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#1442352 Wed Feb 23 2022 04:47 PM
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I’m looking for a 1960 GMC Junior van parts book X-160005. Anyone know where i can get one?
Thanks

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jimgmc #1453571 Wed Jun 01 2022 03:58 PM
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jimgmc,

See link below that I found (not mine).

https://www.faxonautoliterature.com/1955-1964-GMC-Parts-Book-Reprint-5-Volume-Set

Applications list details says the set includes for Model PV1000, which I have read is the "Junior Van" model you are looking for.

The individual parts book otherwise appears to be as rare as hens teeth as absolutely "0" results from various searches on line.

Hope this may be of some help.


Dan

1951 Chevy 3 window 3100 (My Grandpa's hunting truck)
1966 Chevelle

US Army MSG Retired (1977-1998)
Commercial Facilities Maint Lead Tech Retired (1998-2021)

Finely time to get Grandpa's truck back in the sunshine!
Gdads51 #1453697 Thu Jun 02 2022 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Gdads51
Applications list details says the set includes for Model PV1000, which I have read is the "Junior Van" model you are looking for.


Thank you for looking.
I have those two books and it’s not in them. This might clear up some of the confusion out there about the “PV1000”. The Junior van 60-62 are model number 1001 has no P or V prefix. P=forward control and V=vacuum hydraulic brakes. There is NO GMC 1960 PV1000 van, truck or whatever. The earliest references I have found to “PV” is in John Gunnell 2002 book GMC The First 100 Years. But he misidentified the junior van as model PV1000. In 1963 they badge the new PB1000 van as the Jr.Van, this van is a totally new design. Then in 1964 they called it the Value Van.
So model 1001 is the Junior van and the 1963 PB1000 is the Jr van.

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Jim, no problem on the looking. I enjoy the challenge.
Everything I searched on line lead me towards the PV1000 description which is clearly not accurate. Thanks for pointing out the correct info.
What does the "The Junior van 60-62" model number 1001s' body style look like? Any pictures?


Dan

1951 Chevy 3 window 3100 (My Grandpa's hunting truck)
1966 Chevelle

US Army MSG Retired (1977-1998)
Commercial Facilities Maint Lead Tech Retired (1998-2021)

Finely time to get Grandpa's truck back in the sunshine!
Gdads51 #1453752 Thu Jun 02 2022 09:32 PM
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The first one is the one I’m working on. The other one is from a friend on FB.

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Thanks for the pictures. You confirmed this is in fact the panel van style delivery truck I thought it would be.
Just a follow up question on the parts manual.
Do the Master Parts Books not include parts for these, even though most I see specify they cover models including "1000" under N-series?

Also, going through my own library, came across a business card for Woody's Auto Literature. Don't trust the web site address as it comes up weird, but Phone 507-527-2880 still appears to be active.
They carried an extensive amount of old and unusual auto literature and were a regular vendor at Good Guys shows (Des Moines, IA last one I attended before Covid restrictions). Might have what you are looking for.

Contact info I found from an on line 2022 Texas Motor Speedway Swap Meet add:

Woody’s Auto Literature & More
PO Box 52, West Concord, MN 55985
cell: 507-271-0993 store: 507-527-2880
email: woodys@gofast.am

Good luck!


Dan

1951 Chevy 3 window 3100 (My Grandpa's hunting truck)
1966 Chevelle

US Army MSG Retired (1977-1998)
Commercial Facilities Maint Lead Tech Retired (1998-2021)

Finely time to get Grandpa's truck back in the sunshine!
Gdads51 #1453793 Fri Jun 03 2022 03:51 AM
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No . I also have a 1962 N-series Master Parts Book and it only has the P1500 and P2500. GMC did not manufacture the van Southern Coach did.
Thanks for info on Woody’s Auto Literature & More I will give them a call.


Here is a little history of the GMC Junior step van model 1001. In early 1959 Southern Coach built a concept van “The Rugged Rebel” using parts off a 59 Chevy ½ ton truck. It was then shown to the public at a truck show in Minneapolis, Minnesota where executives from GM saw it and negotiations began in Pontiac Michigan for Southern Coach to manufacture the van using GMC components. GM used the square box design for their new 1961 P10 model. On Jan third of 1960 a contract was sign to produce 3300. The first Junior Van came off the line at Southern Coach on March 11, 1960. They built them from March1960 thru Dec of 1962. In Oct of 1962 when the new GMC models came out (1963) they badge the new PB1000 van as the Jr.Van, (very rare van) do to the long run of the Junior Van. Then in 1964 they called it the Value Van. The GMC Junior Van was unique in that they were designed and assemble by Southern Coach of Evergreen Alabama. It was the first time in GMC history they bought a complete product from an outsider, for sale in their show rooms across the country.


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Thanks for sharing the exceptional and unique history of this vehicle. Definitely enjoy learning from fellow 'Bolters.

My interest in things GMC dates back to early 70's. First exposure was at age 12 when helping my maternal Grandfather change spark plugs in his '65 (I think) GMC pick-up with the V-6. He couldn't reach due to back problems, so he had me hop into the engine compartment and coached me through the process. Very fond memories.

Good luck on your search.


Dan

1951 Chevy 3 window 3100 (My Grandpa's hunting truck)
1966 Chevelle

US Army MSG Retired (1977-1998)
Commercial Facilities Maint Lead Tech Retired (1998-2021)

Finely time to get Grandpa's truck back in the sunshine!

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