This page contains progress that I have been able to accomplish on the rebuild of my �72 C/10, as well as parts I have began to accumulate.
June 28, 2008
On Saturday we took a trip over to Kansas to pick up some doors I scored off a buddy from the board. For what I gave for them, these doors were such a steal! I picked up two '72 rust free doors for my truck. As you can tell from the pictures below they were already sandblasted in the past and have minor surface rust issues. There's only two areas that will need some attention. Here are my new doors:
May 24, 2008
Well, I was able to finally score a rust free original short wide bed. I picked up the bed last week, and trailered it home. I got a chance to take the bed by the local body shop for a quote on media blasting and body work. Over the weekend I decided to tear the bed apart and get it ready for the body shop, so I left it at the in-law's so it wouldn't be to far to transfer the bed. Here are a few pics of trailering the bed, and eventually tearing it apart.
Here's a shot of the new SWB's first night at it's new home...
Here are a few shots of the bed after it was torn apart:
The PO made sure the bed wasn't going to fall apart while going down the highway, so I had to grind out the extra weld layed out.
April 19, 2008
Well, I was able to tear out the old seat and the old carpet, clean up the floor board, and then reinstall the carpet, and the new bench I acquired a couple of weeks ago. What a difference the seat made to the truck. I�m looking at purchasing a set of original seat belts for the truck, but time will tell if I can pick those up. Below are a few pictures to show the before and after shots:
April 14, 2008
I decided to take off work today and get a little work done around the house, and on the truck. After finishing the household chores, next came the truck. We started out by removing the seat brackets, wire brushing them, followed up by steel wool, and ending with a nice new coat of paint. As you can tell in the photos below they cleaned up nicely. While we were at, we started to clean the seat, and also clean up the adjustment springs under the seat. Here�s a few shots for your viewing pleasure:
April 1, 2008
Earlier this week I was able to purchase a factory bench seat out of a '71 Cheyenne. I'm scheduling a trip later this month to pick it up and then I hope to have it installed in the truck before the next cruise-in. I will post some pictures as soon as I pick it up. I'm also in the market for a �new-sed� original shortbed. Slowly but surely I will have this truck back together. When I replace the seat in the truck, I�m going to replace the carpet with a new piece I received from the previous owner. Thanks Teeitup!
As far as the power-steering issues I was experiencing back in �06, well, they�re back! I�ve installed two new power-steering pumps and both began chirping shortly after being put on. The pump is always full of fluid, so I�m not too concerned about it, and it hasn�t decided to overflow like it did two years ago.
March 19, 2008
Unfortunately with the loss of a very close friend I was unable to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of purchasing my truck, but instead we celebrated the life of one of the best guy�s I�ve had the privilege of knowing. Here�s to you Jr!
D. A. W. Jr.
Feb. 15, 1982 � March 15, 2008
March 15, 2008
I headed to St Louis, to pick up my recently purchased factory tilt column. It had originally been installed in a '72, which made it a necessity for my �72. I had been on the look out for one, and thanks to a fellow 67-72 Chevy Trucks.com board member I was able to add this factory upgrade to my truck after 30 years. Below are a couple of pictures of the '72 Auto Tilt Column. Thanks crews!
February 18, 2008
Well, it has been a long time since I've updated the progress on this truck. To date there hasn't been much progress on the truck other than purchasing a few parts here and there. With the help of my friend Keith, I was able to pick up a factory 1 1/16" sway bar for my truck.
At the recent Boone County Swap Meet, Keith also found a set of NOS (New Old Stock) sway bar brackets to go along with the new sway bar. These sway bar brackets are as clean as can be, as noted by the photos below.
The next purchase came about because my old battery finally decided to die... so to help me on the delayed starting periods, I opted to go with an Optima Red Top battery. This thing is supposed to be one of the best batteries on the market, and I noticed a drastic improvement with the first crank!
December 28, 2007
Well, with Christmas, taxes, and the end of the year crunch coming to an end, I decided to shower my truck with a few historical pieces. I purchased the following from Classic Parts of America, and was very pleased with their service and products.
December 8, 2006
Not a whole lot has been accomplished lately. I am still in the planning stages of the truck. As soon as I can acquire more funding, this project will finally be underway. Reading through different magazines, watching shows on TV, and just conversations with other car "guy's," I've been revamping my list of preparation and the end result. Be sure to check back in the future as this will be quite an experience. I will be sure to include new pictures of the build as we begin, and all the way through for the end result.
May 10, 2006
I recently participated in the Magic Dragon Car Show at the Lake of the Ozarks. There were over 670 entries! I didn't come away with any awards, but it was more for fun than for show. The Lake Area Chamber puts on a great show.
April 22, 2006
Not a whole lot to talk about... I have removed the bed liner and put on the leather tonneau cover. I think that the tonneau cover will make the truck look better than with just the bed liner. I will post pictures of the new cover as soon as it quits raining so I can get the truck out. Pictures to come�
March 29, 2006
We haven't completed too much to date. I just recently celebrated my 1 year anniversary with the old girl, the truck that is! So I waxed her up and got her ready for the local cruise season. Here are some pictures of the bed. The previous owner thought he was doing the truck some good by putting in a drop-in bed protector, but as you can tell from the following pictures, that was not the case.
March 19, 2006
I have celebrated my one year anniversary with my truck! I celebrated by showering her with gifts, and giving her a much needed rub down, and yes I am talking about the truck! I waxed her from head to toe, and got her ready for show season. The wife was a little jealous, because I actually remembered this anniversary, ha-ha!
December 22, 2005
I finally got the nerve to install the second new power-steering pump. The first one went out after about 15 miles on it. I got that swapped out, and now it appears to be working good. The new power-steering pump solved the problem!!!
October 15, 2005
We replaced the power-steering pump due to the bearings wearing out. After a few hours of work, the ol' girl was back on the road. I also removed the bed protector to view the damage rust has caused. As soon as I removed it, I put it right back in. I also picked up a Mr. Gasket polished rear-end cover, but have yet to put it on though due to the condition of the underside of the truck. I need to purchase some degreaser and go to work.
May 21, 2005
I had some help from my father-in-law (FIL), and added a Sunpro 3 cluster set of gauges, changed the thermostat, the upper radiator hose, the heater hose and fittings that go into the water pump, the thermostat housing, and flushed the cooling system. The Sunpro gauges included a temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge, and a voltmeter. The thermostat housing is a Mr. Gasket Polished housing, with a rubber seal, and a new Mr. Gasket seal. The motor had an oil leak, but since we replaced the sending unit, it appears to have stopped the major source of oil loss.
April 9, 2005
Thus far, we have been able to change the oil and oil filter with Valvoline 10W40 and a new WIX oil filter. After we finished that we changed the fuel filter, changed the air filter with a WIX air filter, and I just finished up changing the spark plugs with AC Delco plugs gapped at 45 degrees. When I removed the old plugs, they were only carbon covered from years of use and not changing, so I'm pretty happy that they are not covered with oil residue or anything worse. The old plugs were gapped at 60 degrees, and since I changed them, I can tell a big difference in the sound, gas mileage, and overall performance of the motor.
Page 1: '72 C/10 Pictures and Information
Page 2: Pictures of the Truck
Page 3: Currently There
Page 4: Future Plans
Page 5: Cruises and Shows Attended
Page 6: 2008 Car Show, Cruises, and Swap Meet Schedule
Page 7: Chevrolet History
Page 8: Chevrolet Truck Information
Page 9: My Other Vehicles and My Friend's Vehicles
Page 10: Car Show Pictures
Page 11: Rebuild Tips and Tricks
Page 12: Local Speed Shops, Chop Shops, and Body Shops