1954 Chevrolet 4400 1.5-Ton Dump Truck
From Scott :
Hello. This is an update of my 1954 Chevy 4400. It is now a dump!
The truck was a farm stakebody a little over a year ago. [ see pix ] It was a fairly rusty with 26,000 original miles. It was relatively straight and was not missing much, if anything at all. I was just going to clean it up, wake the motor from its six year sleep and use it on my farm.
Well, a little over a year, thousands of dollars, and countless hours later, it is close to being finished.
I have had a great deal of help. My son-in-law removed and completely rebuilt the motor. My neighbor (happens to be Stuart's Auto Body Store) helped me with hundreds of hours of body work and paint.
The motor runs smoothly enough to rest a glass of water on the valve cover with hardly a ripple. The body and paint far exceed what I could have achieved alone. In fact, it is show quality. (Len Stuart has some very fancy paint, 40 years of experience, and is an artist with regard to body work.)
Thank you to all the 'Bolters that answered my many questions during the restoration process. The help was immeasurable. A special thanks to the Big Bolters! I'm sure I speak for others when I say we are fortunate to have such a great forum.
In December 2008, Scott added a second dump truck ... a 1946 Chevy 1.5-ton ... and old "potato truck." ~ Editor