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Month My 57 Chevy Truck Made #424959 Fri Jun 20 2008 04:07 AM
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UnklRod Offline OP
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Anywayto tell what month my 1957 Chevy pick up was made?
Thanks!
Jon


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Re: Month My 57 Chevy Truck Made [Re: UnklRod] #424999 Fri Jun 20 2008 07:24 AM
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Hi Jon, try clicking on Links, go to the restoration section and you will see advice on how to decipher your trucks VIN code.
I assume you have the info to hand?
Hope this helps
Jock. grin


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Re: Month My 57 Chevy Truck Made [Re: jockbolter50] #425005 Fri Jun 20 2008 09:06 AM
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Jock,
Thank you for the info. However, I am new to the group and I could not find any information under restorations. Can you give me a bit of help on this? Thanks! Jon


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Re: Month My 57 Chevy Truck Made [Re: UnklRod] #425026 Fri Jun 20 2008 01:41 PM
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no, you won't find the month, except if everything is original you might guess from the date codes on all the attached bits and pieces ... the sequence number part of the vin will indicate early/late in the model year, they started at 001001 at each plant, a real low number might be the beginning of production in '56, a real high number will be toward fall '57

and Jock actually meant in tech tips section

Bill

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Re: Month My 57 Chevy Truck Made [Re: Flxible] #425140 Fri Jun 20 2008 10:04 PM
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Thanks for putting me right Bill! I guess I was still a bit fuzzy! I hadn't had my caffeine fix at the time I answered the posting! dang
I hope Bill's info put you right Jon!
Regards Jock wave


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Re: Month My 57 Chevy Truck Made [Re: jockbolter50] #425261 Sat Jun 21 2008 06:53 AM
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If you get the restoration pack from GM, sometimes they give you a list of what serial numbers were made by month in your plant. My '50 pack has this info, mine was made in December by the serial number.


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Re: Month My 57 Chevy Truck Made [Re: 4ontheFloor] #425272 Sat Jun 21 2008 08:07 AM
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4ontheFloor,
Does GM also provide you where your truck was made? My VIN is 3A570114510


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Re: Month My 57 Chevy Truck Made [Re: UnklRod] #425490 Sun Jun 22 2008 03:22 AM
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The 5th digit in your VIN is more likely an "O" not "0", which indicates it was assembled in Oakland, CA.


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Re: Month My 57 Chevy Truck Made [Re: LONGBOX55] #425532 Sun Jun 22 2008 05:13 AM
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UnklRod Offline OP
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Bill,
I got this info below from Mike Boteler:

All serial numbers in 1956 started with 1001, but the end number is un-known. One easy way to hone in on an approximant month is to check components for there date code. If you still have the original radiator, engine, trans and rear they are all coded. The radiator is easy, it will have the month and year stamped right on the front of the tank. The month are listed alphabetically with A = Jan, B=Feb etc. They don't use "i" as it looks like a 1.


1957 Chevy 1/2-Ton Truck
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The coldest winter I ever saw was a summer I spent in San Francisco M. Twain

If at first you don't succeed...skydiving is not for you!

If you don't like my carbon foot print, stick it up your Prius!!
Re: Month My 57 Chevy Truck Made [Re: UnklRod] #425548 Sun Jun 22 2008 06:47 AM
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Rod - as I said above, and the numbers actually started at 001001 - your truck being #114510 [the 113,509th truck made at Oakland] would make it pretty late in the model year, I'd guess you'd find date codes from mid-57 or after, the '58's would start Nov-Dec '57 ... my ref says there were 351,739 trucks of all sizes built in '57 at all plants, 198,538 under 6000GV

I've never noticed a date code on a TF rad [and I've owned 3 57's as well as my 58], they're all stamped "H-55" for Harrison model 55, which is the TF series, along with a Harrison part #

Bill


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