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Models

The Advance Design trucks came in a variety of models in a variety of series. The series designation identified the general type of truck, such as a 1/2 Ton Light Duty Truck. The model number than identified the specific model type within a particular series, such as Pick Up Box. This information is summarized below in two tables.

Advance Design Series Designations

The "Series Number" was not used until the 1949 trucks. For 1947 and 1948, only the two letter designation was used. Wherever "n/a" appears, that particular series was not available in that year.

Series Designations        
47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 54 Number Type - Description Nominal Rating Wheel Base Max. G.V.W.
EJ FJ GJ HJ JJ KJ D D D 1500 Sedan Delivery   115" 4,100
EP FP GP HP JP KP H H H 3100 Commercial - Light Duty Truck 1/2 T 116" 4,600
ER FR GR HR JR KR J J J 3600 Commercial - Medium Duty Truck 3/4 T 125 1/4" 5,800
n/a FT GT HT JT KT K K K 3700 Commercial - Forward Control Chassis 3/4 T 125 1/4" 7,000
ES FS GS HS JS KS L L L 3800 Commercial - Medium Duty Truck 1 T 137" 8,800
n/a FU GU HU JU KU M M M 3900 Commercial - Forward Control Chassis 1 T 137" 10,000
QJ RJ SJ TJ UJ VJ N N N 4100 Utility - Heavy Duty Truck 1 1/2 T 137" 12,500
QK RK SK TK UK VK P P P 4400 Utility - Heavy Duty Truck 1 1/2 T 161" 12,500
QL RL SL TL UL VL R R R 4500 Utility - Medium Duty School Bus Chassis 1 1/2 T 161" 12,000
QV RV SV TV UV VV V V V 6100 Utility - Heavy Duty Truck 2 T 137" 16,000
QW RW SW TW UW VW W W W 6400 Utility - Heavy Duty Truck 2 T 161" 16,000
n/a n/a n/a TY UY VY X X X 6500 Utility - Heavy Duty Truck 2 T 179" 16,000
QX RX SX TX UX VX Y Y Y 6700 Utility - Heavy Duty School Bus Chassis 2 T 199" 16,000
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a VZ Z Z Z 6800 Utility - Heavy Duty School Bus Chassis 2 T 212" 16,000
QP RP SP TP UP VP S S S 5100 Utility - Cab Over Engine 2 T 110" 16,000
QR RR SR TR UR VR T T T 5400 Utility - Cab Over Engine 2 T 134" 16,000
QS RS SS TS US VS U U U 5700 Utility - Cab Over Engine 2 T 158" 16,000

Advance Design Model Numbers

Not all models were available with all series. For example, you would not have a 5100 series truck with an 07 Canopy Express body. When a particular truck would be identified the model number would replace the last two digits of the series number. So a 3/4 Ton Medium Duty Truck with a Pick Up Box would be identified as a 3604.

Model Number Model Description
04 Pick Up Box
05 Panel
07 Canopy Express
08 Platform Bed
09 Stake Body Bed
16 Carryall Suburban
18 Platform Bed - Express End Gate
19 High Rack
29 Stake Body Bed - Express End Gate