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1949 Chevrolet 6400
01 October 2007
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.
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