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Re: 1957 Chevy 6400
#143072 Tue Jun 28 2005 01:00 AM
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Albatross,
I have a 348 out of an early 60's school bus. I was told at the wrecking yard they have seen a 1965 bus with a 409. My sources tell me the truck heads are different than passenger cars on the 'W' engine. Any one know about the bottom end? Forged cranks on trucks?


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Re: 1957 Chevy 6400
chevy6400 #1424652 Mon Sep 20 2021 04:38 AM
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Talking about parts interchangeability..

I have a 1955 2nd series pickup and am converting to 4x4. I was thinking of putting 6000 series fenders on the truck to allow for bigger tires.

1st question
Are they interchangeable, allowing me to use the original grill/hood?

2nd Question
Where do I find 6000 series fenders?

Re: 1957 Chevy 6400
Taxfighter #1424766 Tue Sep 21 2021 02:29 AM
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Welcome to the Bolt! wave

Originally Posted by Taxfighter
1st question...Are they interchangeable, allowing me to use the original grill/hood?

Yes, they will bolt to your cab.

Yes, your existing hood will work.

No, your existing 3000 grille will not work without modifications/body work...with enough time and money and anything is possible.

FYI, your core support and inner fenders will work as they are the same on all series trucks...

Originally Posted by Taxfighter
2nd Question...Where do I find 6000 series fenders?

Post a ad in the Swap Meet section under Parts Wanted, swap meets and junk yards, they have never been reproduced.

NOTE, 1955.2 & 1956 4000/6000 front fenders are the same. 1957 4000/6000 fenders are different, they have a larger wheel opening due to the front axle being moved forward 2.5". Not sure if this matters to you...

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Re: 1957 Chevy 6400
chevy6400 #1425186 Sun Sep 26 2021 04:17 AM
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Very cool, thanks for the info. The grill won't fit? boy it seems to have the same proportions. pity they didn't match the same measurements. So I presume that I will need a grill that goes along with it.
I will see what I can find in the Swap Meet.

Re: 1957 Chevy 6400
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Re: 1957 Chevy 6400
chevy6400 #1426532 Mon Oct 11 2021 06:29 PM
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The 348/409 "porcupine" are a block all by themselves. The 366/427 tall deck blocks are truck engines, not the same block as the 427 automobile engine.


1957 Chevrolet 5700 LCF 283 SM420 single speed rear, 1955 IH 300U T/A, 1978 Corvette 350 auto
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