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1971 Gmc C1500 Sbc Th 350 Trans P/s P/b Shop Truck Drive While Restore on 2040-cars

Year:1971 Mileage:17500
Location:

Jackson, Missouri, United States

Jackson, Missouri, United States

Looking for an inexpensive, low optioned, get in and go truck? This may be the one for you.

This is a 1971 GMC 1500 series 1/2 ton, two wheel drive pick up truck. It is a small block Chevy 350 V8 with the reliable TH350 automatic transmission. It is a pretty no-frills truck, it has power sterring and power brakes, about all you really need as far as options on these trucks.

The 350 engine has an aftermarket carburetor, Edelbrock I think, headers and later model HEI ignition system. Starts right up and runs down the road with no issues. It does have a typical annoying header gasket leak but don't they all. The coolant system is in good working condition and the engine does not smoke or rattle. The power steering pump does groan some when doing a hard turn. The transmission shifts out like it should going down the road, no issues there.

The interior has seen better days but is still all there. The windshield is cracked, of course. Wipers and lights work. It has an aftermarket CD player of some sort, not really my area. The steering wheel is cracked.

The body shows the trucks age. The rocker panels need replaced, floors near rockers need work. It has a Chevrolet tailgate that opens and closes, the tailgate is rusted at the bottom, but it has a tailgate. Has a good rear work bumper. The passenger door has been replaced and the passenger fender is an aftermarket that never was painted and is showing surface rust. It has a chrome front bumper, not the best but it does have one. There does not appear to be any rust through on the interior part of the roof above the windshield.

The wheels are aftermarket Hurricane style, really popular in the 80's and are a matching set. It has good tires front and rear, two different brands, but still very good tires.

We started to throw a quick satin black paint job on it but decided to just let everyone see exactly what they were getting, no cover-ups. This is just a good old get in and drive truck. It is not fancy, it needs work, but it is a truck that you can use to work with. Not like you would worry about scratching the paint now is it? It would be a good shop truck, work truck or just something to beat and bang around in. Put that kid in it and turn him loose, if he tears it up, it is cheap to fix.

To make the deal even better, i will throw in a new set of rocker panels and a new pair of header gaskets for the winning bidder. Just trying to help. Thanks.

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