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'Humpback' AD trucks?
#1237711 Wed Oct 04 2017 11:52 AM
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I'm not sure if anyone can help but there was a thread discussing these some time ago,my search has been fruitless.
Can anyone here recall this or have alink to the thread here.
Here's a link to a for sale thread showing such a beast,I was wondering if it was one of the ones discussed here as I'm sure some of you are aware they are extremely rare!
Only six were originally built I believe.

Any info would be appreciated,thanks in 'Advance'. grin

'Humpback' Panel truck



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Re: 'Humpback' AD trucks?
jockbolter50 #1237712 Wed Oct 04 2017 12:11 PM
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Haha. Hey, John. I was just looking for the same thread to link it to the AD facebook group. grin

Re: 'Humpback' AD trucks?
jockbolter50 #1237713 Wed Oct 04 2017 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by jockbolter50

Can anyone here recall this.


Any info would be appreciated,thanks in 'Advance'. grin

'Humpback' Panel truck


Jock, I remember the thread but can't help you more than that.

Re: 'Humpback' AD trucks?
jockbolter50 #1237763 Wed Oct 04 2017 05:56 PM
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Don't believe this was a GM factory body, most likely some "after market" item. The after market industry was big back in the day with all sorts of mods for your vehicle.

Last edited by JiMerit Boltr#43; Wed Oct 04 2017 05:56 PM.

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Re: 'Humpback' AD trucks?
jockbolter50 #1237764 Wed Oct 04 2017 05:57 PM
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Rare indeed.

Factory or special order it is rare.

There was no RPO 390 or 391 listed in 1953, but, who knows?

I think the "before" photo is attached, below.

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humpback panel.jpg (137.94 KB, 238 downloads)

Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE [1954advance-design.com] - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: 'Humpback' AD trucks?
jockbolter50 #1237775 Wed Oct 04 2017 07:22 PM
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judging by the interior modifying welds shown in Jocks post, I'd say that's definitely NOT factory

Bill



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Re: 'Humpback' AD trucks?
jockbolter50 #1237781 Wed Oct 04 2017 08:16 PM
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I agree, Bill

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humpback welds 1.jpg (38.8 KB, 210 downloads)
humpback welds 2.jpg (37.16 KB, 207 downloads)

Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE [1954advance-design.com] - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: 'Humpback' AD trucks?
jockbolter50 #1237813 Thu Oct 05 2017 01:26 AM
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Are those not gas welds? Gas welds were what was used back then in other areas (like where the bedside meets the rear bed cross sill, or where the rocker panel meets the hinge and lock pillars), and it was done sloppily.

Re: 'Humpback' AD trucks?
jockbolter50 #1237829 Thu Oct 05 2017 02:50 AM
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Gas welds or not, Carl

What is your guess - GM factory, or, not?


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE [1954advance-design.com] - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: 'Humpback' AD trucks?
jockbolter50 #1237917 Thu Oct 05 2017 05:43 PM
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Hey John. That pic Tim posted is the image I was thinking of from the old thread.

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