As I was going through my stuff after a recent move, I came across a VIN plate from a Chevrolet Model "T". It appears to be Chevy's Ton Truck, first available in 1918, and obviously quite a bit more rare than the Ford counterpart.
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A 490 one ton truck?
Nope, wasn't 490, but a one ton truck which shared pieces of GMC trucks, Chev. did the Model-T truck in 1918.
I wonder if it had rear axle issues like the cars had? I know it was heavier built but probably similar design.
I have a brass model mounted on a wood base of the chevy T truck that is like for a desk or shelf. About the size of a average model car.
Yes, Mack, the Chevrolet trucks were rear axle snappers too. I probably still have a mid-late twenties period magazine with an article of how to put a Ford TT rear end under one by modifying the u-joint and what to do for brakes and springs and so forth. Apparently this was done to a fleet of trucks. The leather cone clutch was probably not too kind to a Ford rear end, either.
The Chev rear axle (car at least) used the babbitt thrust washers like the T. They have the same issues as our T's. I think they use T bronze washers to solve their problems.