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Old 06-06-2014, 08:19 PM   #1
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what year cab did i buy

bought this for a future rat rod project. Can anyone tell what year cab it is?





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Old 06-07-2014, 01:11 PM   #2
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Re: what year cab did i buy

I'm no expert, but it looks like a 45-46 to me.

Here's lots of pics of the 41-46 trucks
https://www.flickr.com/groups/2154916@N25/

There is some talk on the web about trucks made during the war, which would be few, and that they would not have any chrome on them.

Looks like you only have the cab, so that won't help. One guy suggested to look at the glass numbers has they have production dates, but that is not included from what I see.

Best guess is that it would be a "post-war" vintage. But right after from the shape and all.
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:39 AM   #3
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This is my 45 if that helps


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Old 06-08-2014, 09:15 PM   #4
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If the back window is held in with a metal trim piece and 14 screws then cab is a 1941 and if it's held in with a rubber gasket then it's a '42-'46.
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:38 AM   #5
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WWII Civilian truck bodies were not stamped from March 1942 until later part of 1945 from what my sources say. ( I retired from the stamping plant 2004 and know most of the history)
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:52 PM   #6
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WWII Civilian truck bodies were not stamped from March 1942 until later part of 1945 from what my sources say. ( I retired from the stamping plant 2004 and know most of the history)
Well lets see, thats mostly true. i think there were exceptions for necessities on the home front-from most all makers- I know of certain municipal trucks made avalable--like fire engines, wether they were made of old stock sitting on the shelf--like regular fenders... instead of cut away fenders like the army trucks pretty much all had from 43 up, I dont now that. I got both 41 and a 42 cabs from a COE deuce.5 both closed style regular civilan cabs, ( most all the longnose type gmc cckw's and chevy g506 from 41 and 42 were regular closed cab) My 42's grill had a left over chrome grill bar at the bottom that was just sanded down and sprayed olive drab, most of that happened in 42 , anything on an assembly line was just sprayed green, and almost all car production stopped--all the chrome went to hardening the surfaces of new stamping dies and other war effort stuff. 43 up the trucks were almost all open soft top versions.

http://www.yesterdaystruck.com/trphotos/a3657.jpg

http://www.cckw.org/forum/viewtopic....t=1535&start=0

They didn't just have to switch gears though, gmc had already been cranking out plenty of army trucks. My 41 afkx-353 like the one in the top link was delivered to the army in march 41 -7 mos before pearl harbour, it was built as a army truck from the design specified,, the frame was different than a civilan version.

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Old 07-16-2014, 08:02 PM   #7
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Well lets see, thats mostly true. i think there were exceptions for necessities on the home front-from most all makers- I know of certain municipal trucks made avalable--like fire engines, wether they were made of old stock sitting on the shelf--like regular fenders... instead of cut away fenders like the army trucks pretty much all had from 43 up, I dont now that. I got both 41 and a 42 cabs from a COE deuce.5 both closed style regular civilan cabs, ( most all the longnose type gmc cckw's and chevy g506 from 41 and 42 were regular closed cab) My 42's grill had a left over chrome grill bar at the bottom that was just sanded down and sprayed olive drab, most of that happened in 42 , anything on an assembly line was just sprayed green, and almost all car production stopped--all the chrome went to hardening the surfaces of new stamping dies and other war effort stuff. 43 up the trucks were almost all open soft top versions.

http://www.yesterdaystruck.com/trphotos/a3657.jpg

http://www.cckw.org/forum/viewtopic....t=1535&start=0

They didn't just have to switch gears though, gmc had already been cranking out plenty of army trucks. My 41 afkx-353 like the one in the top link was delivered to the army in march 41 -7 mos before pearl harbour, it was built as a army truck from the design specified,, the frame was different than a civilan version.
Found this in a trash can at work... pertaining to WWII body production and the war materials.

I agree I would think there would be some "special needs" to have some truck available on the "homefront" as well.

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Man that is a whale of a "cow catcher" on one first image link. HAW!
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