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'37 GD??
#1413250 Wed Jun 09 2021 03:32 AM
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Just a curiosity question; does anyone have or has seen a '37 3/4 ton? some sources say the 3/4 ton with the 3 stake pocket long box, longer wheelbase came out in '38. Most of my sources spec sheets and service manual skips from the 1/2 ton GC to the 1 1/2 ton variants. Has anyone seen the unicorn 3/4 ton GD? or did it only exist on paper? I've only seen a few references to it.


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Re: '37 GD??
37 GC #1413282 Wed Jun 09 2021 11:57 AM
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I believe this is one with out the added stake pocket on the bed.

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Re: '37 GD??
37 GC #1413284 Wed Jun 09 2021 11:59 AM
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Have I seen one? No. The resto pack does skip from the half ton to the ton & a half. http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/chevyresto/3712.htm


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Re: '37 GD??
37 GC #1413361 Wed Jun 09 2021 11:54 PM
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1937 was the first year for the Chevrolet 3/4 ton. They are rare with less than 3000 produced (pickup & stake bed combined), in contrast there were over 64,000 1/2 ton pickups made.

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Re: '37 GD??
Joe H #1413490 Fri Jun 11 2021 01:28 AM
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Joe, is this one yours? does this have a GD assembly number tag or is it a '38 with a '37 cab and front end installed? 8 lug wheels or split rims?


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Re: '37 GD??
37 GC #1413515 Fri Jun 11 2021 11:50 AM
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Not mine, just a picture I took somewhere or found on the web. I collected a lot of '37 pictures when I was looking at paint colors. I do like the longer bed, I was pretty close to extending the frame on mine but then got scared I would cut something wrong.

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Re: '37 GD??
Joe H #1413577 Sat Jun 12 2021 12:28 AM
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Joe, ours is enviable from any angle, nice you didn't chop into the frame to create something it shouldn't be.


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Re: '37 GD??
37 GC #1413592 Sat Jun 12 2021 02:07 AM
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Seen a few 38 3/4 tons but no 37s and they had 6 lugs like the 1/2 tons and I think the one tons were also 6 lugs too but only seen a frame and it had 6 lug split rims so I presumed it was a one ton.

Re: '37 GD??
37 GC #1413845 Mon Jun 14 2021 03:58 PM
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In 1937, Chevrolet introduced the 3/4 ton GD and 1 Ton GE trucks. They were available as pickups, flat bed, and cab and chassis. They all came with 6 bolt wheels, 15" artillery on GD and 17" snap ring wheels on the GE. Larger wheels were required to clear the 14" rear brakes on the 1 ton models. This is the only real difference in the two of them. I believe the wheelbase is 10" longer than the 1/2 ton sibling GC models.
These models are well documented in the 1937 Gold Book Of Truck values. This was the full catalog of truck types, used by Chevy truck salesmen in 1937. They are also frequently referenced in any Chevrolet Master Parts Catalog of the period.
There were corresponding 1938 models HD and HE with the same features as in 1937.

For those of you who do not have a parts catalog, I highly recommend that you get one, or more, to assist you in your parts identification and searching. A catalog covering at least 5 years after the age of your truck will be most helpful. Reprints are available but often do not include the valuable Supplementary Data section found at the back of original catalogs. I have 25 or 30 of them covering 1929 through the mid 70s. There is rarely a day that goes by without me opening one of them.

Mike

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