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Features 48-54 Chevy/GMC trucks! lets see em ALL!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kustombuilder, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. Chuckie Dee
    Joined: Aug 2, 2007
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    I am building a 1952 GMC Suburban. Sorry no pictures. I'm looking for vintage speed parts for the 225 C. I. six. Valve cover, push rod cover , intake etc. I have a Nicson dual carb for a 235b to trade. Anybody? E-mail @ ccdrange@mmm.com or call 651-503-0388
     
  2. ROCKINLAGER
    Joined: Jul 9, 2007
    Posts: 14

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    Very cool thread.. here are a few pics of mine.. 1950 Body with a 54 cab sittin on an elcamino chasis..
     

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  3. Orange54
    Joined: Mar 6, 2004
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    from Missouri

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    Here's the progress on mine.
     
  4. Flipper
    Joined: May 10, 2003
    Posts: 3,322

    Flipper
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    from Kentucky

    How about some BIG pictures?
     
  5. jimmyv
    Joined: Dec 1, 2006
    Posts: 620

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    I just pulled this one home last week.
     

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  6. OGNC
    Joined: May 13, 2003
    Posts: 1,194

    OGNC
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    Honestly, there is a magic combination of stance and chop with these trucks. They look great when they are low and mildly chopped. The flat silver one and the bare metal truck both give me wood...
     
  7. 40LUV
    Joined: Dec 30, 2003
    Posts: 1,781

    40LUV
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    from Mid Jersey

    Here's my '48. My Grandfather bought it new from my Great Uncle's Chevy dealership (Chepachet Sales & Service, Chepachet, RI). Picture of the dealership too.
     

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  8. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,662

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    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    gecko, if you need help enlarging the pic, send me your originals and I will resize/ optimized to allow for larger viewing

    I need to come down soon and try on those astro's to see what size I need
     
  9. Kilroy
    Joined: Aug 2, 2001
    Posts: 3,219

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    from Orange, Ca

    Can you run a drop axle and mono-leafs on these trucks?

    I've heard that was either a no-no or a-ok depending on who you talked to.

    Have any of these trucks been lowered without going independant?
     
  10. Danimal
    Joined: Apr 23, 2006
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    They can be lowered. I've seen monoleaf style with dropped axles but I've heard opposition to mono from Eaton Springs and the argument was logical enough to make sense.
     
  11. I really like Russ Meeks truck.
     

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  12. 54Caddy
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 450

    54Caddy
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    from Visalia,CA

    Heres my grandpas 50 and his 55.. Both have there custom touches. The 50 has a nova sub-frame in the front, custom made rool pan in the rear, nova gauges, 305/350 combo. The paint is from about 92, and its white with a red pural. The 55 is sitting on a 64 chevy truck frame. El camino bumper, 327/350 combo, and its white with a blue pural, it was finished 2 years ago, and just sits in the garage only has 5 miles on it. Just click on the link, its like a slideshow of the pictures


    http://s207.photobucket.com/albums/bb85/54Caddy/?action=view&current=42e0ee1a.pbr
     
  13. another one they chopped the top and left the center back glass full size to match the corner windows. that are available 3-4 inches short
     

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  14. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
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    Here's mine before and during the 4"to 4 1/2" angle chop with leaned back posts. Still in progress....
     

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  15. CptKaos
    Joined: Mar 11, 2006
    Posts: 152

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    heres a blurry pic of mine at the races, and one from the side. gonna get around to painting it someday.
    Larry
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  16. Ronin59
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 14

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    from SE Idaho

    Here's my 51 GMC 1-ton. 248cu straight six, 4spd trany, 2spd rear.
    ...atleast it's at my place now...waiting for some attention, lots of attention.

    -mark
     

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  17. Old Roadster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2006
    Posts: 611

    Old Roadster
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    Cool thread, keep it going..........
     
  18. Ramblur
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
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    Lets see if you can spot the differences between these two. First
    new truck my dad ever bought. Had a warranty disclaimer because
    of his spec of being able to pull a loaded trailer @75 mph on a level
    road.:eek: Guessing this must have been pretty early for the diesel.
    He was pissed that his driver disappeared for two days in
    Chicago on a bender with the sign painter/striper. The Mack in the
    background still survives today. Used oil on the ground to hold down
    the dust. My dad,gone 10 yrs. ago today. Miss him a lot...:(
    These pics were converted from 35mm slides and then didn't scan the
    best so I'll see if I can help them this evening.

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  19. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
    Posts: 6,690

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    Until I read your description, I actually thought that top picture was taken in the present day. Old color slides are amazing.

    Too bad you still haven't got one, you could do something like I saw last August: A 1965 White cabover tractor-trailer setup converted into an RV.

    -Dave
     
  20. Revhead
    Joined: Mar 19, 2001
    Posts: 3,027

    Revhead
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    from Dallas, TX

    Here's my '54 panel
     

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  21. Big Earl
    Joined: Jan 10, 2006
    Posts: 271

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    Here is my 50 progress...
     

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  22. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    Here are a few shots of the 48 over a period of time
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    An early family shot

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    The sign we had on the end of our driveway.
     
  23. Lim34
    Joined: Nov 26, 2007
    Posts: 22

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    My 48 Blown Panel.

    Runs 6-71 BDS 350, twin 600 Elderbrocks, 350 TH Art-Carr box, Jaguar front clip, 10 bolt Chevy rear, 20s and 18 AR TT/2 Wheels.

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  24. Danimal
    Joined: Apr 23, 2006
    Posts: 4,128

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    Ramblur,

    Those look great. I really like the deluxe cab and chrome grill. I vaguely remember the company name and logo from the early '70s in Toledo when a family friend ran on like it or of the same company. He also had a step van that dark blue/black and orange. Were they kind of like an early UPS? It was a long time ago and I was just a kid.
     
  25. Ramblur
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
    Posts: 2,101

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    Danimal, thats one of the weird things. Both cabs are 6 window
    (4 on the back panel) just one is a lot flatter than the other. No
    idea on the company,just someone he leased on to as far as I
    know. These pics are early to mid 50's and I wasn't born till 60.
    I do remember having paint around that color later on that was
    called Omaha Orange. Cool lettering/striping one the one,wish
    I could get it to show up better here.
     
  26. Danimal
    Joined: Apr 23, 2006
    Posts: 4,128

    Danimal
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    I see it now. That really is a flat cab. The front view shows the 'corner' windows better in the flat one. Have you posted these over at Stovebolt.com? They'd love these in the gallery there.
     
  27. happy hoppy
    Joined: Apr 23, 2001
    Posts: 2,332

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    17 pages and the Starlight pickup is not here?

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  28. Danimal
    Joined: Apr 23, 2006
    Posts: 4,128

    Danimal
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    Now I dig that truck!! Looks like a whale of a fun time. Got any more bed pictures?
     
  29. gravlbely
    Joined: Jul 7, 2005
    Posts: 10

    gravlbely
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    Here's mine. But I also have a question. Anyone know who the best place to get a 4" dropped axle for this '54. It's my daily driver so I can't just take it out, send it off to someone, and put it back in after a few weeks of not having a vehicle.
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  30. JohnnyP.
    Joined: Aug 3, 2005
    Posts: 1,299

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    ^^^ whats up with your running boards? looks like they are off of one of the bigger trucks. look good though. im not even really a big fan of running boards, but those are cool and different.
     

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