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DennyB 10-05-2004 09:28 AM

Post Your Ride 47-55 Trucks
Since this board is growing there seem to be more and more 47-55 1st owners. Whats everyone got?? Projects, drivers, restos... show em off here. Tell us a little about yourself, your trucks and your plans.

Brainchild 10-05-2004 09:00 PM

I have a 49 Chevy 3600.It is pretty much original with the exception that the engine was changed in 53.There is no damage other than a couple of windows,and no rust.All I need to do is bleed the brakes,and it would be driveable.

I think I will just clean and paint,and leave it all stock.It is in amazing condition to have been in MO it's whole life.

The only changes I have made are wheels and tires,only because it didn't have any,but that's not a permanent situation,so no problems.
I might change my mind midstream and big block it with a car frame,but that isn't the plan right now:D

DennyB 10-06-2004 10:50 AM

WOW, Amazing shape for a MO truck!
It must have stayed in the fields and off the salty roads in the winter ;)

Brainchild 10-06-2004 09:03 PM

Actually it sat in a leanto shed for a long while,lucky for me:D

horvath 10-07-2004 05:07 AM

I bought my '54 out of Texas in January of 2003 ... it's my daily driver now.

It's got a 350/350 setup and all the improvements I've done are posted at my site for all to share -- lots of cool info -- click link below my sig.

DennyB 10-07-2004 01:42 PM

Hey Alan!, Your in Joysie :D

horvath 10-07-2004 04:56 PM

Born and raised!

I'm in New Brunswick, bro' ... a fair cruise from Tom's River.

DennyB 10-13-2004 10:27 PM

Very nice '54!

horvath 10-14-2004 11:43 AM

Thanks, Denny -- it sure is a FUN driver!

DennyB 10-14-2004 01:36 PM

Whats the specs on it?
Is is subframed or on a S10 chassis?

horvath 10-14-2004 03:40 PM

Hey, Denny

It's on it's original frame with a FatMan Mustang II IFS installed. You can get ALL the spec's at my site -- see link below my sig:

Razor454 10-16-2004 03:03 PM

This is my baby.
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This is my 1955 3/4 ton 235 ci. 1st series. It is all original, except for the paint and side mirrors. It has very little rust (Only a small hole in pass side floor). It runs and drives great. I bought this off a guy from Oklahoma, who keep it in his barn.

horvath 10-16-2004 06:55 PM

Nice truck!

Hey - that hood ornament is worth $250.00!!!

Brainchild 10-17-2004 01:38 AM

Oh now I have to get the brakes fixed,and tag the beast.That looks cool in hte driveway Razor:D:D

Razor454 10-18-2004 07:10 PM

Thanks guys. I can't wait to finish my 1967 Chevy and begin work on the 1955. I’m still in the process of trying to figure out what I want to do to the 1955....custom or original or a mix of both....still undecided.

BTW like your guys' trucks. Nothing like finding a nice one to restore :D ...I’ve probable looked at 10 or so 1947-1955 1st series trucks before finding this one. Everything that I have looked at here (Indiana) is very badly rusted or damaged.

Brainchild 10-18-2004 07:52 PM

I'm in the undecided stage also,so don't feel alone.That S10 frame swap sounds like a cool idea,late model suspension,power acc,disc brakes,V8,auto.Man that is cool.But an original ride is awesome too,so I'm kinda torn.


OH and it looks kinda out of place in it's surroundings:lol:

NeCrOmAnCeR 10-19-2004 08:36 PM

Wife said I have to finish the '67 Mustang before I even get to look at the '49. But I have been crunching ideas after seeing all the trucks at the NSRA street rod nationals this summer. Now where are all those Mustang parts??.....

wingnut 11-03-2004 11:27 PM

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'54 3100, 235, dual Offy intake with Fenton headers, T5 trans, and 12 3:56 rear end. It's still got the straight axle, but with mone leaf suspension. Ridea a little rough, but what the heck, it's a truck.

jimmyjeep 11-05-2004 01:29 PM

MY Baby: Frankenbolt
Hello, I am a newbie, 1st post, but I thought Id share my project with ya. It began as a $50 buy out of a Kansas field. Its a 1951 gmc 1/2 ton.Now its on a 1983 wagoneer frame , 401,727 tranny. Lots of work but gonna be a lotta fun. Check it out if ya like.

horvath 11-05-2004 01:59 PM

Wow -- you've really been at it, bro'!

COOL project!!

jimmyjeep 11-05-2004 02:13 PM

thanks for looking
oh ya its a time eater. But its been great fun. Its also alot of fun to show people and get their thoughts. Its really a one of a kind, and thats what I was after. I hope by labor day to have her up and running. Anyway thanks for taking the time to look at her.

BADBOY66 11-05-2004 03:40 PM

brain child u r in monett? im in Jane, about 30 mins from cassville. how long have you been there? i got family all over this corner of Missouri!

Heatwave 11-06-2004 12:35 AM

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Here's my 1955 1st series...New engine new interior this year.

horvath 11-06-2004 10:12 AM

Absolutely gorgeous!

DennyB 11-07-2004 01:22 AM


Originally Posted by horvath
Absolutely gorgeous!

I agree!
Whats the specs?

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