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Old 12-14-2004, 07:05 PM   #1
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What is more desireable?

Which model year is most desireable, the 67-68, 69-70 or the 71-72 models.
I see alot more 71-72's than anything but is that because they are more popular or are the slightly older models more scarce? I love them all but am partial to the 67-68's myself.

What do you think?
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:13 PM   #2
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I bought a 72 because it already had all the cool stuff from the factory.
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:15 PM   #3
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Conventional wisdom says that the 69-70's and 71 - 72's are most popular be cause of their grill design. I beg to differ though. The 67's and 68's have a strong following and are gaining in popularity. The 67-68 hood design especially looks good on the custom trucks IMO.
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:16 PM   #4
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i got my 72 because i like the grill better that 69-70 and couldnt find a 67-68 for a good price
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:19 PM   #5
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i like 67/68 for looks (slope front/no markers) and 71/72 for features (5 lug discs/better interiorand trim packages)
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:37 PM   #6
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i like 67/68 for looks (slope front/no markers) and 71/72 for features (5 lug discs/better interiorand trim packages)
WHAT ERIC SAID, JMO BUT A 67 CST 4WD BLAZER W/ A COWL HOOD FROM THE FACTORY WOULD HAVE BEEN AWESOME
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:39 PM   #7
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So far it looks like the 69-70 models are the "red-headed step-child" of the bunch.
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:40 PM   #8
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I like a 70 myself.

I like the 69 and 70 because of the grill. This is not just because I have a 70, I have always wanted to get a low mileage original cst 72 and put the 70 grill on it. I think those of us that have a 67 - 70 have to work a little harder to customize ours due to the 6 hole deal. Although now there are plentiful after market wheels for a 6 lug pattern. (this was not the case in the late 80's when i was in high school)

There is a 50's model chevy truck that i really like that is not very popular also, it has 4 headlights instead of the usual 2: maybe a 58 or 59 but you just do not see hardly any of them.
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:41 PM   #9
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i like 67/68 for looks (slope front/no markers) and 71/72 for features (5 lug discs/better interiorand trim packages)
I definately agree with you on that point.
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:42 PM   #10
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Well, I am another red headed step child. I prefer the 69-70 years look over the others. # 2 would be the 67-68.
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:44 PM   #11
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I like the 69 and 70 because of the grill. This is not just because I have a 70, I have always wanted to get a low mileage original cst 72 and put the 70 grill on it. I think those of us that have a 67 - 70 have to work a little harder to customize ours due to the 6 hole deal. Although now there are plentiful after market wheels for a 6 lug pattern. (this was not the case in the late 80's when i was in high school)

There is a 50's model chevy truck that i really like that is not very popular also, it has 4 headlights instead of the usual 2: maybe a 58 or 59 but you just do not see hardly any of them.
Yeah chevybill that would be the 58-59 chevy with the dual headlamps. I like those too. I used to have a 57 that I thought looked sleek. Adding those extra headlights make it look more like a beast.
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:44 PM   #12
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I'm partial to the 67/68 myself.
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:51 PM   #13
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So far it looks like the 69-70 models are the "red-headed step-child" of the bunch.
Try GMC's...alot of people who buy them go to great lengths to swap on a Chevy grille. IMO, the 68-70 GMC grille is the best looking, but I may be a bit biased.
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:57 PM   #14
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<------------- biiiig fan of the 67/68's. especially the wee window 67's.
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:57 PM   #15
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i really like a shiny 69/70 front too, i actually like it better than the eggcrate 71/72 grills. when the 69/70`s are shining they are awesome and i think more rare than the others, so it makes it twice as cool.
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Old 12-14-2004, 08:48 PM   #16
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Try GMC's...alot of people who buy them go to great lengths to swap on a Chevy grille. IMO, the 68-70 GMC grille is the best looking, but I may be a bit biased.
I agree wholeheartedly <is that one word or two?
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Old 12-14-2004, 08:55 PM   #17
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I love the egg crate 71-72 grill. The GMC grills run a close 2nd. I still like the earlier ones... Just kind of a bummer to spend cash on brakes allready present on the 71-72's. If I ran across a good deal though would still buy one in a heartbeat.
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Old 12-14-2004, 08:56 PM   #18
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I'd say most like the options discs,etc.. of the 71-72s But I like 67-68 grills, but prefer 71,72
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Old 12-14-2004, 08:59 PM   #19
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69-70, even though mine has a '71 grille and bumper. Original grille and bumper were wrecked as far as I know, then were replaced with the '71-72 stuff from the dealer.
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Old 12-14-2004, 09:11 PM   #20
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Old 12-14-2004, 09:53 PM   #21
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I personaly prefer the 72 pickup, after all I do own two (one C10 and one K10). I think all of the 67-72 trucks are great but the 72 is just a little nicer. The 72 has 5 lug wheels and power brakes. I read an article/editorial a while back in Classic Trucks(?) about the 72 pickup. It stated that the 72 Chevy was the most popular classic truck out there except for a 56 Ford. Some people prefer the 67 small back window. Some people like the 69 70 grille. I'm all 72 SWB one lifted one soon to be lowered.
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Old 12-14-2004, 10:00 PM   #22
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i think our trucks are gaining, or already past popularity of the 53-56 frods.
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Old 12-14-2004, 10:12 PM   #23
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i just always liked the look of the four-eyed 72 GMC's
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Old 12-14-2004, 10:14 PM   #24
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67-68s first, then 71-72s, the finally the 69-70s

and yes im currently looking for a 67-68 chevy clip to put on my 71 gmc
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Old 12-14-2004, 10:19 PM   #25
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