The Stovebolt Page Forums Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Links | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Stovebolt Supporter!
American Classic
Truck Parts


Fall is here!

Irwin A with a tip for engine swap

The last of the shows will soon be only digital pictures and fond memories. If you are getting your Bolt ready for some last cruises, or just thinking about putting her up for winter, be sure to check out what parts you need from American Classic Truck Parts. They still offer a 10% discount to Stovebolters.

Stovebolt On!

Stovebolt Site Search
 
Old Truck Calendars
Months of truck photos!
Nothing like an old truck calendar

Stovebolt Calendars

Some New
Some Vintage
Many in Production

Check for details!

Will be updating all year around!


Who's Online
60 registered (1953 panel, 52vff, 5 Window 9434, 49nut, 49 3100, 3 invisible), 793 Guests and 13 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
39,545 Registered Members
48 Forums
105,801 Topics
825,155 Posts

Most users ever online: 910 @ Sat Sep 10 2016 09:53 PM
Today's Birthdays
1SG, Bullet, DOUG ALSTON, jd530, john the englishman
Image Posting Policy
New Reply
Topic Options
#1197887 - Sun Jan 01 2017 09:37 PM 1954 3600 tow truck
49Neo Offline
Wrench Fetcher
Registered: Mon Jul 05 2010 11:44 PM
Posts: 45
Loc:
Hi, I just bought a new project truck.It's a 1954 3600 cab chassis built in Kansas City. The PO got it about 10 yrs ago and never did anything to it. It is in pretty good shape. Only rust I see is on inside door bottom and floor seam by kick panels. The 235 is locked & missing carb & distributor. Obviously, I'm not driving it home w/o some work. Still working on a plan.
The tow setup looks like a well built custom unit. The Manley 3 ton winch looks like it is run off an electric motor via V-belt. Seems like everything is there.
Future plans are to fix & drive.

Thanks,
Scott

http://i767.photobucket.com/albums/xx312/neo49/tow%20truck/20170101_153352.jpg

http://i767.photobucket.com/albums/xx312/neo49/tow%20truck/20170101_153404.jpg

http://i767.photobucket.com/albums/xx312/neo49/tow%20truck/20170101_153417.jpg

http://i767.photobucket.com/albums/xx312/neo49/tow%20truck/20170101_153457.jpg

http://i767.photobucket.com/albums/xx312/neo49/tow%20truck/20170101_153523.jpg


Edited by 49Neo (Thu Jan 05 2017 11:18 PM)
_________________________
Top
#1197912 - Sun Jan 01 2017 11:39 PM Re: 1954 3600 tow truck [Re: 49Neo]
69Cuda Offline
Big Bolt Forum Moderator
Registered: Thu Dec 17 2015 01:53 PM
Posts: 1023
Loc: Seattle, Wa.
sweet!
_________________________
Mike

1955 Chevy 6400 ex-flatbed (no bed now!)
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket

1958 Chevy 6400 flatbed W/dump
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket

1959 Chevy Suburban Owned for almost 20 years, Daily Driver -- sold May 2016
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket

Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof
Top
#1197917 - Mon Jan 02 2017 12:05 AM Re: 1954 3600 tow truck [Re: 49Neo]
Rich'sToys Offline
Shop Shark
Registered: Wed Jul 28 2004 12:00 PM
Posts: 3010
Loc: Janesville, Mn
Looks like a cool project! Keep us posted, and Happy New Year!
_________________________
Rich

'47 Loadmaster


The indignation of politicians is NOT a good measure of the gravity of any situation!--Paul Harvey


I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.




Top
#1198041 - Mon Jan 02 2017 10:41 PM Re: 1954 3600 tow truck [Re: 49Neo]
49Neo Offline
Wrench Fetcher
Registered: Mon Jul 05 2010 11:44 PM
Posts: 45
Loc:
I was going to put tranny fluid in the cyls since the PO said the 235 was locked up. I pulled the plugs and they were clean. I grabbed a screwdriver and crawled under there. The engine turned freely. Yeehaw!! I just might be able to get it running. I have the missing parts.
Nothing else I can do to the engine, so I scoped out the truck. The engine fan only has two blades. Did someone take a fan apart purposely? WTH? The water pump is locked up. The brake system has the aux booster on frame. Was glad to see Bendix brakes & tube shocks, my '49 is Huck and knee action. And something I hadn't thought about... the winch also has a hand crank! Cool! There is a decent set of inner fenders and a beater usable driver fender in the bed.
The dually wheels look different. They are 16's. 1954 only? Hopefully I can find 2 more to make a set.

http://s767.photobucket.com/user/neo49/media/tow%20truck/20170102_124117_1.jpg.html?sort=3&o=3

http://s767.photobucket.com/user/neo49/media/tow%20truck/20170102_122510.jpg.html?sort=3&o=4

http://s767.photobucket.com/user/neo49/media/tow%20truck/20170102_124243.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0


Edited by 49Neo (Thu Jan 05 2017 11:19 PM)
_________________________
Top
#1198052 - Mon Jan 02 2017 11:56 PM Re: 1954 3600 tow truck [Re: 49Neo]
Rich'sToys Offline
Shop Shark
Registered: Wed Jul 28 2004 12:00 PM
Posts: 3010
Loc: Janesville, Mn
Years ago on my Dad's '46 pickup one of the fan blades got broken off somehow. In order to keep the fan in balance they broke the opposite blade off as well. It ran that way for a long time.
Not saying that's what happened to yours, but it is a possibility.
_________________________
Rich

'47 Loadmaster


The indignation of politicians is NOT a good measure of the gravity of any situation!--Paul Harvey


I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.




Top
#1199275 - Wed Jan 11 2017 07:47 AM Re: 1954 3600 tow truck [Re: 49Neo]
saratoga54 Offline
New Guy
Registered: Sat Apr 14 2012 08:19 AM
Posts: 17
Loc: Palo Cedro, California
Very cool! Great find! You should have a lot of fun with it.
Top

Moderator:  J Lucas 

Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Links | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
#-->