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been thinking about doing something with the ol 55 gagin. Since i was at that auction and missed that earlyer 50s chevy 6400 it made me want to get it going more.

Step one get up to Oklahoma and get the parts i need. should make it up this may or june.
Step 2 try to get it running. I don't want to restore it yet but it would be fun around the farm.




This wa sbefore i lcenaed the inside out




 

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I think with the parts i need and some wiring work it should start. It was never parked due to anything being wrong just because they didnt need it anymore.
 

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That will make ya a nice farm truck
 

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BerlinBinder said:
That will make ya a nice farm truck
I think so too! I just got to get those parts :)
 

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That was a nice series of Chev (5-6-7) and yours looks pretty solid and not too rusty. I would bet that your biggest expense would be the brake system. My experience messing about with old trucks has always been that the brakes are needing repair or replacement. Wheel and master cylinders are still available but expensive. I have one IH truck that I have more money invested in brake parts than I put into the initial truck purchase, yet still don't have working brakes.
 

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prwttsh said:
It'd make an interesting project. Keep us posted on your progress :D
Will do ;)
 

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rusty6 said:
That was a nice series of Chev (5-6-7) and yours looks pretty solid and not too rusty. I would bet that your biggest expense would be the brake system. My experience messing about with old trucks has always been that the brakes are needing repair or replacement. Wheel and master cylinders are still available but expensive. I have one IH truck that I have more money invested in brake parts than I put into the initial truck purchase, yet still don't have working brakes.
It is in ppretty good shape with not too bad rust. The first picture shows it in a shed. That was where it was untill around 10 years ago where it was removed because they were adding on to the shed.

There is going to be some expence for sure. I looked the master cylinder up in a catalog i have and its not too bad suprisingly
 

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JD2840 said:
There is going to be some expence for sure. I looked the master cylinder up in a catalog i have and its not too bad suprisingly
Good luck with your truck. I like to see that old iron saved and used. My IH trucks are not restored, just well preserved and stored indoors. The old gravel truck works fine on the farm, just have to remember it takes a lot longer to stop without brakes. :lol:
 

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:lol:

Nice trucks you got there! :D
 

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53-55? IHC Gravel truck

I notice the starter for the gravel truck; is one that was used quite frequently with some vintage vehicles/tractors etc.!
I think they should ahve a starter like that for OLD DUFFERS!
 

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I had several Chevy and GMC trucks '55 to '59. Still like the looks of the '50-'53's better. Those old 6 cylinders ran for ever....James
 
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