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Putting Front End back Together #1269051
Thu Jun 14 2018 02:05 PM
Thu Jun 14 2018 02:05 PM
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saltydog  Offline OP
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Ben Wheeler, Texas
Help, I bought a 47 Chevy 1/2 ton and it was already dismantled. I now have it ready to go back together and am not sure how it all goes back together....can anyone offer suggestions on where to find info on this?

Re: Putting Front End back Together [Re: saltydog] #1269060
Thu Jun 14 2018 03:55 PM
Thu Jun 14 2018 03:55 PM
Justhorsenround  Offline
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Posts: 4,580
Central, Oklahoma
There are assembly manuals on line. Someone will post a link for you I’m sure.🛠


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'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


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Re: Putting Front End back Together [Re: saltydog] #1269072
Thu Jun 14 2018 07:17 PM
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windyville1  Offline
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Posts: 393
Central Missouri
radiator support shroud holds 90% of it. the grill attaches to the shroud. Then inner fenders, then outer fender support arms attach to the shroud, then outer fenders. It's all about the shroud.


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Re: Putting Front End back Together [Re: saltydog] #1269079
Thu Jun 14 2018 08:18 PM
Thu Jun 14 2018 08:18 PM
truckernix  Offline
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Bracebridge Ontario Canada
so one of the weird features is that the right inner fender attaches directly to the cab but not the driver's side (if I remember correctly). The drivers side attaches to a plate which attached to the cab. On the 1/2 ton the plate supports the parking break mechanism.


1951 GMC 1 Ton Flatbed -- It is finally on the road and what a great time I have driving it!
1951 1 Ton Completed


My Chevy Master 4 Door is on the Road!
Re: Putting Front End back Together [Re: saltydog] #1269085
Thu Jun 14 2018 09:19 PM
Thu Jun 14 2018 09:19 PM
tclederman  Online
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Jarvisburg, NC
I have never seen an factory assembly manual on-line, but maybe this 1947 Truck Shop Manual has information/illustration.

http://www.classicpartsusa.com/product/LI121_1950/1950_Truck_Parts_Literature
The 1947-54 Factory Assembly Manual in available in reprint (at link above)..

other 1950 Chev truck literature reprints


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 47 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: Putting Front End back Together [Re: saltydog] #1269090
Thu Jun 14 2018 09:45 PM
Thu Jun 14 2018 09:45 PM
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Fox  Offline
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Breton, Alberta
Fred is right about the plate on the driver toe board that the left inner fender bolts to. I assembled my whole front clip, removed the tires (this makes it much easier), got 3 pals and we carefully lowered into position and bolted it up.

Here is the procedure in reverse:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/tMYBsxydcEeLJPnj8

Start with your rad support. Loosely bolt the inner fenders onto the outrrs, then install onto the rad support. Loosely hook up the inner fender supports(up under fenders) that go from rad support side to upper lip of fender arch. Install the lower splash pan assembly and then install the grille...get ready to cuss and swear. It can be a bear! Then the whole piece can go on the truck! It’s been a long time since I’ve done a Chevy but if I’ve missed something I’m sure the Bolters will chime in!

Make sure all your bolts are LOOSE as it will aid in lining up holes that won’t want to line.


Last edited by Fox; Thu Jun 14 2018 09:59 PM.

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Re: Putting Front End back Together [Re: saltydog] #1269103
Fri Jun 15 2018 01:54 AM
Fri Jun 15 2018 01:54 AM
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52Carl  Offline
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Virginia
The 1947 did not come with a parking brake pedal (hand brake only), therefor there is no parking brake bracket on the left side. Therefor the left and right inner fenders are attached to the toeboard by bolts coming from the inside of the cab.
Carl

Re: Putting Front End back Together [Re: saltydog] #1269107
Fri Jun 15 2018 02:19 AM
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tclederman  Online
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Thanks, Carl
It is nice learning at least one new thing every day.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 47 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: Putting Front End back Together [Re: saltydog] #1269108
Fri Jun 15 2018 02:21 AM
Fri Jun 15 2018 02:21 AM
truckernix  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 9,060
Bracebridge Ontario Canada
My 1951 1 Ton has the the hand brake lever in the center of the floor. the front left inner fender attaches to a similar plate like the 1/2 Ton, without the brake mounting portion. The inner fender does not attach to the toe board. In the catalog they list the same inner fender from 1947 to 1953.


1951 GMC 1 Ton Flatbed -- It is finally on the road and what a great time I have driving it!
1951 1 Ton Completed


My Chevy Master 4 Door is on the Road!
Re: Putting Front End back Together [Re: truckernix] #1269113
Fri Jun 15 2018 02:37 AM
Fri Jun 15 2018 02:37 AM
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52Carl  Offline
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Posts: 5,753
Virginia
Originally Posted by truckernix
My 1951 1 Ton has the the hand brake lever in the center of the floor. the front left inner fender attaches to a similar plate like the 1/2 Ton, without the brake mounting portion. The inner fender does not attach to the toe board. In the catalog they list the same inner fender from 1947 to 1953.

The 1947 left side inner fender is indeed different than the '48-53 inner fender.
One could make a '48-'53 inner fender fit on a 1947 cab by simply adding the '48-'53 parking brake bracket (or the similar plate which lacks the brake mounting portion). I am guessing that is how the catalog, referenced above, would include '47 in the year range in their listing.

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