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1942 1 1/2 ton gvwr #1272255
Thu Jul 12 2018 05:12 PM
Thu Jul 12 2018 05:12 PM
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crc  Offline OP
New Guy
Joined: Jul 2018
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new zealand
hi im new here and trying to find out the GVWR of a 42 1 1/2 ton with 160" wheelbase ive recently bought. only body tag I can find is on rh side of firewall cowling under the hood. its a factory rh drive truck, in new Zealand so no doubt it woulve come from Canada originaly. number on tag is xhms-34748. thanks for any help

Re: 1942 1 1/2 ton gvwr [Re: crc] #1272275
Thu Jul 12 2018 09:40 PM
Thu Jul 12 2018 09:40 PM
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3B  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2005
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B. C. Canada
Hy crc, welcome, according to my Canadian parts books there were no 1 1/2 ton trucks produced 1941 through 1945 inclusive, straight from one tons to two tons. In those years they did not list G.V.W. only Capacity, in your trucks case capacity was listed as two tons. If you come up to 1951 when G.V.W. started to be listed, a truck very similar to yours had a G.V.W. of 14,500 lbs., hope that helps.

Re: 1942 1 1/2 ton gvwr [Re: crc] #1272293
Fri Jul 13 2018 01:02 AM
Fri Jul 13 2018 01:02 AM
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crc  Offline OP
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new zealand
hi 3B, thanks. maybe its not a Canadian truck then? or maybe the info I got on the tag is incorrect? but sorry I cant remember where on the internet I found that info, but from memory the xh was 42 year and ms was160" wheelbase, which it is
. thanks

Re: 1942 1 1/2 ton gvwr [Re: crc] #1272300
Fri Jul 13 2018 03:11 AM
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Re: 1942 1 1/2 ton gvwr [Re: crc] #1272429
Sat Jul 14 2018 03:33 AM
Sat Jul 14 2018 03:33 AM
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GreggE  Offline
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California
I could never find the GVW on my 1942 1.5 ton either...sorry couldnt help you

Re: 1942 1 1/2 ton gvwr [Re: crc] #1272437
Sat Jul 14 2018 05:03 AM
Sat Jul 14 2018 05:03 AM
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3B  Offline
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B. C. Canada
Hy crc, I found an American 1941 truck data book, the G.V.W.s range from 11,500 lbs. to 14,000 lbs., depending on springs and tires used, hope that helps.

Re: 1942 1 1/2 ton gvwr [Re: crc] #1273336
Sun Jul 22 2018 04:04 AM
Sun Jul 22 2018 04:04 AM
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Aus42blackout  Offline
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Rockhampton, Queensland, Austr...
Hi CRC I have a 1 1/2 ton chev R/H drive that was brought to Australia durin ww11 as part of the lend lease program and was sold after the war finnished.
It didnt have any GVM numbers either, but the people who brought the truck put there name on a plate behind driver door and the GVM weight was 11,000 pounds 5 to 6 TON
I have just finnished restoring my truck but left the body all orignal as it is good shape
Cheers Justin


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