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07-13-2005, 09:08 PM
hey I got 49 to about 57 trucks and a two don't have paperwork so I was wondering how to tell the year by the vin. One is a R11-4294, model 2R11-22. Is that restricted to like a 1952? or could it be a 1949? Thanks, Mike. Oh, I'll post the other vin tomorrow and see if anybody has any input on that one, thanks.

07-13-2005, 10:40 PM
The 2R's were produced from 1949-53 model years.
Try here:

One of the regulars has a breakdown some what of serial #'s by year.

07-14-2005, 01:09 PM
A 2R11 is a 3/4 ton truck with the larger 245 cubic inch engine. These were made from 1951 to 1953 (this engine wasn't available in the 1949-1950 2R). The -22 indicates a 122 inch wheelbase.