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HELP!! I need the GVW for a 1976 C65 truck

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Eric M., May 13, 2005.

  1. Eric M.

    Eric M. 1/2 ton status

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    Does anyone have a shop manaul that might show the GVW for a 1976 C65 Chevy medium duty truck? If it were a few years before or after, I'm sure that would be close enough. Anyone have a C65 with the GVW printed on the VIN on anywhere on the truck?

    I'm thinking of buying one for work, but wanted to check out insurance costs first. Apparently, it's based on GVW and the sticker is long gone on this truck.


    Thanks guys,

    Eric M.
     
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    I am guessing around 6 to 8 ton.
     
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    Are you looking for GVW or GVWR?
     
  4. Eric M.

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    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating - what the max. weight of the vehicle can be when fully loaded.

    Sorry, shoulda been more specific.

    Eric M.
     
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    I have a '77 that is 26,000 & another '73 that is 29,000. They seemed to vary depending on the rear axle option & if they had the double frame. I've seem them vary quite a bit. The serial tag should be a steel plate in the dr. side door jamb. This has the GVWR on it. If this is missing, I would worry about the legality of the truck anyway.
     
  6. Eric M.

    Eric M. 1/2 ton status

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    Holy Cow!!!
    That's a lot. I was guessing around 14,000#. I better get another quote from the insurance guy.

    I need to look into what happened to the tag on the door too.

    Thanks,

    Eric M.
     
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    You shouldn't need a GVWR for insurance. Rule of thumb is to insure for 1.5 times the unladen curb weight (take it to a weigh scale). You can however insure for whatever GVW you want, there's just no sense in paying for coverage beyond the GVWR.

    My buddy drove some older Chevy C65 box vans with a 2-speed axle. They were licensed at 13900kg GVW.
     
  8. Eric M.

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    I only know what the insurance man asks for.

    Thanks,

    Eric M.
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    California is weird about almost everything vehicular.

    OTOH, if I read it right, my CUCV is exempt from emissions testing even if they start smogging diesels :woot: ... the little things make us happy.

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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Buying one for work ... sure, we believe you. You just want a bigger duallie :D

    My stock answer is (shameless self-plug) ... http://brochures.slosh.com/

    Check out 1977, the C65's are "Mediums." GVWR's range from 19,200 to 44K+ :eek1: :yikes: depending, as others have said, on options.

    The 14K GVWR you were thinking about is like a big one-ton.

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  11. Eric M.

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    I'm embarrassed to say ... you're right!
    It'll look good with duals on the back and fit right in with the fleet.

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    They ask here too. It's just whatever number you tell them is what you pay for, and shows up on the papers. The onus is on me to match (or undershoot) what the truck is rated for. ;) (They've always got the previous registered GVW on file anyways.)

    I do get the odd agent that won't change the GVW unless I bring in a slip from a weigh-scale station. Then I go to another agent.

    Try GM if they can give you a GVWR from the VIN. If not.... what are they going to do? You're telling me they won't take your money just because the GVWR sticker is gone?! :haha:
     
  13. Eric M.

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    Nope, they'll take my money. But, if I ever have an accident and the adjusting agent notes the GVW is off, they will deny my claim or back charge me for all the years I underpaid them!


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    Check the details of the policy... on any policy I've had at least - the insurer would only have recourse if I was exceeding the licensed GVW at the time of the incident.
     

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