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My 56 Chevy dually
#1332438 Sun Nov 03 2019 05:28 PM
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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
Grahamgmc #1332458 Sun Nov 03 2019 09:09 PM
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Great score on a cool truck

Re: My 56 Chevy dually
Grahamgmc #1332471 Sun Nov 03 2019 10:37 PM
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Awesome. good find

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


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


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


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Re: My 56 Chevy dually
Grahamgmc #1332535 Mon Nov 04 2019 05:06 AM
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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


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Re: My 56 Chevy dually
Grahamgmc #1332566 Mon Nov 04 2019 04:48 PM
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Nice truck... it looks like it doesn't need much work at all.


Another quality post.


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Re: My 56 Chevy dually
Grahamgmc #1332720 Wed Nov 06 2019 04:07 AM
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Overskye
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
Grahamgmc #1332740 Wed Nov 06 2019 12:26 PM
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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.


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