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VIN check #1296704 Tue Jan 29 2019 04:29 AM
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dbwr Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
So, when trying to decode VI,
0 C 25 9 K xxxxxx

0 =1960
C = 2WD
25 = 3/4 ton
this 5th digit is TYPE, apparently 4 = pickup. Mine is 9.
K = Kansas City

What is type 9 ?
Assuming it somewhere says 'STAKE' because that what it is.
But I can't find a verifying explanation of TYPE 9.

1960 C20
Re: VIN check [Re: dbwr] #1296708 Tue Jan 29 2019 04:44 AM
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klhansen Offline
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C2509 is a Stake Model Truck
According to Page 85 in the 1960 Chevrolet Trucks link on this page: GM Heritage Center Info Kits

First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos
Re: VIN check [Re: klhansen] #1296785 Tue Jan 29 2019 11:59 PM
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dbwr Offline OP
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Thanks so much.
( I knew I saw that .PDF somewhere ... then lost location )
Does this make it 'rare' - being stake truck ?
I've never seen another in-person or online.

1960 C20
Re: VIN check [Re: dbwr] #1296857 Wed Jan 30 2019 01:24 PM
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tclederman Offline
Yes, that would be an uncommon/rare truck.

That does not necessarily mean it is a more valuable truck than a smaller, more common/desirable truck.

1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - 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.
Re: VIN check [Re: dbwr] #1297022 Thu Jan 31 2019 01:01 PM
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Frank50 Offline
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I know for a few years in the mid to late 50s Chevy offered Heavy Duty 3/4-ton trucks with dual rear wheels. Did that continue into the 60s? I looked at the GM Heritage link above but did not see it. Thanks.

Edit: I found the answer on the GM Heritage site linked above - yes they did over dual rear wheels on C20 3/4-ton non-pickup models. Thanks.

Last edited by Frank50; Tue Feb 05 2019 06:42 PM. Reason: follow-up

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