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1948 Chevrolet Pickup
1948 Chevrolet Pickup

1948 Chevrolet 3100

The 1948 Chevrolet Trucks again featured the Unisteel cab styling.  Besides the optional chrome grille bars, not much else had changed from the previous year.  The grill featured five horizontal bars topped by a hood ornament with a blue bow tie and Chevrolet lettering.  The windshield was larger and came in two-pieces with a black rubber seal and stainless steel divider bar which helped improve vision on the inside.  The interior still had wide seats and an instrument panel with electric type fuel and battery charge indicators , pressure-type heat indicator and an oil pressure gauge.  The ¾ ton trucks, as well as the 1 ton trucks, received the same new styling but had a longer wheelbase and bed.  Also available for the year was the 3700 Series (3/4 ton) and 3900 Series (1 ton)  Dubl-Duti Forward Control Chassis Truck.  This allowed the buyer to add their own truck body.

Options included rearview mirrors, oil bath air cleaner, heavy-duty clutch, wide running boards, heavy-duty clutch, chrome grille equipment, Tru-Stop brake equipment, inside fuel tank, deluxe cab equipment and various tire options.  Dealer options included (but not limited to), radiator cover, windshield defroster rubber blade fan and bracket, tissue dispenser, guide spotlamp and bracket, cigarette lighter, tire traction mat, hood ornament, Delco receiving radio set plus antenna, electric shaver and left-hand or right-hand maroon door armrest.

1948 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
FJ - Sedan Delivery $1,361 3,075 lbs 19,490
1/2 Ton Commercial - Series 3100 - 116 in. wheelbase
3102 - Chassis $890 2,430 lbs -
3103 - Chassis & Cab $1,113 2,960 lbs -
3104 - Pickup $1,180 3,215 lbs -
3105   Panel $1,377 3,425 lbs -
3107 - Canopy $1,429 3,415 lbs -
3116 - Suburban $1,627 3,515 lbs -
3/4 Ton Commercial - Series 3600 - 125.25 in. wheelbase
3602 - Chassis $1004 2,660 lbs -
3603 - Chassis & Cab $1,227 3,180 lbs -
3604 - Pickup $1,315 3,460 lbs -
3608 - Platform $1,320 3,655 lbs -
3609 - Stake $1,378 3,740 lbs -
3/4 Ton Commercial - Series 3700 - 125.25 in. wheelbase
3742 - Chassis $1,097 2,465 lbs -
1 Ton Commercial - Series 3800 - 137 in. wheelbase
3802 - Chassis $1,087 3,035 lbs -
3803 - Chassis & Cab $1,310 3,545 lbs -
3804   Pickup $1,425 3,965 lbs -
3805 - Panel $1,596 4,220 lbs -
3807 - Canopy $1,674 4,210 lbs -
3808 - Platform $1,440 4,050 lbs -
3809 - Stake $1,513 4,300 lbs -
1 Ton Commercial - Series 3900 - 137 in. wheelbase
3942 - Deluxe Chassis $1,125 2,630 lbs -

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Model 1500 116 in 196.75 in 57.6 in 60 in 6.00 x 16 in
Model 3100 116 in 196.6 in - - 6.00 x 16 in
Model 3600 125.25 in 206 in - - 6.00 x 15 in
Model 3800 137 in 223.88 in     7.00 x 17 in

 

Vin Number Decoding - 1948 Chevrolet Pickup

Location: On plate attached to the rear face of left-hand door hinge pillar and 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
FJ = Series 1500 FR = Series 3600
FP = Series 3100 FS = Series 3800
FT = Series 3700 FU = Series 3900
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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