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1946 Chevy 1/2 Ton #1311305 Mon May 20 2019 09:29 PM
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Jrami386 Offline OP
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Recently dusted off, what I'm assuming is a 1946 Chevy 1/2 ton. Found the ID plate (see attached). Everything is worn off except for a few stamped numbers. Called GM 1-800-222-1020 with no answers (maybe I just wasn't asking the right questions). Can anyone help me confirm this is a '46 Chevy 1/2 ton? I'm reading the numbers 46 stamped in the center of the plate with 5DP F 1252 stamped in the bottom right. Could that be the VIN? I appreciate your help!

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Re: 1946 Chevy 1/2 Ton [Re: Jrami386] #1311306 Mon May 20 2019 09:34 PM
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Justhorsenround Offline
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Post a picture of your truck. Our eagle eyed experts will hopefully be able to ID it. Welcome to the Stovebolt madness. shake


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'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


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Re: 1946 Chevy 1/2 Ton [Re: Jrami386] #1311315 Mon May 20 2019 10:01 PM
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Take a look, a lot of work to be done but that's what makes it fun right.

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Re: 1946 Chevy 1/2 Ton [Re: Jrami386] #1311316 Mon May 20 2019 10:12 PM
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Justhorsenround Offline
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Air the tires up, close the hood and drive it! drive


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: 1946 Chevy 1/2 Ton [Re: Jrami386] #1311336 Tue May 21 2019 01:00 AM
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The “DP” would indicate the plate is for second series 1946 1/2 ton truck. The “F” would indicate a Flint, MI origin of manufature.

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Re: 1946 Chevy 1/2 Ton [Re: 46Sparky] #1311353 Tue May 21 2019 03:22 AM
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Mike B Offline
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Originally Posted by 46Sparky
The “DP” would indicate the plate is for second series 1946 1/2 ton truck. The “F” would indicate a Flint, MI origin of manufature.



Sparky, you're close but not right...

5DP F 1252

5 = Kansas Plant
DP = 1946 3100
F = Month (June)
1252 = unit number starting at 1001

Mike B smile

Re: 1946 Chevy 1/2 Ton [Re: Jrami386] #1311360 Tue May 21 2019 03:57 AM
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Jrami386 Offline OP
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That's awesome info! Does anyone know where I can find the VIN?

Re: 1946 Chevy 1/2 Ton [Re: Jrami386] #1311378 Tue May 21 2019 01:03 PM
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Justhorsenround Offline
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The numbers you have provided is the vin or what we call a vin these days.


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: 1946 Chevy 1/2 Ton [Re: Jrami386] #1311383 Tue May 21 2019 01:29 PM
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tclederman Offline
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Here is serial number information/decoding for your truck.

The code you show was called a Vehicle Serial Number by GM/Chevrolet.

The other "ID"/serial number that was (sadly) used for "identification"/registration/titling purpose was the Engine Serial Number.


Tim
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