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What is it?
#1377838 Mon Sep 21 2020 01:17 AM
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I inherited this old Chevy truck from my father-in-law when he passed a few years ago and am just now getting it home to start working on it. Trying to figure out exactly what it is. I am pretty sure it's mix of Chevy and GMC. Hoping you all can help. I found the VIN plate inside the drivers door which looks pretty new and says it's a 1961 Chevy, but the plate inside the on the drivers side below the dash says it's a GMC. I believe the hood is off a 1963 or so GMC due to the turn signals that are angled on the inside and it's definitely not a 1961 Chevy hood. There were 3 books in it that my Father-in-Law ordered that are all for a 1963 Chevy. I have attached some pictures for you all to hopefully help me figure out what I have here.
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Re: What is it?
richcraig11 #1377842 Mon Sep 21 2020 01:35 AM
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The VIn tag is not factory , grill is from a 1960 chevy, hood is a 62-66 GMC

Re: What is it?
richcraig11 #1377867 Mon Sep 21 2020 12:31 PM
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any pics of dash,i believe chevys and gmc were different

Re: What is it?
richcraig11 #1377868 Mon Sep 21 2020 12:37 PM
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So after some research it does appear that at least the cab is a 1961 GMC per the S/N plate found on the drivers side kick panel. Apparently the aftermarket VIN plat on the A pillar is not 100% correct. Maybe I have a GMC cab and hood with a Chevrolet grill and tailgate (Tailgate says CHEVROLET across it).
http://6066gmcguy.com/VinNumber.html

Re: What is it?
rickywideglide #1377872 Mon Sep 21 2020 12:47 PM
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Here is a pic of the dash as requested which has a bowtie on it and the tailgate.

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Re: What is it?
richcraig11 #1377879 Mon Sep 21 2020 01:44 PM
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it's definitely been modified from its factory days. The dash cluster appears to be more chevy style from 60-63. It's hard to say so far from the pictures you have, as some of the tell tale signs of GMC are gone if it is indeed one. Tailgates are interchangeable, but GMC's would say that, on it as well as the rest of the dash would be different. I'm guessing since the trim tag says GMC, that's what you got. It doesn't appear to be swapped, unless the cab was.

Re: What is it?
richcraig11 #1377889 Mon Sep 21 2020 02:55 PM
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Looks like a very nice truck. You are just down 61-67 from me.


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Re: What is it?
richcraig11 #1377895 Mon Sep 21 2020 04:21 PM
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What is the id number stamped on the frame adjacent to steering box?


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Re: What is it?
richcraig11 #1377932 Mon Sep 21 2020 08:37 PM
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The cab is GMC because the Kick panel Data plate/Vin plate is legit and original. The A pillar Plate is a home made sketchy plate used by people who have a title and want to match the number with the title. If it was not done thru DMV, the truck is illegally titled and registered.
The style, location and Vin on the kick panel plate indicate 1960 GMC cab. I agree, a Chevy cluster and dash. (Bow Tie on cluster.)

Big window cab is money.

What motor is in it?
Torsion bar front suspension or coil? 1963 last year for wrap around windshield and first year for coil front.

A Chevy frame will have a partial VIN stamped on it, a GMC will have no stamp.


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Re: What is it?
richcraig11 #1377948 Mon Sep 21 2020 10:51 PM
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Good lookin pickup either way.


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