View Full Version : M-series parts interchange

02-26-2010, 09:56 PM
I own a M-5. I have a chance to buy a parts truck. The parts truck is a 1 ton. Are there many parts off the big truck that will fit the m-5? Do the headlight rings interchange? Please list any parts that would be worth having for the M-5. The man selling the truck is a scrapper. I may just save some parts and let him have whats left.

02-26-2010, 10:09 PM
The complete cab is the same, including doors. The fenders
are different, but can be used on rear, if you want more
open wheel wells. Yes the headlight rims and parts are the
same .;)

Tex in Alabama

02-26-2010, 10:23 PM
Or, use what you need and let us have the rest.:D

I believe (I know nothing about trucks) the 1-ton could be ordered with the larger Commander engine. There would be some minimal firewall difference to allow for the larger block. May also be a difference in the radiator size and radiator support.

Truck folks, speak up here. I know naught of what I speak.[8)]

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

03-01-2010, 12:13 PM
Yes, If the big truck has a Commander 6, the cab or at least the firewall portion would be of interest to those wanting to build a 226/245 1/2 ton.

12-06-2016, 01:47 PM
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Skip Lackie
12-06-2016, 03:33 PM
As noted above, the entire cab, hood, grille, and fenders will interchange. Many of the mechanicals (engine and maybe trans) will also. The stuff that depends on tonnage (axles, brakes, frame) will not.

12-06-2016, 11:00 PM
Just a point of clarification: I'm pretty sure that the SDC reference info about M-series trucks says that only M16s (and later the M17s) came with a 226 motor; the M15 and M15A one-tons still had the smaller 170 c.i. Of course, I suppose that doesn't mean you couldn't somehow get the 226 in a one-ton, but I'd think it would have to be a case-by-case custom order.

Skip Lackie
12-07-2016, 06:41 AM
Right. The 226/246 only came in the 1.5 and 2-ton models.