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Actually according to a few sources I read, they started building Civillian trucks in 1944.

War ended in 1945.

Wonder if farmers needed them during the war effort or something?

I would love to know the story behind this...

Chris

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It didn't stop, IIRC. Tho the vast vast majority of '42-45 truck production was for the military, it was not 100%.

EDIT: Chevy built 60,257 trucks in '43 and 71,631 in '44.

Some civilian useage (640 approved applicants out of 33,000) were allowed, primarily for hauling goods.

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It didn't stop, IIRC. Tho the vast vast majority of '42-45 truck production was for the military, it was not 100%.

EDIT: Chevy built 60,257 trucks in '43 and 71,631 in '44.

Some civilian useage (640 approved applicants out of 33,000) were allowed, primarily for hauling goods.

That makes sense.

Glad to see that once again, you had the answer at the ready. :cheers:

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>>"Glad to see that once again, you had the answer at the ready."<<

Sorry, just being a curmudgeon-y jerk, as usual. :wink:

>>"...and man...I'd love to have one of those 640 Today."<<

CLARIFICATION: that was 640 applicants... but some of them certainly could've been trucking companies... likely most were... so we're not talking 640 trucks... but 640 individuals & companies that were permitted to buy civilian trucks. Who knows how many actual units that would be?

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