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#1455368 Thu Jun 16 2022 11:17 PM
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Is there anywhere I can find the proper way to assemble a 1936 GMC T-14. I have bought a couple of books from Jim Carter and they really don't show any truck assembly info, such as how the cowl vent goes together or how the body pieces fit together and what is used between body parts or do I just wing it and hope there are not to many body squeaks.

FAST55 #1455423 Fri Jun 17 2022 01:12 PM
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First, I know nothing about a ‘36 GMC. My 2 cents will be from experience on a ‘37 and ‘46 Chevy 1/2 ton(s).

These had a web belt-like pad between the chassis and cab at the mounting blocks. The same was used, as I recall between the fender bottoms attachment points and running boards, both front and rear.

There was not, from the factory any gasket material between the fenders and adjacent attached other body parts; except as mentioned above, between bed sides, fenders etc.. Some guys, I did, add fender welting or use heavy thickness roofing felt cut to fit as a gasket.

The cowl vent has a rubber gasket cemented to the top of the cowl. Check Steele Rubber for that part?

If I am in error about any of this I am certain someone will jump in with their 2 cents.

As for squeaks; these are old truck 80+ years old they squeak, leak and don’t necessarily work like a new model. Just like most of us!🤪

Good Luck!

FAST55 #1455461 Fri Jun 17 2022 08:39 PM
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Thanks for the reply, that's probably what I will do. I was hoping there was a body manual like they have for cars.

FAST55 #1455573 Sun Jun 19 2022 01:22 AM
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Originally Posted by FAST55
Thanks for the reply, that's probably what I will do. I was hoping there was a body manual like they have for cars.
There is a body manual available. Here is the link to the cowl adjustments. cowl adjustment [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]

The link is in the manual. You should be able to click through the manual for other info.


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FAST55 #1455787 Tue Jun 21 2022 12:23 AM
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Thanks, I'll look into that website.


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