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Old 05-21-2021, 08:58 PM   #1
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72 Field Find Jimmy

Picked up a 1972 GMC Jimmy out of a field a little bit ago and figured I'd catalogue my progress on here and get some pointers and ideas if I need them. This is my first Jimmy so I don't too much about the different tops or options they came with. I know this one has a single top and has some options like a grill guard and it has some skid plates on the bottom as well.

We took it out of the field after more than 10 years of sitting after the fuel pump went out. Engine in it was rebuilt a with mild cam but will be pulled out at somepoint to be cleaned and inspected. Once it was home we put fuel down the carb and it fired right up like it only sat a couple days.


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Old 05-21-2021, 09:29 PM   #2
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I ended up taking the turbine wheels off for now and went with stock looking set of wheels and tires I got for cheap. As far as rust goes the only bad spots are the rockers and behind the passenger door. Frame is solid. The top definitely needs some help it looks like they mounted a spotlight or roof rack on top then changed their mind later so needs some holes patched.






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Old 05-21-2021, 09:33 PM   #3
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New gas tank and fuel pump are on the way so then I can get it running on it's own finally. Going to take out the interior next week and see what's under the carpet. I am not sure yet if I want to get the seats reupholstered or sell them and pick up some corbeau bucket seats or something like them. Main goal is to be able to get it running and driving.
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Old 05-21-2021, 11:18 PM   #4
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Re: 72 Field Find Jimmy

To like it.
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Old 05-24-2021, 07:05 AM   #5
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Say it ainít so. I love the look of the vintage turbines! Good luck with it.
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Awesome find !
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Old 05-24-2021, 02:56 PM   #7
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I'm aboard ! Nice find, looks like a lot of potential in it.
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Old 05-24-2021, 03:22 PM   #8
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Nice Jimmy if u want to sale the mirrors let me know thanks
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Old 05-24-2021, 08:48 PM   #9
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Nice Jimmy if u want to sale the mirrors let me know thanks
It's only 1 mirror really. Drivers side is just the brackets.
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Old 05-24-2021, 09:07 PM   #10
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I will buy the brackets and the one mirror pm me
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Old 05-24-2021, 09:27 PM   #11
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Old 05-25-2021, 12:10 PM   #12
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wow great find and what a list of options too! Did the previous owner still have the hard-to-find 6 lug 16.5" wheels it came with?
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Old 05-25-2021, 07:16 PM   #13
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It has the more desirable single wall top
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Old 05-29-2021, 12:27 AM   #14
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wow great find and what a list of options too! Did the previous owner still have the hard-to-find 6 lug 16.5" wheels it came with?
No he didn't he only had the turbine wheels.
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Old 05-29-2021, 12:32 AM   #15
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Finally got around to pulling the interior and it is much cleaner under the carpet than I thought it would be. Floors are in solid shape and it also had the original floor mats under the carpet including the ones for the back. Seats came out and they are in good shape as far as frames and brackets go so I'll take those apart soon and clean them up and get new foam and covers.

Looks way better without shag carpet.



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Re: 72 Field Find Jimmy

Love it.
Great find.
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Thanks for posting the photos. Keep em coming. Great buy.
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I'm in to watch!
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Re: 72 Field Find Jimmy

Great find! Looks like a great starting point!

What are your plans for the turbine wheels? I'm a big fan of those and would be interested in buying them if available.

Keep the pics coming!

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Old 06-16-2021, 10:57 PM   #20
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Great find! Looks like a great starting point!

What are your plans for the turbine wheels? I'm a big fan of those and would be interested in buying them if available.

Keep the pics coming!

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I actually sold them already. I needed 16's to clear the disc brakes. Sorry
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Old 06-21-2021, 05:45 PM   #21
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That Jimmy is 1 of a kind I like the Factory mistake on the wheelbase 000.0 GM did make mistakes on these trucks It just happens I had a 69 with headliner on the option list and it came without it no holes in the cab roof fot the trim Dealer ran screws up in trim to hold it up . I bought truck from orignal owner in 1984
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Old 06-22-2021, 07:40 PM   #22
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That Jimmy is 1 of a kind I like the Factory mistake on the wheelbase 000.0 GM did make mistakes on these trucks It just happens I had a 69 with headliner on the option list and it came without it no holes in the cab roof fot the trim Dealer ran screws up in trim to hold it up . I bought truck from orignal owner in 1984
Most gmc SPID labels had the 000.0 wheel base listed like that. Not sure why. As far as the headliner, i dont think it had its own option. Some early 69s came without some things.
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