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My Wives Dad passed last year and left this to my son, what year model is it??





 

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SOME PLACE BETWEEN A 49 AND 53. IN 54 THEY MOVED THE GAS TANK FROM THE CAB TO THE BED. LOOKS LIKE ITS IN GOOD SHAPE GOOD LUCK WITH IT
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I'm pretty sure that's a 1948.


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It's his truck not mine, but I am sure IF he ever does start on it Dad will be helping. He works on the road and is not home very often. But right now I think it is in great condition. The engine was rebuilt and it was running when parked about 5 or 6 years ago.
 

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up to 49 they had a lever type door opener handle. after that all were push button type. also that may be a modern 6cyl. looking at the v/c.
 

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There may be very small difference between the years so it's hard to nail it down without the VIN but that is in between '47-'53.
 

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The engine, affectionatley known by some as a stove-bolt 6, is either a 216 or a 235 in those years. Now mind you, I'm no Chevy guy, but I did work at an eng. rebuild shop years ago with some old guys who knew these engines. Now, what little info. I could glean from them at the time
(late 70's early 80's :-weed:smt033:smt020:partyman: )
I seem to remember them saying the
insert-rod bearing type engines had
crossways ribs on the
valve cover as well as longways, and the babbit-rod engines
only had the longways/ribbed stamps in the valve cover.
I think the insert bearing engines started in 1953 , but
not sure 100 percent.
Any old codgers out there ever heard of that valve cover thing?

If I was gonna bet, I'd say
that is a 216 engine, with babbit rods and it's a truck
that is '52 or older.
.........But didn't the 48's and 49's have only one door
window and no wing window?

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I didn't think about that. I believe '51-53 of that body style had the vent window. If true then that would narrow it down. '54 had it too but different body.
 
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