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1947 chevy loadmaster truck help

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by MR K., Jul 29, 2020.

  1. MR K.
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    Typically my cars are 30's ford. Well I ran across truck this and have a idea in mind for it for a cool project. Its in Iowa and need to go get it. I am very unfamiliar with these though. Its no Model A. Any of my fellow hot rod guys know about these or have one? Looking for some dimensions and weights. I am getting a 6000 pound car trailer to bring it home on and want to make sure its going to fit.
     

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  2. flatford39
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    What kind of tow vehicle do you own? You need at least a one ton pick up with a tow package to tow that beast home.
    If you are talking about the typical UHaul trailer I would forget it. I towed a 70 Suburban home with one once it barely fit on it.
     
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    Going to be using a f250. i think he said that can tow 12k I am thinking the truck is 5k and the trailer is probably about 2k.
     

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    Looks like its a 6400 model with 161" wheel base. Now I just need to find the dimensions of the tires on the axles to make sure it fits on the trailer.
     
  7. The front should fit. Just remove outside tire/wheels on rear axle.

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    is there a reason i need to take them off? i can't just let them hang over?
     
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    from Campbellsport ,wisconsin

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    is there a reason i need to take them off? i can't just let them hang over?
     
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  12. I have hauled one of these with the outside tires hanging off as you mention on my 18' car hauler. I didn't have any issue, but was also only moving it about 40 miles. Also, the one I moved didn't have the added weight of a bed on it since it was just a cab and chassis. Once loaded, mine towed fine but was also about all I would have wanted to haul. I also used my 1/2 ton Yukon as the tow vehicle so sounds like you are better off with what you are towing with that I was...
     
  13. MR K.
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    this is great guys! thanks!! anyone know what size nut is on those rear wheels? they would both be right hand thread too correct? I know some GM cars had left hand threads on one side. learned that the hard way on a 39 pontiac
     
  14. MR K.
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    I actually signed up last night on that site. Posted two things and they never got "published" if you will. so came to my home...the hamb :)
     
  15. squirrel
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    I fixed your picture a little so I could see it full size (phones really mess up pictures). Looks like 5 lug. I don't know what size they'd be...I have a 2 ton 58 GMC bus that has 6 lug wheels, they are 1-1/2" hex nuts, and the studs are marked R and L. Good luck! I'd bring a full 3/4" drive socket set and a pipe to fit on the breaker bar, and maybe a big electric impact wrench? Some of the lug nuts on my bus are mangled from previous owner/mechanic using a pipe wrench on them

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    Those old grain trucks are hidden gems, some are lightly used with low miles. They didn't see a lot of winter use so no exposure to salted roads. Good Score!
     
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  18. tractorguy
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    I sold a similar truck .......COE instead of regular cab......several years ago and a guy picked it up on an 18ft. car trailer with a 3/4ton truck. I just bought a 1960 Chevrolet 2 ton that was on a ranch in N. Dakota. I decided to hire a machinery hauler to do it. I think it was a wise decision. Good luck and be slow and careful if you decide to do your own hauling. Where in Iowa is the truck ?
     
  19. Yes, I concur with the "probably won't fit" camp. Early 90's I trailered a 67 Catalina across the country on a UHaul trailer. It fit, barely. Rear bumper hung past the rear of the trailer. Think the wheelbase of that car was 127 inches.
     
  20. MR K.
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    Well boys...got her home. 18 foot car trailer pulled by a F250. The flat deck area was just long enough to not pull the rear tires off. Was a slow drive home middle of Iowa to Milwaukee area. But...safe and sound :) 20200731_094826.jpeg 20200730_201859(0).jpeg

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