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Meaning of "Bonus Cab" in 1985

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by OsmiumTetroxide, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. OsmiumTetroxide

    OsmiumTetroxide Junior Member

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    Greetings guys, I'm new to the site and to GM in general. I just picked up this clean 85 Bonus Cab dually 3500, and though it has a few problems which I'll post about in a different thread, there's one thing I'm a little confused about.

    What exactly is a "Bonus Cab?" I've read that it's basically a Crew Cab with the back seat deleted and converted into lockable storage, however this truck has a bench seat in the back. It's hard to find much of anything on trucks with these "Bonus Cab" badges, although I have heard they were popular with customization businesses.

    I've got no paperwork to go on except a title. Any idea how many of these Bonus Cabs were made? Where should I go to find information like that?

    Front Angle.jpg Side Profile.jpg Back Seat.jpg Front Seats.jpg Bonus Cab Badge.jpg
     
  2. Frankenchevy

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    Clean looking truck!

    Probably not oem, but a coach builders badge. That’s really where they put the badge,huh?

    What’s behind the badge above the body line?
     
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    Dutch Rutter Full Access Member

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    I'm with you. Gotta be some junk just stuck on there. I've only ever seen the 3+3 emblem a little farther up behind that rear side window.
     
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    Welcome to the site. Mark III or Gulfstream custom interior comes to mind as well. Here's a Mark III interior...

    93-chevy-g20-mark-iii-conversion-van-in-good-condition-7.jpg
     
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    Welcome. I had an 86 crew years ago. Great looking truck. I am not sure your seats are original.
     
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    The emblems are factory, I have found them before. Most Bonus Cab trucks were sent to conversion companies.
     
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    who'd they let pick the emblem location?
     
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    Beats me. The 3+3 emblem is in the same place. I'm guessing because they go under the other cab emblems.
     
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    Guessing whoever repainted it.
     
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    That's the factory location, on the style line.
     
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