1972 Chevy 1-Ton 4 x 4
From Roland :
I think I have an addiction for the 1967-1972 GM trucks.
This truck was originally a two wheel drive 1/2-ton truck. It is now a 1-ton, 4 x 4 (I bought it that way). It has a 14 bolt rear end limited slip from a 1953-59 Chevy truck. The front end is a 12 bolt but I am not sure what the gear ratio is.
I found this from on a local web site called KSL.com . I wanted this truck but didn't have the money. So I emailed the guy and asked if he wanted to trade for a 1994 GMC Yukon that my Grandpa had used as a farm truck. A couple days later, he emailed me back and so on. Now I've got the truck.
On the cab, where the truck's gross weight is, it says 5200 (something like that). I found out that the rear end is out of a 1953-59 Chev and the front end has dic brakes.
So I think the guy who converted it to 4 wheel drive just put the body on a 4 x 4 chassis. I ran the VIN to make sure it was a C-10 and it checked out that it was orginally a 2wd C-10.
So far, I've fixed the exhaust, rear brakes with brand new drums, wheel cylinders, and shoes. That cost $600 all together. I installed a newer four core radiator and added rear LED bulbs with clear lenses.
The engine has a 383 Stroker with a 350 transmission. It also has rear air bags.
When I first got the truck, it had 38 inch super swampers that I traded for 35 S. It has a 6 inch lift.
This truck is my daily driver / play truck. Thing I plan to do in the near feature are cab lights / new bumper/grille and tint the windows.