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Re: one ton bed assembly [Re: bluesman] #1327711 Wed Sep 25 2019 08:16 PM
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glenns towing Offline
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Hmm. learn something new everyday... No wonder I cant find one.....

Re: one ton bed assembly [Re: bluesman] #1327753 Thu Sep 26 2019 12:51 AM
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Grigg Offline
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If I'm not mistaken they did have a dually in the 30's or 40's with a 9' pickup bed.. I could be mistaken.
For sure the 48-54 9 ' pickup beds were only single wheel (from factory).


1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals
1948 Chevrolet 6400 - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup
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Re: one ton bed assembly [Re: bluesman] #1327773 Thu Sep 26 2019 02:29 AM
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I guess nuttin in the late 50s early 60s then?

Re: one ton bed assembly [Re: bluesman] #1327777 Thu Sep 26 2019 03:18 AM
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Fox Offline
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That would be so cool to see one of those 30/40 dusllies. I never knew that. Might have to do some inter web surfing here.

I think a guy has to get into the late 60’s for dually box/fender. Maybe the ‘70’s?


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1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- rusted
1970 Chevrolet K20 Suburban—rusted.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: one ton bed assembly [Re: bluesman] #1329840 Mon Oct 14 2019 05:24 AM
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Jeff Meng Offline
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I once saw a late 30's dually in a yard with a box. The running board extensions flared to meet the simple wide rolled rear fenders. I assumed it was a one of custom and it's haunted me ever since. Rather than fabricate 9' sides, I thought it may be easier to purchase a third side and add on to stock length sides with the seams under stake pockets.

Re: one ton bed assembly [Re: bluesman] #1329968 Tue Oct 15 2019 01:46 AM
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Fox Offline
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So a super long box? That’d be pretty neat.


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1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- rusted
1970 Chevrolet K20 Suburban—rusted.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: one ton bed assembly [Re: bluesman] #1329978 Tue Oct 15 2019 02:53 AM
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bluesman Online OP
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Yeah, the long box is one of the neatest things on the truck. When I was still driving it (back in 1980) I needed some gravel for my road, so I drove down to the local gravel guy and asked him to load the back up for me. He dumped a full load from his front end loader, looked at it and said "you can take a little more" and dumped another half bucket in. The over load springs were nearly flat, and the rims were about 2" from the road, but it hauled it back. Of course I drove pretty slow, and the steering wheel had only a minor effect on where I was going, but...

And after living with pickups with 6' beds it will be nice to haul a 4x8 sheet and have it all inside the bed.

Here are a couple of photos of the ruck and bed.

First is the truck yesterday afternoon after the latest shakedown cruise.
Second is the bed assembled sitting in the shop on saw horses.
Third is the bed just after installation on the truck.
Last one is the support from the big bumper to the bed side.

Tim

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IMG_9686a.jpg (131.67 KB, 103 downloads)
bed assembly04a.JPG (176.4 KB, 103 downloads)
bed installed02a.JPG (283.69 KB, 106 downloads)
bed installed 04b.jpg (103.56 KB, 96 downloads)

I am currently digging back in to a 1953 3800 (one ton) with a nine foot bed. I've owned it since 1979, and drove it until 1982 (or so). My wife got me involved in restoring it back in 2002, got the body removed and the frame redone, then things came up. Now I am retired and starting again. If anyone is interested I have photos on Imagur ( https://timwhiteblues.imgur.com/ ). I live way back in the woods in the Ozarks on 40 acres at the end of a 2 1/2 mile private road.

Tim
Re: one ton bed assembly [Re: bluesman] #1330119 Wed Oct 16 2019 01:53 PM
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FWIW, here's a truck we saw at Macungie (PA) a few years ago. It appears to be a 1.5-ton, but still shows how they did the bed to accommodate the duellies. I don't think the outer fenders are factory wink But interesting to see the inner fenders (which might be factory).

I can't tell you anything about the truck. I just saw it in the for sale corral and took the pictures.

John

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DSC_0034.JPG (67.37 KB, 78 downloads)
DSC_0035.JPG (64.3 KB, 76 downloads)
DSC_0036.JPG (61.22 KB, 74 downloads)

John

'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: one ton bed assembly [Re: bluesman] #1330120 Wed Oct 16 2019 02:21 PM
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glenns towing Offline
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More ideas for me. Thanks. Im trying to avoid getting a flatbed. Would really like a 9 ft box.

Re: one ton bed assembly [Re: bluesman] #1330134 Wed Oct 16 2019 03:52 PM
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John Milliman Offline
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Also, here's a shot I took of Jim Carter's beautiful 1946 1-ton duallie. Looks like regular rear fedners attached to extensions. The running boards are wider at the rear to accommodate. I'll see if I can find the rest of the pictures I took on that shoot.

Another thought is to take one of those low sided towing bodies...

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2010 carter jim 1946.jpg (459.63 KB, 88 downloads)
jc46_2.jpg (143.77 KB, 80 downloads)
jc46_3.jpg (120.83 KB, 77 downloads)
jc46_5.jpg (205.6 KB, 72 downloads)
Last edited by John Milliman; Wed Oct 16 2019 04:07 PM. Reason: Found 'em!!

John

'49 Chevrolet 3804

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