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Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by chev4life, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. chev4life

    chev4life Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    hey all i recently sold my 68 chev so now im looking at a 71 gmc with the 350 invader 2barrel carb and i was wondering what the horsepower rating would be and what kind of trnny it would have my friend thinks its either a turbo 350 or a powerglide and i cant find anything about it on the net. i was also wonder if it would be possible to make it a short box? thanx.
     
  2. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Only listing I for a 71 350 2bbl is a car application.Rating is 165 HP,265 Torque.Don't know for sure if the truck motor is different.

    Tranny could be a powerglide (2 spd),or a TH350 (3 spd).

    You can take a longbox,and shorten the frame to accept a shortbox.Good luck finding a good box though,they are pretty rare.
     
  3. chev4life

    chev4life Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    well thanx again man yeha i figured the hardest part would be to find a short box but i could use a newer short box couldnt i?
     
  4. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    You could use a newer short box,but it ain't gonna look right.The body lines are totally different with the newer trucks.
     
  5. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    I saw a 67 - 72 cab, with (and I don't know my later models well) with I am guessing a 93 bodystyle Z/71 step side bed. The body lines looked like a perfect match. I don't know if the cab or bed needed a body lift to line up with the other half, but it looked "right".

    ~Chuck
     
  6. chev4life

    chev4life Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    thanx guys i have so many ideas of want i want to do its hard to choose i know i want a truck but i want a short box just becuz they are lighter and look sportier but a long box does have its uses so we ll see what i can do. once again thanx.