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1953 GMC 1 ton model number #1300946
Thu Feb 28 2019 01:32 AM
Thu Feb 28 2019 01:32 AM
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Super55  Offline OP
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Maple Ridge, BC
This should be easy, but every time I try to google the model number for a GMC 1 ton, it wants to lead me to Chevy truck models. Can someone tell me what the model number of a GMC 1 ton would be?


A day without laughter is a day wasted- Charlie Chaplin

When wrestling a grizzly bear, you have to keep at it until the bear gets tired, not when you get tired.


1948 Chevy 2-Ton
Re: 1953 GMC 1 ton model number [Re: Super55] #1300951
Thu Feb 28 2019 01:45 AM
Thu Feb 28 2019 01:45 AM
tclederman  Online
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Jarvisburg, NC
What year? 1953?

For many years the GMC 1-ton would have been a 250 series.

You might want to check-out/join OldGMCtrucks.com discussion board?


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 50 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 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: 1953 GMC 1 ton model number [Re: Super55] #1300953
Thu Feb 28 2019 01:50 AM
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Super55  Offline OP
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Yes the truck is a 1953. All I was told was it was a 1 ton. I tried to find a list of model numbers for GMC on google and could not find any links to that information. Thanks for the help.


A day without laughter is a day wasted- Charlie Chaplin

When wrestling a grizzly bear, you have to keep at it until the bear gets tired, not when you get tired.


1948 Chevy 2-Ton
Re: 1953 GMC 1 ton model number [Re: Super55] #1300962
Thu Feb 28 2019 02:09 AM
Thu Feb 28 2019 02:09 AM
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Boltergeist
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Jarvisburg, NC
What is your engine serial number - pressed into the block to the rear of the distributor?

What is you the code on your ID plate on the body, between the driver’s side hinges?


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 50 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 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: 1953 GMC 1 ton model number [Re: Super55] #1300991
Thu Feb 28 2019 05:41 AM
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Eureka Jim  Offline
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'47 through '50 1Tons were model numbers FC-251, FC-252 an FC-253, depending on wheelbase: 116", 125-1/4" and 137". My '48 1Ton Dually is the long wheelbase 137". In '51 and '52 the model numbers dropped the 'FC" prefix and were 252-22 and 252-23. Sorry my books don't show the '53 models but I think they are the same as the '52s. In any event, the model number of your truck will be the first numbers or numbers and letters on the ID plate located on the post inside the driver's door

Re: 1953 GMC 1 ton model number [Re: Super55] #1300992
Thu Feb 28 2019 06:05 AM
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Super55  Offline OP
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I was just wanting to know because of an article someone submitted for our BC Pioneer Truck Society newsletter. I wanted the model number so that I could add an image of the owners manual. The manual says "Models 100-350".


A day without laughter is a day wasted- Charlie Chaplin

When wrestling a grizzly bear, you have to keep at it until the bear gets tired, not when you get tired.


1948 Chevy 2-Ton
Re: 1953 GMC 1 ton model number [Re: Super55] #1301007
Thu Feb 28 2019 01:35 PM
Thu Feb 28 2019 01:35 PM
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Boltergeist
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Jarvisburg, NC
Do you have the needed answer to your question?

If not, please post one or both of the IDs mentioned in posts above.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 50 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 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: 1953 GMC 1 ton model number [Re: Super55] #1301033
Thu Feb 28 2019 06:37 PM
Thu Feb 28 2019 06:37 PM
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Super55  Offline OP
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Maple Ridge, BC
I think this will work. I just didn't want to put an image up that didn't have a connection to the truck in the article. It's not a major point of the article, just a nice image to compliment the write up that was submitted. People like to see pictures with text and I only had one photo. Thanks for the information. Here are the two photos for our BC Pioneer Truck Society newsletter. https://photos.app.goo.gl/hMs4XwSwUbwTycTf9


A day without laughter is a day wasted- Charlie Chaplin

When wrestling a grizzly bear, you have to keep at it until the bear gets tired, not when you get tired.


1948 Chevy 2-Ton
Re: 1953 GMC 1 ton model number [Re: Super55] #1301094
Fri Mar 01 2019 02:43 AM
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Fox  Offline
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Breton, Alberta
If it’s Canadian, the model would be 9430 for a 1 ton. 9420 for a 3/4 ton.



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Re: 1953 GMC 1 ton model number [Re: Super55] #1301106
Fri Mar 01 2019 03:02 AM
Fri Mar 01 2019 03:02 AM
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Jarvisburg, NC
Do you not have ID information on a plate on the cab (usually on a door jamb) and/or a serial number on the engine (stamped into the block at the rear of the distributer)?

ohwell


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 50 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 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.

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