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48 Chevy - Mounting Cab to Frame

I recently purchased a Cab to Frame mount kit for my 48 Chevy pickup (pic attached), but I'm not finding any instructions on the procedure to mount the actual frame to the cab anywhere.

Does anyone have a link to instructions (preferably with pics) for best practices while mounting the cab? I'd use the pics I took while dismantling the truck, but the previous owner did some wonky things and I don't always trust their methods.

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If it helps I found this reference material for a 57 Chevy. Would the procedure be the same?

57 Chevy Cab Frame Mount help - The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network
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From what I remember, you don't have a cab mount kit for a 48, you have it for a 49 and up. The later cabs had a shackle type mount on each side where as the 47-48 had a center mount in the back of the cab. It was even part of their advertising how the cab was "triangular mounting" with one mount under the rear of the cab, the two outboard mounts at the cowl and then one mount in the center of the front cross member under the rad support.
The 49 or 50 on up to the 54 had the side shackle mounts at the rear of the cab, the two outboard mounts at the cab and the rad support had two mounts about a foot apart.

Look under the cab to see if it has the original mount or if it has the shackles. I know mine is a 48 but I put the shackle mounts on it years ago.

But that is what you have, those four rubber bushings are for the shackles.

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Here is the mounting on a 47-48



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Wow, I guess maybe the 47-48 did have the shackles but also had the center mount. Whereas the later ones eliminated the center mount?

http://www.classicpartsusa.com/produ...ab_Mount_Items

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MARTINSR, you rock. The shackle/ center mount issue was throwing me off as well. I have the shackles, but every post online for the 48 seemed to think it only had the center mount. I began to doubt I actually had a 48.
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That image will also help a lot when I get around to installing the seat and steering column.
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Here's some additional information about mounting your cab to your frame for anyone who may come across this post:

A Stovebolt Tech Tip - Cab Mounts
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