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Looking at 50's American trucks what make/models are the smallest? Is the Chevy 3600 the biggest? 3100 next size down?
 

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3100 is short bed, 3200 long bed on the mid fifties trucks. 3600/3800 are the heavy duty trucks with the heavier axles, 8 lug wheels etc
 

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dimensions-wise, all the short beds are virtually the same whether it's Chevy/GMC, Ford, IH or Dodge. Short beds are about 6 to 6 1/2 ft beds. Long beds can be from 7ft 5 to 8ft 1 and even 9ft for the 1 ton types.
A typical shortbed truck will be about 16ft overall length.
 

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Would you have to go to a 40's truck to get something a bit smaller? What about a jailbar?
 

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I've not got any measurements, just I'm hoping to get an American truck but they look so big.
 

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To make a comparison, my 48 Chevy 3100 is within a couple of inchs being the same as a 2004 Mercedes e class estate on the length and width.
 

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Ok many thanks. That would be awesome nobody if he came this way :tup: I'm off to the Billing fun run at the end of the month so I'll probably get a good idea from there
 

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A half-ton (3100) may just about fit into a standard sized garage (length wise anyway; you may need to lower it or let the airs in the tyres down if it's too tall!), but a three-quarter-ton (3600) will not fit into a garage!
 

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Managed to fit mine in, it's a bloody tight squeeze getting out the door. I miss judged it and smashed the bloody mirror, let's just say the air turned blue around my house. Have to keep my eyes peeled at supernats for one.

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IH fits into a standard garage.
About 6 inches each side through the garage door opening, then a liitle more as you clear the door.
Lengthways, i have about 2 foot left over. Just stop short and push/pull him in to clear garage door sensor. I have a mark on the wall to indicate, bit geeky but saves a rear light cluster.
Height wise, he is lowered so goes in fine. :D
 
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