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Old 10-05-2004, 09:28 AM   #1
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Arrow 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.
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Old 10-05-2004, 09:00 PM   #2
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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


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Old 10-06-2004, 10:50 AM   #3
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WOW, Amazing shape for a MO truck!
It must have stayed in the fields and off the salty roads in the winter
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Old 10-06-2004, 09:03 PM   #4
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Actually it sat in a leanto shed for a long while,lucky for me
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Old 10-07-2004, 05:07 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 10-07-2004, 01:42 PM   #6
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Hey Alan!, Your in Joysie
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Old 10-07-2004, 04:56 PM   #7
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Born and raised!

I'm in New Brunswick, bro' ... a fair cruise from Tom's River.
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Old 10-13-2004, 10:27 PM   #8
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Very nice '54!
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Old 10-14-2004, 11:43 AM   #9
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Thanks, Denny -- it sure is a FUN driver!
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Old 10-14-2004, 01:36 PM   #10
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Alan,
Whats the specs on it?
Is is subframed or on a S10 chassis?
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Old 10-14-2004, 03:40 PM   #11
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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:
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Old 10-16-2004, 03:03 PM   #12
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This is my baby.

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.
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Old 10-16-2004, 06:55 PM   #13
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Nice truck!

Hey - that hood ornament is worth $250.00!!!
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Old 10-17-2004, 01:38 AM   #14
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Oh now I have to get the brakes fixed,and tag the beast.That looks cool in hte driveway Razor
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Old 10-18-2004, 07:10 PM   #15
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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 ...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.
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Old 10-18-2004, 07:52 PM   #16
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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.

HELP ME!

OH and it looks kinda out of place in it's surroundings
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Old 10-19-2004, 08:36 PM   #17
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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??.....
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Old 11-03-2004, 11:27 PM   #18
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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.
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Old 11-05-2004, 01:29 PM   #19
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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.http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/sharig...=/3fcd&.src=ph
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Old 11-05-2004, 01:59 PM   #20
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Wow -- you've really been at it, bro'!

COOL project!!
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Old 11-05-2004, 02:13 PM   #21
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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.
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Old 11-05-2004, 03:40 PM   #22
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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!
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Old 11-06-2004, 12:35 AM   #23
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Here's my 1955 1st series...New engine new interior this year.
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Old 11-06-2004, 10:12 AM   #24
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Absolutely gorgeous!
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Old 11-07-2004, 01:22 AM   #25
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Absolutely gorgeous!
I agree!
Whats the specs?
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