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My 56 Chevy dually #1332438 Sun Nov 03 2019 05:28 PM
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Grahamgmc Offline OP
Overskye
I found this 56 Chevy on Craigslist. It was down near San Francisco, so quite a drive from where I live in northeast Oregon. I used a 3 day weekend to go down and trailer it home. It has the original 265 v8 and a hydromatic transmission. The motor was disassembled because of a cracked head. After getting it home I had some new tires put on, and took it to a friend to overhaul the motor. It runs great now, and drives nice. It is geared super low, the hydromatic transmission has shifted into 4th gear by the time I hit 25 - 30 mph. I plan on changing out the rear end with a 14 bolt to improve the gearing.

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1949 gmc half ton, 1956 Chevy 3600 dually
Re: My 56 Chevy dually [Re: Grahamgmc] #1332458 Sun Nov 03 2019 09:09 PM
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Pat66 Offline
Wrench Fetcher
Great score on a cool truck

Re: My 56 Chevy dually [Re: Grahamgmc] #1332471 Sun Nov 03 2019 10:37 PM
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glenns towing Online
Shop Shark
Awesome. good find

Re: My 56 Chevy dually [Re: Grahamgmc] #1332523 Mon Nov 04 2019 03:16 AM
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Grahamgmc Offline OP
Overskye
Thanks, I’m enjoying it.


1949 gmc half ton, 1956 Chevy 3600 dually
Re: My 56 Chevy dually [Re: Grahamgmc] #1332530 Mon Nov 04 2019 03:45 AM
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Grahamgmc Offline OP
Overskye
How do I get these pictures into the gallery?


1949 gmc half ton, 1956 Chevy 3600 dually
Re: My 56 Chevy dually [Re: Grahamgmc] #1332534 Mon Nov 04 2019 05:04 AM
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Rich'sToys Offline
Shop Shark
That's a neat little truck! Congratulations!!
Is that about an 8 ft. flat bed?


Rich

'47 Loadmaster

One of the biggest problems facing the world today is apathy. But who cares?






Re: My 56 Chevy dually [Re: Grahamgmc] #1332535 Mon Nov 04 2019 05:06 AM
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baldeagle Offline
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Originally Posted by Grahamgmc
How do I get these pictures into the gallery?

Follow these instructions: https://www.stovebolt.com/gallery/submission.html


Paul Schmehl CI 12
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1948 Chevy 3100 Five Window
Re: My 56 Chevy dually [Re: Grahamgmc] #1332566 Mon Nov 04 2019 04:48 PM
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Rusty Rod Offline
Moderator - The Electrical Bay and Rocky Mountain Bolters
Nice truck... it looks like it doesn't need much work at all.


Another quality post.


Real Trucks Rattle

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Re: My 56 Chevy dually [Re: Grahamgmc] #1332720 Wed Nov 06 2019 04:07 AM
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Grahamgmc Offline OP
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The bed is about 9’ 6” long and 7’8” wide. A little too wide for me, I would like to cut it down to 7 feet wide. There are lots of things that need to be fixed on it. But that’s half the fun.


1949 gmc half ton, 1956 Chevy 3600 dually
Re: My 56 Chevy dually [Re: Grahamgmc] #1332740 Wed Nov 06 2019 12:26 PM
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TUTS 59 Offline
Shop Shark
I love these old flat beds, my Uncle had a 57', 235 with a 4 speed. He worked that truck hard. Another ask Force is always welcomed.


Craig

Come,Bleed or Blister somethings got to give!!!
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59' Apache 31, long term project (30 years and counting)
Re: My 56 Chevy dually [Re: TUTS 59] #1332747 Wed Nov 06 2019 01:51 PM
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Grahamgmc Offline OP
Overskye
Out and about

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Re: My 56 Chevy dually [Re: Grahamgmc] #1332777 Wed Nov 06 2019 05:48 PM
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Possum Offline
Shop Shark
Awesome truck! grin

The 14 bolt swap is a good idea, plan on doing that to my 3800


A 27 year old with a soft spot for old trucks!

1949 Chevy 3100 (In the family since new)
1955.5 Chevy 3100 (Dad's truck)
1958 Chevy 3800 1-ton w/ 9 foot bed
1959 Chevy Spartan 100 (10400)
and various other future projects
Re: My 56 Chevy dually [Re: Grahamgmc] #1332798 Wed Nov 06 2019 09:55 PM
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69Cuda Offline
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sweet truck! Welcome to the site!


Mike

1955 Chevy 6400 ex-flatbed (no bed now!)
In the Stovebolt Gallery


1958 Chevy 6400 flatbed W/dump
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1959 Chevy Suburban Owned for almost 20 years, Daily Driver -- sold May 2016
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Re: My 56 Chevy dually [Re: Grahamgmc] #1332801 Wed Nov 06 2019 10:57 PM
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Apache1 Offline
Shop Shark
265 cid sbc takes me back all the way back to 1971. My '55 Chev 110 in HS had that exact mill. Nice find...gonna make into a stake bed?

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