1948 Chevrolet Truck

  • Year: 1949

  • Make:Chevrolet

  • Model: 

  • Mileage: 13,235

  • Exterior Color: Black

  • Interior Color:Tan

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Ready to hit the road! 

Beautiful interior and exterior! 

Perfect for a car show or a cruise! 

 

 

Specs:

Hot Rod Black Primer

400 Small Block

350 Turbo Trans

Edelbrock Intake Manifold

Edelbrock Carb

Aluminum Air Cleaner

HEI Ignition

Headers w/ Flowmaster Mufflers

Aluminum Radiator w/ Dual Electric Fans

Power Front Disc Brakes

Power Steering

Power Windows

GM 10 Bolt Rear

Front Sway Bar

Custom Leather Bench Seat

Tilt GM Column

Classic Instruments Gauges

Grant Steering Wheel

Floor Shifter

Overhead Console w/ CD Player

Electric Wipers

Drivers Peep Mirror

Remote Door Openers

Rear Mount Fuel Tank

15" Torque Thrust D Wheels

15x8 Rear 15x7 Front

BF Goodrich Radial T/A

235/70 R15 Rear

215/60 R15 Front

 

 

The Advance-Design is a light and medium duty truck series by Chevrolet, their first major redesign after WWII. Its GMC counterpart was the GMC New Design. It was billed as a larger, stronger, and sleeker design in comparison to the earlier AK Series. First available on Saturday, June 28, 1947, these trucks were sold with various minor changes over the years until March 25, 1955, when the Task Force Series trucks replaced the Advance-Design model.

 

The same basic design family was used for all of its trucks including the Suburban, panel trucks, canopy express, and cab overs. The cab overs used the same basic cab configuration and similar grille but used a shorter and taller hood and different fenders. The unique cab over fenders and hood required a custom cowl area which makes the cab over engine cabs and normal truck cabs incompatible with one another while all truck cabs of all weights interchange.

 

From 1947 until 1955, Chevrolet trucks were number one in sales in the United States, with rebranded versions sold at GMC locations.

 

While General Motors used this front end sheet metal, and to a slightly lesser extent the cab, on all of its trucks except for the cab overs, there are three main sizes of this truck: the half-, three-quarter-, and full-ton capacities in short and long wheelbase.

 

Early 1949 - Gasoline tank now mounted upright behind seat in cab; filler neck aft of passenger door handle. New serial number codes: GP 1⁄2 ton, GR 3⁄4 ton, & GS 1 ton.

 

Late 1949 - Hood side emblems no longer read "Thriftmaster" or "Loadmaster", but are now numbers that designate cargo capacity: 3100 on 1⁄2 ton, 3600 on 3⁄4 ton, 3800 on 1 ton. Serial number codes remain the same as on early 1949.

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