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#803670 - Sun Dec 04 2011 10:47 PM 54 coe
rodtek1 Offline
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Registered: Sat Nov 13 2010 07:35 AM
Posts: 21
Loc: austin tx
hi guy's can any one tell me if you can put a 47-53 grill on a 54 coe cab ? I found a 54 coe but I like the 47-53 grill better thanks Mike
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#803683 - Sun Dec 04 2011 11:35 PM Re: 54 coe [Re: rodtek1]
48bigtrucks Offline
Registered: Thu Mar 04 2004 12:00 PM
Posts: 4496
Loc: Center Point, Iowa
The front fenders will have to be swapped too, there's a flat spot that coinsides with the grill that the earlier trucks don't have,
Scott
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1 1955.1 Chevy 6500
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#803726 - Mon Dec 05 2011 07:06 AM Re: 54 coe [Re: 48bigtrucks]
tclederman Offline
Registered: Tue Sep 18 2001 12:00 PM
Posts: 23762
Loc: Jarvisburg, NC

Mike,

If you find a set of earlier grill/fender/emblems (which are relatively rare, this being a COE), be sure to keep and sell your 54 COE parts (which are even rarer).
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#803877 - Mon Dec 05 2011 05:59 PM Re: 54 coe [Re: tclederman]
spanky Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 20 2002 12:00 PM
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Loc: burlington, n.c.
Wouldn't be a bolt up swap. Only way it would work, would be a complete front clip swap, but then the cowl is shapped different around the cowl vent, & would cause problems with hood closing.
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#803894 - Mon Dec 05 2011 06:41 PM Re: 54 coe [Re: spanky]
rodtek1 Offline
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Registered: Sat Nov 13 2010 07:35 AM
Posts: 21
Loc: austin tx
well, it sounds like I would be better off to learn to like the 54 front clip more !! it's not that I don't like the 54. I had just pictured the 47-53 in in my mind when I started this build . thank you all for the info. Mike
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#804222 - Tue Dec 06 2011 04:10 PM Re: 54 coe [Re: rodtek1]
spanky Offline
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Loc: burlington, n.c.
I was the same way. I Preferred the look of the '47-'53 Chevy COE's more so, than the '54/'55 1st series Chevy, but as i set out to find one a '54 was also my first. I learned to like it. I later found what I was looking for, & some 30 COE's later, i've only owned three '54/'55 Chevy COE's. I later preferred the '47-'55 GMC COE's, over the Chevy COE's.
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