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#840008 - Sat Mar 31 2012 12:23 AM What year is it?  
50chvytrk  Offline
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NY
I'm getting ready to install a new wiring harness in this Chevy 3600 truck. I purchased the 1950-52 harness because up until now I've been positive it's a 1950 model. Upon closer inspection I've noticed that the grommets on the firewall are dry rotted and should be replaced. I took a look in the Classic Parts catalog and noticed the grommet I have in this truck is for a 1947-49 model. With a metal plate that covers it. Now things are getting confusing. Is this truck a 1949 or 1950? Or some kind of hodgepodge...Here's a link to the photo:

http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af352/vincentmilone/IMG_0080.jpg

The tapered type grommet is used.

The only thing I can think of is that it's an early 1950 truck that used late '49 parts that were left in stock?

Thanks in advance.


Last edited by 50chvytrk; Sat Mar 31 2012 12:51 AM.


#840015 - Sat Mar 31 2012 12:50 AM Re: What year is it? [Re: 50chvytrk]  
Frank50  Offline
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You got me on the grommet cover...
Does your truck have a fuse box on driver side of firewall with 5 fuses or a small box with only 2 fuses?
http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/shop/1948_51truck/51ctsm1201.htm
Also, does your truck have modern telescopic-type shocks on front or "knee-action" type? For me thats the easiest way to tell a 49 from a 50. Of course those could have been changed...


Frank50

#840022 - Sat Mar 31 2012 01:11 AM Re: What year is it? [Re: Frank50]  
50chvytrk  Offline
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I believe this truck has the small box with two fuses(?) Here's a picture of the fusebox:
http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af352/vincentmilone/IMG_0084.jpg

Here's a picture of the telescoping shock on the front:

http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af352/vincentmilone/IMG_0083.jpg

and here's a picture of the model number on the drivers side door tag:

http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af352/vincentmilone/IMG_0087.jpg

Any ideas now?


#840024 - Sat Mar 31 2012 01:17 AM Re: What year is it? [Re: 50chvytrk]  
DADS50  Offline
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http://www.stovebolt.com/techtips/vin/vinbuster.html

enter your door post S/N in the link above
Looks like a 50 3/4 ton


#840029 - Sat Mar 31 2012 01:45 AM Re: What year is it? [Re: DADS50]  
Frank50  Offline
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I agree, everything indicates a 50 3600 3/4-ton.
Is it a pickup or a stakebed/cab-chassis? Not that it matters...


Frank50

#840032 - Sat Mar 31 2012 01:52 AM Re: What year is it? [Re: Frank50]  
50chvytrk  Offline
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How do we explain the metal plate covering the 47-49 tapered grommet then? Interesting. Do those shocks look original/correct?

It's a pickup. Here's a photo of it:

http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af352/vincentmilone/DSC_0048-1.jpg

It's a solid truck. Needs some body work, but very little rust underneath. The colors a drag, but it won't be forever.

Thanks though guys! If anyone has anymore input on this subject please let me know. I'm assuming now the '50 harness I got is fine to use.
Should I get the 47-49 grommet or get the '50-52 grommet then?

Last edited by 50chvytrk; Sat Mar 31 2012 02:02 AM.

#840048 - Sat Mar 31 2012 02:51 AM Re: What year is it? [Re: 50chvytrk]  
DADS50  Offline
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Nevada
do you have a pic of your firewall?
Here is my 50 cab
...pic...

notice the H pattern just above the toe board on the drivers side

is your smooth or have the H pattern


#840054 - Sat Mar 31 2012 03:03 AM Re: What year is it? [Re: DADS50]  
50chvytrk  Offline
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NY
The firewall doesn't have the H pattern. It's smooth.........


#840055 - Sat Mar 31 2012 03:10 AM Re: What year is it? [Re: 50chvytrk]  
DADS50  Offline
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Nevada
Like this?

...pic...

The smooth firewall s typical of a 49
Your s/n comes back to a 50 manufactured in april of 50.
Assembly plant may of used the earlier cab.



#840057 - Sat Mar 31 2012 03:14 AM Re: What year is it? [Re: DADS50]  
50chvytrk  Offline
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Posts: 61
NY
Yes, here is a picture of the firewall: http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af352/vincentmilone/DSC_0049-2.jpg .

So a 1949 cab would account for the 47-49 tapered grommet.

Is this uncommon/original or not/something to be worried about?

So will the '50 harness be fine?

Do I technically have a 1950 truck, or a hodgepodge?

Last edited by 50chvytrk; Sat Mar 31 2012 03:16 AM.

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