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'47 Chevy 6400 project
#1415360 Tue Jun 29 2021 11:39 PM
Joined: Jun 2021
Posts: 43
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Hi all! Here starts the documentation for my new project: this morning I purchased a '47 Chevy 6400. Body has some corner rot but otherwise the sheet metal is in great condition for the age, and will take minimal work to get it ready to refresh the paint.
The plans:
Repair the cab corners.
Paint: black fenders, dark blue cab and hood.
Upgrade to 12V.
Get the engine running. I was told it was driven into it's current parking spot where they started into the project but never finished.

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Re: '47 Chevy 6400 project
Capt Oblivious #1415505 Thu Jul 01 2021 10:27 AM
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Looks to be in real good shape 👍

Re: '47 Chevy 6400 project
Capt Oblivious #1415534 Thu Jul 01 2021 03:29 PM
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'Bolter
Nice find. Congrats

Re: '47 Chevy 6400 project
Capt Oblivious #1415951 Mon Jul 05 2021 02:51 PM
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Hello Capt Oblivious,

Welcome to the Stovebolt and the Project Journal forum! Your '47 6400 will be of great interest to our forum participants. I'm really looking forward to watching you refresh the '47. Be sure to ask your questions in the appropriate forum(s). There's a wealth of knowledge here on the SB. I see you've checked into the Welcome Center and introduced yourself, an excellent first step.

I've sent you a PM with some additional Project Journal information. You can just click on the flashing red envelope in the upper righthand corner to open it.

Once again, welcome. You're gonna love it here! thumbs_up


Andy

His: 1947 Chevrolet 3104 [flic.kr]
Hers: 2008 American Saddlebred [flic.kr]

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Re: '47 Chevy 6400 project
Capt Oblivious #1416072 Tue Jul 06 2021 02:41 PM
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Well, it was at least advertised as a '47 🤣
Can anyone help with engine identification? I can't find my prefix code on any guide.

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Re: '47 Chevy 6400 project
Capt Oblivious #1416103 Tue Jul 06 2021 06:41 PM
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You can also use the casting numbers on the motor as there is a list of casting numbers online as to what year and size of motor .


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Re: '47 Chevy 6400 project
Capt Oblivious #1416124 Tue Jul 06 2021 09:36 PM
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Posts: 45
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Engine Serial Number Preface and decode - ECM - USA 1947 Chevrolet truck [1954advance-design.com]

1947 4000 (1.5 ton) series truck regular 216.5 ci THRIFT-MASTER engine was standard equipment.
A LOAD-MASTER 235 engine was available as RPO-225.

The head and block casting codes would confirm the size of the engine.


Let's play together nicely.
Re: '47 Chevy 6400 project
Capt Oblivious #1416142 Tue Jul 06 2021 10:41 PM
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Found the pass-side casting: 389770.

TSP, you bring up a new investigation. I had been going off the assumption that this was a 2-ton 6400, but that engine number points to 4400. Though my 4 rear tires are not factory, the "G: Outer wheel tread" measurement is closer to 76 than the 79 of the 6400. What other things can I look at to solve this mystery?
No door tag.

Re: '47 Chevy 6400 project
Capt Oblivious #1416154 Wed Jul 07 2021 12:38 AM
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This might be helpful in finding head/block casting codes and casting dates?
codes/dates [1954advance-design.com]


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Re: '47 Chevy 6400 project
Capt Oblivious #1416170 Wed Jul 07 2021 01:33 AM
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Could you have switched the first two numbers 839770. 1947 216


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