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1955 1st GMC 1/2 ton w/Hydramatic, 31,627 Miles #1303229
Sat Mar 16 2019 01:33 AM
Sat Mar 16 2019 01:33 AM
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jorb  Offline OP
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Wis
1955 GMC PICK UP 4 Speed Hydramatic Transmission eBay

Not to sure if this truck is a 1955 1st series because it still has a torque tube. Check photos in the body of the auctions listing.
What year did GMC do away with torque tube?
I know the 1955 1st series Chevrolet truck was a open driveshaft.


1954 Chevrolet 3105 Deluxe Panel Truck
w/Factory HYDRA-MATIC

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Re: 1955 1st GMC 1/2 ton w/Hydramatic, 31627 Miles [Re: jorb] #1303230
Sat Mar 16 2019 01:44 AM
Sat Mar 16 2019 01:44 AM
tclederman  Offline
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Posts: 27,508
Jarvisburg, NC
GMC 1/2 tons also changed over in early 1955, I think - but, it does look like an enclosed drive-shaft.

The 54/55-early GMC truck’s were Z-series GMC truck’s.

The door plate code would be of interest? Is it shown/provided?
But, it might just show Z-series.

Does anyone have GMC documentation regarding change to open driveshaft in later Z-series GMC 1/2 ton trucks?


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: 1955 1st GMC 1/2 ton w/Hydramatic, 31627 Miles [Re: tclederman] #1303232
Sat Mar 16 2019 02:04 AM
Sat Mar 16 2019 02:04 AM
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jorb  Offline OP
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Wis
"The door plate code would be of interest? Is it shown/provided?"

The door plate is in this PHOTO Code # E248233815, No Z in the code. Rivets look kind of new.
Same number is on the TITLE


1954 Chevrolet 3105 Deluxe Panel Truck
w/Factory HYDRA-MATIC

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Re: 1955 1st GMC 1/2 ton w/Hydramatic, 31627 Miles [Re: jorb] #1303234
Sat Mar 16 2019 02:23 AM
Sat Mar 16 2019 02:23 AM
tclederman  Offline
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Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 27,508
Jarvisburg, NC
Maybe Z is in the engine serial number?

My Z-series 350 COE is no longer with me (it was an early 1955 truck). I cannot now check my codes?

I’ll see if I can find them on OldGMCtrucks.com.


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: 1955 1st GMC 1/2 ton w/Hydramatic, 31627 Miles [Re: jorb] #1303237
Sat Mar 16 2019 02:29 AM
Sat Mar 16 2019 02:29 AM
tclederman  Offline
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Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 27,508
Jarvisburg, NC
There was no indication of 1954 or 1955 on my ID plate or on the engine.

Just Z for the series, and the date casting codes on head and block.

This question might get an answer on oldGMCtrucks.com?


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: 1955 1st GMC 1/2 ton w/Hydramatic, 31627 Miles [Re: tclederman] #1303238
Sat Mar 16 2019 02:48 AM
Sat Mar 16 2019 02:48 AM
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jorb  Offline OP
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Posts: 1,162
Wis
"There was no indication of 1954 or 1955 on the ID plate or on the engine."

I looked at oldgmctrucks.com and came to the same conclusion.
The number on the ID plate and title, just does not look right.


1954 Chevrolet 3105 Deluxe Panel Truck
w/Factory HYDRA-MATIC

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Re: 1955 1st GMC 1/2 ton w/Hydramatic, 31627 Miles [Re: jorb] #1303270
Sat Mar 16 2019 12:10 PM
Sat Mar 16 2019 12:10 PM
tclederman  Offline
Boltergeist
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 27,508
Jarvisburg, NC
The post/comment/information below has nothing much to do with IDing the year/series of the engine/transmission/truck:

The engine and Hydra-Matic transmission were “matched/mated” on the assembly line.
A metal tag/plate (with the engine code stamped into it), was riveted to the transmission case.
It would interesting to determine if these match?


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: 1955 1st GMC 1/2 ton w/Hydramatic, 31627 Miles [Re: jorb] #1303365
Sun Mar 17 2019 12:00 AM
Sun Mar 17 2019 12:00 AM
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Jon G  Offline
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Dallas, TX
A few things catch my eye:
spare tire rear fender but no spare tire mount?
dual exhaust wasn't original
wrong hubcaps and it looks like the non-original wheels
if this is 1/2 ton the weight rating is wrong...should be 4800 not 8200.
plate looks odd. It doesn't match one I kept from a 1951 GMC which sadly became scrap. The font is different and the serial number sequence was:
xxx-xx-S-xxxx (the x being numerical) The serial number did not include any reference to the engine size (which was 228) but the vehicle identification number on the title did.
I believe the plate is new, the old one was lost or something and they simply copied the number from the title to it. Which based on what I have here is not correct.
And the wording on the plate doesn't match nor do the rivet locations. Admittedly these things could have changed in 4 years, but I'd think the font style would remain the same.
the rear bumper is definitely wrong


Jon

1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
T5 with 3.07 rear end
Re: 1955 1st GMC 1/2 ton w/Hydramatic, 31627 Miles [Re: jorb] #1303380
Sun Mar 17 2019 02:28 AM
Sun Mar 17 2019 02:28 AM
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Jon G  Offline
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Posts: 839
Dallas, TX
I also wonder how long the speedometer hasn't worked....


Jon

1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
T5 with 3.07 rear end

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