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#469857 - Mon Nov 10 2008 10:01 AM 1971 C50 - trying to determine GVW
trotticus Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 10 2008 09:46 AM
Posts: 2
Loc: Massachusetts
Hello all, this is my first post... I love your site! So much great info here.

I'm looking at buying a 1971 C50 dump and I'm having some trouble determining the GVW. I actually have not been to see the truck in person yet, I've only seen it in photos and I've talked to the seller via phone. The seller says he can't find a tag anywhere on the truck that lists a GVW. He gave me the VIN, and I called a dealer and had them look it up, but all they could tell me is that the GVW is somewhere in the range of 15k-23k lbs.

I'm going to go see the truck in person and of course I'll look again for the tag listing the GVW, but just wanted to ask here to see if anyone has any other advice for how I might be able to determine the GVW for this truck if the tag is indeed missing.

Maybe I should start by asking, where is the GVW tag typically located in these trucks?

Thanks!!!
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#470042 - Mon Nov 10 2008 07:23 PM Re: 1971 C50 - trying to determine GVW [Re: trotticus]
C10 - C90 Bill Offline
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Registered: Thu Apr 10 2003 12:00 PM
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Loc: Moneta, VA
Welcome to the site.

The tag should be on the driver's door jamb on the back side of the cab, at the bottom.

Another way to tell is to see if the sticker is still on the inside of the glove box door. If it doesn't list the GVW, just add the front and rear axel ratings together.

Being a C-50 I'm going to guess it to be at or around 19,500.

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#470360 - Tue Nov 11 2008 07:37 PM Re: 1971 C50 - trying to determine GVW [Re: C10 - C90 Bill]
bagman1957 Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 07 2008 02:05 PM
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Loc: Michigan
Hi. I have a '71 C-50 dump. It has a tag on the drivers door jam that states the front axle is rated at 7,000 and the rear axle 17,000 so the GVW is 24,000. The tires are 8.25 x 20 on budd rims. Hope this helps.

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#470414 - Tue Nov 11 2008 10:05 PM Re: 1971 C50 - trying to determine GVW [Re: bagman1957]
C10 - C90 Bill Offline
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That is interesting as the trucks that I have seen with a GVW of 24,000 are usually C-60's.

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#476018 - Thu Nov 27 2008 04:31 PM Re: 1971 C50 - trying to determine GVW [Re: C10 - C90 Bill]
rwoods Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 12 2008 01:19 AM
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Loc: california
I would tend to agree with the second post. I have a 69 C-50 and a 67 C-50 and they are both rated at 19,500 lbs. The gross vehicle rating of a vehicle is not necessarily the gross weight ratings of both axles added together.
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#476273 - Fri Nov 28 2008 05:04 PM Re: 1971 C50 - trying to determine GVW [Re: rwoods]
53moneypit Offline
Registered: Sat Dec 20 2003 12:00 PM
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Loc: Smallville IN
Bagman, I agree with rwoods. The tires/wheels make all the difference on how an axle is rated. C-50's could easily have a 5K front and a 15K rear and be rated as 18K GVWR with small tires.
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#476408 - Sat Nov 29 2008 01:52 AM Re: 1971 C50 - trying to determine GVW [Re: 53moneypit]
bertha Offline
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Registered: Fri May 13 2005 12:00 PM
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Loc: Two Rivers, WI.
Mine weighs 8700 on the scale empty.
I think the most I ever hauled was 23000. (lime stone gravel)
over loaded.
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#476448 - Sat Nov 29 2008 09:09 AM Re: 1971 C50 - trying to determine GVW [Re: bertha]
Mark 551st Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 20 2006 12:00 PM
Posts: 43
Loc: green bay wi
welcome, the tag on my drivers door jam on the 67c-40 states a 16000gvw. on the 68c-50 it is 19500gvw.the 67 has a 4000lb front axle and a 13500 rear. my 68 has a 5000lb front and a 15500rear.goodluck!
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#476451 - Sat Nov 29 2008 09:14 AM Re: 1971 C50 - trying to determine GVW [Re: bertha]
Mark 551st Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 20 2006 12:00 PM
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Loc: green bay wi
welcome, the tag on my drivers door jam on the 67c-40 states a 16000gvw. on the 68c-50 it is 19500gvw.the 67 has a 4000lb front axle and a 13500 rear. my 68 has a 5000lb front and a 15500rear.goodluck!
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#476759 - Sun Nov 30 2008 03:17 AM Re: 1971 C50 - trying to determine GVW [Re: Mark 551st]
Rambos Ride Offline
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Registered: Tue Jun 10 2008 03:46 AM
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Loc: Washington State
66 GM C50 16500
66 GMC 4000 19500
65 GM C80 25000

The first 2, I own.

The C80 I just missed out on today frown
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