Help with rims and info

Discussion in '1947-1954' started by Niedorf, May 10, 2024.

  1. Niedorf

    Niedorf Member

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    What rims can I replace these split rims with? The lugs are much larger than normal. Also can anyone decode the serial number: 253-22-S-2884
    What year is it?
    Is this a 1 ton or 1 1/2ton?
    What motor is in it? (plate says 90hp)
     

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  2. Bill Hanlon

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    25x is a 1 ton.
    The x being a 3 is a means a 137" wheelbase.
    The 22 signifies a 228 cubic inch engine.
    The S signifies the Saint Louis plant.
    Chassis number 2884 puts your truck in the middle of 1952 production which was 2235 through 3104.
     
  3. Niedorf

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    thank you for all the info! we close by! I'm in luling TX! found the truck in Somerset! Any idea of rims that will work on it?
     
  4. Niedorf

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    The plate says "Pontiac Michigan USA"
     
  5. Bill Hanlon

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    All the plates say Pontiac Michigan USA. That is where corporate headquarters was. The "where built" letter in the chassis serial number would be P for Pontiac Michigan, S for St. Louis Missouri or C for California (which was actually Oakland California). My GUESS on why C instead of O is that O might be interpreted as a zero.
     

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