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Can somebody help me identify this old truck?


dimitris
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I'm pretty sure there isn't one, at least not a readable one, but I'll check again. Thanks for the tip anyway! I was thinking that it looks a bit like a 1928 1.5-ton Chevrolet, but the cabin is definitely wider... Here's another photo that might help.

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Guest Albert

check the motor. generator or starter for number, sometimes they are a good clue as to the year, and make as well. maybe a pic of the motor will tell too..

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Guest De Soto Frank

This looks like a '29-'31 vintage truck, probably a Dodge Brothers/Graham Bros, or an International.

Chevy did not use six-spoke cast-steel wheels with demountable rims; also, the hood looks a little long for a four-cylinder ( which a '28 Chevy would have been)

Take a look under the hood: is the engine a flat-head ( spark plugs and head bolts right on top) or Overhead-valve ( top of motor covered with a domed sheet-metal cover) ?

If it is a flat-head, look for a series of diamonds cast into the head or the block: this would ID it as an International...

If you can post a picture or two of the engine and of the dash board, that might help the ID.

Are the rest of the wheels laying in the vicinity?

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Thank you very much for the confirmation. May I ask some more questions? Well, I am from Greece, where few people are involved in antique cars and even fewer know how to restore an old American truck... Could you please give me some advice on how to start. I'm 23 and I've never done something like that. For example, where could I get a manual or some technical instructions on such a truck?

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Considering the location, this is most likely not an American truck. The Swan intake manifold may indicate an American engine. It may not. Could be a European-built version of an American truck.

On a trip I took to Portugal I remember seeing a bunch of trucks in a junkyard, I think they were called Bufords or Binfords. They were obviously a GM offspring as some were rebadged Chevrolets but others were more modern Isuzus and some I had never seen before.

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