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#840008 - Fri Mar 30 2012 07:23 PM What year is it?
50chvytrk Offline
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I'm getting ready to install a new wiring harness in this Chevy 3600 truck. I purchased the 1950-52 harness because up until now I've been positive it's a 1950 model. Upon closer inspection I've noticed that the grommets on the firewall are dry rotted and should be replaced. I took a look in the Classic Parts catalog and noticed the grommet I have in this truck is for a 1947-49 model. With a metal plate that covers it. Now things are getting confusing. Is this truck a 1949 or 1950? Or some kind of hodgepodge...Here's a link to the photo:

http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af352/vincentmilone/IMG_0080.jpg

The tapered type grommet is used.

The only thing I can think of is that it's an early 1950 truck that used late '49 parts that were left in stock?

Thanks in advance.



Edited by 50chvytrk (Fri Mar 30 2012 07:51 PM)
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#840015 - Fri Mar 30 2012 07:50 PM Re: What year is it? [Re: 50chvytrk]
Frank50 Offline
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You got me on the grommet cover...
Does your truck have a fuse box on driver side of firewall with 5 fuses or a small box with only 2 fuses?
http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/shop/1948_51truck/51ctsm1201.htm
Also, does your truck have modern telescopic-type shocks on front or "knee-action" type? For me thats the easiest way to tell a 49 from a 50. Of course those could have been changed...
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#840022 - Fri Mar 30 2012 08:11 PM Re: What year is it? [Re: Frank50]
50chvytrk Offline
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I believe this truck has the small box with two fuses(?) Here's a picture of the fusebox:
http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af352/vincentmilone/IMG_0084.jpg

Here's a picture of the telescoping shock on the front:

http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af352/vincentmilone/IMG_0083.jpg

and here's a picture of the model number on the drivers side door tag:

http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af352/vincentmilone/IMG_0087.jpg

Any ideas now?
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#840024 - Fri Mar 30 2012 08:17 PM Re: What year is it? [Re: 50chvytrk]
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http://www.stovebolt.com/techtips/vin/vinbuster.html

enter your door post S/N in the link above
Looks like a 50 3/4 ton
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#840029 - Fri Mar 30 2012 08:45 PM Re: What year is it? [Re: DADS50]
Frank50 Offline
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I agree, everything indicates a 50 3600 3/4-ton.
Is it a pickup or a stakebed/cab-chassis? Not that it matters...
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#840032 - Fri Mar 30 2012 08:52 PM Re: What year is it? [Re: Frank50]
50chvytrk Offline
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How do we explain the metal plate covering the 47-49 tapered grommet then? Interesting. Do those shocks look original/correct?

It's a pickup. Here's a photo of it:

http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af352/vincentmilone/DSC_0048-1.jpg

It's a solid truck. Needs some body work, but very little rust underneath. The colors a drag, but it won't be forever.

Thanks though guys! If anyone has anymore input on this subject please let me know. I'm assuming now the '50 harness I got is fine to use.
Should I get the 47-49 grommet or get the '50-52 grommet then?


Edited by 50chvytrk (Fri Mar 30 2012 09:02 PM)
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#840048 - Fri Mar 30 2012 09:51 PM Re: What year is it? [Re: 50chvytrk]
DADS50 Offline
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do you have a pic of your firewall?
Here is my 50 cab
...pic...

notice the H pattern just above the toe board on the drivers side

is your smooth or have the H pattern
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#840054 - Fri Mar 30 2012 10:03 PM Re: What year is it? [Re: DADS50]
50chvytrk Offline
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The firewall doesn't have the H pattern. It's smooth.........
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#840055 - Fri Mar 30 2012 10:10 PM Re: What year is it? [Re: 50chvytrk]
DADS50 Offline
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Loc: Nevada
Like this?

...pic...

The smooth firewall s typical of a 49
Your s/n comes back to a 50 manufactured in april of 50.
Assembly plant may of used the earlier cab.

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#840057 - Fri Mar 30 2012 10:14 PM Re: What year is it? [Re: DADS50]
50chvytrk Offline
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Registered: Sun Apr 03 2011 03:40 PM
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Yes, here is a picture of the firewall: http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af352/vincentmilone/DSC_0049-2.jpg .

So a 1949 cab would account for the 47-49 tapered grommet.

Is this uncommon/original or not/something to be worried about?

So will the '50 harness be fine?

Do I technically have a 1950 truck, or a hodgepodge?


Edited by 50chvytrk (Fri Mar 30 2012 10:16 PM)
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