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.
1949-1951 3100 Emblem (above)
1955 First Series (above)
1947-1949 Thriftmaster (above)