mbourne
mbourne
Location: Chandler, AZ, USA
Joined: 06/11/2007
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"72 Chev Cheyenne"     1972 Chevrolet Cheyenne

Introduction / Overview: I bought the `72 in 1998 through a broker from the original CA owner.  The orignial owner purchased the truck to haul trash to the dump from his home in San Diego.  He gave the truck to his son when he turned 16.  They had the truck professionally lowered, reupolstered the seats in white, and added a bed cover.  The original owner put it up for sale when his son's grades dropped from 4.0 average to almost failing!  I gave the truck to my son for HS graduation.  He did not take care of it and eventually blew the engine.  I purchased the truck back in 2004, spent +$20k and almost two years to get the truck in its current condition.  It's a driver, not a show truck!!
Drivetrain:
  • GM ZZ4 – 350 c.i./355 hp. 
  • 1.6 Crane roller rocker arms
  • Holley 770 cfm carburetor
  • Holley high-volume fuel pump
  • Hooker headers
  • Taylor spark plug wires
  • Zoom billet brackets and pulleys
  • 100 amp Powermaster alternator
  • Flexcool electronically controlled dual cooling fans
  • 2½” aluminized dual exhaust system with “H” pipe
  • Optima battery
  • GM 700-R4 with Bowtie Overdrive cable/calibration
  • B&M 2400 stall torque converter.
Chassis:
  • Front lowered 4” with FabTech components
  • Rear lowered 4”
Wheels and Tires:
  • 5 Star Aluminum Wheels (vintage `90's)
  • B.F. Goodrich tires
Body & Paint:
  • Body taken down to bare metal - no BONDO
  • block sanded
  • painted with PPG Black Urethane (2005)
Interioir:
  • Dealer installed factory bucket seats recovered with original houndstooth black material
  • Factory A/C upgraded with a Hot Rod Air system using factory controls.  Very clean installation!
  • Factory tilt steering with Grant wheel
Lifestyles: Street Rodder