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truck size #1238993
Thu Oct 12 2017 10:45 PM
Thu Oct 12 2017 10:45 PM
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Aus42blackout  Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 69
Rockhampton, Queensland, Austr...
Hi all, well I have been talking to the son of the original owner off my truck after it was sold post WW11 and he has said that the truck was rated as a 6 ton truck.
I have the original service manual and it only rates the truck at 1 1/2 ton ????
Some specifics on my truck: 1942 1 1/2 ton ???
: 216 cc and 4 speed box
: 160" wheel base
: single axel
:single speed diff with duel wheels
: The flat bed is 12 ft with 10 boards across
Quick note is that the truck is part of the blackout series that was built in Detroit as a R/H drive (sent to Australia) to help with war effort in 1942
I would just like to make sure i have all my info correct
Hope you can help
Cheers Justin

Re: truck size [Re: Aus42blackout] #1238998
Fri Oct 13 2017 12:13 AM
Fri Oct 13 2017 12:13 AM
tclederman  Offline
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Posts: 26,877
Jarvisburg, NC
12,000 load weight, or GVW?

Last edited by tclederman; Fri Oct 13 2017 12:17 AM.

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1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic
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- 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.
Re: truck size [Re: Aus42blackout] #1239009
Fri Oct 13 2017 01:39 AM
Fri Oct 13 2017 01:39 AM
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EdPruss  Offline
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Longmont, CO
20 inch tires?

Ed

Re: truck size [Re: Aus42blackout] #1239032
Fri Oct 13 2017 10:17 AM
Fri Oct 13 2017 10:17 AM
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TGP  Offline
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Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 70
Metro East IL.
I don't see how that can be a 6 ton truck.
Ton and a half truck empty weight of approx.. 7500/8000 lbs.
Depending on the bed.
Maybe a GVW of 12,/13000 lbs. JMO
Tom

Re: truck size [Re: Aus42blackout] #1239152
Sat Oct 14 2017 01:01 AM
Sat Oct 14 2017 01:01 AM
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Aus42blackout  Offline OP
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Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 69
Rockhampton, Queensland, Austr...
yes 20" tires
thanks guys I think I will just stay with the 1 1/2 ton load rating because of what I know about truck ,and there is not a lot off info about the blackout trucks in Australia to verify numbers
cheers

Re: truck size [Re: Aus42blackout] #1239248
Sat Oct 14 2017 07:29 PM
Sat Oct 14 2017 07:29 PM
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spanky  Offline
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burlington, n.c.
If it is a Canadian built, and imported truck, it could actually be rated a little higher than a GM U.S. built truck, of the same size. I've noticed by collecting GM truck literature through the years, the Canadian built trucks, are rated higher/gvw, and Military trucks lower/gvw. I(s it a Chevrolet, or GMC ?


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Re: truck size [Re: Aus42blackout] #1239264
Sat Oct 14 2017 11:12 PM
Sat Oct 14 2017 11:12 PM
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52vff  Offline
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Brantford, ON, Canada
My 52 Canadian Chevrolet 1700 is rated at GVW of 17600 lbs, but is considered a 3 ton. What model is yours? As Spanky said above the Canadian built models had different ratings.


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Re: truck size [Re: Aus42blackout] #1239331
Sun Oct 15 2017 05:47 AM
Sun Oct 15 2017 05:47 AM
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Aus42blackout  Offline OP
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Posts: 69
Rockhampton, Queensland, Austr...
My is a USA built chevy, frame number is 42 D 4409-4(R or B) 739, model number is 4409 and the contract numbers from war are W-398-QM-12981 and W-398-QM-13006. I am not sure if the contract numbers help ID truck size ?????

Cheers Justin

Re: truck size [Re: Aus42blackout] #1239538
Mon Oct 16 2017 09:53 PM
Mon Oct 16 2017 09:53 PM
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32vld  Offline
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Hauppauge, New York
Some Canadian Chevy trucks were called maple leafs. Some of that era
were 2.5 and 3 ton.

There were a few long WB 160" 1.5 trucks made in the Art Deco years.
VIN number should reveal what model truck you have. Jeffrey

Re: truck size [Re: Aus42blackout] #1239543
Mon Oct 16 2017 10:51 PM
Mon Oct 16 2017 10:51 PM
69Cuda  Offline
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Seattle, Wa.
newer trucks, 4409 would be a 4400 model, or a 1.5 ton.


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