Heavy Hauler: 1949 Chevrolet 6400 Dump Truck

If you’ve been on the hunt for a classic truck, you might want to take a closer look at Reader Chris N’s 1949 Chevrolet. This beast of a dump truck runs and drives as is, but does need some cosmetic work. If you are going to put it back to work, that might not be an issue. And, if you do decide to restore it, you can drive it while you fix it up. While the hydraulic dump bed would be handy, it could be a sweet truck to turn into a car hauler. Just imagine how sweet this truck would look with a barn find sitting on the back! Whether you want to put this truck to work or restore it, you can find it in Napa, California and you can message Chris about it via the form below.

What Makes It Special? Amazingly it all works, drives, and stops perfectly.

Body Condition: Great condition, no heavy cancer but it does have a dent/crease that I was able to place when loading lumber with an excavator, oops.

Mechanical Condition: Just serviced at In Frame Performance Tuning with a front to back safety check. Starts with a bit of choke, purrs, and stops hard enough to hit your head. The dump system handles ridiculous loads with pride.

This beast could prove to be an interesting project. The original inline 6 won’t be winning any races but has plenty of grunt to get a heavy load from point A to B without any drama. Getting it looking it’s best again will definitely take some work, but parts are readily available and as they say, “they don’t build’em like this anymore”. So, if you’d love to give this Chevy a good home, be sure to contact Chris and make him an offer!

If you have a barn find truck, car or motorcycle that needs a new home, please consider listing it here on Barn Finds!

  • Asking Price: $9,973
  • Location: Napa, California
  • Title Status: Clean

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List your car here on Barn Finds for only $50!


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  1. Brakeservo

    Wow! I drove one just like it through my employer’s garage door once. Only problem, the door was closed at the time! I was only 16 and had never driven it before! This was 1969 or 1970 in Burbank and the sound of the collapsing door structure was deafening! Hey Beatnik Bandit – maybe you heard it or my boss’s virulent tirade immediately after!

  2. BR

    Blue spray bombed it. Geez!

  3. Howard A Member

    Going to be a tough sell at this price. Maybe these are rare in California, but every farm had one of these, and I bet many still exist. They all have low mileage, as these generally were used for a day, and put back in the shed. Unless something was done with the rear gearing, I don’t see a 2 speed, so 50 mph is going to be about it, and quite frankly, that’s fast enough for these old stoves. Not being able to cruise on a highway, again, not that I’d want to, limits the appeal considerably. It does look like a nice original truck, that I’m sure few will want, as is.

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