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71meangreenc10 04-08-2012 09:11 PM

71 GMC Ol Green
 
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Well,

I bought my GMC when I came home in 2008 from Iraq from a guy in Tucson AZ, I got it at a pretty good price and found it to have some hidden issues (dont they all). Found that the frame was bent like a pretzel, but I am always up for the challenge.

First upgrade was delay wipers, then came the rallys, then power windows,tilt, Dodge Ram power seats with a console. AC with serpentine setup was last summer.

The last couple of weeks I went crazy and re-framed it, taking out the leaf springs and putting in a coil spring frame, had a 700R4 built, I re-geared the rear with 3.42 and installed the camaro calipers. Also added ECE rear 4 inch coil drop springs and shocks.

This is now one smooth daily driver......

Smitty

71meangreenc10 04-08-2012 09:14 PM

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More Pics

Smitty

71meangreenc10 04-08-2012 09:16 PM

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More pics.


Smitty

71meangreenc10 04-08-2012 09:18 PM

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700R4 Going in.....


Smitty

71meangreenc10 04-08-2012 09:20 PM

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Final result,

Nice level stance....Smooth Longbed.....

Smitty

71meangreenc10 04-08-2012 09:22 PM

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Last Pic,

April is Autism Awareness Month, this is for my son Matthew....He is the BEST....


Smitty

2GMCTrucks 04-09-2012 09:06 AM

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That's a verr-rry nice '71 GMC. I've got a 70 GMC 1/2-ton long bed (green). I'm looking to install a 700R4 tranny (a Monster trans unit) like you with a Lokar shifter in place of the TH350/B&M floor shifter in there now.

Could you tell me if it's a straight swap or were there any mods required to the drive shaft? Did you keep the original torque converter or did you upgrade? I'm running a crate GM Performance 350 ci w/330 hp and 380 ft lbs.

I dig your new seats too. Any advice you could share would be appreciated.

Thanks and keep up the good work. - Phil

71meangreenc10 04-09-2012 10:13 AM

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Thanks Phil,

The driveshaft has to be cut about 3 inches, then it goes right in, you also have to move your crossmember back, 700R4 is 3 inches longer than a turbo 350, unless you have the long tailshaft. The guy that built the trans put in a new converter, stock stall.

The seats came out of a 2001 Ram, I did a post on it.

Smitty

gcburdic 04-09-2012 11:11 AM

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Dang Smitty!!!...You've been busy my friend....looks great!!!

67cheby 04-09-2012 05:37 PM

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nice work

71meangreenc10 04-09-2012 06:14 PM

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Originally Posted by gcburdic (Post 5302701)
Dang Smitty!!!...You've been busy my friend....looks great!!!

I have been very busy Geoff...Lets say the wifey AINT happy :) with the amount of time I have spent in the garage the last couple weeks...

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Originally Posted by 67cheby (Post 5303298)
nice work

Thanks 67, These ol trucks are what keeps me sane.....


Smitty

gcburdic 04-10-2012 08:51 AM

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hurry up and finish that burb now....while she's still mad at ya:lol:

71meangreenc10 04-10-2012 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by gcburdic (Post 5304659)
hurry up and finish that burb now....while she's still mad at ya:lol:

Yeah right...that will take a while.....


Smitty

71meangreenc10 04-15-2012 08:06 PM

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I need to get the burb done.....

Smitty

71meangreenc10 08-03-2014 09:41 PM

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Well,
We are painting the old girl. Stripped it and painting it myself. Painting it Orchid Green. bed is done and it looks great. Doing the cab this week.

Smitty

71meangreenc10 08-03-2014 09:42 PM

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Cab fun.

Smitty

71meangreenc10 09-05-2014 05:26 PM

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Truck is finished. Buffed and Polished and she looks SWEET!!!! The greatest satisfaction is that I did it myself. Now on to the Burb.....and get the bed lined....

Smitty

71meangreenc10 09-24-2014 07:37 PM

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Rear View,
New parts look and fit great.

Smitty

Katrina/10 09-25-2014 03:30 PM

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Looks great!

71meangreenc10 09-26-2014 10:28 PM

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Thanks Katrina/10... This is a good old truck and it keeps getting better everyday.

Smitty

Katrina/10 09-27-2014 09:40 AM

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I really like the color and wheels you chose.

71meangreenc10 09-30-2014 05:56 PM

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I am not feeling the wheels anymore, I am looking to put another set of Rally's back on and see how that looks with the new color. It should drop a little more in the rear once the rhino line is put in this Feb.

Smitty

71meangreenc10 03-17-2018 12:07 AM

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Finally put some Rallys back on the old GMC. Had the rims powder coated again with a darker grey. Looks awesome.

Smitty

Hart_Rod 03-17-2018 09:26 AM

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Looks nice! Love the green, :metal:

71meangreenc10 03-22-2018 08:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Hart_Rod (Post 8213847)
Looks nice! Love the green, :metal:

Thank You.

Smitty


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