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#1453635 Wed Jun 01 2022 11:47 PM
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Joined: May 2022
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1957 Chevy 6400 -- Barn Find

This is my 1957 Chevy 6400. I found it in a barn south of the town where I go to college in Southern Iowa. The lady who owned the truck at the time knew almost nothing about it other than her late husband's uncle had bought it new in 57 and it had been kept in a barn all of its life. She told me that it had ran about three years ago when it was parked there and had not been touched since and that if I wanted it she would hold onto it until I could save up the money and get it running. My girlfriend and I spent the next two months working on it after class in the barn. Finally on May 1st, 2022, I paid $1,200 for it and drove it home.

The truck is a 1957 6400 (6409S) with a 261, a two speed rear end, and an Omaha Standard box. It has absolutely no body rust, and only one small half dollar sized hole in the bench seat. To drive this truck home all it needed was an oil change, coolant, some brake fluid and a new resistor.

My plan for this truck is not decided yet but I would like to rebuild and repaint the wood on the bed. I think when I take the old bed off, I will clean up and coat the frame. Otherwise I'm just going to take her to shows and drive her on Sunday cruises.
Last edited by Peggy M; Sun Jul 17 2022 12:38 AM.
MatBrindley #1453680 Thu Jun 02 2022 12:43 PM
Joined: Aug 2019
Posts: 216
Wow!! What a bargain. I have no use for a truck that big but would not pass up a deal like that. Rare find indeed.

1957 Chevy 3200
PS, A/C, Tilt column, Rebuilt 350, Rebuilt TH350, Reupholstered Bench Seat, sound proof/insulated, LED headlights/taillights
MatBrindley #1453692 Thu Jun 02 2022 02:44 PM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,572
Workshop Owner
Very nice, what a great find. thumbs_up Does your truck have a hoist?


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MatBrindley #1453720 Thu Jun 02 2022 05:59 PM
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 261
Rustbucket Ranch
That's a score! Great looking truck cool

1949 Chevy 3100 (In the family since new)
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MatBrindley #1453791 Fri Jun 03 2022 03:41 AM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 4,036
Great looking truck! Congratulations!

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1947 Chev. Loadmaster
1959 Chev. Viking 40
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Me: "I want to be rich."
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MatBrindley #1454120 Mon Jun 06 2022 12:21 AM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,339
Nice rig!

1960 Chevy C10 driver 261 T5 3.73 dana 44
1949 GMC 250 project in waiting
1960 C60 pasture art
Retired GM dealer tech. 1980 - 2022
MatBrindley #1454328 Tue Jun 07 2022 04:44 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,324
Crusty Old Sarge
If you bring it to the KC reunion I'll double your money on it :D, beautiful old truck.

Last edited by TUTS 59; Tue Jun 07 2022 04:45 PM.

"Living life in the SLOW lane"
Come, Bleed or Blister something has got to give!!!
'59 Apache 31, 327 V8 (0.030 over), Muncie M20 4 Speed, GM 10 Bolt Rear... long term project (30 years and counting)
'58 Viking 4400, 235, 4 Speed (Thor)
MatBrindley #1479354 Sat Dec 17 2022 10:48 AM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,329
Nice deal, I'm curious why the side emblems are on the wrong sides? Must have had a repaint at some time, is that the original color?

Kicking self for selling off my Taskforce trucks.
Still looking for an LCF or conventional big bolt in decent shape.

As of 10-26-2022, A 55.2 Taskforce long bed now the work begins

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