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Body Hardware Kit
#1206000 Mon Feb 27 2017 12:38 AM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 302
Hello All!

You know when you buy a truck project, then have 5 kids and it sits for 7 years? Well that's what happened here. Almost a decade ago I dismantled my 53 3100 and slowly over the last year have been getting things done and it is now time to put things back together. Problem is I no longer have the hardware to bolt the cab to the shackles and the shackles to the frame, I have been able to find front end kits here and there but not specifics like the aforementioned shackle attach hardware. Where are you guys getting your hardware?


1953 Chevrolet 3100 1/2 ton-previously abandoned resto.

My Project Bolt

I hate when people leave their brains at home. Seriously when did critical thinking and customer service go out the window? How about common sense and striving to go the extra mile? Idiots, surrounded by idiots it tell you.
Re: Body Hardware Kit
Silverado_9c3 #1206013 Mon Feb 27 2017 01:14 AM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,847
If you are missing the shackles they are available now as reproductions (limited availability) they are pricey and missing additional pieces. Required hardware is shown below. Bolts are standard SAE, shims (some times as many as four) and locking plates inside cab behind seat pan. The rebuild bushings and retrofit is pretty straightforward. Your best bet is probably an ad in the Swap Meet.

Re: Body Hardware Kit
Silverado_9c3 #1206296 Tue Feb 28 2017 06:54 PM
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The shackles just bolt to the frame and cab with 3/8' coarse thread. I think 1 1/4" long will do. I used locking nuts to ensure they don't come loose. The front cab mount bolt I used grade 8 1/2" I believe. Can't recall how long it is.

The rear shackles bolt through the cab floor and thread into a little plate that has two holes tapped. If you've lost it, it is a simple piece to build with a piece of steel, drill, tap and grinder. Brad's picture shows these plates on the left hand side.

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