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Tech Articles for 1947 - 1955 Chevy and GMC Trucks

INDEX

1947, 1955 Chevy, GMC Trucks
Accessories
Bed
Brakes
Bumper
Cab
Door
Electrical
Frame and Chassis
Gas Tanks
Grilles
Interior
Lighting
Mechanical
Mirror
Misc.
Paint
Panel Trucks
Radio
Running Boards
Sheet Metal
Speedometers and Gauges
Split Rims
Suburban
Suspension
Transmission
Trim
Wheels and Covers
Window

Accessories

Advanced Design Safety Treads Dimensions 9" x 21"
Accessory GM Reflector
1954 Chevrolet Grille Guard
An Inner-Line Oil Filter
1953 Accessory Ornament
1947 - 1948 Recirculator Heater
1953 - 1955 Fresh Air Heater
1954 - 1955 Accessory Clock
1954 - 1955 GMC Spring Wind Clock
Advanced Design Lighter
Incorrect Cigarette Lighter
Aftermarket Dual Rear Wheels
Re-circular Heaters and Rubber Defrost Fan Blades
1954 GMC Radio Speaker Cover

Bed

Wood Bed Strips
1953 - 1955 Side Mount Spare
Truck Beds...Black Wood
Stainless Corner Bed Strips
American Ingenuity

Brakes

1947-1948 Brake Release
Brake Cable
Brake Drum Wear
1954 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton Brake Lines
Brake System Changes

Bumpers

1947 - 1948 GMC Grille
1954 Rear Bumper
Advance Design Bumpers
Advance Design Spare Tire Assembly
1947 - 1948 GMC Bumper
Big Truck Front Bumpers
Rear Bumper Options
Rear Bumper Braces

Cab

1954 GMC Deluxe Pickup
1954 Chevrolet Hydramatic Transmission
1947 Floor Pans
1947 - 1951 Deluxe Cab
Big Truck Deluxe Cabs
Cab Corner Trivia
Cab Engine Noise
Cab Over Engine Scrapbook
1947 vs. 1948-1955 Cab Water Trough
One Piece Panel Truck Floor
Panel Truck Wood Floor Changes
Pedal Pad Differences
Roof Insulation
Three vs Five Window Cab

Door

Advance Design Door Weather Seal

Electrical

Six Volt Truck and Car Owners. A Must Read
The "Real" 1947-52 Brush and Contact
1937-53 The 20 Year Chevrolet Horn
1948-1953 Horn Bracket Location Changes
1953 Horn
Battery Shields
1947 - 1953 Horn Buttons
Ignition Switch Changes
Applying 12 Volts to a 6 Volt Starter
Dents on Original Horns
6 and 12 Volt Alternator

Frame and Chassis

Before 1954
Chevy and GMC Frames
Overload Rear Bumpers
Frame Cutting - Be Careful!

Gas Tanks

1947-48 1/2 Ton Under-bed Gas Tank
Economical Gas Tank Cleaning
1937 - 1972 In Cab Gas Tanks
1947 - 1948 Underbed Gas Tank
Early Gas Tank Danger
Gas Tank Baffles

Grilles

1949 - 1955 GMC Grille
1947 - 1948 GMC Grille
1947 - 1953 Chevrolet Grille Restoration Tips

Interior

1947 - 1953 Dash
GMC Blank Out

Lighting

1947 - 1953 GMC Park lights
1947 - 1955 Tail Lights
1947-55 Suburban/Canopy Express Tail Light
1951 Tail Light Bracket
4 Speed Back Up Light Switch
Panel Truck Tail Light
Park Light Lens Amber or Clear
Six Volt Bulbs
Halogen Lights vs. Generator Charging

Mechanical

Engine Vacuum Leaks
1954 Chevrolet Hydramatic Transmission
Chevrolet Engine Oil Pump Screens
1938 - 1953 Clutch
1946-1972 3/4 Ton and 1 Ton Ring and Pinion
1947 - 1948 Accelerator Rod
1947 - 1955 Air Filter
216 Oil Leaks
The Forgotten 261 Engine
Casting Numbers
Closed Drive Shafts
Differential Vent
GMC 302 Install in 1950 Chevrolet
Motor Oil in Old Engines
Muffler Tech
New 1952 Vacuum Advance
Okie Bushing Installation
Original Engines Must Breathe
Sloppy Floor Shift Lever
Speed 1948 - 1959
Timing Gear
1938-1953 Clutch Pressure Plate - WARNING
Add Extra Speed to your 1/2 Ton

Mirror

Advance Design Mirror Arm Changes
Advance Design Mirror Head
Right Mirror Arm

Misc.

Ground Hogs and Dirt Floors
Motor Oil in Old Engines
1953 Chevrolet Radiator Cover
1954 GM Transition Year
1954 Rear Bumper
Accessories vs Options
Home Made Garage
Korean War Shortages
GMC 1/2 Ton Long Bed
Lost Bumper Bolt
Lost Engine Numbers
New Cigarette Lighter
1954-55 Chevrolet Deluxe Cab Arm Rest
Screw On ID Plate
Solving Bad Gasoline Problems
Trees and Trucks
White Wall Tires
Advanced Design Trucks Produced Through the 1960s
Late 1947 Chevrolet GMC Trucks

Paint

$100.00 Paint Job --- Really Nice!
57 Primer Colors
Advance Design Paint
Engine Paint
GMC Paint
Paint Colors The Early Years
Suburban Paint Colors

Panel Trucks

Panel Truck Optional Passenger Seat
1947 - 1955 GM Panel Truck Seats
1947 - 1955 Deluxe Panel Truck
One Piece Panel Truck Floor
Panel Truck Wood Floor Changes
Mirror Polish Trim
Suburban and Panel Truck Inner Gas Grommet Spout

Radio

1954 Chevrolet Willys Radio
1954 - 1955 Radio Blank Out
New 1954 Radio
Radio Trivia
1947 - 54 Radio Antenna Installation Warning

Running Boards

1947 - 1955 Optional Wide Running Boards
1947 - 1955 Running Boards
Safety Treads

Sheet Metal

1953 - 1955 Side Mount Spare
1954 Bed Side
1947 Advance Design Cab
Hood Receiver Plate
Splash Aprons
Suburban Panel Body rust Repairs

Speedometer and Gauges

1947-53 Gauge Mystery
Speedometers to Go...
1954 - 1955 GMC Gauge Panel
1947 Speedometer
1951-1953 Gauge Cluster Differences
1954 Speedometer
Advance Design Gauge Cluster
Advance Design Speedometers 1947 - 1955

Split Rims

Split Rim Wheels

Suburban

1947 Suburban
1947 - 1955 Suburban Interiors
Suburban Frames
Suburban Paint Colors
Suburban Rear Quarter Panel Holes
Suburban Seating
Suburban Panel Body rust Repairs
Suburban and Panel Truck Inner Gas Grommet Spout

Suspension

Early Leaf Springs
Lever Action Shocks
Front End Alignment at Home
Low Cost Front Suspension Upgrade

Transmission

1954-59 Shift Knuckles

Trim

1954 Wheel Cover
1954 - 1955 GMC Bed Reflector
GMC Hood Ornament
Hood Ornaments
Proper 3100 Hood Side Emblem
Mirror Polish Trim

Wheels and Covers

Split Rim Wheels
Aftermarket Wheels on Older GM Trucks
Artillery Wheels
Hub Caps Used 15 Years
Wheel Striping

Window

Ghost Windows