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1954 Panel Truck #1325811 Wed Sep 11 2019 09:52 PM
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chevytruckdaddy Offline OP
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Hello Everyone,

So I purchased this 1954 Panel Truck about a year ago. It’s not been on my project list until just this past week. So I removed the front clip in order to replace the engine. That all went well... removed the engine with no troubles. During the clean up I discovered a major crack in the frame right by the leaf spring bracket. I’ll add a picture.

So my question is how hard is it and how do I remove the body?

Thank you.

Scott

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Re: 1954 Panel Truck [Re: chevytruckdaddy] #1325824 Wed Sep 11 2019 11:41 PM
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wots50 Offline
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looks like a failed repair.

Re: 1954 Panel Truck [Re: chevytruckdaddy] #1325830 Thu Sep 12 2019 12:36 AM
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bartamos Offline
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Very bad repair. Looks like spring hanger is even welded. One idea is to replace frame. The fix is a good size job.


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Re: 1954 Panel Truck [Re: chevytruckdaddy] #1325836 Thu Sep 12 2019 01:21 AM
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chevytruckdaddy Offline OP
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Thank you for your reply, I have a replacement 54 frame so I’m just going to do a swap. What do I need to do to remove the body from the broken frame? I know I’ll need to remove the steering column and the gas tank filler neck. I have a fork lift so picking up the body will be easy.

How many mounting bolts are there? Anything else I need to be looking at?

Thank you

Scott


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Re: 1954 Panel Truck [Re: chevytruckdaddy] #1325839 Thu Sep 12 2019 01:33 AM
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bartamos Offline
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Probably about 10 bolts. You will just have to examine. You also have your pedals, wiring, gas lines to tank, transmission shifter, speedo cable, battery cables, body to frame ground strap....
The ideal method is to lift body, roll out chassis, roll in a wooden wheeled body dolly and set body down. Roll chassis to work area. Move body aside on dolly.


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Re: 1954 Panel Truck [Re: chevytruckdaddy] #1325842 Thu Sep 12 2019 01:36 AM
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All those carriage bolt heads you see on your floor? Those are your body mount bolts. It's been a while but, two in the footwell, two behind the seat, two mid-floor and two at the rear. I might be missing a pair.

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Re: 1954 Panel Truck [Re: chevytruckdaddy] #1325843 Thu Sep 12 2019 01:39 AM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Yup, I missed a pair. Two in front of the rear wheel well, two behind the rear wheel well and two on the rear deck. Plus the already mentioned front floor and behind the seat.

Re: 1954 Panel Truck [Re: chevytruckdaddy] #1325845 Thu Sep 12 2019 01:42 AM
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chevytruckdaddy Offline OP
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Awesome, yes I’ve removed all then wiring and pedal. 10 bolts sounds as easy as removing the front clip. That only tool me 45 minutes to remove.

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Re: 1954 Panel Truck [Re: chevytruckdaddy] #1325847 Thu Sep 12 2019 01:44 AM
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bartamos Offline
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I've been adding to the removal list. I think you have it all covered. Good luck.


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Re: 1954 Panel Truck [Re: chevytruckdaddy] #1325848 Thu Sep 12 2019 01:46 AM
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klhansen Offline
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I wouldn't attempt to repair a frame that far gone. I'll bet you find other stuff that's "not optimal" as well. Good that you have a spare frame to swap out.
Bartamos, that "wing" thing behind that POS repair is the front body mount bracket.

Scott, sorry I don't know how many mounting bolts on a panel, but one of the guys can probably answer that question. You'll need to pull the steering wheel, unbolt the steering column from the frame, and remove the brake and clutch pedals (they bolt to their lower arms in front of the firewall. Also, misc engine controls (throttle pedal linkage, parking brake linkage, etc.) will need to be removed. You could lift the body off without removing the steering column, but you'd have to move the frame forward as you lift to clear it.

on edit: I see the engine is already removed, which will make things easier.

Last edited by klhansen; Thu Sep 12 2019 01:48 AM.

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