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1951 6400 farm truck
#1380942 Fri Oct 16 2020 02:46 AM
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About a year ago I bought this truck at a little farm retirement auction. It was painted a horrendous purple color but the body was rust free, the price was right and it reminded of my grandpa's 1948 gmc 3/4 ton wrecker that I rode in a lot as a kid, learned to drive a manual transmission in and then drove some when I was a teenager. The auction was near my house so I drove it home, the battery didn't charge and the engine wouldn't idle but we made it. A carb rebuild and new plugs had it running smooth. The first winter was spent working with my 4 and 6 year old boys removing old paint and fixing some minor dents and then painting it. Then I rebuild the bed with sides as I might use the truck in my contracting business. The next step.was all new glass, weatherstripping and replacing worn out door latches and handles. It's pretty cool how many parts are readily available for these trucks. Currently I'm working on figuring out where to find a new PTO gear, then freshen up the brakes, getting the turn signal working and hopefully that's all. Either way it has been a fun project with my kids helping all along. I will try and attach a good picture of the truck as it is now

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Re: 1951 6400 farm truck
472man #1381004 Fri Oct 16 2020 01:38 PM
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Hy 472man, welcome, great looking truck, keep working on it with your boys, teaching them as you go.

Re: 1951 6400 farm truck
472man #1381014 Fri Oct 16 2020 02:45 PM
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Thanks 3B, I had a lot of fun being with my grandpa in his shop when I was a kid. I didn't follow him into mechanics as a trade but I still enjoy fixing my own vehicles when possible and I hope my boys will learn a few skills and have lots of good memories too!

Re: 1951 6400 farm truck
472man #1381226 Sun Oct 18 2020 12:04 AM
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I like it --- it looks sorta like mine

Re: 1951 6400 farm truck
472man #1381228 Sun Oct 18 2020 12:47 AM
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sweet truck, great to have your boys help, good job!


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: 1951 6400 farm truck
472man #1381251 Sun Oct 18 2020 03:24 AM
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Great looking truck!
Welcome to the Bolt!


Rich

'47 Loadmaster

Life is like a roll of toilet paper--the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes!






Re: 1951 6400 farm truck
472man #1381290 Sun Oct 18 2020 08:21 PM
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Very nice !


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

1948 Chevrolet 5700 COE Holmes HD W35 Wrecker
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