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46 chev mapleleaf 3 ton
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Alan Caillet    Posted 09-28-2004 at 21:50:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am trying to find information on my 46 Chev Mapleleaf 3 ton. I would like to know if cabs of other years would be interchangeable. Please help.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 09-29-2004 at 04:04:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
May I be so bold as to ask a few questions?
What's the old one look like?
What makes this model a mapleleaf?
Place of manufacture?
And, three ton sounds very unusual. Is it?

While I may remember 1046! An inquiring mind would like to know some more about this mechanical beast?

Alias    Posted 09-29-2004 at 04:21:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Fern, I may be wrong but, I think "Mapleleaf" is a term used to describe an item manufactured here in the US for export to Canada.

Usually, in the case of vehicles, only minor cosmetic changes were made. The major components remained the same as those made for US consumers......gfp

Fern(Mi)    Posted 09-29-2004 at 04:36:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
My own thought was place of manufacture origine. Once owned a 5/8 ton `46 Dodge pickup made in Canada. Friend of mine once owned a 5/8 ton `57 Ford pickup truck. Both of them weren't easy to find replacement oarts for. However, their endurance was exceptional and they both lasted for many miles and long years of service.

New-Gen    Posted 09-29-2004 at 09:50:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ok, now I have a question. I've never heard the term 5/8 ton used. Was it more like a beefed up 1/2 ton or a lightened up 3/4 ton?

Fern(Mi)    Posted 09-29-2004 at 15:59:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Real good Question New-Gen:
My old Dodge finding parts to repair the drive train and brakes lead me to the Buick Roadmasters of that era all the parts heavier or for the brakes wheel cylinders larger and the brake shoes longer and wider. Yet, the wheels remained the customary five stud bolting. For neighbor Tray's Ford, he found what he needed from Chrysler corporation. Same characteristics, heavier `Uí joints, brake cylinders brake shoes and drums. Was interesting, it took some real sharp parts guys to know what we had. Seems our proximity to the border helped with the neighborly imports.
Never had a more reasonable explanation, only our vehicles werenít that unusual. Only a choice few of them in the States.
Far as I know, the old Dodge is still going! Should have kept it. The wife didnít mind the shake rattle and roll of that old dog. It just did what was expected of it. Then, again it might have been that cozier seating or missing the gear shift for her knee. Hmmmm!!!! Yeah!!

mojo    Posted 09-29-2004 at 03:49:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Also Here

mojo    Posted 09-29-2004 at 03:47:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try this

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