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Old 07-29-2008, 09:01 PM
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47-50 versus 52-54 Chevy 1/2 Truck Shells

Dynacorn company offers to Chevrolet 1/2 Truck steel bodies for sale (see below), one cab is offered as 47-50 (years) shell and the other 52-54.
Beside the door handles, are there any differences in the two bodies, do both shells use the same chassis?

http://www.dynacornclassicbodies.com/gm_models.html (bottom of page)


# MSRP is $8,995 for Cab Shell Part # TR 47PU with doors
# MSRP is $8,995 for Cab Shell Part # TR 52PU with doors

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to my understanding, cab mounting is diffrent other than that I belive the cabs are the same
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You know what, it isn't that simple. The door jamb is different on the later cab. The swing handle and the push button handle use different strikers. The jamb is shaped different where the striker mounts.

The cab mounts, those chance too, but I am not sure if you can swap them one to the other easily. The later cab uses a "shackle" arrangment off the side of the frame going up to the cab floor. The earlier one as I remember has "pads" that the cab sits on.

But I think that changed in 49 or maybe even 47-48 only.

The windlace on the inside is different as well, the early cab, though again I think only up to 49 has a metal trim that you screw over the top of the rubber windlace. The later cab has a metal track that the windlace slides onto.

Now that we have gone over that, why buy one of these Chinese cabs? I would bet you a dollar that you could find one that is super nice rust free, pay top dollar AND have it shipped to you for less!

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Now that we have gone over that, why buy one of these Chinese cabs? I would bet you a dollar that you could find one that is super nice rust free, pay top dollar AND have it shipped to you for less!

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Amen! The Chinesum cabs are $9,000. Solid originals sell at Carlisle for $900.
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Carlisle ?

I'm out in the West Coast, what and where is "Carlisle"?
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carslile PA, The Carslile fairgrounds are pretty much dedicated to car shows/ swap meets.. http://www.carsatcarlisle.com/ce/index.asp


You could check out Hot August Nights in Reno for a cab
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Dynacorn company offers to Chevrolet 1/2 Truck steel bodies for sale (see below), one cab is offered as 47-50 (years) shell and the other 52-54.
Beside the door handles, are there any differences in the two bodies, do both shells use the same chassis?

http://www.dynacornclassicbodies.com/gm_models.html (bottom of page)


# MSRP is $8,995 for Cab Shell Part # TR 47PU with doors
# MSRP is $8,995 for Cab Shell Part # TR 52PU with doors

The windshield will be different...
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The windshield will be different...
Yes, but that change was in 1954 and 55 Series 1 trucks. The listing says 52-54.
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I was in Texas recently ... on my way to Los Angeles ... I was in New Mexico, Arizona and Neveda also. Lots of decent 47 to early 50's trucks still sitting around. Not a lot of money either. I would look at Craig'slist in those states. Or place a ad in our FREE classifieds here on Hotrodders.com

For the 8 - 9 grand you are talking about ... you can buy a decent old Chevy that is complete and runs ... and have money left over IMHO

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I will do ANYTHING before I buy a Chinese part, ANYTHING. I will make it, repair something ran over by a train, ANYTHING before I put a Chinese part on my car. Right now with my 48 Chevy pickup, I have the repro spinners for the wheel covers, that is it. There will only be a few repro parts, just a few. I want to have an old piece of Americana with a history, not a slave labor made Chinese car.

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Power Steering

What year did Chevrolet introduce "power steering" in their trucks?
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What year did Chevrolet introduce "power steering" in their trucks?
Oooooo a quiz. My first guess was 55 (second series) and with a quick Google search it was confirmed. http://auto.howstuffworks.com/1955-1...et-trucks6.htm

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