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Re: New Guy with a 1972 C/50
wetwilly5757 #720386 Sat Feb 12 2011 03:29 PM
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Josh, There is also a label on the Glove Box Door, but lots of times they get beat up or torn. Hopefully yours is still there. It will also have other detailed info on it. But if you have the Title or an old Registration make sure the VIN Number and other info match. The glove box door is easy to change and some have the wrong one on there.

Also is there any evidence of a metal tag ever being there on the door jamb?

By the way, the title and registration should also have the GVW Ratings on it, although in some states you can actually register them for more than the factory specs.



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Re: New Guy with a 1972 C/50
wetwilly5757 #720447 Sat Feb 12 2011 08:16 PM
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I think you'll find that the fenders on a school bus are different than on a truck.

About 30 years ago, someone set off a bomb in the Denver Public Schools parking lot in the middle of the night. A friend of mine in the salvage business bought 10 or 15 of the GM busses, but found out that the sheet metal was different after he got them home.

Just be careful!!


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Re: New Guy with a 1972 C/50
wetwilly5757 #720987 Mon Feb 14 2011 04:32 PM
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Ok here is what I found. Per the sticker in the glove box it is rated for 24000. Thanks for all the help guys! Now to just find fenders or make patches.

Re: New Guy with a 1972 C/50
jstar1129 #721007 Mon Feb 14 2011 05:20 PM
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Don't confuse rated spring capacity with the actual GVWR. 24K sounds pretty high for a 50 series. A std 60 series wouldn't have been that high. What does the axle rating say? FYI the GVW is the total of the least rated components so 7000 lb springs on a 5K axle does not up the GAWR, i.e. axle rating. Make sense?


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Re: New Guy with a 1972 C/50
jstar1129 #1365541 Fri Jun 19 2020 11:56 AM
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I've owned 3 67-72 C50s, for front fenders, c40-50 fenders are an exact match, hoods don't interchange from pickup to C50, school buses had similar fenders with wider wheel well flares, same year pickup door will NOT fit unless you cut a 45 degree notch at the bottom front of the door. My Chevy C50's all had 5 lug wheels on the front axle, but my GMC V5500 had a 10 lug front axle, which I believe was optional. If your truck has the original glove box door, inside it should have a sicker with a coded list of all original equipment. Good luck!

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Re: New Guy with a 1972 C/50
jstar1129 #1365548 Fri Jun 19 2020 12:36 PM
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You must be really bored this morning. nanner


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Re: New Guy with a 1972 C/50
Justhorsenround #1365583 Fri Jun 19 2020 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Justhorsenround
You must be really bored this morning. nanner

Martin, That comment made me smile this morning!

Also made me think of Dave "53Moneypit"...I miss him and his knowledge on truck bodies and hoists...he hasn't been here since 2014.

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Re: New Guy with a 1972 C/50
jstar1129 #1365587 Fri Jun 19 2020 04:47 PM
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Yup, I was just browsing through the Forums this morning and noticed a lot of posts by Shacklett. No it’s not unusual to see a bunch of posts from one person but upon closer look most everything he was responding to was 9-10 years old, hence the “bored” comment.
Missing a lot of the old gang these days.


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'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)


"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"! Hug a cop!

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