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1950 Chevy 6100 NAPCO 4X4
#1347147 Wed Feb 19 2020 01:49 PM
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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.

Take care,
George VO

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Re: 1950 Chevy 6100 NAPCO 4X4
Napco Man #1347149 Wed Feb 19 2020 02:03 PM
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Posts: 3,191
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Nice.

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
Re: 1950 Chevy 6100 NAPCO 4X4
Napco Man #1347156 Wed Feb 19 2020 03:30 PM
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Posts: 196
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That's my absolute dream truck. Post more pics!


'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
Re: 1950 Chevy 6100 NAPCO 4X4
Napco Man #1347159 Wed Feb 19 2020 03:39 PM
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Posts: 1,237
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Camp Commandant
One of my favorite trucks too! Don't let George kid you, he is a wizard with old iron!
It would be awesome to have the Jolly Green Giant back in Winchester this year.
Good to hear from you Brother.


Billy
Old Dominion Stovebolt Society
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1946 Chevrolet Cab Over Engine
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Re: 1950 Chevy 6100 NAPCO 4X4
Napco Man #1347165 Wed Feb 19 2020 04:29 PM
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that is a sweet truck! Welcome back!


Mike

1955 Chevy 6400 ex-flatbed (no bed now!)
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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: 1950 Chevy 6100 NAPCO 4X4
Napco Man #1347168 Wed Feb 19 2020 04:40 PM
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Very nice truck Dude ! What part of Virginia are you from ? I go to Roanoke often. Purchased a couple trucks out of Virginia. One in Salem, and the other in Lexington.


Spanky Hardy
Collector Of Fine Old G.M. COE Trucks & Antique Holmes Wreckers

1948 Chevrolet 5700 COE Holmes HD W35 Wrecker
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1950 GMC 250 1-Ton
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Re: 1950 Chevy 6100 NAPCO 4X4
Napco Man #1347181 Wed Feb 19 2020 06:34 PM
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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.

Take care,
George

Re: 1950 Chevy 6100 NAPCO 4X4
Napco Man #1347218 Thu Feb 20 2020 01:17 AM
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George,
Welcome back. Maybe flappy and your big moose can get to know each other again.


HB

1966 Chevrolet K-10
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Re: 1950 Chevy 6100 NAPCO 4X4
Napco Man #1347219 Thu Feb 20 2020 01:19 AM
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Shop Shark
I seem to remember waxing the fender on that truck...lol!

Great to see you're back!

Mike B smile

Re: 1950 Chevy 6100 NAPCO 4X4
Napco Man #1347253 Thu Feb 20 2020 01:03 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
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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.

Take care,
George

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