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Hey guys, been a little while since i was here, i was just wondering if this section is now only for big rigs, or pickups also? Thanks.

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It seems like most of the trucks posted are big rigs but I don't think pickups are excluded. I'd post one here unless someone says differently.

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thanks was just wondering, i posted my last truck build here and have built a monster truck, and a bronco, since then, was just wanting to find the right place to post them.

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Good to know, I was thinking it was more of a general commercial vehicle section.

Since I had to go look it up myself...

Light duty

Class 1 - 6000 lbs or less (up to 1/2 ton truck)

Class 2 - 6001 to 10,000lbs (3/4 ton truck)

Medium Duty

Class 3 - 10,001 to 14,000lbs (1 ton & dually trucks)

Class 4 - 14,001 to 16,000lbs (Ford F450, Chevy 3500HD)

Class 5 - 16,001 to 19,500lbs (Ford F550, Chevy 4500)

Class 6 - 19,500 to 26,000lbs (Ford F650, Chevy 5500)

Heavy Duty

Class 7 - 26,001 to 33,000lbs

Class 8 33,001lbs +

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Good to know, I was thinking it was more of a general commercial vehicle section.

Since I had to go look it up myself...

Light duty

Class 1 - 6000 lbs or less (up to 1/2 ton truck)

Class 2 - 6001 to 10,000lbs (3/4 ton truck)

Medium Duty

Class 3 - 10,001 to 14,000lbs (1 ton & dually trucks)

Class 4 - 14,001 to 16,000lbs (Ford F450, Chevy 3500HD)

Class 5 - 16,001 to 19,500lbs (Ford F550, Chevy 4500)

Class 6 - 19,500 to 26,000lbs (Ford F650, Chevy 5500)

Heavy Duty

Class 7 - 26,001 to 33,000lbs

Class 8 33,001lbs +

Great info, Aaron. I am hyper-interested in 'Medium-Duty' (1-ton) Ford trucks, Late-'30s-Early-'40s.

Think "Early 'Ironside' episodes" where Raymond Burr used an old 1941 Ford 1-ton 'Armored Car'...

Not meaning a Thread-Hijack! Thanks.

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Great info, Aaron. I am hyper-interested in 'Medium-Duty' (1-ton) Ford trucks, Late-'30s-Early-'40s.

Think "Early 'Ironside' episodes" where Raymond Burr used an old 1941 Ford 1-ton 'Armored Car'...

Not meaning a Thread-Hijack! Thanks.

Hey I'm just up the river from you a bit. Atwater is just a sign I pass on 99 but its there by the old airbase isn't it?

Not an armored car but there is an old 1930's paddy wagon in El Portal. I forget now what kind of truck it was built on, I'm thinking it is a White but not positive. The thing looks like a bank vault on wheels. Also a 1940's White / American LaFrance fire engine and an old Oshkosh snow plow.

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Aaron,

Your list, are those towing capacities? Where did you get it? Where would the GMC Top Kick 6500-8500 & Ford F700/F800 fit? Class 7?

Thanks,

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The weights are Gross Vehicle Weight (weight of vehicle + load capacity). It was just a chart I found using google, I think I typed in truck weight classes or something like that. This would not take into account trailer loads, that is GCVW or gross combined vehicle weight.

Without looking them up, I would guess the 6500 and F700 trucks fall into class 7 and the heavier ones into class 8. I know the International 4900 and 7300 just squeek into class 8 as they are 33-35,000 gvw. Most of the tandem axle trucks are around 50,000 gvw.

I'm not sure if the truck classes is in there but at least in California you can get a commercial drivers hand book for free from the DMV. It is intended for people getting their commercial license but would be a good source for info on the various acronyms, axle weights etc for those that are not commercial drivers.

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so where do we post pick ups, and monster trucks? in the under glass section?

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