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ID WWII Truck #1283539
Sun Oct 14 2018 01:05 AM
Sun Oct 14 2018 01:05 AM
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Lionelgee  Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 33
Queensland Australia
Hello All,

I was browsing through some photographs of Chevrolet trucks from 1941 World War II and found a photo posted on Jim Carter's Chevrolet Parts website [img]http://jimcartertruckparts.com/images/WWII%20Cab9.jpg[/img]

Can anyone identify which Chevrolet truck is in this photograph? Did the windscreen open out via crank handle like this... [img]http://www.oldchevytrucks.com/images/WIH355z.jpg[/img]

How far did the truck in the Jim Carter photo's windscreen open out?

I am from Australia and I have a 1940 Chevrolet 30 CWT ex-Australian Army truck. It has a windscreen that pivots open to horizontal as seen in this photograph of a "Suburban" that had seen better days ....[img]https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/059816[/img]

I am trying to work out whether the Jim Carter photograph has a similar windscreen opening arrangement or whether the Australian Army made their own modifications to the windscreen? These windscreens were fitted to Suburbans, Less than 1 ton, [img]https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P03369.002[/img] 1.5 ton (30 CWT) all the way up to 3 ton Chevrolet [img]https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/024625/[/img].

My truck had its cabin made by a local Australian manufacturer "Holden". The cabin differs to the fully imported "Lend Lease" vehicles. My truck has quarter vent side windows and leg vents located on the cab sides positioned in-between the firewall and the "A" Pillar.

I hope the links from the Australian War Memorial work for you in the US of A?

Kind regards
Lionel

Last edited by Lionelgee; Sun Oct 14 2018 01:10 AM.
Re: ID WWII Truck [Re: Lionelgee] #1283547
Sun Oct 14 2018 02:17 AM
Sun Oct 14 2018 02:17 AM
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3B  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 5,343
B. C. Canada
Hy Lionelgee, the photo from Jim Carters website is probably that of either a Holden modified Chevrolet cab or a Holden manufactured cab. This Chevrolet design of cab began in 1939 and continued to early 1947 with only one major design change that was the dash. All the cabs of this design had windshields that could be cranked out from the bottom with a crank like the one in one of your photos. The hinges on the Chevrolet manufactured cabs were hidden unlike the ones in the Jim Carter photo. If you could post your vehicles serial number someone here may be able to decipher it for you.

Re: ID WWII Truck [Re: 3B] #1283555
Sun Oct 14 2018 06:06 AM
Sun Oct 14 2018 06:06 AM
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Lionelgee  Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 33
Queensland Australia
Hello MG,

I am not sure that it is a Holden cab. The spacing of the hinges is too far apart. However the hinge distance on something like Chevrolet G506 could be a match. Please consider that the Jim Carter photograph is a close up of only the windscreen area of the cabin, [img]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c9/Chevrolet_G506_Truck.jpg[/img].

The bonnet of the Jim Carter Chevrolet is a one piece that is hinged to lift up towards the windscreen. The civilian Chevrolets had centre hinged bonnets that when both sides were folded up from a central piano style hinge like in this photographed accessed - Richards Auto Sales 14th October 2018 from [img]http://richardsclassiccars.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/007.jpg[/img] The side panel of the bonnet/hood is also louvered in the Jim Carter photo. Whereas, the 1941 Chevrolet civilain style truck had different side panels - with no louvers, accessed - Auto museum online.com 14th October 2018 from [img]http://automuseumonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/NewMexicoJune2013-146.jpg[/img]

Kind regards
Lionel

Last edited by Lionelgee; Sun Oct 14 2018 06:31 AM.
Re: ID WWII Truck [Re: Lionelgee] #1283576
Sun Oct 14 2018 01:40 PM
Sun Oct 14 2018 01:40 PM
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3B  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 5,343
B. C. Canada
Hy Lionelgee, I believe your truck might be a G7100 series military Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4X4. The book 75 years of Chevrolet by George H. Dammann has pictures of these vehicles on pages 172 and 173, hope that helps.

Re: ID WWII Truck [Re: Lionelgee] #1283662
Mon Oct 15 2018 08:01 AM
Mon Oct 15 2018 08:01 AM
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Lionelgee  Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 33
Queensland Australia
Thank you for your replies everyone. I greatly appreciate it.

Kind regards
Lionel

Re: ID WWII Truck [Re: Lionelgee] #1294463
Fri Jan 11 2019 11:07 PM
Fri Jan 11 2019 11:07 PM
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Philipj  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 62
FL
Hello Lionelgee,

I'm new to the forum and still trying to figure things out. I way trying to PM you but I could not make it work. My question is somewhat related and has to do with the especially modified 1.5 ton WA and 1533x2 trucks for the Australian Army that were fitted with 10 bolt hubs and 16" or 18" solid and split rims. I have photos but I still cannot work this out. You may email me directly to p_jeanneau@hotmail.com, thank you.


Philippe Jeanneau
Re: ID WWII Truck [Re: Lionelgee] #1294499
Sat Jan 12 2019 04:41 AM
Sat Jan 12 2019 04:41 AM
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Rich'sToys  Offline
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Janesville, Mn
Philippe,
I believe you have to post here 5 times or so before you can send PM's. Not sure about pics. Check the lower left corner of the page for info on those.
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