Hey brothers, I haven't been active on the forum for several years, as life has kept me busy. I've had this NAPCO 2-ton for about a dozen years and haven't turned a wrench on it for about 8 or 9 years. The original truck is in the gallery as a 1954 6400. The bed and body were shot, so I looked for a donor in good shape. After a short period, Grigg found me a 1950 6100 dump truck that was a fire truck early in life.
I had an original NAPCO 2 ton installation manual, so after ditching the bed, the conversion began. It was very easy to do and only took a couple days. The only outside help was having the driveshafts resized. I completely rebuilt the front axle and began rebuilding the brakes before going into hibernation.
Years ago, this truck was a cruiser at the Tri-State show in Winchester. Sweet enjoyed driving his young kids around in it... with only a hand brake. It is not currently running, but I hope to remedy that soon with help from my ODSS brethren. Who knows, it may even show up at Homecoming this year. I need a lot of knowledge to get this thing roadworthy, so I'll be picking your collective brains.
'66 c10 rust bucket, 350 nv4500 stock bellhousing, '85 c30 front suspension, h072 rear axle with 3/4 ton rear coil springs '67 cj5 225 oddfire motor, time for disc brake conversion, offset rear dana 44, intermediate pedals and steering upgrade '48 3804 frame and bed + '52 6400 cab and front clip + 4bt, need to put them together
Thanks guy's. Billy, I'm hoping for a return to Winchester with the truck as well. Good to hear from you brother. Spanky, I think we talked on the phone over 10 years ago about truck stuff. My oldest son played a few basketball games near you at High Point University. I'm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia near Harrisonburg.
Hambone- I'm sure the Beast wouldn't recognize Flappy. Milliman told me that the only original piece remaining was the radiator cap! Can't wait to see it. Mike B.- That fender probably outshines the other to this day and that was about 10 years ago. I talked to Grigg yesterday and he said you might be able to track down a set of 22.5's for this rig. Give me a shout if you find something.