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Leonardtown, Maryland


1949 Chevrolet 6400


Owned by

Cleon Eck
Bolter # 5832
Rockwall, Texas

01 October 2007
# 2064

From Cleon :

           I would like to submit a couple of photos of my new, old Chevy to the Gallery. It is a 1949 6400 Big Bolt that I brought home from Kansas on September 6th, 2007. It has a working hydraulic dump bed and a 1954 or 1955 261 engine that runs very well. The transmission was noisy so I removed it. Upon inspection, it is in very good condition and appears to have been rebuilt recently. When I drained it, the oil flowed out like motor oil. After filling it with 140 weight, it is quiet and seems to be OK.

           I also replaced the clutch disc and had the pressure plate reworked. Thanks to the Stovebolt want ads, Virginia Firetruck fixed me up with a couple of grille bars to replace the damaged ones.

           The best part about this truck is “no rust.” It appears that it was probably kept out of the weather most of the time. It is going to need some TLC. Here's a peak at the interior.

           I don’t have any history on the truck as the man I bought it from had not owned it long. He used it for a while to haul building materials and trash while remodeling his home.

           I intend to restore it and lengthen the 14 foot bed another 6 feet and use it as a car hauler.

           Hopefully, I will be able to update this in a year or so and show the completed truck. I have a couple of tow truck projects to finish, then I can get started on this one.

           Thanks for the great web site. The information and knowledge that is shared on this site is priceless.



           Cleon also had a 1931 Chevy Firetruck in the Gallery. ~~ Editor