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It looks like it should be older than 37.  Headlights are mounted different and the roof is open.  There was part of another truck here also.  The hub cap has an S inside a square box.  Would that be Sterling?  Located in Michigan UP.

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1937. First year for the Plymouth trucks.

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Second vehicle has a 1920s style Studebaker hub cap on it. The wheel looks like a 1931 Dodge Brothers truck wheel....

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I believe that the vehicle shown in the first four photos is a "sedan" delivery and not a "panel" delivery.  While some may think that I'm picking nits here, there was a difference.  The sedan deliveries were produced by several marques such as Chevrolet, Ford, Chrysler (Plymouth etc.), Pontiac et al, from well before the second World War up until the 1960s, as I recall.  The sedan delivery was based on a passenger car chassis, whereas the panel delivery was based on a light truck chassis.  A characteristic of most sedan deliveries was the side-opening rear door, with the hinge on the driver's side.  This allowed convenient curbside access.  Panel deliveries usually had double doors, hinged at both sides with a center opening.

 

Anyway, that's my limited understanding of the difference between "sedan" and "panel" deliveries.  Oh by the way, I have a 1947 Chevrolet sedan delivery which I like very much.

 

Cheers,

Grog

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As an aside, that Plymouth "delivery" looks good enough to salvage, be it as a hot rod or a full restoration.  I hope someone rescues it from the crusher and the evil "rust monster" who never sleeps.

 

Cheers,

Grog

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For sitting around in those long, wet, Michigan winters, it doesn't look too bad. As for the floors and chassis, that may be another story. Those sedan delivery's took a beating and the sides always seem to be dented, those pictured look pretty straight. Not too many around.

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You might check to see if the headlamp switch is still mounted at the end of the steering column on that second vehicle. They are tough to find in ANY condition.

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I would have that Plymouth sedan delivery in my driveway already.

 

 

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49 minutes ago, keiser31 said:

1937. First year for the Plymouth trucks.

EDIT: It has to be a 1936 Plymouth sedan delivery as the lower corners of the windshield are pointed and not rounded off. Difficult to fine an original, but here is the rodded version....

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When I photographed this one I did talk to the owners about it so they knew I had noticed it.  No idea if it's still there and I won't be back in that area until sometime after the snow melts.  May not be impossible to get.

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MAN, I miss Michigan and all of the cool old stuff in the woods.

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1 hour ago, keiser31 said:

MAN, I miss Michigan and all of the cool old stuff in the woods.

May have to get a bus trip organized to the UP to rescue some of these finds!

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2 hours ago, keiser31 said:

Second vehicle has a 1920s style Studebaker hub cap on it. The wheel looks like a 1931 Dodge Brothers truck wheel....

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1931 Dodge-brothers-series-f-1-12-ton-truck-4.JPG

 

 

I think Studebaker used that style of wheels as well. probably from a proprietary maker? These ones are not exactly the same but I am sure a search will find something.

 

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I think it's a '36 Plymouth "Commercial Car". They were car based not trucks.

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53 minutes ago, jpage said:

I think it's a '36 Plymouth "Commercial Car". They were car based not trucks.

You are correct sir. It looks more like a Studebaker steering wheel and light controls.

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