>Subject: Re: [oletrucks] 54 chev
>Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 10:51:25 EST
>Ron, I have an old '54 in about 2000 pieces in my garage which I'm (slowly)
>restoring/upgrading. There was an original Omaha Orange, but I think the
>contrasting color was creme, so your trim has probably been painted black.
>A chromed grill & bumpers were legitimate factory options in '54. Tom
>Brownell wrote a very nice book on the history of Chevy Trucks which will
>give you a lot of info on the differences between the '54 & '55 1st series
>compared to other AD trucks. The '55 2nd series began a whole new truck,
>but the '54 & 55 1st shared similarities with both the '47-'53 AD trucks
>and the '55-'59 Task Force trucks. If I get a chance, I'll e-mail the book
>title to you tonight. I think you've already gotten an answer about your
>tires, but there are several vendors (such as Jim Carter Truck Parts and
>LMC Truck Parts) who will have either NOS or repro headliners & door parts.
> I hope this helps.
>Lester (Smoky927)...'54 Chevy & '63 GMC.
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