Newly acquired 64 3/4 ton

#1
Greetings forum friends. I have just acquired a 1964 3/4 ton GMC truck. It's been slightly modified because it was a work truck and is now my driveway plow truck. Custom flatbed, 350 motor and 350 trans ripping awesome power. Turns out I have decided not to put my 64 truck 409 motor in my 100% all original 283 62 impala sport coupe. Does anyone find a 64 3/4 ton GMC with a 64 Chevy truck 409 appealing in a 64 GMC truck or should I just sell and or keep plowing snow up here's in Marble, Co at 8,000 feet?
 

Rickys61

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#6
I would put it in the 62 as well, although you would probably have the only plow truck with a 409:eek
 

bobs409

 
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#7
I'll go against the grain here and agree with you on leaving the 62 original. They're only original once and nothing wrong with a 283.

My suggestion is to find another body to put the '09 in! That gives you an excuse to buy another toy. :deal
 

Don Jacks

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#8
Okay,Given that the typical 3/4 ton GMC truck in 64 came with a Dana 60 rear in it[usually geared around 4.56] you woulnt have to worry about rear end strength,the old truck 4 speed would have to go,but an overdrive trans would give you both power when needed,and cruising comfort in good weather,I'd say go for it.It could make a really neat truck,but then you probally wouldnt want to ruin the paint and body work plowing snow with it.
 
#9
Well, the 62 is staying all original because I'm the second owner and it has 45,000 original miles. I hate to say it but I am selling it soon because it just sits in the corner of my shop with a bunch of other vehicles in front of it collecting dust and I have decided its not the car I want to restore. I was torn about selling the 409 because its numbers on the block say it also is a numbers matching for a 64 super sport and I want to find one. So I'm thinking no on the 409 in the 64 truck.
 

1958 delivery

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#10
Sounds like what I went through some time ago. I got a complete 62 QB engine and went looking for a car to put it in. I bought a pristine 64 Impala SS, at a low price I might add. As I started looking the car over it was way too original to change engines so I sold it for a profit at that. I found a very nice 62 Impala with a 6 cyl 3 spd, perfect to change out to a 409 4 spd clone type car. Keep looking, I just wouldn't waste that engine in a snow plow.
 

wally72974

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#13
I've been thinking about the same thing recently. I've been looking for a 63 or so C-10 pickup to put a 09 in.
 
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1963c-10

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#17
Very cool, I'd love to see some pics. Ive been on the 67-72 chevy truck forum for a long time, but am new to this site. Just not a lot of info on the truck forums, so I opted for a more specific site for the engine. Glad to see some 1st gen c-10 trucks here....and of coarse the GMC's.
 

Stovebolt V8

 
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#19
HEY!? I already said that! dajavue!:crazy I'm running a 4 speed manual. I have the low performance heads and using a 348 tripower manifold. Like the looks and saves a lot of gas over the 2x4's
 

1963c-10

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#20
Sorry, I overlooked that. I still haven't decided what route I want to go on the intake and the fuel system. But leaning towards the tri carb set up or just a single four barrel.
 
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