Chev Hood Badges
During the Advance Design years no less than four different Chevrolet hood side emblems were used on 1/2 tons. Each of their two mounting pins are in the same place so the punched hood holes were unchanged during these years. All were chromed die cast even during the 1952-1953 Korean war chrome shortage.
The following pictures show the correct emblem for each of the years. Beware, some vendor’s catalogs do not list them correctly.
Note: Between mid-1949 through 1951, a separate small 3100 emblem was placed below the Chevrolet letter plate. Therefore, hoods during these years will have two additional factory punched holes. The longer Chevrolet emblem used between 1949-1952 are the same.
Old Chevy Trucks
1949-1951 3100 Emblem
1955 First Series
The 1947 and 1948 side emblems read Chevrolet at the top, and Thriftmaster in the smaller type below.
The 1949 through 1951 models used two side emblems; Chevrolet above and the model number (I.E. 3100 for 1/2-Ton, 3600 or 3/4-Ton, etc.) below.
The 1952 models eliminated the model number and just used the Chevrolet piece.
The 1953 and 1954 models used just the model number, but the model number emblem was redesigned with a larger base.
The 1955 First Series was again redesigned as a single piece with the model number at the top, and Chevrolet below.
Provided by Jeff Nelson