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Discussion in 'Triple Diamond Trucks' started by Roland L Doncaster, Oct 6, 2018.
Here are pics of number I’m trying to decode. Thanks
Looks like a cab& chassis, no body otherwise the weights would have been filled in at the factory. What model cab is on it....K,L,R?
I have an L 120 that i'm trying to ascertain the year of production, and my serial is 4735 and also a Hamilton truck.
136 may be the wheelbase in inches. Does that look right? Is this the truck in your avatar pic? An early 40s C series?
Here is a serial number list for the L series. It looks like your L 120 #4735 has a mid 1950 build date.
For what it's worth I attached this serial number list that contains the "C" models. No double C numbers listed. The extra "C" on yours may designate a Canadian origin or market. The "136" may be a wheel base designation as the C35's also came in a 175" wheelbase. No thoughts as to what the "L" suffix may stand for.
Might there have been two or more different length beds? How much old literature (sales, manuals or otherwise) exists for these trucks?
Thanks. That’s definetly a possibility. My other thought was CC might be can and chassis for the Hamilton built trucks
Here is some interesting reading on the "C" Models taken from an article in the Oct 1934 issue of the "International Trail" publication.
This article verifies that the "136" part of your serial number is indeed the wheelbase as the C-35's were offered with 136", 160", and 175" wheelbase lengths. I'm beginning to suspect the "L" indicates what body style was on your truck originally. It could stand for panel body or stake bed etc.