1958 Chevy Big Truck VIN Decoder 2018-10-25T19:01:47+00:00

1958 VIN – Model – Series Identification

RPO = Regular Production Options

Serial Numbers locations

*ENGINE**TRANSMISSION*
V8 Numbers = Top of Right Hand Bank at the front.
6 Cylinder Numbers = On boss at the rear of the distributor.
3-speed conventional, overdrive, 4-speed = rear face.
3-speed Heavy Duty = left side at rear.
5-speed = right side rear bottom.
Automatic = left side at rear.

*REAR END**VEHICLE*

Series 3100 = front face.
All Other = top

Forward Control = left hand side on steering column. Flat Face Cowl = front face of cowl top panel.
All Other = body hinge pillar.

Vehicle Serial Numbers

Example: 3D58N16543
3D = Series*, 58 = Year, N = Assembly Plant,
16543 = Unit Number beginning with 10001 at each plant regardless of Series.
* = The letter “V” prefix to the Series designation will identify models equipped with optional V-8 engine.

 

SeriesDesignationTon   SeriesWheel Base (in)Model Type
3A1/23100 %114Flat Face Cowl Chassis, Cab Chassis, Pickup Step Side, Pickup Fleet Side, Panel, Suburban W/S Cowl Chassis & Cameo
3B1/23200123.2Cab Chassis, Pickup Step Side, Pickup Fleet Side
3C1/23400104Forward Control, Step Van
3D3/43500125Forward Control, Step Van
3E3/43600 %123.2Flat Face Cowl Chassis, Cab Chassis, Pickup Step Side, Pickup Fleet Side, Stake & W/S Cowl Chassis
3F13700137Forward Control, Step Van
3G13800 %135Flat Face Cowl Chassis, Cab Chassis, Pickup Step Side, Panel, Stake & W/S Cowl Chassis
4A1-1/24100132.5Flat Face Cowl Chassis, Cab Chassis, Stake & W/S Cowl Chassis
4B1-1/24400156.5Flat Face Cowl Chassis, Cab Chassis, Stake & W/S Cowl Chassis
4C1-1/24500156.5School Bus Chassis
5A25100112.6Cab Chassis
5B25400136.6Cab Chassis & Stake
5C25700160.6Cab Chassis & Stake
5D1-1/2HD5100S112.6Cab Chassis
5E1-1/2HD5400S136.6Cab Chassis & Stake
5F1-1/2HD5700S160.6Cab Chassis
5G2HD5100H112.6Cab Chassis
5H2HD5400H136.6Cab Chassis & Stake
5J2HD5700H160.6Cab Chassis
5K25300124.6Cab Chassis
5L1-1/2HD5300S124.6Cab Chassis
5M2HD5300H124.6Cab Chassis
6A26100132.5Flat Face Cowl Chassis, Cab Chassis, Stake & W/S Cowl Chassis
6B26400156.5Flat Face Cowl Chassis, Cab Chassis, Stake & W/S Cowl Chassis
6C26500174.5Flat Face Cowl Chassis, Cab Chassis & W/S Cowl Chassis
6D26702196.5School Bus Chassis
6E26800222.5School Bus Chassis
6F1-1/2HD6100S132.5Flat Face Cowl Chassis, Cab Chassis, Stake & W/S Cowl Chassis
6G1-1/2HD6400S156.5Flat Face Cowl Chassis, Cab Chassis, Stake & W/S Cowl Chassis
6H1-1/2HD6500S174.5Flat Face Cowl Chassis, Cab Chassis & W/S Cowl Chassis
6J26200129.6Forward Control
6K26600153.6Forward Control
6L2HD6100H132.5Flat Face Cowl Chassis, Cab Chassis, Stake & W/S Cowl Chassis
6M2HD6400H156.5Flat Face Cowl Chassis, Cab Chassis, Stake & W/S Cowl Chassis
6N2HD6500H174.5Flat Face Cowl Chassis, Cab Chassis & W/S Cowl Chassis
6P26300144.5Cab Chassis
6R1-1/2HD6300S144.5Cab Chassis
6S2HD6300H144.5Cab Chassis
7A2-1/27100112Cab Chassis & Stake
7B2-1/27200124Cab Chassis
7C2-1/27700172Cab Chassis
8A2-1/28100132.5Cab Chassis & Stake
8B2-1/28200144.5Cab Chassis
8C2-1/28400 @154.5Cab Chassis & Stake
8D2-1/28500 @174.5Cab Chassis
8E2-1/28700 @192.5Cab Chassis
8F2-1/28800240School Bus Chassis
9A2-1/29100112Cab Chassis
9B2-1/29200124Cab Chassis
9C2-1/29700172Cab Chassis
10A2-1/210100132.5Cab Chassis
10B2-1/210200144.5Cab Chassis
10C2-1/210400 @156.5Cab Chassis
10D2-1/210500 @174.5Cab Chassis
10E2-1/210700 @192.5Cab Chassis
10F2-1/210800240School Bus Chassis
	S = "Special" Model 
	H = "Heavy Duty" Model
	% = Optional Four Wheel Drive Equipment is available on these models; see RPO 690. 
	@ = Optional Tandem Axle Equipment is available on these models; for 8000 Series see 
		RPO 682; for 10000 Series see RPO 476.
	Series 3000 = Light Duty
	Series 4000, 5000, 6000, 6000S & 6000H  = Medium Duty
	Series 7000, 8000, 9000 & 10000 = Heavy Duty
	ASSEMBLY PLANTS:
	A = Atlanta
	B = Baltimore
	F = Flint
	J = Janesville
	K = Kansas City
	L = Los Angeles
	N = Norwood
	O = Oakland
	S = St. Louis
	T = Tarrytown
	W = Willow Run

Rear Axle Identification (Chevrolet)
Example:  AF 2 12
AF = Type, series and assembly Plant designation.
2 = Month.
12 = Day of month

Axle numbers are stamped on the front or top of the Carrier.

Capacity (lbs)TypeRatioSeries
3300AF3.90:131 and 32 Regular Production
3300AJ3.70:131 and 32 with RPO 208
3300AR4.11:13100 with RPO 690
5000CA5.14:134-35-3700 Regular Production
5000CB5.14:134-35-37-3800 with RPO’s 295-299-462
5000CC4.57:13600 Regular Production with RPO’s 314-316-318
5000CD4.57:13600 with RPO’s 282-285
5000CP4.57:13600 with RPO 690
5000CE5.14:134-35-3700 with RPO’s 314-316-318
7200CF5.14:13800 (RPO 34-35-3700) with RPO 205
7200CQ5.14:13800 with RPO 690
11000CG6.17:14000 Regular Production
11000CW6.40/8.7141-4400 with RPO 201
11000CN6.40/8.714500 with RPO 201
15000CM7.20:150-60-70-80-10800 Regular Production with RPO’s 343-312-477-344-457-451-452-291-292
15000CL6.40/8.7150-60 with RPO 201
15000CL6.40/8.7170-80 (exc. 8800) with RPO 312-343-344-477-457-292-452-451-291
15000CR7.20:170-80-10800
15000CS6.40/8.7270-80 (exc. 8800) with RPO 201
30000DA7.20:180-10000 with Tandem Equipment RPO 682
30000DA7.20:1104-105-10700 with Tandem Equipment RPO 476
30000DB7.20:184-85-8700 with Tandem Equipment RPO 682
 30000 DB7.20:1104-105-10700 with Tandem Equipment RPO 476
 30000 DC7.20:184-85-87-104-105-10700 with RPO 585
 30000 DD7.20:184-85-87-104-105-10700 with RPO 585

Rear Axle Identification (Eaton)
Specification Number is stamped on the Housing Arm.
Ratio and Serial Numbers are stamped on the Carrier.

Capacity (lbs)Spec NumbersRatiosSeries and Capacity
16000S-97017.17:15-6000
16000S-97026.50/9.04:15-6000
16000S-98997.17:17-8-10800 $
16000S-99026.50/9.04:17-8000*
16000S-99747.17/9.97:17-8000* (Hydraulic brake – cast wheel)
16000S-99007.17:17-8000* (Full Air)
16000S-99757.17/9.97:17-8000* (Hydraulic brake – disc wheel)
16000S-99767.17/9.97:17-8000* (Air brake – cast wheel)
16000S-99777.17/9.97:17-8000* (Air brake – disc wheel)
18000S-99057.17:19-10000 $
18000S-99067.67:19-10000 %
18000S-98477.67:19-10000 % (Full Air)
18000S-97267.17:19-10000 % (Full Air)
18000S-99096.50/8.87:19-10000 % (10 Bolt)
18000S-97276.50/8.87:19-10000 % (Full Air
18000S-99787.17/9.77:19-10000 % (Hydraulic brake – cast wheel)
18000S-99727.17/9.77:19-10000 % (Hydraulic brake – disc wheel)
18000S-99807.17/9.77:19-10000 % (Air brake – cast wheel)
18000S-99817.17/9.77:19-10000 % (Air brake – disc wheel)
	* = Except 8802 & Tandems
	% = Except 10802 & Tandems
	$ = Except Tandems
	

Front Axle Identification (Eaton)

Capacity (lbs)I-Beam Height (average)SpecSeries
S-98845000  
S-98856000 
S-97036200-6600
S-98937000-9000 
S-97347000-9000 Full Air 
S-98948000-10000
7000S-97338000-10000 Full Air
	Note: Eaton Spec Numbers are stamped on the bottom LH side, the Serial Number 
	      is stamped on the bottom RH side of the I-beam.

Engine Serial Numbers (Loadmaster Excluded)
Example: F 101 N
F = Flint; T = Tonawanda
1 = Year
01 = Day of the Month
N = Type and Series designation

TypeSeriesDescription
J31-32-3800Thriftmaster 235 with 3-speed (regular production)
JC31-32-36-3800Thriftmaster 235 with HD clutch (RPO 227)
JC4000Thriftmaster 235 with HD clutch
JF31-32-36-38-41-4400Thriftmaster 235 with Hydramatic (RPO’s 314 & 321)
K34-35-3700Thriftmaster 235 with 3-speed
KA34-35-3700Thriftmaster 235 with Hydramatic (RPO 321)
L6000Jobmaster 261
LC6000Jobmaster 261 with Powermatic Transmission (RPO 309)
LD6000Jobmaster 261 with AOHB (RPO 413)
LE6000Jobmaster 261 with Powermatic Transmission and AOHB (RPO’s 413 & 309)
M31-32-36-38-4000Taskmaster 283 (RPO 408)
MA31-32-36-38-41-4400Taskmaster 283 with Hydramatic (RPO 314-321 & 408)
MB31-32-36-38-4000Taskmaster 283 with HD clutch (RPO 227 & 408)
N5000Taskmaster 283
NA5000Taskmaster 283 with Powermatic Transmission (RPO 309)
NC5000Taskmaster 283 with AOHB (RPO 413)
ND5000Taskmaster 283 with Powermatic Transmission and AOHB (RPO 413 & 309)
P6000Taskmaster 283 (RPO 408)
PA6000Taskmaster 283 with Powermatic Transmission(RPO 309 & 408)
PC6000Taskmaster 283 with AOHB (RPO 413 & 408)
PD6000Taskmaster 283 with Powermatic Transmission and AOHB (RPO 413-408 & 309)
R5000Taskmaster 283 with 4BC (RPO 418)
R7000Taskmaster 283 with 4BC
RA5000Taskmaster 283 with 4BC and Powermatic Transmission (RPO 418 & 309)
RA7000Taskmaster 283 with 4BC and Powermatic Transmission
RC5-7000Taskmaster 283 with 4BC and Air Over Hydraulic Brakes (RPO 413 & 585)
RD5-7000Taskmaster 283 with 4BC, Powermatic Transmission & AOHB (RPO 413-585 & 309)
S6000Taskmaster 283 with 4BC (RPO 418)
S8000Taskmaster 283 with 4BC
SA6000Taskmaster 283 with 4BC and Powermatic Transmission (RPO 418 & 309)
SA8000Taskmaster 283 with 4BC and Powermatic Transmission
SC6-8000Taskmaster 283 with Powermatic Transmission & AOHB (RPO 413-585 & 309)
SD6-8000Taskmaster 283 with 4BC and Air Over Hydraulic Brakes (RPO 413 & 585)
T7000Workmaster 348 (RPO 385)
T9000Workmaster 348
TA9000Workmaster 348 with Powermatic Transmission (RPO 309)
U10000Workmaster 348 (Exc. 10800)
UA10000Workmaster 348 with Powermatic Transmission (Exc. 10800) (RPO 309)

 AOHB = Air Over Hydraulic Brakes

Loadmaster Engine Serial Numbers (322 cu. in. V8, Buick)
Example: CA2 – 001234
CA2 = Source and Designation
001234 = Unit Number starting with 001001

 TypeSeriesDescription
    
 CS210800Loadmaster 322 V8
 CA210800Loadmaster 322 V8 with Powermatic Transmission

Transmission Identification

Three Speed Conventional and Overdrive
Example: M 2 28
M = Muncie; S = Saginaw
2 = Month
28 = Day of Month

Four Speed Syncro-Mesh
Example: T 2 28
T = Toledo
2 = Month
28 = Day of Month

 

Four Speed Automatic (Hydramatic)
Series 31-3200 without oil cooler (L-6) – Pink Plate Color
Series 3600 without oil cooler (L-6) – Yellow Plate Color
Series 34-35-36-38-4000 with oil cooler (L-6) – White Plate Color
Series 38-4000 with V8 & oil cooler – Light Green Plate Color
Series 3800 without oil cooler & V8 – Dark Brown Plate Color

Three Speed Heavy Duty
Example: W B 28 2
W = Borg Warner
B = Month (February)
28 = Day of Month
2 = Shift

 

Five Speed Syncro-Mesh (New Process)
Example: 2 28 7
2 = Month.
28 = Day of Month
7 = Year

Five Speed Syncro-Mesh HD (Spicer)
Example: D B 28 7
D = Manufacture (Dana Corp)
B = Month (February)
28 = Day of Month
7 = Year.

 

Six Speed Automatic (Powermatic)
Series 6000 with 261 cu in engine = Red Plate Color
Series 50-60-70-8000 with V8 engine = Yellow Plate Color
Series 90-10000 = Green Plate Color