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Re: Is a truck built in Sept 1945 a '45 or '46?
Swifster #750789 Tue May 31 2011 02:24 AM
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My truck seemed to be a hybrid when it comes to early and late 41-46's. My truck was completely a black out model. No chrome. All the door handles inside and out were plastic. Window posts were not ground off. However, it did also have 7 bed slats and 5 bolts above the floor in the fenders.

Sometimes it's just easier to say it's a '46 just so I don't have to argue with people. I always find it amaizing that people feel the need to try and correct me, like I haven't done my research on MY TRUCK! I can't imagine walking up to someone at a car show and telling someone they don't know about their vehicle.

Oh well. I'm gonna have some printed documents with me from now on stating that civilian production restarted fully on August 20th, 1945 and let people decided what they want from there.

Swifster, Yes, here in Nebraska, they did use engine block numbers on my title.

Re: Is a truck built in Sept 1945 a '45 or '46?
Mark'46 #750832 Tue May 31 2011 04:19 AM
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Keep in mind starting production didn't mean that there still weren't restrictions and rationing. The War Resources Board held control over all materials vital to the war effort. The Japanese did not formally surrender until September 2, 1945. Chromium would have been one of those restricted materials.

Most trucks in '45 and early '46 WERE hybrids. Trucks were the first vehicles allowed into production for civilian use. Most cars weren't permitted back into production forvarious reasons, including plant conversion, until between October of '45 and January of '46.

Having been involved in Studebakers, I can tell you there were many running changes between the extremely few '45 models and the end of 1946. Studebaker did have seperate model numbers for '45 models

You have to look at the times. There were no absolutes except what was put on a serial number or build plate. Most military vehicles had there own serial & model numbers. The production numbers on these trucks were limited to hundreds. The engine numbers for your truck should start with BG1001 or BL1001, depending on the engine plant.

Everyone wants a '42 or a '45 model. Easier to find a '42.

One thing about old cars. Just like anything else, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...Missouri also used the date of sale for the year on the title. It was reasonably common.

If you don't want to here from others about the truck being a '46, I would suggest call GM. From this website...

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Last edited by Swifster; Tue May 31 2011 04:43 AM.

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Re: Is a truck built in Sept 1945 a '45 or '46?
Swifster #750839 Tue May 31 2011 04:54 AM
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Don't get me wrong. I'm not out to prove to everyone it's a '45. That's why I'm asking the group. Just curious if my fellow stovebolters out there owned the truck, what they'd put on the window sticker when you go to car shows...

Re: Is a truck built in Sept 1945 a '45 or '46?
Mark'46 #750879 Tue May 31 2011 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Mark'46
Don't get me wrong. I'm not out to prove to everyone it's a '45. That's why I'm asking the group. Just curious if my fellow stovebolters out there owned the truck, what they'd put on the window sticker when you go to car shows...


Moroney stickers were not used until 1958. If just for information, I'd say it's a 1946 but give and short explanation that states titled cars in various ways.


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Re: Is a truck built in Sept 1945 a '45 or '46?
Swifster #750885 Tue May 31 2011 02:21 PM
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Pretty much as it is today.The new vehicles are brought out in Sept.,or Oct. of the previous year.And they are titled as the new model year.

Re: Is a truck built in Sept 1945 a '45 or '46?
Mark'46 #751189 Wed Jun 01 2011 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Mark'46

I always find it amaizing that people feel the need to try and correct me, like I haven't done my research on MY TRUCK! I can't imagine walking up to someone at a car show and telling someone they don't know about their vehicle.



In the tractor world, we call these people the "Correct Police"! They're full of unasked for advice, and quick to point out anything THEY deem "incorrect" about someone elses project. Sometimes they don't even have a vehicle of their own, but they like to impress everyone with how smart and how important they are.


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Re: Is a truck built in Sept 1945 a '45 or '46?
Rich'sToys #751231 Wed Jun 01 2011 05:43 PM
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"Moroney stickers were not used until 1958."

Swifster -He said window stickers at car shows - entry cards that go on the windshield. Ever been to a car show? I'm sure you've seen them.


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Re: Is a truck built in Sept 1945 a '45 or '46?
53moneypit #751373 Thu Jun 02 2011 02:29 AM
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Sure I have. I also know the difference between a sticker and a card. Stickers actually stick. Cards kind of lay there. Anything else you'd like to know?


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Re: Is a truck built in Sept 1945 a '45 or '46?
Swifster #751380 Thu Jun 02 2011 02:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Swifster
Anything else you'd like to know?
maybe why you think his asking "what they'd put on the window sticker when you go to car shows" had anything to do with a MoNroney Sticker? wink

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Re: Is a truck built in Sept 1945 a '45 or '46?
squeeze #751465 Thu Jun 02 2011 01:00 PM
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You've never seen in imitation 'window sticker' put in the window of a restored vehicle? I have. That is what a Monroney Label (sticker) is. Ever pay sticker price?

These stickers are relatively common and can be made for trucks as well as cars. I guess I'd have to ask again, "Why would a car that sticks to nothing be called a sticker". Must be a west of the Mississippi thing. Lived in Detroit, St, Louis (I know, west of the Mississippi), and Central Florida. Haven't heard anyone call card board a sticker.

I'm glad you guys worry about this. I bet you also call your license plate a 'tag' like the folks here in Florida...


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