Gary "GL" Perry's

1954 Chevrolet 2-Ton (6400)


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From Gary:

             I've had this '54 6400 about three years now and was driving quite regularly until I tired of shifting and going SLOW on highways. It's more of a novelty, but I do haul gravel and dirt for my one-acre farm accasionally as I am a big do-it-yourselfer!

             It has the original 235 six with about 90,000 on it. Could be rebuilt as was painted black and clean. Leaks oil all-over and out breather tube and valve cover vents.

             I have installed a one-wire alternator and changed to 12-volts (a big improvement), put on all new brake cylinders, shoes, lines, fuel lines, frame wiring, taillights, etc. It was a grain truck with high sides (hate not seeing out the back-window), so changed to lower sides and window opening and made into dump-bed with lift off of a '55 Chevy 2-ton. I used PTO and levers from same truck. I also rebuilt front axle and joints and installed 19.5 radial tires from newer Chevy HD 3500's and motorhomes. They are 8" wide and improve handling greatly! They have the 10-lugs and small center hole that's hard to find.

Gary Perry
"GL Perry "
Bolter # 47
Huntington, Indiana

1954 Chevy 2-ton (driver)
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