The truck is rolled out of the garage and into the street. It’s then winched into a beautiful car trailer, snugged up and then departs for Wickenburg.
All new high quality Moog parts were ordered from Early Classic Enterprises. Not enough good things can be said about Early Classic Enterprises, the quality of their parts, their prices, and most of all their customer support is excellent. The kit I purchased that contained the majority of the suspension parts was item 902-72RKP, 1972 […]
After sitting for a long period of time, reassembled but not driveable, the front clip was once again removed and the suspension work commenced. The suspension, though not worn out because it had been maintained as needed, was not new. The other reason to tear into it was that the frame and suspension had been […]
The frame and suspension were sent off to be media blasted. The frame and suspension were primered and painted and the truck was reassembled.
After several months and much work, paint is applied.
The truck is together enough to be transported with cab and bed bolted to the frame. Miscellaneous items will be installed to facilitate transportation and to minimize what needs to be done after the vehicle is painted.
Choosing the paint color was a huge decision with lots of back and forth. There was a strong desire to keep the truck as original as possible, yet I wanted the truck to be as if I had ordered it myself in 1972. Original Color Scheme The original color scheme was Medium Olive Poly (504) […]
With the body work done on the cab, the paint preparation begins. Final sanding commences, seam sealer is applied, and everything except the inside of the cab, the firewall and the underside of the cab are sprayed. The color is 1972 Chevrolet Truck Medium Green. The paint used is PPG.