Cart
Checkout Secure

Got a Question? Call Us

1-800-551-4754

Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm CST

How to Restore Your Chevy Truck: 1947-1955

Your Price:
$36.95
Availability: In Stock
Product Code: SA460
Quantity
 
Checkout Secure

How to Restore Your Chevy Truck: 1947-1955

Your Price:
$36.95
Currently out of stock
Everything you need to completely restore your 1947-1955 first series Chevy pickup to better-than-new condition is shown in complete detail!

The Advance Design era (1947-1955) was historic for Chevrolet, topping all the production numbers every year they were in production. And for good reason. The post-World War II economy demanded a tough and well-engineered solution for this growing economy. Selling more than 2.5 million units during this era, Chevrolet quickly surpassed and controlled the light-truck market with style, utility, and logical engineering.

This era has been overlooked for long enough, and Deve Krehbiel, a well-known restoration expert from DevesTechNet.com who specializes in these trucks, puts his 40 years of experience restoring nothing but Advance Design trucks into an extensive and complete single volume. With more than 500 photos and detailed instruction for every aspect of a proper restoration, this book will be the restorer’s best friend. Deve’s companion book, Chevrolet Inline 6 Engine: 1929-1962 (SA455), explains in full detail the engine aspects of your project.

The Advance Design Chevy pickup is one of the most popular and highly prized vehicles at any venue. The author’s hope is that this book will give you the confidence and the knowledge to put your old Chevy truck back on the road in style. There is just nothing more interesting and more inviting than an old Chevy truck!

Your links and content here....
Everything you need to completely restore your 1947-1955 first series Chevy pickup to better-than-new condition is shown in complete detail!

The Advance Design era (1947-1955) was historic for Chevrolet, topping all the production numbers every year they were in production. And for good reason. The post-World War II economy demanded a tough and well-engineered solution for this growing economy. Selling more than 2.5 million units during this era, Chevrolet quickly surpassed and controlled the light-truck market with style, utility, and logical engineering.

This era has been overlooked for long enough, and Deve Krehbiel, a well-known restoration expert from DevesTechNet.com who specializes in these trucks, puts his 40 years of experience restoring nothing but Advance Design trucks into an extensive and complete single volume. With more than 500 photos and detailed instruction for every aspect of a proper restoration, this book will be the restorer’s best friend. Deve’s companion book, Chevrolet Inline 6 Engine: 1929-1962 (SA455), explains in full detail the engine aspects of your project.

The Advance Design Chevy pickup is one of the most popular and highly prized vehicles at any venue. The author’s hope is that this book will give you the confidence and the knowledge to put your old Chevy truck back on the road in style. There is just nothing more interesting and more inviting than an old Chevy truck!

Pages : 176
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 545 color photos
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613255025
Product Code : SA460

Dedication 

Acknowledgments 

About the Author 

Preface 

Introduction 

 

Chapter 1: The Frame-up Restoration Philosophy 

Choosing the Pickup

The Skills Required 

Preplanning for a Positive Result 

Plan of Attack 

Final Thoughts 

 

Chapter 2: Taking It All Apart

Frame Subassembly Removal 


Chapter 3: Frame Repair and Restoration

Sandblasting 

Frame Repair 

After the Frame Repairs 

 

Chapter 4: Putting a Rolling Chassis Back Together 

Tools and Incidentals 

Leaf Springs 

Rear End 

Painting Tools and Equipment 

Front End 

Brake System 

Brake Lines 

Wheels 

Bumpers 

 

Chapter 5: The Engine 

Engine Improvements 

Cooling System and Related Issues 

 

Chapter 6: Transmission and Drivetrain 

BorgWarner R10 Overdrive 

Driveshaft 

Flywheel and Clutch Assembly

 

Chapter 7: Preparation, Paint, and Color Sanding/Finishing 

Prep for a Perfect Paint Job

Body Filler

Understand the Paint Products

After the Sheet Metal Is Reworked

 

Chapter 8: The Cab 

Letu2019s Get to Work! 

Seat Belts 

A Unique Drawer System 

Cab Paint  

Cab Glass 

Sound Dampening 

Gas Tank 

Seat Pedestal  

Electric Wipers  

Parking Brake  

Miscellaneous Items 

Steering Wheel 

 

Chapter 9: Fenders, Hood, Doors, Etc.

Inner Fenders 

Fenders

Hood

Doors

Reassembly 

 

Chapter 10: Heater System Restoration 

Disassembly

Motor 

Ranco Heater Control Valve 

 

Chapter 11: Front Clip, Hood, and Door Installation

Front Assembly 

Hood Installation 

Door Fitment 

Running Boards 

 

Chapter 12: The Bed, Rear Fenders, and Aprons

Custom Bed Configuration

Rear Fenders, Aprons, and Taillight Assemblies 

Bed Side Rails 

 

Chapter 13: Electrical 

Electric Wiper System 

Overdrive Electricals 

Electric Fuel Pump 

Wiring Harness Electricals 

Front End Electrical

Inner Fender Terminals

Wiring Harnesses 

Testing Your Work 

Radio Installation 

The Critical Information System 

Small Things Worth Mentioning 

 

Chapter 14: Final Thoughts 

Prepping for the Road 

About the First Drive 

What Would I Do Different? 

 

Deveu2019s TechNet 

Resources

Source Guide

How to Restore Your Chevy Truck: 1947-1955

$36.95

Here's What The Experts Are Saying...

Added to cart!
Free shipping when you order over XX You Have Qualified for Free Shipping Spend $x to Unlock Free Shipping You Have Achieved Free Shipping You Have Achieved Free Shipping Free shipping when you order over XX ou Have Qualified for Free Shipping