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Originally Posted by 1950 FC253
not to change the subject of the thread...but what is the difference between 3800 and 3804 ?
3800 indicates the 1 ton truck series, and 3804 indicates it's a pickup (versus flat bed, chassis/cab, etc.)
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Kevin Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com] #2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up. First car '29 Ford Special Coupe Busting rust since the mid-60's If you're smart enough to take it apart, you darn well better be smart enough to put it back together.
I don’t know about 1958 But I do know 1948-54 the answer is yes The only difference for a DRW is the stud length is a tiny bit longer for the extra thickness of the rims and that round nut plate that goes over everything under the nuts
It’s pseudo common up in Canada to see a DRW truck with the single rear wheel style front wheels Because the truck started life as a single rear wheel And someone just got the dual rear wheels And omitted the extra round spacer plate that normally comes with DRW and just bolted the duals down with barely enough threads I have seen a couple trucks this way at the junk yards and I also own two that have had this treatment done to them before I got them -s
Thank you so much for your information. My 1950 1 ton dually has the nonrotating stuck front wheel also. I've banged with a hammer, heated with a torch and squirted power blaster by the pint in the adjustment holes in tha backing plate without luck so far. I was intrigued by your "sledging the hub" idea, but can't quite figure out what "sledging" means (pardon my ignorance-I'm still a newbie here. May I ask what this means? Thanks so very much!