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1946 Chevrolet Pickup
1946 Chevrolet Pickup

1946 Chevrolet 3100

Chevrolet started producing light-duty trucks in May of 1946 which would be considered the first postwar models.  The 1946 models looked similar to the 1941 models and were based on the same design however they had 5 years to test and improve their product.  The ¾ Ton had a longer bed and a longer wheelbase than the ½ ton.  The Chevy 1-Ton came in a full range of model options such as the Panel, Canopy, Platform and Stake.  Available options on various models included rearview mirrors, spare tire and wheel carrier, long running boards, heavy-duty clutch, sun shades, tail and stop lamp equipment and more.

Paint colors available were Brewster Green, Apple Green, White, Omaha Orange, Hollywood Tan, Bordeaux Maroon, Swift’s Red, Medium Cream, Armour Yellow, Export Blue and Boatswain Blue.

1946 Chevrolet Pickup Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Sedan Delivery - Series 1500 - 116 in. wheelbase
1508 - Sedan Delivery $1,173 3,135 lbs -
1/2 Ton Commercial - Series 3100 - 115 in. wheelbase
3102 - Chassis $796 2,300 lbs -
3103 - Chassis & Cab $922 2,680 lbs -
3104 - Pickup $963 2,925 lbs -
3105   Panel $1,077 3,145 lbs -
3107 - Canopy $1,126 3,135 lbs -
3106 - Suburban (door) $1,283 3,370 lbs -
3116 - Suburban (gate) $1,281 3,385 lbs -
3112 - Chassis & Windshield $817 2,350 lbs -
3/4 Ton Commercial - Series 3600 - 125.25 in. wheelbase
3602 - Chassis $891 2,495 lbs -
3603 - Chassis & Cab $1,016 2,890 lbs -
3604 - Pickup $1,069 3,215 lbs -
3605   Panel $1,212 3,450 lbs -
3608 - Platform $1,101 3,300 lbs -
3609 - Suburban (door) $1,127 3,450 lbs -
3112 - Chassis & Windshield $911 - -
1 Ton Commercial - Series 3800 - 134.5 in. wheelbase
3802 - Chassis $892 2,835 lbs -
3803 - Chassis & Cab - - -
3812 - Chassis & Windshield $914 2,885 lbs -
3804   Express $1,139 4,095 lbs -
3805 - Panel $1,264 4,080 lbs -
3807 - Canopy $1,318 4,095 lbs -
3808 - Platform - - -
3809 - Stake - - -
1 Ton Commercial - Series 3800 - 134.5 in. wheelbase - DUAL REAR WHEELS
3803 - Chassis & Cab $1,106 3,560 lbs -
3808 - Platform $1,200 4.065 lbs -
3809 - Stake $1,235 4,315 lbs -

Note:

  1. Calendar year production totals 335,343 excluding Sedan Delivery

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Tires
Model DJ 116 in 6.00 x 16 four-ply.
Model DP 115 in 6.00 x 16 six-ply.
Model DR 125.25 in 15 in six-ply
Model DS 134.5 in 7.00 x 17 six-ply / Dual rear wheels = 7.00 x 18 eight-ply.

 

Vin Number Decoding - 1946 Chevrolet Pickup

Location: On plate on right side of cowl under hood
 
First Symbol - Assembly Plant
1 = Flint, MI. 8 = Atlanta, GA.

2 = Tarrytown, NY.

9 = Norwood, OH.
3 = St. Louis, MO. 14 = Baltimore, MD.
5 = Kansas City, KS. 20 = Los Angeles, CA.
6 = Oakland, CA. 21 = Janesville, WI.
Second & Third Symbol - Model
DJ = Series 1500 DR = Series 3600
DP = Series 3100 DS = Series 3800
Fourth Symbol - Month of Assembly
A = January C = March E = May G = July I = September K = November

B = February

D = April F = June H = August J = October L = December
Last Symbols - Production Sequence
Each series was separately numbered in each series starting with 1001

 

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