1972 GMC Pickup


1972 GMC Pickup

1972 GMC Pickup

1972 GMC Pickup, OWNERS: LEE AND MARLENE SCHOFFSTALL, Minot North Dakota

"BRONZE BEAR"

OWNERS: Lee and Marlene Schoffstall

HISTORY: One owner truck. I ordered this 1972 GMC Pickup straight from the GM factory new from Noffsinger Motors, El Dorado Kansas, it's new cost at that time was $3101.15. When I picked the truck up on 30 June 1972, it had four (miles) on the odometer. We were living at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs CO at the time. In 1973 we drove the truck to Anchorage Alaska on the ALCAN Hi-way, at that time it was 1200 miles of gravel road, and came back down with the truck in 1977 to Minot, the truck has been in North Dakota since.

CLUB: Dakota Cruisers, Minot North Dakota

RESTORATION/BODY WORK: Work was started in Oct 2009 by GREG FEEHAN and LES KING of Paintless Dent Repair, Minot North Dakota. The GMC was rebuilt from the frame up, in Jan 2010 all that was standing was the frame and four tires. A new floor was installed on the Cab, along with new front fenders, doors, side fenders on the bed. This GMC has the original hood, cab, front box, floor to the box and tail gate. The tail gate was removed in Oct 1972 to accommodate a camper on the truck, and was wrapped and stored at that time, it was reopened and unpacked in Dec 2009 for this restoration.

PAINT: It was painted the same color utilizing the original paint numbers , Medium Bronze.

ENGINE: 350 V8 with four bbl Crab, it has the original block. Work on the engine has been accomplished over the years by JOHN DOKKEN Minot North Dakota.

TRANSMISSION/REAR END: 4 speed on the floor, 373 ratio rear axle with postraction.

INTERIOR: Painted throughout, replaced door panels, door seals, all windows, glove box, heater gage, dash bezel, and dash board pad........ except the radio is the original AM model that came with the truck and still works.

UPHOLSTERY: Interior seat cover accomplished by Brenda's Decor BRENDA MAI - Owner/Operator Garrison North Dakota.

TIRES/RIMS: Tires, BF Goodrich Radial P255/60SR15......Wheels, 15x8 PACER 320C..... Purchased at Tires Plus, Minot North Dakota -- MIKE SCHMALTZ Retail/Commercial Sales Manager.

EXHAUST SYSTEM: Dual exhaust with Turbo mufflers, SS tips. Midwest Tire & Muffler, Minot North Dakota -- TERRY SODERBERG Manager.