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1977 GMC 6500 Tilt-Cab Dump Truck

Owned by

Danny Shy


04 February 2008

From Danny :

         This is my first try at sending you some information on my 1977 GMC 6500 tilt-cab dump truck. I was looking for an older dump truck, but when I found this one, I could not pass it up. It is a 1977 GMC 6500 tilt-cab dump truck. It has a 427 cu. in. engine with a 5 speed transmission and two speed rear-end. It has air brakes. I will only require a little work to make it road worthy.

         Since I bought, I have learned a lot about large trucks and what it takes to get them licensed here in Missouri. First, I had to find someone that would insure it. I finally got insurance through Progressive. Since it has air brakes, most safety inspectors can't do the required safety inspection. I finally found someone though. We call her the "Beast."

          My family has quite a few '67-72 Chevy "Stovebolts," none of which are show types. I need to get busy and take some photos and send them to you. My oldest Grandson has a '67 C-10 lwb with a modified 350 with a 3 speed daily driver / tire smoker. My Daughter-in-law has a '68 C-10 lwb in the midst of restoration. My youngest Grandson (14 years old) has a '69 C-10 lwb with a slightly modified 350 with an auto that is ready to drive when he turns 16. My Son has a '70 C-10 swb with a modified 454 and 3 speed daily driver / tire smoker.

         I just have an old '71 Chevy C-10 farm truck with a lwb. It has a stock 350 with a compound 4 speed. It is used as a daily driver / farm truck. My Son, the one that has the '70, just picked up a '72 lwb he is going to put an engine and transmission in it and use it as a work truck for his business.

         As you can see we are pretty well a "Stovebolt" family. We are always looking for parts trucks. My next project will hopefully be a '67-72 Chevy / GMC 1 ton flatbed.

         Sorry for the long reply, but sometimes I get carried away. I guess it was from being an instructor for the Navy for so long. Well, I guess that is about all for now.