1972 Chevy 3/4 Ton Pickup Truck - $4,000
Call 714-642-5111 to see
This blue and white truck has been a great hauler for me, as well as sharing daily driver duty with my Camaro. I have been slowly fixing the little quirks that have not bothered me, but now that I am planning on passing this on to a new owner, I am trying to fix all the little stuff. I am replacing this with a 1949 Dodge that I have been building over the last few years. I will consider a trade for a 20s to 30s open touring car or a two or four door sedan from the same era. I will trade up or down. NO OTHER TRADES CONSIDERED.
TRUCK IS LOCATED IN CATHEDRAL CITY (NEAR PALM SPRINGS) I ALSO HAVE IT IN REDONDO BEACH SOME TIMES...SO CALL TO ARRANGE TO SEE IT AND DRIVE IT.
Engine is a 350 CI Small Block Chevy motor with Approx 133,000 miles on it. It has been tuned up and it runs great. It has an edelbrock intake and carb, along with an HEI for cleaner spark. I have gone through the top end and had a valve job done, replaced the cam, lifter, springs, valve stem seals, etc. (Manhattan Machine in Manhattan Beach CA did the machine work and assembled the heads with all new valvetrain components.
Turbo Hydra 400 - Heavy Duty 3 speed automatic transmission. Not the best for high speed highway cruising (gets a bit expensive) but is great for a local truck.
Air Conditioning (Does not work but I am considering taking to an A/C Shop to get it fixed), Power Steering, Power Brakes
Color: Metallic Blue w/ White stripe and Cab roof. Interior is also Blue and white w/ Black carpets
Tires still have decent tread. Paint is okay, but it is not great (remember this was a work truck), but it will need a respray if you are looking for a show truck. If you want a driver this will work for the next 10 years no problem.
The engine compartment and the dash have brand new wiring harness, and I have chased down many of the questionable repairs done by previous owners.
CALL Seven one four-642- five 111 to arrange to see it.
The body is in great condition, and the cab does not have any of the major rust that you tend to see on the 68 to 72 pickups.
The Drivers Side
The Passenger Side
The Front of the truck
Okay, Now we get to the serious part. This is a truck that is 34 years old.....so it did not roll out of the showroom last week. I will try to be fair and honest on the assessment of the truck.
Small spots of rust near the gutters. Just below the gutters the paint has lifted by a small amount.
The Radio hole was cut out for a modern stereo as you can see above ^ ...One of my pet peeves
The clear has lifted on the driver side of the hood,
Here is the scrape on the Driver side rear wheel well.
On the right side of the tail gate, just above the E in Chevrolet you can see a small grey mark that looks like a pencil dot. In real life that is a dime sized dent, that I do not have a close up photo of. I will try to remember to get a photo up on the site.
Interior is showing its age.
A/C and heater need some work. The A/C needs someone who knows what they are doing to go through the system and the heater circulates hot water at all times. I have traced it to the vacuum controller that shuts the heater core valve. It does not seem to close and I put a new valve in, and it still circulates, so they told me the next step was to replace the vacuum controller and I have not gotten around to it.
The dash lights do not work and the temp gauge does not work. The temp sender is cracked at the block. I have a new sender in the cab, I have not installed on the engine at this time. I have been chasing bad grounds in the wiring, and I am guessing the lights are a ground due the fact they sometimes come on when I am driving at night.
Minor scratches and dings from regular everyday use...call for more details or email me to request more photos.
A Full Price purchase will include a NEW Climate controller for the dash board (A/C Heat Fan) New Antenna, rebuilt Rochester Quadrajet with the factory thermostatic choke ($400 carb), and any other parts I have for this truck.
This site was last updated 03/19/10
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