That is a partial VIN you have there.
If it was a 3/4 ton originally it would have had "3E" in front of it. If
it was a 1/2 ton 114" wheelbase it would have had a "3A" in front of it,
"3B" if it were a 123" wheelbase.
If the truck originally came a with a 283 V-8 then it would have had a
"V" in front of the VIN.
For example if yours is a 1/2 ton short bed that came with a V-8 it
would have been
V3A57L107513 or just 3A57L107513 if it had a 235 inline six motor.
Concerning the part of the VIN you have you can decode as follows
57 - the year
L - the assembly plant (Los Angeles)
107513 - the 7513 truck off the line. They started with 100001 as the
Hope this helps
"David B. Cushing" wrote:
> I have a 1957 Chevy that I don't know excatly what it is. THe VIN plate is
> gone off the cab, but the following is stamped on the frame "57L107513" I
> have checked the registration and that is what is on there too.
> A few months ago, I had to rebuild the front brakes, and the parts that fit
> were from the 3/4 ton brakes. I have looked in the assembly manual and the
> way I read it, all 3/4 tons were long beds. Mine is a short bed.
> Has any body heard of a 3/4 ton short bed, or maybe the heavy brakes were an
> option on the 3100. If some one knows the decoder sequence for this VIN
> that would be nice. I have tried a couple of different websites that have
> decoders, but none of them give me any information.
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
1957 Chevrolet 3100
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