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mounting the cab on a 1949 chevy pickup

can someone tell me how to mount the cab on a 1949 pick up. is there shims anywhere.


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can someone tell me how to mount the cab on a 1949 pick up. is there shims anywhere.


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You can go to Chevs of the 40's.com or LMC Gm trucks.com

There are shims, there are pads, bolts, spacers. Some are for the front, some are for the rear. Hope this helps.

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There are no "shims" as if it gets it's height shimmed or something like that. And on a 49 or 50 I forget they changed to a shackle rear mount. Before that it was just a block. But there is no super critical alignment needed like on earlier cars and trucks.

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There are no "shims" as if it gets it's height shimmed or something like that. And on a 49 or 50 I forget they changed to a shackle rear mount. Before that it was just a block. But there is no super critical alignment needed like on earlier cars and trucks.

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Brian if there are no shims why do they list them with the cab mounting stuff, along with pads, and they are different in front than from the back.

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There are no "shims" as if it gets it's height shimmed or something like that. And on a 49 or 50 I forget they changed to a shackle rear mount. Before that it was just a block. But there is no super critical alignment needed like on earlier cars and trucks.

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Brian I don't think we are on the same page here. Are you talking about mounting a pickup cab, or the rear spring. There is no shackle for the cab, you mount all cabs from 47 to 55 the same, using shims, front pads, and rear rubber bushings.

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My '52 has a shackle type setup for the rear cab mounts. When purchasing new mounts the only parts are pads & bolts for the front mounts and the bushings & bolts for therear shackle mounts Chevs of the forties PN 3701322B for '47 - '54.
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My '52 has a shackle type setup for the rear cab mounts. When purchasing new mounts the only parts are pads & bolts for the front mounts and the bushings & bolts for therear shackle mounts Chevs of the forties PN 3701322B for '47 - '54.
I was just looking at 49 , Brian i'm sorry I jumped the gun as the book said 47 thru 55, which I thought was wrong because I always thought it was 54.
But for 49 all I saw was shims, pads, and rubber bushings, and the bolts, washers and nuts.
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That's the thing, I don't think they ARE "shims". All I know is there is a lot of room for error with these trucks and I never though I am mounted a few cabs I have never thought of "shimming" them as shimming is to achieve some sort of perfection and there is no need for such perfection on this truck. It's more like a late model car and I don't know of any "shims" used on anything in the fifties or later.

Something like a 36 Ford, damn tootin shims are needed bolting the body to the frame to align the doors! But on this truck, they aren't. This is as far as I understand it. If originally they had them for this purpose I am not aware of it.


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That's the thing, I don't think they ARE "shims". All I know is there is a lot of room for error with these trucks and I never though I am mounted a few cabs I have never thought of "shimming" them as shimming is to achieve some sort of perfection and there is no need for such perfection on this truck. It's more like a late model car and I don't know of any "shims" used on anything in the fifties or later.

Something like a 36 Ford, damn tootin shims are needed bolting the body to the frame to align the doors! But on this truck, they aren't. This is as far as I understand it. If originally they had them for this purpose I am not aware of it.


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Like I said I only looked up 49 and they had the shims and size, the pads and the bushings. Both in LMC and Chev's of the 40's had them. they had different size shims for cars, then the last one was for chev cabs, that was on the chev's of the 40's. They said they were used on later cabs but I don't know that to be true or not. I never really had a chev apart.

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Yeah Bob, I have never thought about it.

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Yeah Bob, I have never thought about it.

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Well if you want the truth I haven't either. It was easier to look up than tell the guy where to look. I was just trying to help him out. I know I will more than likely never think of them again, I don't think it will be a returning thread like, swapping frames, where you have a speech already made up.

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Bob, it's all good, not a big deal. And like I said I have mounted a few of these cabs and I never thought or saw anything about "shims". But you got me thinking. The front end of these trucks can be a little tricky to align, the hood and fenders that is. The height of the rad support on the front crossmember can be VERY critical in the fit of these parts with the adjustment of the rad support rods coming into play to align the hood.

With this in mind, the shimming of the cab may be more critical than I thought! If you were to shim the front or the rear of the cab it would be like raising or lowering the rad support, this would make a big difference in hood and fender fit.

I will say I have learned something this morning, I will be looking into this when I mount my cab, thanks.

I didn't post my pre-written speech on the frame swap thread today.

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Bob, it's all good, not a big deal. And like I said I have mounted a few of these cabs and I never thought or saw anything about "shims". But you got me thinking. The front end of these trucks can be a little tricky to align, the hood and fenders that is. The height of the rad support on the front crossmember can be VERY critical in the fit of these parts with the adjustment of the rad support rods coming into play to align the hood.

With this in mind, the shimming of the cab may be more critical than I thought! If you were to shim the front or the rear of the cab it would be like raising or lowering the rad support, this would make a big difference in hood and fender fit.

I will say I have learned something this morning, I will be looking into this when I mount my cab, thanks.

I didn't post my pre-written speech on the frame swap thread today.

Brian
I know but I did see what you had posted. LMAO thinking of the speech.

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47/48 cab's had one center shackle mount no channel support for floor 49/54
2 shackle mounts and channel support's shimms are fiber &metal to quite cab.
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Just to keep kicking the sand. I had a 49, original as sin, and it had a shackle mounted to each frame rail in the back and the cab mounted to it. The front had pads or if you want to call them shims, they were shims. And they are needed to get the front fenders/hood to look right/align.

Marty, the 36 Ford pickups used shims for the hood and inner fender alignment and is a bear to get them to marry up. The body shims had nothing to do with the doors. The only adjustment for the doors are to heat and bend the 5/16" thick hinge and this is an unbelievable trial and error task!!

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