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The Advance Design series (1947-55) was billed as a bigger, stronger and sleeker design which helped make these beauties the best selling truck in the country in their day. Speedway Motors carries a huge selection of parts for your Chevy truck including wiring harnesses, tail lights and just about all the bolt in frame components you'll need to get your truck out of the garage and on the road.

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  • Classic Instruments 1947-53 Chevy Pickup White Gauge Set
    Classic Instruments 1947-53 Chevy Pickup White Gauge Set
    (Part #275602)
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    Classic Instruments built this package to easily replace the gauges in your '47-'53 Chevy pickup. The gauges have a 140 mph electric speedometer, voltmeter, oil pressure, water temperature and fuel level. The fuel level gauge works with your stock '47-'53 Chevy 0-30 ohm sending unit. All other sending units are included.

     

    Classic Instruments Installation Manual (PDF)

  • Bolt-In 1947-54 Chevy Pickup Mustang II Crossmember
    Bolt-In 1947-54 Chevy Pickup Mustang II Crossmember
    (Part #91044754)
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    Our bolt-in Mustang II suspension kit for 1947-1954 Chevy half-ton and 3/4 ton pickups includes all hardware and instructions. 

    • Completely bolt in - no welding required
    • Based on proven Mustang II geometry
    • Complete with bolt in boxing plates to reinforce the frame
    • Interlocking design for ultimate strength
    • Threaded adjusters to fine tune ride height
    • Full lower A-arms required with this crossmember (strutless type)
    • Requires the use of a power rack and pinion and tubular control arms
    • NOT for use with air ride

    910-44754 Instructions (PDF)

    Note:  Use bolt-in motor mount kit 910-54754 to mount your S/B Chevy.
  • TCI 1937-1953 1/2 Ton Chevy Pickup Rear Leaf Spring Kit, 3100 Series
    TCI 1937-1953 1/2 Ton Chevy Pickup Rear Leaf Spring Kit, 3100 Series
    (Part #91043237)
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    Improve the ride, handling and stance of your classic truck with a new rear leaf spring kit. These kits are desgined to lower your truck 4-inches from stock and provide a smoother ride. Spring hangers and shock crossmember bolt on; axle pads are weld-on. Kits include leaf springs, brackets, shock kit, mounting and instructions.

    Chevy Pickup Rear Leaf Spring Installation Instructions (PDF)

  • BedWood Extruded Aluminum Bed Strip Set for 1954-55 Chevy 3600 LWB
    BedWood Extruded Aluminum Bed Strip Set for 1954-55 Chevy 3600 LWB
    (Part #1682201)
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    These BedStrips™ with hidden fasteners are extruded aluminum, show polished, bright anodized, trimmed to length for your particular application, and ready to install into the stock grooves. Includes stainless hidden fasteners. Made in the USA.

    • Designed for use with bed wood kits for 1954-55 Chevy 3600 LWB stepside pickups 
    • Choose between "Speed-bump" or "Flat-top" style strip kits
    • Includes hidden fasteners
    • Extruded aluminum
    • Made in U.S.A.
  • Classic Instruments CT54AN52 1954-55 Chevy Pickup All-American Nickel Gauge Set
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    Classic Instruments CT54AN52 1954-55 Chevy Pickup All-American Nickel Gauge Set
    (Part #2751046)
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  • Posies Super Slide Springs D441 47-54 Chevy/GM Pickup Front Springs
    Posies Super Slide Springs D441 47-54 Chevy/GM Pickup Front Springs
    (Part #580441)
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    These Dual-Flex front springs by Posies lower your classic Chevy 1/2-ton pickup 3" more than a set of new replacement springs. The unique 2-leaf tapered design offers a better ride and provides a 100% increase in safety over mono-leaf springs.

    Includes new U-bolts for easy installation. Shackle and spring bolts sold separately.

    Note: If used in conjunction with a dropped front axle, you may encounter bump steer and tie rod issues.

  • Ididit 1130651020 1947-54 GM Pickup Tilt Column with Shifter, Chrome
    Ididit 1130651020 1947-54 GM Pickup Tilt Column with Shifter, Chrome
    (Part #4463652)
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                Wouldn't a tilt column be nice in your 1947-1954 Chevy/GMC pickup? These Ididit columns are a bolt-in job that comes with the column drop and floor mount. The wiring is the standard 3-7/8" GM style and they have the common 1" DD shaft. If you are running a stock steering box you will have to modify the shaft to 3/4" DD and use our coupler 446-5249.
            
  • 1947-54 Chevy/GMC Pickup Dropped Axle
    1947-54 Chevy/GMC Pickup Dropped Axle
    (Part #9104754)
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    Our 3" dropped axle for your classic '47-'54 Chevy half-ton pick-up will get the front end down where you want it. The center portion of the axle is made of 2" DOM tubing while the ends are CNC milled for solid steel. These axles give you 3" of drop.

    The Chevy axles require the steering arm to be modified to accept rod ends or tie rods. U-bolts sold separately.

    • King pin to king pin centers = 50.5"
    • 6" drop measured from spring pad to spindle boss center
    • Axle accepts a 1-3/4" wide spring
    • Spring pad center-to-center = 26.75"
    • Center to center of u-bolt holes is 2.30" side to side
    • Center to center of u-bolt holes front to rear is 3.195"
    • Spring pad width is 29.072" center to center of the outer U-bolt holes
    • Axle Kingpin Boss Height:  2-7/16" (2.438")
    • Axle will provide a camber reading of -1.5 degrees
  • BedWood Wood Kit for 1947-51 Chevy 3600 LWB Stepside Pickup
    BedWood Wood Kit for 1947-51 Chevy 3600 LWB Stepside Pickup
    (Part #1681011401)
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    These premier show quality BedWood kits are precision milled to 3/4" thick, properly grooved, trimmed to length, sanded and ready to finish! Made in Kentucky, U.S.A. 

    • Bed Wood - Non-Drilled
    • Designed for 1947-51 Chevy 3600 LWB Stepside
    • Made in Kentucky, U.S.A.
    • Choice of Red Oak, White Oak, or Walnut
    • Precision milled to 3/4" thick
    • Bed Size: 85-13/16" Length x 50" Width
    • Board Qty: 9
    • Bed Strip Qty Needed: 8

    Be sure to add your choice of two styles of extruded aluminum strip kits (includes hidden fasteners).

  • Classic Instruments MTBRGMK 1947-53 GM Pickup Truck Gauge Mounts
    Classic Instruments MTBRGMK 1947-53 GM Pickup Truck Gauge Mounts
    (Part #275476)
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    These mounting brackets from Classic Instruments are replacement for 1947-53 Chevy and GMC pickup truck gauges.

    • 1947-53 GM truck
    • Sold as a set
  • 1940-1953 Chevy Truck LED Tail Lights
    1940-1953 Chevy Truck LED Tail Lights
    (Part #91137013)
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    These 12 volt LED tail lights fit most 1940-1953 Chevrolet trucks that use two staggered bolts on the rear for mounting. A total of 45 super bright red LED's mount in a stainless steel housing.

    • Polycarbonate Lens
    • The left drivers side taillight has a license plate 6 LED light.
    • The right passenger side taillight does not have a license plate light.


    Note: A LED flasher is only required when all the lights on the vehicle are LED.

    1940-1953 Chevy Truck Tail Light Installation Instructions (pdf)

  • Walker Z-520-1 1947-1953 Chevy Pickup Radiator w/o A/C Condenser
    Walker Z-520-1 1947-1953 Chevy Pickup Radiator w/o A/C Condenser
    (Part #820Z5201)
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    Walker Z-Series radiators feature a 4-row, high-flow copper core which is ideal for use with Big Blocks, blowers, and high compression engines. Built for a direct fit with heavy gauge steel side brackets and mounting holes pre-stamped. Includes a built-in oil cooler for automatic transmissions.

    • Simple bolt-in install
    • Copper core w/ 1-piece brass tanks
    • Vertical tubes every 1/4" and 12 fins per inch of height
    • Heavy duty 12 Ga. steel side brackets w/ pre-drilled holes
    • Use a 15-18 lb. radiator cap
    • Brass drain cock
    • Top Inlet:  Center (1-1/2")
    • Bottom Outlet:  Right (1-3/4")
    • Oil Cooler Fittings:  1/8" pipe thread
    • Condenser Fittings:  #6 and #8 O-ring design
    • Condenser Refrigerant:  R-12 or R-134a

    Chevy Chassis W/ Chevy Engine Application Chart (GIF)

    Learn more about how radiators work and selecting the proper radiator for your vehicle by reading our tech article. Radiator Cooling Performance.  

  • BedWood Wood Kit for 1947-51 1st Series Chevy 3100 LWB Stepside Pickup
    BedWood Wood Kit for 1947-51 1st Series Chevy 3100 LWB Stepside Pickup
    (Part #1681011301)
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    These premier show quality BedWood kits are precision milled to 3/4" thick, properly grooved, trimmed to length, sanded and ready to finish! Made in Kentucky, U.S.A. 

    • Bed Wood - Non-Drilled
    • Designed for 1947-51 First Series Chevy 3100 LWB Stepside
    • Made in Kentucky, U.S.A.
    • Choice of Red Oak, White Oak, or Walnut
    • Precision milled to 3/4" thick
    • Bed Size: 85-13/16" Length x 50" Width
    • Board Qty: 9
    • Bed Strip Qty Needed: 8

    Be sure to add your choice of two styles of extruded aluminum strip kits (includes hidden fasteners).

  • 1949-50 Chevy Car Firewall Mount Brake Pedal Bracket Assembly
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    1949-50 Chevy Car Firewall Mount Brake Pedal Bracket Assembly
    (Part #9101949)
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    Check out this 1949-1950 Chevy car power brake booster mount brake pedal bracket. This kit will install firewall-mount power brakes on your classic Chevy car.

    • Bolt-in installation
    • Mounts booster using original firewall access panel opening
    • Includes:
      • Pedal
      • Brackets
      • Hardware
    • Complete your installation with 910-31409 master cylinder/booster combo
    • Sold as kit
  • Classic Instruments BZ4753 1947-53 GM Pickup 5 Inch Chrome Gauge Bezel
    Classic Instruments BZ4753 1947-53 GM Pickup 5 Inch Chrome Gauge Bezel
    (Part #275475)
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    These chrome trim bezels from Classic Instruments are replacement for 1947-53 Chevy and GMC pickup truck gauges.

    • Chrome
    • 1947-53 GM truck
    • For 5" gauge size
    • Sold each
  • Basic Disc Brake Kit 1947-1959 Chevy Half Ton Pickup
    Basic Disc Brake Kit 1947-1959 Chevy Half Ton Pickup
    (Part #91631981)
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    Convert your straight axle truck to disc brakes with our bolt-on disc brake bracket kit. Kit is a true bolt-on using the factory holes on the 1/2 ton spindle. Kit includes caliper brackets, bearing adapters and mounting hardware.

    • Increases track width 7/16" per side, 7/8" total
    • Works with 15" or larger wheels
    • Works with 5 on 4-3/4 Inch bolt patterns

    Chevy Half Ton Pickup Brake Kit Installation Instructions (PDF)

  • Rear Fuel Tank Brace for 1947-54 Chevy Pickup Truck
    Rear Fuel Tank Brace for 1947-54 Chevy Pickup Truck
    (Part #91084754)
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    Build a firm foundation for your vintage Chevy pickup without picking up a welder! This innovative line of chassis components from Speedway Motors allows the do-it-yourself rodder to assemble a frame using only basic hand tools and a drill.

    • Bolt in
    • Provides extra mounting options for fuel tank and exhaust

    910-84754 Instructions (PDF)

  • BedWood Wood Kit for 1951-53 Chevy 3600 LWB Stepside Pickup
    BedWood Wood Kit for 1951-53 Chevy 3600 LWB Stepside Pickup
    (Part #1681011801)
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    These premier show quality BedWood kits are precision milled to 3/4" thick, properly grooved, trimmed to length, sanded and ready to finish! Made in Kentucky, U.S.A. 

    • Bed Wood - Non-Drilled
    • Designed for 1951-53 Chevy 3600 LWB Stepside
    • Made in Kentucky, U.S.A.
    • Choice of Red Oak, White Oak, or Walnut
    • Precision milled to 3/4" thick
    • Bed Size: 85-13/16" Length x 50" Width
    • Board Qty: 8
    • Bed Strip Qty Needed: 7

    Be sure to add your choice of two styles of extruded aluminum strip kits (includes hidden fasteners).

  • BedWood Extruded Aluminum Bed Strip Set for 1947-51 Chevy 3600 LWB
    BedWood Extruded Aluminum Bed Strip Set for 1947-51 Chevy 3600 LWB
    (Part #1681401)
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    These BedStrips™ with hidden fasteners are extruded aluminum, show polished, bright anodized, trimmed to length for your particular application, and ready to install into the stock grooves. Includes stainless hidden fasteners. Made in the USA.

    • Designed for use with bed wood kits for 1947-51 Chevy 3600 LWB stepside pickups 
    • Choose between "Speed-bump" or "Flat-top" style strip kits
    • Includes hidden fasteners
    • Extruded aluminum
    • Made in U.S.A.
  • Posies Super Slide Springs 440 47-54 Chevy/GMC Pickup Rear Springs
    Posies Super Slide Springs 440 47-54 Chevy/GMC Pickup Rear Springs
    (Part #580440)
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    These multi-leaf rear springs by Posies lower your classic Chevy 3100 1/2-ton pickup 3" more than a set of stock replacement springs. Super Slide springs incorporate moly-nylon buttons that reside in die-formed pockets at the tips of the spring leave. Replace your 50 year old stock springs with these new, computer-designed leaf springs for a much smoother ride.

    Factory spec spring eye bushings come with springs. Shackles, shackle bolts and U-bolts sold seperately. 

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