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#1444781 Wed Mar 16 2022 01:36 PM
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I was told this is a 1918 truck vin # if anyone can lend a hand on the vin id. Looks like 6R 2013

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Perro #1444787 Wed Mar 16 2022 02:13 PM
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I do not believe that is a factory applied tag. Stamping appears much more modern and attached with regular slothead screws.


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Perro #1444805 Wed Mar 16 2022 04:48 PM
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When did GM start using clutch head screws? Sure looks original to me based on the rust and stains in the tag. Unfortunately there’s no Vehicle Information Kit for 1918. The 6 prefix indicated the Oakland plant in later years but don’t know when it started production.


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Perro #1444808 Wed Mar 16 2022 04:56 PM
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The first Chevrolet "truck" was a 1918 ton truck.
The vehicle in the picture looks like a "Light Delivery" model to me. The frame is shorter.

Cars and trucks can use the same design tag. The ID tag that says "Four-Ninety" was used from 1916 to 1922.
The tag in the picture looks like those made from 1923 to 1932. Unfortunately the model name is not readable in the picture.
Model names:
1923-26 Superior models (B, B&F, F, K and V)
1927 Capitol model
1928 National model
1929 International model
1930 Universal model
1931 Independence model
1932 Confederate model

After 1932 the tags are a different design

I shamelessly robbed the ACCA of the clipping of the range of serial numbers.

My guess, 1925 Light Delivery. The 6R-2013 could be 6K-2013

A good place to find more information:
https://vccachat.org/

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Perro #1444809 Wed Mar 16 2022 05:13 PM
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Perro #1444811 Wed Mar 16 2022 05:21 PM
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After looking at the windshield I think it is the remnants of a 1925 Canopy Express.

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buoymaker #1444821 Wed Mar 16 2022 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by buoymaker
The 6R-2013 could be 6K-2013
The top right leg of the second character is rounded like an R when zoomed in on the picture. Can't see where that top right leg connects back to the vertical leg, but I'm thinking it's definitely an R.
Originally Posted by buoymaker
After looking at the windshield I think it is the remnants of a 1925 Canopy Express.
The windshield is definitely similar in your two pics, but the hood on the OP's truck is longer with very little cowl in front of the windshield. Assuming it's the original hood, it's not the same as the 125 Canopy Express you pictured.

There is a 1918 Vehicle Info Kit, but it doesn't have info on serial numbers. In the last pages there's a discussion on plant production, and the Oakland plant was definitely in operation in '18. Link [gmheritagecenter.com]
There's some pics of a Model T, 1 ton on page 100 that looks pretty close to the OP's truck. If it had a worm drive rear axle and solid rear tires, that would be another confirmation.

Last edited by klhansen; Wed Mar 16 2022 06:38 PM.

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Perro #1444822 Wed Mar 16 2022 06:33 PM
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Here's a truck with a "1R" id. I believe that the "1" indicates the plant, so your truck should have been made at plant 6 (Oakland) instead.

https://classiccars.com/listings/vi...e-truck-for-sale-in-auburn-indiana-46706

https://forums.aaca.org/topic/134575-early-chevrolet-serial-numbers/

Last edited by Gord&Fran; Wed Mar 16 2022 06:34 PM.

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Perro #1445604 Wed Mar 23 2022 02:46 PM
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This truck is a 1927 or early 1928. 1928 engine is the only 4 cylinder with two exhaust ports in the head and covers over the push rods. The fenders and aprons are the right type for late 20s.

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