All pickups continued to be built with wooden cargo floors covered with steel skid strips. Panel and canopy models came standard with a single seat for the driver, but a matching passenger seat could be ordered. There is so much that could be said about the new Chevrolet pickups that we could fill a small book. Service brakes were specific to each series, with 159 square inches of lining area for the half-ton pickup, 178 for the three-quarter-ton, and 243 for the one-ton. They were announced at Chevrolet dealer showrooms on Saturday, June 28, 1947. However, several clay models from 1943 showed the beginnings of the 1947 design: headlights integrated into the front fenders, tall hood, and split windshield. Truck production continued at a strong pace throughout the war.
For more picture-packed articles about great cars, see:. From late 1939 through 1945, U. Most had been used since before the war, and they'd most likely been patched and repaired many times. The seat itself, upholstered in dark maroon leatherette, could be adjusted for height and leg room by sliding it up and back on wedge-shaped floor runners. The driver could also open the cowl vent on his side, from which air entered through openings in the kick panel. This reduced the price as well as the buying competition.
Chevrolet alone built more than 56,000 pickups between March 1942 and August 1945. Options included rearview mirrors, oil bath air cleaner, heavy-duty clutch, double-acting rear springs, Tru-Stop brake equipment, inside fuel tank, wide running boards, oil filter, cab rear corner windows, and various tire options. The center grille guard appears to be standard equipment. They looked surprisingly simple, yet these trucks had a rugged elegance that was wholly without precedent. On a lighter vehicle they will become the limiting factor because of the weight the hitch transfers to the tow rig.
On the practical side, the new cabs were larger, more comfortable, and more user-friendly than Chevrolet's previous models. They looked surprisingly simple, yet these trucks had a rugged elegance that was wholly without precedent. There is so much that could be said about the new Chevrolet pickups that we could fill a small book. Headliner center bow is screwed to roof of cab. The fact that he had never restored a vehicle made the road even more daunting. I'm going to do the same 'cause I have no official towing amount on my registration either.
Fresh air was taken in through a louvered cowl vent on the passenger's side and a flip-open vent on the driver's side, as well as through a cowl-top vent. In the immediate postwar years, Chevrolet went back to its 1942 model year tooling to jump start its passenger car business. The 1947 Chevrolet truck, Chevy's first new thoroughly modern for its time. No vent windows in doors. Ahead of the passenger was a capacious glovebox.
Much attention went into the bench seat design. He insists now that he dodged a bullet. I'm going to do the same 'cause I have no official towing amount on my registration either. Only top cowl vent offered; driver-side vent discontinued. The interior was upgraded with wider seats and a redesigned instrument panel. What I need is the maximum trailer weight. By pickup standards, increases of this magnitude only happen once in a lifetime.
Cya, Edmond Dutch Longhorn there ought to be the same rules for you. It was new and he needed a break from the 2 year daily restoration project. By pickup standards, increases of this magnitude only happen once in a lifetime. After the sale, Joe found he was the only person that had shown an interest in the truck. Note to self check out what they pull before you buy what your gonna pull. Optional extras included two grades of radios, an under-dash or in-dash heater and defroster, fog lamps, a spotlight, wheel trim rings, and a cowl-mounted windshield washer. Only 804 were made in 1946, rising to 4,912 in 1947, and an astonishing 10,171 in 1948.
Cya, Edmond Dutch Longhorn yes, ok, this is a very good option. Excuse my English, Google is helping me. Optional in 3100s and 3600s and standard in 3800s was a four-speed with a nonsynchro low gear. Precisely who was involved in the 1947 truck designs is uncertain. After the sale, Joe found he was the only person that had shown an interest in the truck. Standard Catalog of American Light-Duty Trucks. It was not easy, but I did it and I take pride in that.