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1947-55 Chevrolet GMC Advanced Design Trucks

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Referred to by General Motors as the “Advance Design” trucks, these mid 1947 through early 1955 Chevrolet GMC trucks have become GM’s most long lasting popular pickups and big trucks this company ever built.

They continue to appear at early car and truck shows, in television advertisements, and just driving down the road. The 1947 through 1955 Chevrolet GMC Advance Design trucks are less difficult to repair than most of their competition, easily receive a later model engine, parts are readily available, and a starter truck is affordable for most medium budgets.

To many at least the 1947 through 1953 Chevy GMC Advance Design trucks look very similar, however there are very subtle differences that occur each year. Sometimes these are even changes during mid-years. Our Jim Carter Truck Parts website at www.oldchevytrucks.com has so many technical articles that relate to these annual changes. For the 1947-55 perfectionist, these are a “must” read.

Probably the most unique Chevrolet GMC Advance Design years are 1954 through mid-1955. To slightly update the Advance Design trucks, GM made a change in the design of the grill and its supports, cab dash, and adding the famous 235 full oil pressure six cylinder engine or Chevrolet. The step bed box was given a total make over that continued through 1987. These years are detailed on our website: www.oldchevytrucks.com then check tech articles. The detailed articles are from 35 years of hands-on contact with customers, having swap meet booths almost monthly somewhere in the US (sometimes Canada) and personally restoring several early GM trucks.

We at Jim Carter Truck Parts are one of the leaders in supplying parts for the 1947 through 1955 Chevrolet Advance Design Truck. With 35 years’ experience and the growth of home computers, we continue to add tech articles to record our growing Advance Design truck knowledge. Yes, we like sharing our discoveries to all that have an interest in early GM truck history.

1936 1937 1938 Chevrolet Truck Parts

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

These years is what Jim Carter Truck Parts is so well known for in supplying Chevrolet truck parts to mid 1936 1937 1938. Our catalog is close to being a parts manual with the many items and detailed description of each. Remember our advanced website at www.oldchevytrucks.com. It is a major source of data for 1936 1937 1938 Chevrolet truck parts. Over 35 years in the parts business for this makes us one of the top in this field. We remain large enough to stock most all 1936 1937 1938 Chevy truck items you need but small enough to give you the personal service you expect.
We continually add to our web site at www.oldchevytrucks.com so the parts you need will be readily available.

Looking back into history the 1936 1937 1938 Chevrolet Truck years is when our country’s “Great Depression” was almost over. However, most people were not aware of this as about 25% unemployment existed. The 1936 1937 1938 Chevrolet parts sold slow as little disposable income existed. Chevrolet dealers stocked only the most in-demand replacement parts. Thus, now producing parts is one of the main divisions of Jim Carter Truck Parts. Contact us when you need these truck parts and would like to buy direct.

Jim Carter Truck Parts are the source for such items as 1936 Chevy grills, 1937 Chevrolet grills, 1936 Chevy hub caps, 1937 1938 Chevrolet hubcaps, 1936 1937 1938 tailgates, 1936 1937 1938 windshield regulator tongues, 1936 1937 1938 Chevrolet hood side trim, 1936 1937 1938 horn cups, 1936 1937 1938 gauges and speedometer chrome bezels, 1936 1937 1938 Chevrolet exact interior coating, 1936 1937 1938 Chevrolet patch panels, 1936 1937 1938 Chevrolet rear cab corners, etc.

Watch our computer home page www.oldchevytrucks.com of Jim Carter Truck Parts for 1936 1937 1938 Chevrolet truck parts specials and occasional short sales. They change regularly. Out toll free US and Canadian phone number is 1-800-842-1913. You can even use out toll free fax when you send text and drawings at 1-800-262-3749.

1936 1937 1938 GMC Pickup Parts

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

This was the final years of our country’s Great Depression however most Americans were not aware of this at the time as about 25% unemployment continued. GMC truck dealers as all other vehicle dealers were struggling financially or by then were out of business!  General Motors had to do something “fast” for their dealers or even to save themselves.

Thus, came an introduction to the 1936 1937 1938 GMC pickups. Prior to this GMC was General Motor’s big truck supplier.  Chevrolet marketed the smaller ½ and 1 ½ ton work trucks.  Because time was so important much sheet metal, suspension, wheels, pickup bed, most of the cab components, and interior items were borrowed from the Chevrolet truck division.  Different items on the 1936 1937 1938 GMC pickup were the tailgate, hubcaps, dash gauge coloring, grill, exterior paint, bumpers, and taillights.

At that time GMC did not produce engines for smaller trucks. They were the big truck people!  As time was important to save dealers, they used inline flat head six cylinder full oil pressure engines from Oldsmobile and Pontiac.  (The engine used in the 1938 GMC ½ ton even has the Pontiac Indian head crest molded in the side of the block) NOTE:  These are not engines with the valves in the head like Chevrolet.  Their valves are in the block and the heads are basically cast iron with holes for the six spark plugs and securing studs.

Jim Carter Truck Parts is the leader in providing replacement parts for the 1936 1937 1938 GMC parts, ½ ton through 1 ½ ton trucks. In our stock are specialty early GMC items such as hub caps, hood side emblems, rubber grill bar cushions, 1937-38 vertical grill bars windshield crank-out handles, door hinges, suspension & brake parts, plus handles for windows and inside door openings.

Be sure and check the Jim Carter Truck Parts website for numerous 1936 1937 1938 GMC pickup parts and tech articles as well as our up to date early Chevy /GMC catalog on available items for these extra special 1936 1937 1938 GMC trucks. Our April 2006 feature truck of the month (still on our website) shows Pat Kroeger’s beautifully restored 1936 GMC ½ ton.  For December 2008, Ron Loos’s 1937 GMC Trailabout trailer is just another emergency way GMC tried to save itself from going out of business during the Great Depression!

1934 1935 1936 High Cab Chevrolet Truck Parts

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Our company, Jim Carter Truck Parts, is one of the main suppliers in the world for classic 1934 1935 1936 High Cab Chevy truck parts. Many refer to these as High Cab because of the older taller design as compared to the mid 1936 cab and newer.  The rarity of these sheet metal over wood frame cab Chevy ½ ton pickups and 1 ½ ton large trucks results in only a few suppliers willing to stock items on their shelves with needed restoration supplies for the 1934 1935 1936 Chevrolet truck restoration supplies.  Jim Carter Truck Parts not only keeps these high cab parts supplied but is responsible for having so many Chevy truck parts manufactured!  After 80 years, we are having many of these 1934 1935 1936 Chevrolet High Cab truck parts back in circulation.

Parts for these High Cab Chevy trucks range from 1934 1935 and 1936 stainless steel grills to 1935 1936 pickup wire wheel hub caps and all parts for a ½ ton short bed. Our more recent 1934 1935 1936 Chevy high cab new truck parts are inside door handles and window crank-up handles.  Yes, even Chevrolet ½ ton bumpers, a beautiful 1934 1935 grill emblem, 1936 hood side trim, and headlight reflectors and much more are also stocked.

These 1934 1935 1936 Chevy high cab items use a 207 cubic inch inline six cylinder engine. The standard Chevy ½ ton transmission is a synchronized 3 speed with optimal non-synchronized 4 speed.  The Chevy 1 ½ ton truck came with this 4 speed transmission.

The Chevrolet ½ ton pickup used 17 inch 6 bolt wire wheels and the 1 ½ Chevy (work truck) had the 20 inch split rim wheels.

Watch our computer home page www.oldchevytrucks.com of Jim Carter Truck Parts for daily 1934 1935 1936 Chevy truck parts specials and occasional sales.  They change regularly!   Our toll free US and Canadian phone line is 1-800-842-1913.  We will even pay for your fax text and drawings at 1-800-262-3749.