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1954 bed side panel #1308163 Mon Apr 22 2019 10:31 PM
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coilover Offline OP
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Does anyone make a reproduction side panel that has the factory molding lines on the side or are they all smooth. Thanks; Evan


Evan
Re: 1954 bed side panel [Re: coilover] #1308166 Mon Apr 22 2019 10:50 PM
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Justhorsenround Offline
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Evan, have you looked at Mar-Ks online catalog. The image of the ‘54 bed sides show the lines you refer to. Give them a call they are good folks and may be able to fix you right up.


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


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Re: 1954 bed side panel [Re: coilover] #1308175 Tue Apr 23 2019 12:27 AM
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tclederman Offline
Boltergeist
Unless Mar-K has changed their 1954/55st pickup bed sides, they did not match the originals (as described by coilover).

54/55st - "no body lines (otherwise, like the original)" - look at page 50 on their on-line catalog

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Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- 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: 1954 bed side panel [Re: coilover] #1308180 Tue Apr 23 2019 01:09 AM
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Justhorsenround Offline
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Page 8 Metal bed kits. Appears they have a couple of options and can custom tailor to the customer needs. I will be there Saturday for a facility tour courtesy of the former owners Mark and his wife.

Last edited by Justhorsenround; Tue Apr 23 2019 01:16 AM. Reason: Added info.

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


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: 1954 bed side panel [Re: coilover] #1308183 Tue Apr 23 2019 01:29 AM
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tclederman Offline
Boltergeist
I hope you are correct. I am just about ready to have painted some ragged old ones, because Mar-K (and others) did not have the correct 54/55st side-panel "contours".


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- 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: 1954 bed side panel [Re: coilover] #1308404 Wed Apr 24 2019 04:31 PM
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tclederman Offline
Boltergeist
Coilover & Martin: Reminder: please post here what you found-out regarding "body/fender lines" on 1954/55st bed sides.

Thanks, Tim


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- 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: 1954 bed side panel [Re: coilover] #1308458 Thu Apr 25 2019 01:03 AM
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Greg_H Offline
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I will be anxious to see the results also. I suspect what will be found is some "bead rolling" ridges and not the original style intentions. I think to get that would require a press and die that were full bed side sized. Not my area of expertise so I can easily be mistaken. My mom spent 50 years in the steel industry so maybe I should ask her sometime but again, there are probably big differences in construction steel and pressed bed sides.

Re: 1954 bed side panel [Re: coilover] #1308750 Sat Apr 27 2019 09:38 PM
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Justhorsenround Offline
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Update: Mark-K only makes flatside beds for the ‘54. The photo on page 8 of their catalog is a representation only and not the actual product. Their explanation is they never tooled up for it since it was a narrow market. Nice guys who are eager to help when they can.


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


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: 1954 bed side panel [Re: coilover] #1308752 Sat Apr 27 2019 10:01 PM
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tclederman Offline
Boltergeist
Thanks for the report, Martin

I'll use my old-original ones, as expected.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- 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.

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