Patrick Groot's

1962 Chevy 1-Ton Motorhome


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21 February 2007
# 1844

From Patrick :

           Hello. I am from the Netherlands in Europe. I am trying to find out more about my "new old" truck I bought. It is a Chevy type 3642, body number is CA-2C362T 4751. Also there is a code that is 64Chvc-00554751b25090000. The license was made in 08-01-1964 so I think this one was built in 63. It was rebuilt into a motorhome in 1988. It is a 6 cylinder, 4-speed manual.

           I must do some bodywork. When it is finished, I think it will be a unique truck. I have more images in my Photobucket.

Thanks and greetings,

Patrick Groot
Bolter # 13510
Voorburg, Holland
Netherlands

Patrick ~~

       That is a great truck you have!  I ran the numbers and here's what I was able to determine:  I think you have a 1962 Chevrolet 1-ton chassis that was built as a "Cab and Cowl" in Tarrytown, NY.  That was typical for vehicles that were to have bodies built by specialty builders not associated with General Motors (like campers, delivery vans, etc.)

       On the CA  2C362T4751 number, everything makes sense except for the CA at the beginning (if we remove that, it fits the standard format for the vehicle numbers for that period) and the "C" (after the "2" at the beginning).  Are you sure it isn't a "G" ?  If it's a G, than what I said above is probably accurate.  If it's a "C" than it completely doesn't make sense -- it would indicate the truck was built as a conventional pickup and you clearly have a "forward-control" style truck.

       So, my guess is that it was built in '62 as a cab and cowl and shipped to Europe as either a delivery van or as a cab and cowl to be built up by a European body builder.  Do you know what it looked like prior to '88?

    Very interesting, though!  And it's always good to have more of our Global community participate! Welcome to the Stovebolt Page!  By the way, I have cousins who live in Wassenaar -- are you near there?

Doe voorzichtig!
John Milliman


From Patrick :

           It's nice to get new information about my new ride. I spoke to the former owner and he was happy when I told him that the truck is in good shape. He also told me that it was imported from Switzerland and it was used as a truck to bring prisoners to were they belong.

           I know also now that it is an upsteam carburetor.

           By the way Wassenaar is only 10 minutes from here!

Thanks,

Patrick Groot
Bolter # 13510
Voorburg, Holland
Netherlands



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