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47-49 chevy 2T loadmaster vin # location?

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01-18-2007 19:10:41

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We just got a loadmaster chevy truck and can't find the vin #'s not in the door. is there a location on the frame ? hopefully not under the cab.thanks,Patti

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02-15-2007 06:57:39

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 Re: 47-49 chevy 2T loadmaster vin # location? in reply to Pat, 01-18-2007 19:10:41  
The Ser # will be on an Allumian Plate on teft door post . I have a 48 loadmaster , The # will Be like this . 9RLWXXXX the first # is Factory code:

Starting in 1933, GM started adding a Month of Production code to the VIN. Stovebolts now had a VIN comprised of four elements: Factory Code; Model Year and Series (Note: Chevy added the 3/4-Ton back into the lineup for the 1937 model year.); Month of Production; and Production Order for that particular plant (Starting at 1,001). Production of a new model year usually started in the fall of the preceding calendar year.

Factory Code
1 Flint, MI 2 Tarrytown, NY 3 St. Louis, MO 5 Kansas City, MO 6 Oakland, CA 8 Atlanta, GA 9 Norwood, OH 12 Buffalo, NY 14 Baltimore, MD 20 Los Angeles, CA 21 Janesville, WI

Example -- 21GDK10020

Factory - Code Series - Production Month - Production Order 21 - GD - K - 10020

The truck in the example is the 9,019th 1937 3/4-Ton truck built at Janesville, and it rolled off the assembly line in November, 1936.

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G. L. Grumpy

01-18-2007 23:02:13

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 Re: 47-49 chevy 2T loadmaster vin # location? in reply to Pat, 01-18-2007 19:10:41  
NO, no stamped numbers in those early years. Should have been a metal plate on forward door jamb by hinges. Sometimes removed for painting or such, or to use the ID for titling another truck. Sometimes ID #'s were the engine number not the cab plate. Check on angled, but machined surface just behind distributor shaft on engine. Sometines needs to be scraped clean and brushed some to make show up. Should be 3 letters and then some numbers. Might try www.stovebolt.com forums for help on these old rigs. Look under the BIg Bolt forums.

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