint
Registered User
 
jimbosprint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Chico, California
Posts: 843
Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

Quote:
Originally Posted by DeadheadNM View Post
Good you caught that. I need to replace the speedometer drive seals in mine this spring.
I'm sure it will leak there now that it has oil. It would also be nice if my speedometer wasn't way off. When it says 60, GPS speedometer says 40.
jimbosprint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2020, 10:05 AM   #333
DeadheadNM
Carpe manana


 
DeadheadNM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Eau Claire, WI
Posts: 11,018
Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimbosprint View Post
I'm sure it will leak there now that it has oil. It would also be nice if my speedometer wasn't way off. When it says 60, GPS speedometer says 40.
This shop can build a gear ratio adapter to replace the OE example in a ratio that gives you an accurate speedo reading. https://speedometercablesusa.com/

They assembled one for my Blazer and now the speedo is dead accurate.

This shop can supply the inner and outer seals for the adapter nut at the tcase or a brand new nut with the seals already in place. Iíve got their seals with the intent to install this spring.
https://torqueking.com/product/30091...chevy-and-gmc/
__________________
1972 K5 CST Highlander Blazer: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=708547
1972 K20 Cheyenne Super: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=528308

Members met: ORANGBLAZ, 2003 silverado, MikeCofield, BB72CHEVKT, Duncan&Son, Sameyrasmea72, THENEWMEXICAN, HotRod C/10, brianthelion02, Sport/Truck, ryanroo, michael bustamante, Dirt's72, Already Gone, WestButteTruck, 57taskforce, Moreyel, painterljp, AASmedic, SoCoC10, Lumaestas, carbuff382, Chevyland
DeadheadNM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2020, 11:57 AM   #334
Ol Blue K20
truck of four colors!

 
Ol Blue K20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Vacaville , CA
Posts: 13,922
Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimbosprint View Post
I am man enough to admit when I make mistakes. I never checked the transfer case oil when I started driving this truck, and it was empty until I filled it the other day. Now I know why it always made a loud clunk noise going between drive and reverse. I don't have that many miles on it, but it could not have been good for it. I have another NP205 to swap in if it fails down the road.

The transmission has also starting to leak more recently, and probably should get rebuilt or at least re-sealed. It works fine otherwise. I also have another TH350 to swap in (needs rebuilding). I'd prefer to fix it all at the same time, but I am going to drive it as is for now.
You just reminded me to check mine too.
__________________
"Some Days Chickens And Some Days Feathers"

Dale
XNGH ECV Sam Brannan 1004
Ol Blue K20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2020, 10:11 PM   #335
jimbosprint
Registered User
 
jimbosprint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Chico, California
Posts: 843
Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

The lumber rack had a couple cracks in it, so I had a local welder add some reinforcement. I just have to spray some paint on it so it doesn't rust.
Attached Images
 
jimbosprint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2020, 02:12 PM   #336
jimbosprint
Registered User
 
jimbosprint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Chico, California
Posts: 843
Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

A little spray paint should keep the rack from rusting. I know, I know... I should have just taken it off and done the whole thing.

Name:  20201218_085422.jpg
Views: 564
Size:  47.9 KB
jimbosprint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2020, 08:53 AM   #337
Ol Blue K20
truck of four colors!

 
Ol Blue K20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Vacaville , CA
Posts: 13,922
Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimbosprint View Post
A little spray paint should keep the rack from rusting. I know, I know... I should have just taken it off and done the whole thing.

Attachment 2068357
I didn't say a word....
__________________
"Some Days Chickens And Some Days Feathers"

Dale
XNGH ECV Sam Brannan 1004
Ol Blue K20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2020, 01:44 PM   #338
jimbosprint
Registered User
 
jimbosprint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Chico, California
Posts: 843
Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

With the factory tow hooks being so expensive, these 3/4" thick steel bolt-on recovery points are perfect for this truck. They are made to go under the factory bumper. I bought them off a guy on Facebook - $90 shipped for the pair. I need to buy paint, nuts/bolts/washers, and a 5/8" drill bit to go through the frame.

Name:  20201223_092501.jpg
Views: 450
Size:  45.6 KB

Name:  20201223_092827.jpg
Views: 453
Size:  38.7 KB
jimbosprint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2020, 09:30 PM   #339
jimbosprint
Registered User
 
jimbosprint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Chico, California
Posts: 843
Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

Now that I have them on the truck, I don't like where the holes are drilled in these. They are so close to the top and bottom edge of the frame that there isn't room for a washer on the inside of the frame. Since my frame doesn't have any holes drilled, the maker offered to get me replacement hooks with a different drill pattern. I just have to wait a couple weeks.

Name:  20201223_160233.jpg
Views: 437
Size:  38.9 KB
jimbosprint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2020, 06:49 AM   #340
Ol Blue K20
truck of four colors!

 
Ol Blue K20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Vacaville , CA
Posts: 13,922
Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

They look pretty nice and they look strong too.
__________________
"Some Days Chickens And Some Days Feathers"

Dale
XNGH ECV Sam Brannan 1004
Ol Blue K20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2020, 03:44 PM   #341
jimbosprint
Registered User
 
jimbosprint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Chico, California
Posts: 843
Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

I traded a friend my chrome reproduction bumper for a factory painted bumper. The metal is easily twice as strong. I wonder if I can get the silver paint off without destroying the white paint underneath. Looks great as is.

Name:  20201229_111757.jpg
Views: 371
Size:  62.0 KB

Name:  20201229_111732.jpg
Views: 363
Size:  48.2 KB

Name:  20201229_163712.jpg
Views: 367
Size:  58.6 KB

Name:  20201230_113519.jpg
Views: 405
Size:  63.2 KB
jimbosprint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2020, 10:09 PM   #342
Ol Blue K20
truck of four colors!

 
Ol Blue K20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Vacaville , CA
Posts: 13,922
Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

It does look good....
__________________
"Some Days Chickens And Some Days Feathers"

Dale
XNGH ECV Sam Brannan 1004
Ol Blue K20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2020, 08:26 PM   #343
jimbosprint
Registered User
 
jimbosprint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Chico, California
Posts: 843
Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

So the guy that made these shackle hooks said it would cost extra for a custom set. I decided to go ahead and drill the frame out for the ones that I have. Sandblasted, painted, and installed.

There was no room for a washer on the top bolt, and I had to cut down the inside washer on the bottom bolt, but I would say it is still a lot stronger than factory tow hooks.

Name:  20201231_104629.jpg
Views: 342
Size:  32.8 KB

Name:  20201231_113855.jpg
Views: 336
Size:  71.5 KB

Name:  20201231_151524.jpg
Views: 339
Size:  43.0 KB

Name:  20201231_160229.jpg
Views: 341
Size:  33.8 KB

Name:  20201231_160134.jpg
Views: 341
Size:  50.8 KB
jimbosprint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2020, 09:51 PM   #344
Ol Blue K20
truck of four colors!

 
Ol Blue K20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Vacaville , CA
Posts: 13,922
Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

I like them, they should be pretty strong too.
__________________
"Some Days Chickens And Some Days Feathers"

Dale
XNGH ECV Sam Brannan 1004
Ol Blue K20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2021, 10:04 PM   #345
jimbosprint
Registered User
 
jimbosprint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Chico, California
Posts: 843
Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

I used the truck to help a friend pick up a temporary PG&E power pole from up in Paradise. His house in Boulder Creek burned down last year. I'm glad I can help him rebuild.

Name:  20210123_122443.jpg
Views: 308
Size:  80.1 KB
jimbosprint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2021, 01:04 AM   #346
bobvilla67
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Dallas,Tx.,USA
Posts: 712
Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

[QUOTE=jimbosprint;8853709]With the factory tow hooks being so expensive, these 3/4" thick steel bolt-on recovery points are perfect for this truck. They are made to go under the factory bumper. I bought them off a guy on Facebook - $90 shipped for the pair. I need to buy paint, nuts/bolts/washers, and a 5/8" drill bit to go through the frame.

I like these. Have contact info? Iím not on Facebook.
__________________
1968 Custom 10 SWB
1970 2wd Blazer 350/400
1972 K20 292/350
bobvilla67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2021, 06:42 AM   #347
72 tigger
Senior Member
 
72 tigger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Berne IN
Posts: 2,559
Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimbosprint View Post
I used the truck to help a friend pick up a temporary PG&E power pole from up in Paradise. His house in Boulder Creek burned down last year. I'm glad I can help him rebuild.

Attachment 2080117
Thatís really great that youíre helping him
__________________
71 C10
72 K20
72 K10 Super
Kirk
72 tigger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2021, 11:52 AM   #348
Ol Blue K20
truck of four colors!

 
Ol Blue K20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Vacaville , CA
Posts: 13,922
Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

Truck looks good working. I'm sure he appreciates any help he can get.
__________________
"Some Days Chickens And Some Days Feathers"

Dale
XNGH ECV Sam Brannan 1004
Ol Blue K20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2021, 07:57 PM   #349
jimbosprint
Registered User
 
jimbosprint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Chico, California
Posts: 843
Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

This should be pretty cool when I get around to swapping out the transfer case.

Name:  20210226_154646.jpg
Views: 181
Size:  42.6 KB
jimbosprint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2021, 09:37 PM   #350
Ol Blue K20
truck of four colors!

 
Ol Blue K20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Vacaville , CA
Posts: 13,922
Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimbosprint View Post
This should be pretty cool when I get around to swapping out the transfer case.

Attachment 2084362
So you're double sticking the 205?
__________________
"Some Days Chickens And Some Days Feathers"

Dale
XNGH ECV Sam Brannan 1004
Ol Blue K20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
ochre

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2020 67-72chevytrucks.com