52 Carl is absolutely right in that all the sheet metal will work whether pre or post 1954. One may have to make custom bed mount blocks, custom cab mounts, and custom bell housing mounts but if you are not capable of doing this maybe one should stick to newer trucks where it's just a matter of unbolting a part and bolting another back on. On old rides I expect to do fabricating or spend eons hunting down an exact part which in my case is never going to happen. A 54 (note curved windshield) with 53 bed and front clip.
Thanks all! I now know I have the 54 chassis thanks to you guys. I'm in the process of replacing all four corners and most of the cab floor but I'm pretty fair with body work and welding. Now if I can hoodwinkle a couple of the grand kids for muscle I'm in good shape. I have a 53 cab with the front and rear sheet metal being a 54. I like the character of the split windshield and the vent windows of the 53 and earlier.
Last edited by Bob Scott; Thu Jan 17 2019 12:54 AM.