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12 volt conversion

I want to convert a 1948 Chevy pickup from 6 volt to 12 volt. I know about changing the bulbs etc. but I would like some input regarding the generator and voltage regulator. Do I find 1955-1957 (Chevy went 12 volt in 1955) parts (can I assume they bolt right in and use same electrical connections?)or do I convert to an alternator and if so details of how to do that and what parts need to be used. Thanks!

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how about convert to an alternator, using brackets that www.chevsofthe40s.com sells as well as other places, and use a GM 1 wire alternator, and a 5/8" pully to hook it in to the system.
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Doc here,

First you may want to check these guy's out..


They make an alternator that looks and mounts identical to your generator now..you may want to go that way to retain the "Retro look"..

If you go alternator, on a bare bones, go a GM SI series 3 wire internally regulated altenator...and connect it this way:

Of course , you'll have to fabricate mounts..

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