The ’56 Chevy 3600 Farm Truck is Finished

Finally done, here is the After gallery. Click a picture to view the carousel…

This was the “farm truck” in January 2017, the Before gallery…

And lastly, this gallery shows some of our work. There is no question that the paint job (and prep and finish) was by far the most time consuming and at times disheartening part of the restoration. The mechanical jobs were mostly straightforward, with just a handful that caused trouble. We got pretty good at rebuilding doors and windows but a broken – yeah, we broke it – passenger side window just as we were finishing the truck gave us some grief… nobody likes to backtrack. All in all, we enjoyed the project and we’re pleased with the result.

More importantly, Lewie is happy to have the truck just as he remembered back in the sixties, but made more enjoyable with the addition of power steering, power brakes, and the overdrive transmission.

2 thoughts on “The ’56 Chevy 3600 Farm Truck is Finished”

  1. I really enjoyed seeing the pictures of the truck. I am a Chevy truck guy, but my rucks are from the 30s and 40s.
    I was especially interested in the platform bed on the truck. I have some complete sets of sideboards which were apparently taken off new trucks. I believe they are the same as the boards on your truck. One set was robbed of some hardware and parts were left outside. Two more sets are complete and were well stored. They are blue, green and black.
    If you know anyone who needs them, I would like to see them back where they belong. I am in Missouri.
    NICE WORK.

    Mike Russell
    573-592-1991 days
    573 864 6539 mobile

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