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Dutch 1958 Viking ratification #1294949
Tue Jan 15 2019 11:14 AM
Tue Jan 15 2019 11:14 AM
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Steve-W  Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 33
Hoofddorp, netherlands
Hi Guys,

I'm Steve and here's my intro page: https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread...275/new-member-from-the-netherlands.html


I have a 1958 C60 Viking which was sold as a new truck in the Netherlands in December 1958.
besides the impound department of the Dutch tax authority I'm now the second owner.
I'm going to build it together with my mate Ferry (yes that's a real name in the Netherlands)
here's some pic's
[img]https://myalbum.com/photo/sNgo0u1vea2z/1k0.jpg[/img]

[img]https://myalbum.com/photo/JKJzrTqJnBjP/360.jpg[/img]

[img]https://myalbum.com/photo/BIsUPg0uczXB/360.jpg[/img]

[img]https://myalbum.com/photo/InYMe2c1OXWW/360.jpg[/img]

work in progress
[img]https://myalbum.com/photo/R9QeMzGMlyLK/360.jpg[/img]

[img]https://myalbum.com/photo/T7mnWNlUoIOb/360.jpg[/img]

a small fire raged in the cab
[img]https://myalbum.com/photo/57DGx7X3Vgsq/360.jpg[/img]

lets cut it up!
[img]https://myalbum.com/photo/EotNg41DpqQH/360.jpg[/img]

Here I'm picking up the new engine and transmission.
[img]https://myalbum.com/photo/p0giprNyGKhj/360.jpg[/img]


first thing on our list: shorten the wheelbase by 60"s.

Keep u posted!





Last edited by Steve-W; Sun Feb 10 2019 10:37 PM. Reason: spelling
Re: Dutch 1959 Viking ratification [Re: Steve-W] #1294996
Tue Jan 15 2019 09:23 PM
Tue Jan 15 2019 09:23 PM
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Mike B  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 3,707
Hughesville, MD
The hood and fender emblems tell me it's a 1958, not '59. What's the serial number on the door post say?

Mike B smile

Re: Dutch 1959 Viking ratification [Re: Steve-W] #1295001
Tue Jan 15 2019 11:08 PM
Tue Jan 15 2019 11:08 PM
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Steve-W  Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 33
Hoofddorp, netherlands
Ah great I stand corrected! I'll change it into a '58.
On the door post is nothing, the cab is completely burned out.
There is a tag in the engine compartment, but I don't think it's the original VIN; CA6C584905
it also has a engine number F527LB, but I couldn't find anything about it.

Re: Dutch 1959 Viking ratification [Re: Steve-W] #1295011
Wed Jan 16 2019 01:00 AM
Wed Jan 16 2019 01:00 AM
Justhorsenround  Offline
Grease Monkey
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 7,270
El Reno, Okla
The ‘58 in the VIN tells the story.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: Dutch 1958 Viking ratification [Re: Steve-W] #1295192
Thu Jan 17 2019 06:56 PM
Thu Jan 17 2019 06:56 PM
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Possum  Offline
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Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 49
BCS, Texas
Nice! Shame the cab got toasted, but the rest of the front looks pretty solid!


A 27 year old with a soft spot for old trucks!
1949 3100
1955.5 3100
1958 3800 1-ton with 9 foot bed
1959 Spartan 100 winch truck
and various other future projects
Re: Dutch 1958 Viking ratification [Re: Steve-W] #1295266
Fri Jan 18 2019 06:52 AM
Fri Jan 18 2019 06:52 AM
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Mike B  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 3,707
Hughesville, MD
Here's what I think your numbers tell us...maybe one of the Canadian guys can confirm I got it right as I'm guessing that's where it was made...

Chassis Serial Number (VIN) CA6C584905

CA = Plant (I believe this is a non-USA plant...made for export)
6C = 6500 Series (174.5" wheelbase)
58 = year
4905 = unit number

Engine Serial Number F527LB

F = Flint
5 = Month (May)
27 = Day
L = 261 6-cylinder
B = ??? look at this letter again, could it be an "E"? This letter indicated what RPO's were added to your truck.

Did your truck come with an automatic transmission or Air Over Hydraulic Brakes?

Mike B smile

Re: Dutch 1958 Viking ratification [Re: Steve-W] #1295357
Sat Jan 19 2019 12:40 AM
Sat Jan 19 2019 12:40 AM
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3B  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 5,416
B. C. Canada
Hy Steve-W, Mike B and guys, I did check my 1958 through 62 parts book just to be sure, but that is not a Canadian serial number, our serial numbers begin with the last digit of the year. Beginning in 1958 a letter was added at the end of the serial number, this indicated which g.v.w. range your truck was in, hope that helps.

Re: Dutch 1958 Viking ratification [Re: Steve-W] #1295541
Sun Jan 20 2019 02:59 PM
Sun Jan 20 2019 02:59 PM
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Steve-W  Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 33
Hoofddorp, netherlands
Originally Posted by Possum
Nice! Shame the cab got toasted, but the rest of the front looks pretty solid!

Well as long as the structural integrity hasn’t been compromised I don’t really care.

Originally Posted by Mike B
CA = Plant (I believe this is a non-USA plant...made for export)

That makes sense seeing the truck got registered here in the Netherlands on Dec. 1958

Originally Posted by Mike B
B??? look at this letter again, could it be an "E"? This letter indicated what RPO's were added to your truck.

100% a B..It has a PTO for the hydraulic tailgate, but the lift and the closed cargo space was all build here in the Netherlands.

Originally Posted by Mike B
Did your truck come with an automatic transmission or Air Over Hydraulic Brakes?

As far as I can tell it’s manual gearbox and what do I look for to identify the Air over Hydraulic brakes?

Last edited by Steve-W; Sun Jan 20 2019 03:00 PM.
Re: Dutch 1958 Viking ratification [Re: Steve-W] #1295671
Mon Jan 21 2019 03:21 AM
Mon Jan 21 2019 03:21 AM
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Mike B  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 3,707
Hughesville, MD
The PTO and lift gate are dealer/owner installed, not factory.

The "CA" in your chassis number and "B" on your engine are not found in any of my literature for units sold in the USA.

AOHB system will have an air compressor mounted on the front of the engine...dead give-a-way!

Mike B smile

Re: Dutch 1958 Viking ratification [Re: Steve-W] #1296172
Fri Jan 25 2019 11:43 AM
Fri Jan 25 2019 11:43 AM
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Frozone  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 28
Zwaag, The Netherlands
Originally Posted by Steve-W


As far as I can tell it’s manual gearbox and what do I look for to identify the Air over Hydraulic brakes?


Is there a compressor mounted to the engine? In the picture of your engine bay I cannot see clearly but it doesn't look like there is. If there is a direct linkage between your brake pedal and the master brake cilinder, I don't think it's air over hydraulic.


'52 Cadillac Coupe de Ville (to be restored)
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