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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tony von chevy, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. tony von chevy
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  2. 4HawkRod
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  3. jerry
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    From the looks of the windshield it is a '54 or '55 1st series.


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  4. tony von chevy
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    i was told it was a 55 first but wasnt quite sure, thanks
     

  5. Gigantor
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    Looks like the 54 I got sitting in my yard. The grille would be the tell-all ... although the bottom of the front fenders looks 54-ish to mine eyes.
    Is it yours? Cool 5-window.
     
  6. spooler41
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    Very good chance it's a first series 55. Chevrolet made a mid year body change to the usual 55/57 type body. good looking rig ,with a little love and labor could be great.

    .......Jack
     
  7. jerry
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    Another way to verify if it's a 55 1st is the driveshaft. The 55 1st has an open drive line, 1st year for a chevy pickup.


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  8. OldSub
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    It can be hard to tell on a modified truck. I see five lug nuts on the rear, making it very unlikely its has the original axle. No door handles, but it does have wing windows, meaning the doors are '51 to '55 1st. It does look like a curved windshied, which would mean a '54 or '55 1st.

    Does it have a serial number? I think the 2nd and 3rd characters are the year on a '53 to '55.
     
  9. propwash
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    I assume you have no title or registration to this vehicle? Did you ask the person you acquired it from what year it is? Nothing in the glove box...body serial number?

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  10. Gigantor
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    Pics of the grille would be very helpful!
     
  11. 54 or 55...any pix of the grille?
     
  12. DE SOTO
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    I cant even SEE the windshield in that pic its so blurry !

    Also '54 & Early '55 grills, I thought were the same ?

    I can see it has a '54-'55 Flat Top bed, But only '55 have the Revele stamped into the side ?

    My 1st series '55 only had Hood front & side trim different & bed side reveles.. My buddys '54 were different
     
  13. Gigantor
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    The plot thickens. learn something new every day.
     
  14. 93chevy55
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    the body style looks like a 55 1st series but also what does the grill look like. does it have tags on it? possibly could be early 49-54
     
  15. 93chevy55
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    also look up the old truck manuals theres a web. that has all the manuals in the manual it shows the numbers on tags to tell year but nice truck man i got a 55 that im working on looks realy good
     
  16. Deuce Daddy Don
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    1953 Chevy 1/2 ton P.U.------------Don
     

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