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Username Post: Model years of 1/2 ton pickups        (Topic#356319)
gwquam 
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05-07-19 08:08 AM - Post#2765880    

Question for the group, I am looking for a 3 speed transmission for a 1946 1/2 ton pickup. I found one on ebay but they stated it was for 1935-1940 but sent me a note saying it would fit the 1946 model. Is this correct? See link below for details on the tranny:

https://vod.ebay.com/vod/FetchOrderDetails ?itemid=...

Here is what the seller told me:
Yes, it would. I just didn't list it with that year . But its the same 3 speed they used in 46. It will bolt right up.

Thanks, dan

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Ray P W 
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05-07-19 08:40 AM - Post#2765885    
    In response to gwquam

Dan,

That's incorrect. If you give me an email address I'll send you a photo of my '36 PU 3-speed showing what the '32-'36 3-speed looks like. '37 and later is a totally different transmission.

Ray W



 
Keith_Knox 
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05-07-19 01:22 PM - Post#2765893    
    In response to gwquam

My 29-54 parts book doesn't show anything for 35-40, but shows
41-48 Pass
41-47 Comm 3-speed
48-53 Comm 3-speed

Is yours a 3 or 4 speed.

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05-08-19 09:43 AM - Post#2765952    
    In response to gwquam

The important thing to consider is mounting to the bell housing. I have a friend with a restored 34 pickup in which he installed a later 216, he is using the 34 transmission with the stock 216 bell housing. Rear mounts may be different.

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gwquam 
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05-13-19 07:08 AM - Post#2766274    
    In response to Ray P W

I purchased it and sent it to my mechanic. It appears that it will work based on comparing the old tranny to this one. Again, posting says 1937 1938 1939 1940 Chevrolet GMC Pickup Truck 3 Speed Transmission but with WWII they didn't build any from 41-45 so assume they used old products from earlier to start with when they started production again in 1946 model year.



Edited by gwquam on 05-13-19 07:14 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
gwquam 
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05-13-19 07:09 AM - Post#2766275    
    In response to Ray P W

It is a 3 speed floor shift with a 216 engine. Want to repaint it also, it was green with black fenders and running boards but may do all black. What would this do to resale? Would like to do original paint color but like all black better. Also it appears that the wood in the bed is hard yellow pine painted black so will use that also.



Edited by gwquam on 05-13-19 07:12 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 

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