A 72 Chevy 4X4 truck is definitely one of the coolest looking classic trucks ever. If you are lucky enough to find one in good restorable shape it is a great truck to own and bring back to driving condition.
The short bed fender side version is a favorite with its smaller tight bed, but truly any body style is a looker. The popularity of the short bed trucks has increased the value of the long beds as well as the shorties are getting harder to find.These trucks look great and still turn heads almost 40 years after they first hit the streets. The two tone paint scheme on the Cheyenne is a real classic with the steel moldings on the side, separating the colors. Body trim includes the Chevy bow tie in the egg crate grill, nice touches like the side marker lights, and a pair of chrome mirrors to add to the overall classic look.
The 1972 Chevy is a follow up to the style which began in 1967 and was known as the Action Line. These trucks are favorites among Chevy fans. The Chevy trucks descend from a line that began as early as 1911. By the late 1960’s GM was adding features to their work trucks to make them more attractive and comfortable. Big reason for this was the growth in buyers who used their trucks to tow RVs. These buyers wanted more than a just work truck.
The 72 Chevy 4X4 pickup models were only the second year of Chevrolet production to have disc brakes as a standard feature on their trucks. Engine choices in the 1972 Chevy pickups all run well on regular low lead (and now strictly no lead) gas. This era saw the start of the environmental concerns which led to catalytic converters and restricted fuel later. These engines include the two inline six models, and three different V-8s. The venerable 283 which was a super small V-8 had morphed into a 302 by this year, but the engine of choice for most is the 350. A fully equipped Silverado was and is still the model to have, but even a base 4x4 K10 can be a great find. A great rat rod truck would be a 72 K series with your choice of flat black paint and huge off road wheels and tires.
Off road the Chevy with a 350 powers though the rough stuff, and the torque of the 350 motor (or a 402 if you can find one) will push your Chevy right over and through obstacles.
Inside the 72 bench seat is a comfortable vinyl covered deal, with a bit more padding than most years prior. The doors no longer were simply vinyl covered; they now had a molded plastic inside cover that holds up well to abuse. A little vinyl and plastic shine will keep these doors looking good. The dash is still a straight ahead affair and would benefit from a tach and a better gauge cluster. But overall these trucks are worthy of any upgrade or mod you can do to them. Their value is certain to grow as trucks of this era are constantly gaining in popularity and collectability.
|Chevrolet : C/K Pickup 1500 Short Bed 1972 CHEVROLET C/K 1500 4X4 SHORTBED||0 Bid||US $22,900.00||13h 36m|
Mat's 1972 Chevy Chevrolet Pickup Truck with a 350 small block beats Scott's 2005 Dodge 1500 5.7 liter Hemi!
For your reference:
Mat's 1972 Chevy K10 has 350 small block with GM Performance ZZ4 Heads, Isky 485 lift cam, Professional Products Hurricane Intake, Edelbrock 600 cfm Carberator, 10.8 to 1 compression, 2200 stall, 4.11 gears, headers & dual flowmasters on 33in. mudd brute tires.
Scott's 2005 Dodge 5.7liter Hemi with True dual single chamber flowmasters, Hypertech Power programmer, Intake kit, 2WD on 20in. & stock aluminum rims.
This thing was a great 15 footer. Love the general look, and really like the blue and white. After decades of being into other vintage iron, I'm really starting to finally have a big attraction to this bodystyle. Especially seem to like the 71/72 grilles and exterior/interior trim on the Cheyenne Super's. Love all that trim, and the woodgrain in places, combined with essentially late 60's styling. Great truck!!!!
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