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Old 06-14-2005, 08:47 AM
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chev truck 3100 series vs 1300 series?

I have a 1300, i hear people talk alot about 3100. What is the differance and what does that mean for me......good or bad?

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Not sure what the 1300 is you are referring to but the 3100 is more than likely the engine which would be a 3.1 liter V6. If you are referring to the numbers on the side of the truck then you would see a 1500, 2500 or a 3500 meaning a 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton or a 1 ton.
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I have a 54 chev truck. On the emblems on the hood it says it is a chevrolet 1300.
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Not sure what the 1300 is you are referring to but the 3100 is more than likely the engine which would be a 3.1 liter V6. If you are referring to the numbers on the side of the truck then you would see a 1500, 2500 or a 3500 meaning a 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton or a 1 ton.

wow, you know nothing about older trucks!
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so what does 1300 mean?

c'mon share the wealth. Is 1300 a regular half ton???
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Generally, with trucks, the lower the number, the lighter duty it is..

Ford goes...F100, 150, 250, 350 etc

I would think that your truck is a 1/2 ton. Does it have 15 or 16 inch wheel?

5, 6 or 8 lug nuts? That is usually another way to tell. The more lugs, the heavier it is designed to haul.

Also, look in the glove box. My 51 Ford has a GWT rating to say how much weight it will haul.
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Nomenclature

3100 is a 1/2 ton of about a mid fifties vintage as I remember..1300 may apply to a 1/2 ton of the early 50's loke the AD trucks..now it has been a long while since I have had anything to do with one of those old Chev trucks...

All it is is a model number tho and would need the model year to know anything about a particular truck...

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wow, you know nothing about older trucks!
Ooops, I wasn't sure if you were talking about then 3100 series engines or what...you know new vs. old. As far as engines go I prefer them to be measured in cubic inches as opposed to liters.

I don't have much info about the 1300 series truck except for the fact that it is a half ton but the 3100 series was built between 1955-1959. This was a medium duty 1/2 ton short wheel base pick up(116") and had 6 lug wheels.
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I have a 54 chevy, it has 6 lung wheels, and there are two leaf springs on each side of the rear suspension. So, it must just mean that it is a 1/2. And thats all.

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1300 vs 3100. the 1300 is canadian and 3100 is the US modle. same truck. the US ones had different serial numbers than the canadian ones. canadian trucks have a ten number serial and the US had an eleven numbers and letters serial. ex: 2131412345 (1300 drivers door serial#)
first # identifies the year 2=1952
second # identifies the make 1=chevy (9=gmc)
third # identifies the series 3= 1300 or 9300 (4=1420, 1430, 9420,9430) (5=1500,9500) (1=1100,9100) (7= 3ton 1700,9700)
forth # identifies the wheelbase 1=116" (2= 125 1/4" ,3=137" ,4=161" ,5=137 series 1700 or 9700, 6=149" ,7=161"
the fifth # identifies chassis 4=pickup delivery (1=flat faces cowel, 2=cowl w/windshield, 3=cab, 5=panel, 6=suburban/caryall, 7=forward control delivery)The remaining numbers are your truck production number.
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3100 actually started in 47 and went through 59. 3100 is a half ton and depending on the year had either a 116" wheelbase or 114". didn't know about the 1300, good info kangaroot.

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Geez...sorry about that last post. I meant to type teamgaroot and my brain short circuited. sorry again
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yah thanks barry. i just got a 1952 1300 and had the same question. so yah the 1300 is the canadian version of the 3100. i might add the info above is only for the canadian trucks. on the driver door serial the canadian trucks also have a maple leaf over the GM symbol.
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on the driver door serial the canadian trucks also have a maple leaf over the GM symbol.
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when I had my old trucks...

I remember the 3100 being on the hood....so the 1300 probably is the Canadian version just a different name....1300 instead of 3100....


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