• Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Other Pickups
  • SubModel: 5100
  • Type: Cab & Chassis
  • Year: 1957
  • Mileage: 55037
  • VIN: 5A57J110562
  • Color: Orange
  • Engine size: V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Location: Eureka, Montana, United States


This is a real solid old LCF (low cab forward) '57 chevy big back window truck. I have a clear title on it and the original 283 runs. I shortened the truck for easier transportation. These trucks make great car haulers. Either a wedge type hauler or a rollback. they make nice rods too with a pickup box or kustom flatbed. There are tons of pics online of other coe's and lcf's, to get ideas. This is technically an LCF, but the motor is still partially under the cab, so it's a COE also. I think these look really cool with a longbox 8-9 stepside box. Some people use a fleetside box, or a fleetside box with stepside fenders added for extra width. The majority of people use a more modern drivetrain when building these trucks. The original drivetrain on these trucks. Usually a chevrolet pickup chassis or 5.9 cummins chassis. The modern chassis are lighter, cheaper and easier to work on, and you get power brakes/steering, better suspension, etc. They are much easier to drive with an auto too. The drivetrain in it is usable though and I'll detail that before. It's a cool old truck and I have more pics I can send. Send a message if you want to do something early on it. Thanks and feel free to ask questions.
This truck has the original 283 2-barrel. I put new plugs in it and filled the carb with gas and it started right up. I didn't let it run too long. It didn't smoke, tick or knock. Oil looks fine. No water in the oil or oil in the water. The motor didn't miss either. I know most people are going to use a larger v8 or a diesel, but you can sell the 283 or use it in something else. The transmission and clutch work. The driveline was cut when the truck was shortened, so it's not driveable now. I can fix a driveline for it for yard driving if you need. The brakes don't work. I'm sure it needs a master cylinder, etc. This has the two speed rear axle. I have the frame pieces that were cut out to shorten it. I can strap them on there if you want. You can get a '73-87 chevy pickup chassis cheap, and they work great for these trucks. Some people use dodge cummins or duramax chassis also but they are more money with the engine. I was going to build it as a 2wd with a 5.3 twin turbo. Too many keeper projects so this is going. This has the keys with it too. The truck rolls, steers, and the tires hold air. I can get the measurement but it's pretty short now and will be easy to ship or haul. It's not front heavy, as I've had a person tell me they were concerned about that lol. Like it's going to tip over forward. The rear axle in these is pretty heavy, so that's not a concern. The motor sit's back partially under the cab too.
The body has very little rust. It needs some dents repaired too. Nothing too bad but it will take some time to get it prepped for paint. The rust is in the cab corners. The floors are rust free and I took pics with the seat out. The fenders, hood, etc. have no rust. No rust on the roof. Someone had cut a chunk out of the floor, probably to work on the pto. The piece was under the seat so I welded it back in.
There isn't much interior to speak of. The seat appears original and needs full restoration. The dash isn't cut up. The visors are in it. The pics probably tell the story.
This is a good LCF to build. It's also much easier to ship or haul with the flatbed off and shortened. I will not take the cab off and try to ship it on a pallet. This is not cheaper anyways, from what I've found, and it is a lot more work to try to do that. I've found it's easier and cheaper to ship it rolling. Thanks, and happy bidding!

On Oct-12-19 at 13:32:44 PDT, seller added the following information:

There is rust on the door sill on each side, that you can't see in the pics. It's a pretty easy spot to repair.