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Re: 'Humpback' AD trucks?
BLUEMEANIE #1237920 Thu Oct 05 2017 06:12 PM
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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 #1237927 Thu Oct 05 2017 07:19 PM
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Thanks, Tim!

Re: 'Humpback' AD trucks?
tclederman #1237951 Thu Oct 05 2017 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by tclederman
Gas welds or not, Carl

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

Are there any records whatsoever that GM ever made a humpback? If not, then it would be plausible that the hideous gas welds in those pictures would be period correct for a coach builder for that time period, and likely authentic, though not by GM.
Now if you want to see some hideous factory gas welds, take a look at those on the frame of a late '50s/early '60s Thunderturd.
Carl

Re: 'Humpback' AD trucks?
jockbolter50 #1237963 Fri Oct 06 2017 12:41 AM
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I am not a gambler, but I would be willing to bet a 12-pack of popsicles that GM did not make that humpback.


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 #1237967 Fri Oct 06 2017 01:08 AM
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I know Chevrolet did some odd things, but this truck, if a 53 appear to have the wrong engine. The engine looks like a 1950-52 splash 235.
Maybe it is a Canadian truck?


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Re: 'Humpback' AD trucks?
jockbolter50 #1237978 Fri Oct 06 2017 02:15 AM
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So Chevrolet is making 300,000+ trucks a year, selling all of them too. So they pull 6 trucks out of production and hand fit them as illustrated? Nope, volume manufacturers don't do that (and a bakery is not a compelling business reason), they contract it or let coach builders do it. That is why they are volume manufacturers. Pull out a Silver Book and look at the options and manufacturers, almost 200 pages of them, advertising these types of options, National Body, W.G. Reeves, Guy Barnette, Franklin Body, Proctor-Keefe, Herman Body, Atlas Body, etc. Unless the owner could produce COPO/Zone paperwork, no sale. Good story, cool truck, GM body, nope! Story like this begins with "Once upon a time..."
https://www.flickr.com/photos/advance-design_parts_co/16736434779/in/album-72157631872034068/

Re: 'Humpback' AD trucks?
jockbolter50 #1237980 Fri Oct 06 2017 02:31 AM
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Certainly for $65K there better be documentation or else a good gamble. Although very cool truck .


1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 cu inch, sm420, 3.55 rear, torque tube still,omaha orange, still 6 volt, RPO green glass, side carrier spare, all done
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bli...n05i04t1aokgm4p04jiwgffwhyyih5xbk0h00410
1964 GMC 1000
305 Big Block V6, sm420, the next cab off restoration
Re: 'Humpback' AD trucks?
jockbolter50 #1238295 Sun Oct 08 2017 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by 52Carl
If not, then it would be plausible that the hideous gas welds in those pictures would be period correct for a coach builder for that time period, and likely authentic, though not by GM.


Some high end coachbuilders aren't exactly that fussy either Carl,I had reason to remove a rear glass from a Hooper bodied Rolls Royce recently,it's amazing what can be hidden behind acres of walnut veneer and mohair.
It was a stretch wheelbase and had some seriously rough looking welds.
The actual glass was held in with RTV sealant,small angle brackets and self tapping screws and we had no reason to believe it had been removed previously.

P.S. Thanks for everyones input.

Last edited by jockbolter50; Sun Oct 08 2017 12:59 PM.

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