As the team poured over the truck, they found more and more damage, like this repair made on the upper cab corner. The stock gauges were upgraded to Dakota Digital gauges, and ice-cold air conditioning by Old Air Products was installed. My grandchildren, presently living all over the country, are already looking forward to pulling the bed cover back and taking their first ride in Ms. We purchased this truck from a guy who was taking it to the scrap yard, wasn't very pretty but my dad had a vision for it. In addition to rust repair Miller welded 38 holes drilled around the rear window to attach snaps for a camper boot and bumped out a few dents. Every step of the way my dad made sure to let me know what was going on, what parts were coming, and what the next step was.
But more importantly, not only has it brought back considerable memories, it has served as a piece of rolling education and family history. After a quick once-over, Miller and the Sparkburn crew bid the 1972 a fond farewell before it was loaded on a truck headed West to the Classic Trucks Tech Center. Coutcher had generously offered the truck to her granddaughter, my daughter-in-law, my son and their four children, as a gift to pass on to her family. The cooling system is comprised of electric fans and radiator from U. To find out all about how you win it on May 4, 2019 checkout. The mechanical parking brake is one of those areas that can be a real pain in the neck to route past the exhaust system, or the driveshaft just to mention a few trouble spots. It had been more than a few decades since I had done a vehicle restoration, but I well remembered those days of learning about engines, torque wrenches, rust and skinned knuckles.
Unfortunately, some sections of the cab required the team to fabricate their own patch panels, such as this common problem area at the top of the cab, behind the driprail. Everyone was happy to see the Chevy in our South Carolina backyard. I checked it out and knew I had to have it. The journey with my 72 C-10 Chevy Pickup started in 1977 when I purchased the truck from my Dad. The entire black area is then masked and the second color applied.
A stock vehicle rolls into the tech center on a Monday morning and by Friday evening an amazing number of performance and suspension upgrades have occurred, turning the ordinary stocker into one wicked ride. This year would also mark the final year for the 2nd series before being replaced by the 3rd. For the Classic Trucks Week to Wicked crew, however, the work was just beginning…. Through the years, I painted the truck and rebuilt the engine. Falcor por vida My Dad purchased this truck from a local junkyard in late 2015 and asked if I wanted it.
A decent paintjob and a full interior can hide all kinds of demons lurking underneath. When Miller taped the parting line on the first coat, he also taped a beltline detail that, once the red is applied … … is removed, revealing the first coat underneath. Now, I have grandkids, and enjoy hauling them around. I decided to have it painted I was searching for a pick up truck online when I came across this beautiful beast!! Next, he talks about the tools and supplies needed for this type of project. This is exactly what I would do to a vehicle if I had the means. All four tires were flat, with one being useless, but I did discover a spare which proved to be the best of the lot.
My dad and I worked on it for a few years. Miller sprayed only enough of the cab in black so that a tapeline could be struck. Since he has passed away but his spirit still rides with me. Only minor damage to the hood and roof had been caused by the roof collapse. Brand-new carpet was laid out and held fast by new chrome sill plates before the re-covered bench seat was installed. The doors, fenders, and bed are also treated to this same technique.
Checkout the photos and notice how the E-Stopp electrical parking brake tucks up on the frame rail out of the way of driveshaft and exhaust system. Next, the guys turned their attention back to the cab, spraying the upper and lower sections of the tri-tone paint scheme first. At the time, the truck was my main transportation, and I always enjoyed driving it. It certainly helps to rub the ceiling when I'm sitting in Austin traffic. He worked everyday on it for months, ordering parts and stealing parts off my moms 68 Chevy. Most of the credit for how the truck looks belongs to a young man named Allen Barbee, who was just starting his own paint and body business in a small country shop only a few miles away.
I continue to make improvements on it like a 383 stroker , and a. He has restored a few trucks and wanted to do one for me for my graduation. At this point, the cab and front sheetmetal have been mated to the chassis for the final time, using new Polyurethane mounts from Energy Suspension. Replacing the old cracked dashpad with a black plastic padded dash cover restored the padded dash to like new. I was going to use it as a hunting truck but after checking it over, finding no previous body work, and it was completely rust free, I decided it was too nice for that. I had bought the vehicle Page 1 of 190.