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Couple '51 Chevy 1 Ton Questions... #1223994 Wed Jul 05 2017 10:18 PM
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NickE Offline OP
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Were there ever any factory dually trucks that came fitted with a step side bed as opposed to a flatbed? Would a 3//4 ton stepside bed fit on a 1 ton dually save for the extra clearance needed for the wheels?

Thanks!
-Nick

Re: Couple '51 Chevy 1 Ton Questions... [Re: NickE] #1224035 Thu Jul 06 2017 04:55 AM
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Dually with a step side box: No. They came cab and chassis, flatdeck, grain box or single wheel long box. No dually fenders.
They can be built though.

A 3/4 ton box might fit on the frame but you'd need spacers over the duals. I'm not 100% sure of the wheel base difference lining up properly. A 1 ton box has extra length behind the rear fender but I am not 100% sure if the 3/4 has a shorter distance between the front of the rear fender and the box front. If the 3/4 has a shorter box front, then things won't line up easily for you (ie bolt in).

Check out my build. It may address some ideas you're having about a dually box. This was a PILE of work.
https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread...new-9ft-bed-progress-1ton-gmc-build.html

Plowboy on this site also has a very slick dually box that is a little different than mine.

Based on reproduction parts only listing splash aprons for 3/4 , I would assume that the length of the front of the 3/4 box is shorter than the 1 ton, otherwise they would list the part as fitting both 3/4 and 1 ton. This would mean that simply bolting it down would not work.

But anything is possible if you're inclined and have the skills to make one fit.

Last edited by Fox; Thu Jul 06 2017 04:56 AM.

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Re: Couple '51 Chevy 1 Ton Questions... [Re: NickE] #1224073 Thu Jul 06 2017 03:02 PM
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NickE Offline OP
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Thanks Fox,
I appreciate the tips. Nice work on your box too! Looks great!


-Nick

Re: Couple '51 Chevy 1 Ton Questions... [Re: NickE] #1224265 Fri Jul 07 2017 08:14 PM
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NickE Offline OP
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Next question: Where are the 3800 Dually folks finding tires for these trucks? I'm needing to find a new set for the stock 20" wheels and I'm not having much luck.

Thanks
-Nick

Re: Couple '51 Chevy 1 Ton Questions... [Re: NickE] #1224285 Fri Jul 07 2017 11:45 PM
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Please post new questions in a new thread. Also note we have a forum for 1- tons titled 'Tons o fun'. You might want to post your 1-ton specific questions there.


"It's just a phase. He'll grow out of it." Mama, 1964

1956 Chevy 1/2-ton 3100
1953 Chevy 6100 "The Yard dog"
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Re: Couple '51 Chevy 1 Ton Questions... [Re: Cletis] #1224349 Sat Jul 08 2017 05:19 AM
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NickE Offline OP
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Thank you. I didn't ever notice that sub forum before.

If you need me, that's where I'll be. ;-)

-Nick

Re: Couple '51 Chevy 1 Ton Questions... [Re: NickE] #1226081 Tue Jul 18 2017 04:29 PM
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And that was Cletis' last post -- running a tight ship to the end.




John

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Re: Couple '51 Chevy 1 Ton Questions... [Re: NickE] #1226088 Tue Jul 18 2017 04:47 PM
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A wealth of knowledge lost to us all.

Read KCMongos post in the Greasy Spoon and check out the Passing Lane Forum for more info.

RIP Cletis


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'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


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Re: Couple '51 Chevy 1 Ton Questions... [Re: John Milliman] #1226176 Wed Jul 19 2017 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by John Milliman
And that was Cletis' last post -- running a tight ship to the end.




He'll be missed.

Wish we'd met up, maybe later.


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