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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-24-2002, 08:34 AM
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Bought a \'72 !!!! (pic)

I just bought a new project last night! It's a '72 3/4 ton Chev. It's got a new 350 with Performer package along with a new 350 trans and 205 t-case. The rear is a 14FF and the front is just a 10 bolt (looking for replacement 44). It currently has a 4" (blocked rear) and 35's but I'm going to get a set of 8" springs built and go 36" TSL's again or maybe some 37" SSR's. The body is pretty darn good for being in Utah, only a little bit of surface rust, but hardly visible. There is a crack in the bedside that needs welded (there was no brace to hold the bedsides tight) and a few dings but nothing too bad at all. Interior is pretty new. I attached a picture for you guys to see. I'm just glad to be able to be back on the board!
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Nice looking truck man. I passed on a 72 Chevy Blazer years ago and always kick myself every time I think about it....................KICK.........[img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

Why go through all the hassle of putting a D44 under the front? A Corporate 10 bolt is pretty much dead even with a D44 for strength. They each have their weaknesses, but they also each have their strengths. If it were mine, I'd just wait until I could find a Dana 60.[img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
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I was just thinking about a 44 because my buddy has a few lying around he has rebuilt and I could replace it with the lift at no charge. The rear has been gone through but the front is original. I plan for a 60 down the road but I'm strapped for cash right now and it would just be nice to have the front axle gone through.
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IMO- Dana 44s are the devil
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Ahhhhh, gotcha. He got any with the correct gear ratio?

By original, you mean the 10 bolt hasn't been rebuilt, right? I know it isn't the original axle under the 72, but neither is the 14FF.
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Yes, original as in hasn't been rebuilt. The 14FF was gone through last year. My buddy is going to check the gearing in the 44's. He's always rebuilding stuff and selling it but these have been sitting for quite awhile and he can't remember the gearing. If they don't match I'll just wait for the 60!
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nice truck! I have a '72 cheyenne super with a 402 big block, its not 4x4, but it is restored. Those old chevys'll run forever. Ive got a 83 k5 now, and if i had the money, i woulda bought a 72 blazer, but they are like 10 grand for a nice one!
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I'm just glad to be able to be back on the board!

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Logan you still have your Red Truck right?[img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img][img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
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No, I actually had to sell it [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img][img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]. I had a job lined up in San Diego and decided I needed something more reliable to travel in so I put it up for sale and someone offered me $8,000 after only two days. Once I got down there things fell through and Hill Air Force Base offered me a position back in Ogden, UT. It made me sick to know that I sold if for nothing. Oh well, sh** happens. Now I just want to get my '72 up to where my '81 was and I'll be happy.
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is it a C10, yo ur sig says it is, i thought the C series was 2wd and the K was 4x4. or was it converted over? my grandpas got a 72, C10 3/4 ton with a 350 and 350 trans, i want it someday, it still only has 40000 miles or so, give or take a couple thousand.
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