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54 chevy 5w
« on: April 04, 2020, 08:23:40 PM »
got a tip from Gif and headed east! 

brought home a 54 chevy 5 window in ok shape with papers.   couldnt tell in the pictures but its got a ford box and ford tail gate.  didnt look at drivetrain, but it has a ford 9" axle, 8lugs, dually outers in rear  :o  rolled and steered.  some flat glass broke but the hard expensive stuff is good.  dash good and complete, seat even goodish.  good papers too. 

nice find

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Re: 54 chevy 5w
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2020, 12:31:53 PM »
two garbage cans of  love removed from this one and shop vac'd out.  ready to torch some stuff and pop the cab. 

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Re: 54 chevy 5w
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2020, 08:25:29 PM »
few hours in on this tonight. 

pulled old radiator from front clip
banged out some dents
installed ebay trim emblems / some black CHEVROLET stressed paint
fixed 9 chewed wires in LS harness
trimmed up LS harness for ignition, keep alive, crank, fuel pump inputs. 


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Re: 54 chevy 5w
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2020, 08:26:23 PM »
shall be a 4100!

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Re: 54 chevy 5w
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2020, 03:47:01 PM »
confirmed stuck open #2 injector so that needs fixing.  motor semi idling with white smoke on 7 cylinders.   i only have a green blue PCM with vats deleted that doesn't have an IACV driver and a 5.3 tune so that wasn't helping. 

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Re: 54 chevy 5w
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2020, 07:50:37 PM »
stole 8 injectors from the big cam 5.3.  new exhaust manifold gaskets and bolts.  runs great now.

engine and trans checked out ok.  chassis prep completed.


font body work, new marker lights, new rear window glass 1/3 installed.  takes me 3 days to do a rear window or my arms and hands will hurt for weeks lol 

welding and cab support / repairs next. 




sold the ford box to first guy that came, 550$    win. 

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Re: 54 chevy 5w
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2020, 10:54:36 PM »
moving fast     any build pics?

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Re: 54 chevy 5w
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2020, 07:27:51 PM »
day two of putting metal back to the cab of this thing.  ugh!    hope to finish up tin work and center body mount structure tomorrow.  should be able to start fitting the cab to chassis by tomorrow. 

fun fact, YJ hood corners at firewall are just about a perfect match for 47-54 chevy front cabs :) 

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Re: 54 chevy 5w
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2020, 05:43:25 PM »
floor supports, firewall and front cab corners rebuilt with new metal. 

first body drop on chassis. 

5th time i have done this gen cab?  getting pretty easy.


should be mounted up and a roller tomorrow, then brake for a few days to switch projects   

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Re: 54 chevy 5w
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2020, 09:11:16 PM »
cab mounted, steering done today


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Re: 54 chevy 5w
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2020, 06:40:31 PM »
brake petal and hydro boost mounted and plumbing adjusted- functional. 
battery box mounted. 

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Re: 54 chevy 5w
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2020, 09:38:37 PM »
this one is looking pretty good

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Re: 54 chevy 5w
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2020, 07:25:54 PM »
gas petal in
trans shifter done
80% of wiring done



need to make a steel run bah

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Re: 54 chevy 5w
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2020, 03:46:08 PM »
fully wired. 

need some steel bah

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Re: 54 chevy 5w
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2020, 08:26:10 PM »
1300lbs of steel for the 47 and 54 flat beds picked up today.

fixed driver door handles and mounted both door pannels, 16gage floor repairs made, rubber floor installed.

flat bed base started.