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Old 11-20-2011, 04:38 PM   #1
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1972 K10 Project "Daily Driver"

Well ive had this truck about 2 months now. Its a 72 lwb k10. 350 and Sm 465 and 205. My dad bought it for me as a college graduation present. it almost completely stock. the only changes i have found are the radio, seat, and steering wheel for the most part. at one point someone did do a crappy repaint.

My plan for the truck is to drive as much as possible while doing little things to make it a little nicer. then when the time comes and i can afford a frame off restoration i will. now to the pictures.

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Old 11-20-2011, 04:43 PM   #2
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Re: 1972 K10 Project "Daily Driver"

Next i removed the cracked dash pad and radio and ripped the old brittle glove box trying to get it out. i also found the original owners manual in the glove box.



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Old 11-20-2011, 04:46 PM   #3
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Re: 1972 K10 Project "Daily Driver"

nice ride not much rust/bodydamage mostly unmolested i would like a present like that !
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:50 PM   #4
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Re: 1972 K10 Project "Daily Driver"

over the last couple weeks i picked up 6 15x8 rally wheels for $150 and a set of 31x10.50 R15 Bfg All terrains with 50% tread for $200. Yesterday i got the tires on the wheels, and put them on the truck and this is how it looks now.

The next things to do are new dash pad and glove box. a radio delete plate and aftermarket stereo under the seat. new front and rear bumpers, new windshield, and all new cab seals, and door locks.











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Old 11-20-2011, 06:12 PM   #5
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Re: 1972 K10 Project "Daily Driver"

Cool truck! The best thing you can do with one of these old things is drive it every day. How's she run?
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:18 PM   #6
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Re: 1972 K10 Project "Daily Driver"

it runs and drives like a brand new truck. starts right up every time. steering is super tight. id swear it had 17,000 miles on it but im sure is 117,000 lol. it drives better than my 01 silverado
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:33 PM   #7
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Truck looks great, should be fun driving while you work on it.
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:53 PM   #8
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Truck looks great, should be fun driving while you work on it.
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nice ride not much rust/bodydamage mostly unmolested i would like a present like that !
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Cool truck! The best thing you can do with one of these old things is drive it every day. How's she run?
Thanks guys i appreciate it
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:51 AM   #9
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Re: 1972 K10 Project "Daily Driver"

Hell of a deal on those rallies and bfg's, and what a difference it made! Cool truck.
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:49 AM   #10
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Nice truck!! Does it have a 1 or 2 piece drive shaft?
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:13 PM   #11
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Hell of a deal on those rallies and bfg's, and what a difference it made! Cool truck.
Thanks Gene i thought so too

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Nice truck!! Does it have a 1 or 2 piece drive shaft?
Thanks.... its a one piece. im about 99.99% sure only one piece drive shafts were offered on 4wds but i may be wrong
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Thanks Gene i thought so too



Thanks.... its a one piece. im about 99.99% sure only one piece drive shafts were offered on 4wds but i may be wrong
The reason I ask is that my 67 4x4 has two and since I am converting to a np205 I need to dump the two and the carrier bearing and find a single. Thanks for the response.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:28 PM   #13
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The reason I ask is that my 67 4x4 has two and since I am converting to a np205 I need to dump the two and the carrier bearing and find a single. Thanks for the response.
Not a problem both my trucks have 1 piece driveshafts. i didnt know the 67's had 2 piece drive lines guess you learn something new everyday
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:02 PM   #14
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Re: 1972 K10 Project "Daily Driver"

400 miles and counting with no problems so far

Now if i could just get my other 72 sold i could start doing some more work on the truck
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:16 PM   #15
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Re: 1972 K10 Project "Daily Driver"

My truck is just like yours but a GMC. Odd thing about my truck is that the fender emblems said 2500 but the axles are 6 lug, another thing is that the gvw of my truck it 6600- the gvw of a 2500. I have put a little more that 2100 lbs of old shingles in the bed and was just on the helper springs. I dont understand why she has 1/2 ton 6 lug axles? Factory screw-up??
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:43 PM   #16
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My truck is just like yours but a GMC. Odd thing about my truck is that the fender emblems said 2500 but the axles are 6 lug, another thing is that the gvw of my truck it 6600- the gvw of a 2500. I have put a little more that 2100 lbs of old shingles in the bed and was just on the helper springs. I dont understand why she has 1/2 ton 6 lug axles? Factory screw-up??
whats the vin number say? 1/2 or 3/4? also some one could have just swapped them in over the past 40 years for some reason or another
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Re: 1972 K10 Project "Daily Driver"

according to the vin its a 3/4 ton. The funny thing is, is that i bought it off the original owner and he said he never touched the axles!
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:14 PM   #18
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Man those rally wheels and BFG's helped the looks a lot! Nice score on them too! As far as I know, only the trucks equipped with a Rockwell transfer case had a 2 piece drive shaft in the 4x4's and they quit using them in 69.
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according to the vin its a 3/4 ton. The funny thing is, is that i bought it off the original owner and he said he never touched the axles!
hmmm that is weird. light duty 3/4 ton possibly? i had a 94 that was a light duty 3/4 ton. it was a 3/4 ton with 1/2 ton 6 lug axles

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thanks ryan and thats good to know. hows your longhorn coming along?
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Its a mystery
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hmmm that is weird. light duty 3/4 ton possibly? i had a 94 that was a light duty 3/4 ton. it was a 3/4 ton with 1/2 ton 6 lug axles



thanks ryan and thats good to know. hows your longhorn coming along?
Yeah i know some of the 90's gm 3/4 tons had 6 lug axles but i doubt they'd have a light duty 3/4 in back then. I'm thinkin its a factory screw up or i have a rare piece . It would be nice if it had the 16.5 inch 6 lug wheels, they are rare and were for heavy duty 1/2 tons and blazers!
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thanks ryan and thats good to know. hows your longhorn coming along?
Well, I moved it out of the shop to back out side about 3 weeks ago. Last week we moved it again and that's about it. It's supposed to be going to the body shop to get painted but I have to wait until the guy gets an open stall. So no real big progress.
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:10 PM   #23
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Re: 1972 K10 Project "Daily Driver"

I got a new glove box, dash pad, and a radio delete plate on there way so hopefully will have more updates to come within the nest couple weeks. i also got a white delta tool box for the truck also. it's not exactly what i was wanting but it was free so it will do for now.
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radio delete, dash pad, glove box, door locks, and a window seal kit have all arrive at my parents house now so next weekend when i go home it all gets put on
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:32 PM   #25
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here is a pic from a month ago when i hauled a load of pecan wood sorry is a crappy cell phone pic

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