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Re: [oletrucks] What truck is it?

To: "David B. Cushing" <david_b_cushing@pacbell.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] What truck is it?
From: Bill Bailey <billb@gamewood.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 07:02:54 -0400
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
first truck.
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.
> Thanks
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

Bill Bailey             
1957 Chevrolet 3100
Danville, VA
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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