Buy Chevy truck shop manuals and pair them with that year's manual supplement for a great gift for Ford truck lovers, mechanics or general car enthusiasts. You really need to wander around Keith's site to see all that he has. We have had many calls on the technical assistance lines where someone has turned their truck's wiring into a pile of recyclable copper because they did not know exactly where a certain wire went. Once you've got the year of your truck, head to the table below. I also have a 248 Pontiac engine and matching 4-speed transmission from a 1956 stepside that goes with the sale. In the day, magazine editors sometimes took literary license! Manuals also contain component details and specs on engine data, engine torque, carburetion and more.
Also my aunt would let no one near this truck since he passed away 12 years before. We are selling this as a great starter project and not as a show car it will need some minor tlc to make it a show truck but as a driver, weekend cruiser or a cool little shop truck its cool. A four-speed automatic was also an option. It look like they have repaired the floors and rust that mite of been in it. Explore our selection of Chevrolet service manuals online, and get in touch with us for additional assistance placing your order.
Initially, the trucks were much the same as in '54, but at mid-year the company introduced a new generation, featuring updated lines with a scalloped hood, wraparound windshield, hooded headlights and other changes. We have another Tech Tip for you about the. It was modified from original years ago with different running gear and paint. The column on the right lists the various manuals and other literature that are available for that year model truck. The service manuals we sell are exact reproductions of the same vintage manuals produced by Chevrolet and feature clear, highly detailed diagrams with exploded cutouts and other visuals to help you repair or restore your truck. Often when working on classic vehicles, the original Chevy service manual is either out of print or difficult to come by. The seats and floor mats are perfect the paint had deteriorated and the chrome gone bad but no rust or dents except a little in cab corners.
I lucked out in the fact no one cut up the dash for a newer radio which seemed to be a common practice. The 1-ton 250 series came with a wheelbase of 137 inches First Series or 135 inches Second Series in a variety of styles: chassis-and-cab, stake, platform, pickup Second Series , panel and canopy First Series. He has a backlog to get scanned and up-loaded. Short and long beds in the First Series had wheelbases of 116 and 125. Stewart Warner gauges in dash now but I have all original gauges. The first group of trucks, known as the First Series, was produced until the Second Series debuted on March 25, 1955.
Pour yourself some coffee, and maybe get a snack. The Second Series saw the debut of the Suburban Pickup, a well-trimmed version of the short-wheelbase pickup. There are several web sites that list year-by-year changes, and there was by the Light Commercial Vehicle Association which later became This Old Truck, and which is now named Vintage Truck that describes year-by-year changes in the Advance-Design trucks. Unlike in 1947, in 1955 Chevrolet called the earlier trucks 1955 First Series or 1955-1st or 1955st Advance-Design Trucks, and the later series of 1955 trucks were called 1955 Second Series or 1955-2nd or 1955nd Task Force Chevrolet Trucks. He was an aircraft mech for the airforce and kept every maint record from day one I have all this. It is all provided free.
Suburbans and panel trucks were available only with the short wheelbase, while a stake truck was offered with the long wheelbase only. When I got it I pulled the spark plugs and oil they both looked like they were installed yesterday. So, here we go with this guide to the manuals and information available for the 1947-1955 1st Series trucks -- Advance-Design. Guides contain detailed part numbers and part locations to help you completely restore Chevy trucks from the ground up. Curb weights depend on body style and engine.
It was also offered as a chassis-and-cab with a 125. In the Second Series, a panoramic rear window, standard on the Suburban Pickup, was another option. My customer bought this because he was told that it was a 100% show car. But when it showed up it far from a 300,000 dollar build we was told it was and since its not my customer doesn't want it. On the Stovebolt site, we also refer to these mid-year series trucks as 1947. Dont find trucks like this every day I am 2nd owner have painted it like it was from factory am almost done I also have the letters he wrote to order truck, order form, window sticker, manuals and the orginal cleared check he wrote for the truck, and all maint records from day one.
We think you'll be in there a while. Besides styling changes, the new trucks saw the addition of a V-8 engine option and the switch to a 12-volt electrical system. The Advanced-Design series continued until mid-1955. Introduced with the Second Series was Pontiac's new 287-cubic-inch 4. Maybe you would even be able to lend him a hand.
I hope to get the truck on the road in 2005 my restoration is covered on this web page. The canopy truck, similar to a panel truck but with open sides at the back, was offered with the First Series, but didn't make it beyond that. These Chevy service manuals are written and designed to help you get vital specifications and accurate information on your 1940s to 1970s Chevy truck. We replaced oil and plugs pumped up oil pressure hooked up a gas can and battery she started almost before I hit the key and it purred like a kitten. See our for vendors and publications we actually have a -- and it's all free!! Besides those listed in the table, there is also a 1947-1955 1st Series Factory Assembly Manual Chevrolet Truck.