Reproduction Parts for 1916-1964 Chevrolet Passenger Cars & 1918-1987 Chevrolet & GMC Trucks


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Not mine but we went to the Barret/Jackson pre-sale event Saturday January 21st 2023 in Scottsdale. Nice looking truck from Indiana State Patrol. Probably early 1930 with a Hercules body. Lot number 430. Has '30 engine attachments ie valve cover, intake manifold, air cleaner. "30 chassis, and brakes. Has "29 gauges and for a '30 Hercules truck body not out of the realm of possibilities. The only part I would question is that front apron. Being a truck it should have a truck front apron, not one from a car. I can only speculate that this part was swapped out some years back or it was lost/damaged and this was the one found as a replacement. Not a big deal and can be changed if desired. Truck has a newer style radiator core.

Having never gone to Barret/Jackson before we didn't know what to expect. The event was larger than we anticipated so we did not get through more than maybe 20% of what was there. Left about 4 pm to avoid the rush out of the parking lots at 5 pm closing. Thousands, and thousands of people.

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Looks like someone made a parade vehicle out of a panel truck. Definitely an attention getter. Headlight cross bar and rest of the vehicle that I can see clearly is truck so the front pan is certainly a replacement.


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Very nice indeed!

I noticed the four lugs per wheel, which would make it a 1/2 ton truck. The one ton trucks have six lugs per wheel.

In 1928, the 1/2 ton trucks were built upon the AB car chassis. I don't know if this practice carried over into the 1930s. If it did, then the front pan might be for a car.

Attached is a scan from a 1928 Hercules Body Catalog that might be the predecessor to that truck.

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To be completely accurate the 1/2 ton chassis was not the same as 1928 passenger. The rear cross member has the shape and brackets for mounting a spare tire and rim. The passenger held a gas tank. The gas tank on the 1/2 ton was under the front seat. FYI The 1929-1932 1/2 ton trucks also had rear spare and gas tank under the seat.


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I looked up the vin on Barret/Jacksons site for lot 430 and it started with 6ac so it is registered as a '29. One of my '29s is a 6ac as well but I can not remember if it was the landau or the coupe. The coupe was manufactured in the Janesville WI plant, and the Landau was manufactured in Oakland CA.

There are a lot more pictures on the Barret/Jackson web site.

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6ac would have been assembled in the Oakland CA plant. Janesville would have been 21ac.

The serial number is more evidence that is a vehicle put together at least partially from parts.


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