56 and later with 289, 4 bbl, 5 spd, or 5 spd OD, 2 spd. rear axle. An E-40 would probably be about right given the dirt/rock loads, or anything else you might care to haul. I think best all around work horse and highway friendly, speed wise, braking, etc... Try to find one with power steering, and power brakes,(If not, you can add power brakes yourself), and all ready fitted with hydrolic lift bed. An old mid West grain truck should do the trick.
I bought a 57 E-40 from Gary Hearn years ago and I have never regretted it, even if I did have to trailer it from Virgina to Texas and then to Florida. Great running truck and has never let me down in the hauling department.
Posted on Jul 18, 2012, 9:13 AM from IP address 22.214.171.124