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Technical 47-53 chevy truck differences

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by LarsL, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. LarsL
    Joined: Sep 28, 2012
    Posts: 13

    LarsL
    Member
    from Norway

    Hey Guys.
    Im wondering if theres any other differences in the front parts than wheel openings on small trucks vs big trucks? Are the fenders the same? What about the sheet metal between the hood and the radiator support?

    Is there any big truck front parts that fit the 3100 trucks?

    Thanks for all the help.
     
  2. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
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    302GMC
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    from Idaho

    Everything from the cowl forward is larger than the 1/2 ton.
     
  3. LarsL
    Joined: Sep 28, 2012
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    LarsL
    Member
    from Norway

    On every truck bigger than 1/2 ton? Even the sheet metal between the hood and radiator support? Wider?
     
  4. not that one guy
    Joined: Mar 28, 2011
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    not that one guy
    Member
    from So NV

    3100,3600,3800 sheet metal same, side badging diffrent


    If you go 1 1/2 ton or larger your need the complete front clip








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  5. The hoods and headlight buckets are the same.
     
  6. LarsL
    Joined: Sep 28, 2012
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    LarsL
    Member
    from Norway

    So 3100,3600 and 3800 have the same wheel openings also?
     
  7. jetnow1
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
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    jetnow1
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    from CT
    1. A-D Truckers

    Yes, all under 1.5 ton used the same sheet metal, in fact my 3600 came with factory 15 inch wheels.
     
  8. henry29
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
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    henry29
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    Yes
     
  9. LarsL
    Joined: Sep 28, 2012
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    LarsL
    Member
    from Norway

    Thanks guys!!
     
  10. one & a half tonners (or larger)had lower hoods and the grilles had more space between
    each bar,...
     

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