Flaming River's 30-inch polished stainless steel column shift (2-inch diameter) steering column is available for '47-54 Chevy/GMC 3100/KP-Series trucks and puts a lasting impression in the cab of your classic. The column is made in the USA, features 100-percent new components, and has a three-year warranty. It comes equipped with a 1-inch DD shaft, shifter arm, a turn signal/tilt/hazard switch dress-up kit, an illuminated gear selector lens (overdrive lens available separately), a 4 1/2-inch GM-style wiring harness, and a neutral safety switch. The column is also available in paintable mill finish stainless steel. Flaming River: 440-826-4488; www.flamingriver.com.
Designed for a specific year, make, and model configuration, American Autowire's Classic Update Kits give you one of the most complete wiring kits on the market. Classic Update Kits include many hard-to-find parts and accessories to "Make Wiring THAT Easy." You get the correct boot and tube assemblies, grommets, connectors, headlight, dimmer, ignition switches, and much more. The '47-55 Chevy Truck Classic Update Kit is available now (PN 500467) and retails for $499. American Autowire: 800-482-WIRE; www.americanautowire.com.
Superior Glass Works
Superior Glass Works is a leading manufacturer of fiberglass parts for vintage Chevy trucks. All parts are hand-laid and rolled with three layers of fiberglass. Many parts, such as running boards and the hood, include Coremat for added strength. All parts are finished in a sandable black gelcoat, requiring only minimal preparation before painting. For the First-Series '47-55 Chevy trucks, the company offers the following parts: stock front and rear fenders; 2-inch widened front and rear fenders; inner fender panels; smooth and widened running boards; splash aprons; hoods; and upper grille trim. Superior Glass Works: 888-731-7670; www.superiorglassworks.com.
Bed Wood And Parts
Bed Wood and Parts, LLC manufactures bed wood from a broad range of exotic and domestic woods, allowing you to choose a species for your restored or custom classic truck that will enhance your ride and take it to the next level. For the '47-54 Chevy/GMC they offer not only the OEM eight-board wood set, but also a custom CAD-designed seven-board set, which allows you to center your fuel tank opening between bed strips for a very clean install. All Bed Wood and Parts bed wood kits are milled, fine sanded, and ready to finish, saving you an incredible amount of labor. Bed Wood and Parts, LLC: 877-206-WOOD; www.bedwoodandparts.com.
Doc's Blocks offers a complete line of radiators, high-performance parts, and accessories, plus fluid transfer system components for water, fuel, and A/C components for most classic trucks-including '47-54 Chevy/GMCs. A free catalog plus its full line of parts and accessories are available online. Doc's Blocks: 888-910-8844; www.docsblocks.com.
Diamond Back Classics
Diamond Back Classics makes an absolutely stunning line of classic and vintage whitewall tires for early pickups, all of which are manufactured using modern state-of-the-art technology. Diamond Back makes any size whitewall or redline you want for your classic truck-especially the '47-54 Chevys. You can select any size tire from their speed-rated whitewalls from the 60 to 70 series. Every Diamond Back whitewall tire is custom-made to order and is hand-finished, starting with current production radial tires made by the world's biggest tire makers. Call today for a free catalog. Diamond Back Classics: 888-922-1642; www.dbtires.com.