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Re: 54 3600 Dually. What am I getting myself into?
BLSully #1354400 Fri Apr 10 2020 03:07 PM
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The VIN on the driver's side post of my '48 is: 21FRC1812.
21 = Janesville
F = 1948
R = 3600
C = March
1812 = Production Number (Starting at 1000 but, according to one other source, starting at 1. Who cares.)

Your '54 would follow a different code, such as: J54J000001.
First J = 3600
54 = Obvious.
Second J would be for Janesville. Other letters for other locations.
Then, production number.

This comes from the "Chevrolet Pickup Red Book." What's your VIN?

We lived in Whitewater from 1976-79. I wish I had known about my future interest in Stovebolts. I would have tried to talk to folks who had worked in the Janesville plant making these trucks.

Last edited by Wally / Montana; Fri Apr 10 2020 03:11 PM.

1948 3/4-Ton 5-Window Flatbed Chevrolet

28 Years of Daily Driving. Now with a '61 261, 848 head, Rochester Monojet carb, 4.10 rear, dual reservoir MC, Bendix up front, 235/85R16 tires, 12-volt w/alternator, electric wipers and a modern radio in the glove box.
Re: 54 3600 Dually. What am I getting myself into?
BLSully #1354411 Fri Apr 10 2020 04:08 PM
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Mine is J54J-014484, so looks like a Janesville truck 😁

Truck was originally an implement dealer's delivery and service truck in Green County, so it's likely lived it's entire life within 50 miles of where it was built. Pretty cool.

Re: 54 3600 Dually. What am I getting myself into?
BLSully #1354446 Fri Apr 10 2020 07:49 PM
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The 1948 Truck Serial numbers started with 1001 in each plant, so Wally has the 812th truck built in 1948 out of Janesville.

The 1954 Truck Serial numbers started with 001001 in each plant, so BL's has the 13,484th truck built in 1954 out of Janesville.

Mike B smile

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