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1967-1972 truck issues
#175062 Mon Nov 08 2004 05:21 AM
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Seems as if this is the best place for this topic...I'm currently looking for a 1967-1972 2WD shortbed, set up for a manual transmission. Before I commit to anything, I'd really appreciate it if some of the more seasoned GM guys could refresh my memory on the major issues with these trucks, i.e. bad rust spots and anything that I should run away from. Any info would be welcomed.


Did I say that out loud?
Re: 1967-1972 truck issues
#175063 Mon Nov 08 2004 05:25 AM
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Posts: 525
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72-350..... Soft Camshafts!!!!

Re: 1967-1972 truck issues
#175064 Mon Nov 08 2004 05:42 AM
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Posts: 12
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Junior Member
What do you mean by a "soft camshaft?"


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Re: 1967-1972 truck issues
#175065 Mon Nov 08 2004 05:49 AM
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Posts: 205
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Shop Shark
If memory serves me the camshafts were of Mexican decent with the case hardening being somewhat lacking ...

J.H. - I would hope that by now any 72-350's still in operation would be on an aftermarket cam or even a third one ... Hopefully made in Taiwan or some other third world country that exploites it people ...

Re: 1967-1972 truck issues
#175066 Mon Nov 08 2004 05:50 AM
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 3,044
Socket Breaker
http://67-72chevytrucks.com

click on

Message Boards

67-72 Message Board <- for asking and answering questions

67-72 Parts Board <- for selling parts of or whole trucks

The stovebolt page rocks... but there is a higher percentage of '67-'72 truck guys right there... or at least a more active and vocal bunch.

I also recommend chevytalk.com - the 67-72 trucks section.

http://www.chevytalk.com also has a classifieds section...

the stovebotl page here has the 'Swap Meet click link above' which has parts and whole trucks for sale.

http://www.oldchevytruck.com <- nothign but old chevy/gmc trucks for sale.

When you buy a truck, be sure to check out the 'links, then parts, click on Links, above' section here at the 'bolt.

I hope this helps.

-W

Re: 1967-1972 truck issues
#175067 Mon Nov 08 2004 07:08 AM
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Cruising in the Passing Lane
Check the rocker panels under the doors, and the floor in the same area. My '72 has serious rust in those areas. Taillights get rusty and may fail. I replaced mine. Lower edges of the front fenders retain mud and rot.

I own a '72 and these are the worst problem spots on mine. I'm not restoring it, I just try to keep it drivable.


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Re: 1967-1972 truck issues
#175068 Mon Nov 08 2004 07:33 PM
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Lower edges of the front fenders retain mud and rot.
The right side, under the batery is the worst. also look at and around the battery box.
Boo


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Re: 1967-1972 truck issues
#175069 Mon Nov 08 2004 07:37 PM
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What the guys said AND check the top corners of the firewall in the engine compartment as well as around the top of the windshield/cab area.


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Re: 1967-1972 truck issues
#175070 Mon Nov 08 2004 11:36 PM
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Posts: 8,527
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'Bolter
I recently bought a70 stepside. Greatest truck
I,ve ever had. Rides & drives as good as any
newer truck. I,m haveing more fun than an old
retired mechanic should be aloud to have. These
are less prone to rust than some others but
like the other posts be shure to examine all the
normal places. smile


They say money can't buy happiness. It can buy old Chevy trucks though. Same thing.

1972 Chevy c10 Cheyenne Super
Re: 1967-1972 truck issues
#175071 Tue Nov 09 2004 01:45 AM
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Posts: 3,044
Socket Breaker
It looks like you guys in this thread should write upa 1967-1972 chevy/gmc truck buyers guide for the stovebolt page here...

-W

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