Furthering the subject of 1/2, 1, and 1 1/2 ton part interchangeability
- (I have a '56 1 1/2 ton), does anyone know of
any reference that might identify common parts between the series?
Thomas Allen wrote:
> The big issue I've had with patch panels is that they aren't the same
> shape, which of course causes a lot of extra work with a hammer and torch.
> Some are the same gauge and some are lighter gauge. I bought mine from
> Chevy Duty. I don't know where they get them. A lot ot the parts are
> marked Made in Tiawan and seem to be of reasonable quality. However the
> metal thickness on the door latch remote is much lighter. As for the chrome
> only time will tell but I know that the Tiawan AD hood emblem isn't triple
> chrome plated so its days are numbered despite the $50+ price tag. Oh, for
> While I'm on the subject, be advised you one-tonners out there that your
> bed cross supports are vastly different than the half ton units you see in
> the catalogs. You can weld them inside the originals to reinforce rusted
> ones and throw away the end clips that come with them but they could not be
> used alone. The one-ton is a much heaver vehicle than either of the other
> pickups in many respects. Frame, spring hangers and some other items are
> also used on the 1-1/2 ton trucks. You can load the hell out of them with
> out fear of bending or cracking the frame.
> At 08:09 PM 6/16/99 -0700, Thomas M OBrien wrote:
> >On a related question, what was the gauge thickness of original AD or TF
> >sheetmetal. I understand that some of the cheap "Made in China" patch
> >panels from various vendors are not as heavy as they are supposed to be.
> >Tom O.
> >60 Apache K20
> Tom Allen
> Seattle, WA
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