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1948 GMC 1 ton arrives
#1054307 Fri Sep 05 2014 11:59 PM
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The 1948 3 Bar grill GMC that I bought from one of the members on this board arrived today. I was always fascinated by the 3 bar grills and you just don't see them every day because they were only a 1 year thing.

https://picasaweb.google.com/108197707187186692269/GMC1Ton3BarGrill

Re: 1948 GMC 1 ton arrives
crenwelge #1054323 Sat Sep 06 2014 01:39 AM
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I get a google sign in page from that link Cren .... I wanna see !! grin

Bill


Moved over to the Passing Lane

"When we tug a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world" ~ John Muir
"When we tug a single thing on an old truck, we find it falls off" ~ me
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Re: 1948 GMC 1 ton arrives
crenwelge #1054361 Sat Sep 06 2014 03:36 AM
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See if it will open now. Everything went fine with Picasa until they mixed it in with Google+. I don't know why they don't leave things alone when they work.

Re: 1948 GMC 1 ton arrives
crenwelge #1054381 Sat Sep 06 2014 05:09 AM
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Interesting - I didn't know about the 3 bar grille. Looks like a pretty clean old GMC to boot. Good score!


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pics * 1954 wrecker * 1948 Chevy 1-Ton
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Re: 1948 GMC 1 ton arrives
crenwelge #1054407 Sat Sep 06 2014 12:52 PM
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The 3 bar has a nice beefy look compared to my 4 grill. Nice truck


1952 GMC 9430 one ton pickup, a work in progress

1952 1-ton pictures on Photobucket
Re: 1948 GMC 1 ton arrives
crenwelge #1054763 Mon Sep 08 2014 05:12 AM
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I love my 48 one ton. Mine has dual wheels on rear axle with 8.00x18 wheels.

Looking at that three bar grill can only cause you to smile smile


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1948 GMC FC101 1/2t Pickup w/270 and SM420
1948 GMC FC253 1t Factory 80"x9' Flatbed Dually
1948 Chevy COE 2 Ton 8'x15' Flatbed
1950 GMC 354-24 2 Ton 8'X12' Flatbed w/Dump Hoist
1953 GMC 454-30 3 Ton 8'x14' Flatbed w/Dump Hoist
1953 GMC 454-30 3 Ton Cab and Chassis
1942 Clarkator 6 MILL-44 Heavy Aircraft Tug
1942 Ford (9N) Moto Tug with 1/2 yard Loader
1947 Oliver OC3 HG-42 Tract-Crawler Bull Dozier w/6' Blade
Re: 1948 GMC 1 ton arrives
crenwelge #1054764 Mon Sep 08 2014 05:20 AM
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Mildred looks good in that Texas sunshine. Glad she made it safe and sound.


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1953 Chevrolet 3600
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Re: 1948 GMC 1 ton arrives
GMCPic #1054850 Mon Sep 08 2014 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by GMCPic
I love my 48 one ton. Mine has dual wheels on rear axle with 8.00x18 wheels.

Looking at that three bar grill can only cause you to smile smile


Are the 8.00-18 Wheels 8 Lug?

And are they Lock-Ring Split-Rims?

Re: 1948 GMC 1 ton arrives
crenwelge #1054873 Mon Sep 08 2014 08:06 PM
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1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals [stovebolt.com]
1948 Chevrolet 6400 [stovebolt.com] - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup [stovebolt.com]
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Re: 1948 GMC 1 ton arrives
crenwelge #1055287 Wed Sep 10 2014 11:20 PM
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I think this one ton was born with 7.50x17 singles. I have a 1950 GMC 1 ton that was born with 18" dual wheels. Someone mounted a 17.5 tubeless on the front of the 48. I will replace it with a 17" tube required. Back in the 50's and 60's we used to put 17" wheels on the back of 3/4 tons for weight carrying capacity and more speed. I was lucky enough to find 6 18" tires on Craigslist in Springfield, MO. A friend of mine picked them up, banded them to a pallet and dropped them off at a LTL carrier. The original 17" tires on my 2500HD are about ready to replace. My plans is to put 16" tubes in them to keep the tubes from folding and mount them on the OEM 17" wheels. I think all 15", 16", 17", and 18" tires used on 3/4 and 1 tons of the 50's and 60"s were lock ring type. I think it was only the 20" that was offered in the RH-5 design and they were used extensively by both Ford and GM. The 50's and 60"s GM 3/4 and 1 ton are all 8 hole, but the 18" dual application requires an adapter to get less backset on the wheels.


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