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Re: 1940 size question
JoeR #1410963 Sun May 23 2021 12:08 AM
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I thought the 3/4 ton longer bed had 3 stake pocket supports ILO 2 that the regular 1/2 ton had...??


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Re: 1940 size question
JoeR #1410976 Sun May 23 2021 01:45 AM
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Re: 1940 size question
JoeR #1411037 Sun May 23 2021 03:05 PM
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Except for the grill, rear fenders and Rear diff, it looks like my 1939 3/4 ton. The 1/2 ton would have the axle over the springs. The 3/4 will have the axle under the springs. The 3/4 ton would have had an additional short closed drive shaft in front to make up the additional 10" or so of bed length. (kind of like the GMC long bed). Don't want to violate any posting regs, but if you are trying to return this vehicle to original, I know where you can get a 1940 3/4 ton differential free. Send me a private message.

Re: 1940 size question
JoeR #1411170 Mon May 24 2021 01:43 PM
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Looks like I've located a pair of '41 rear fenders near me. As I understand it they are the same as the '40. I've also located a 6 lug, 12 bolt rear end with a 3.73 ratio. Anyone know what the WMS to WMS was on the '40? The Oldcarmanualproject manual is missing those pages. The one I've found has 62".

Re: 1940 size question
JoeR #1411183 Mon May 24 2021 03:53 PM
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Joe,
I think the green truck has been shortened. It also has a '41-'46 hood side panel. I can't find another photo of a pickup with the super short space between cab and rear fender.

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Re: 1940 size question
JoeR #1411365 Tue May 25 2021 11:06 PM
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Hey Mike,

Not sure why anyone would shorten a short bed but I guess, as they say, to each his (or her) own. Any thoughts on the 12 bolt, 3.73, 6 lug rear end for this truck? I've also found an online place that has Artillery wheels but I'm thinking they may have to wait until I get the basics done first. I can throw a pair of steel wheels on there for now.

Joe

Re: 1940 size question
JoeR #1411372 Wed May 26 2021 01:10 AM
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Here are the axle information pages from the above cited book in my previous post.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/advance-design_parts_co/51203415881/in/album-72157631872034068/

Re: 1940 size question
JoeR #1411417 Wed May 26 2021 03:14 PM
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Hi Brad,

Thank you for the info. Do you know if what they are referring to as "Tread" is the wheel mounting surface to wheel mounting surface or the center of the tires?

Joe

Re: 1940 size question
JoeR #1411454 Wed May 26 2021 06:24 PM
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I always understood tread/track to be from center-of-tread to center-of-tread. Maybe someone else knows for sure?

Re: 1940 size question
JoeR #1411459 Wed May 26 2021 07:30 PM
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I've always measured complete rear ends from Wheel Mounting Surface to Wheel Mounting Surface. On my '46 stake bed it didn't really matter too much since there were no fenders to deal with. I think I'll probably have to wait until the truck gets here and I can measure the space between the fenders to make sure. Looks like there are several 6 lug units out there so it shouldn't be too much of a problem.

Joe

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