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1954-1955 1st Series Chevy Truck Chassis
1954-1955 1st Series Chevy Truck Chassis
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Our Price: $11,450.00

Product Code: 1954TCRC

In 1954 Chevrolet deepened the pickup box and flattened the bed rails to add cargo capacity. To fit this to the AD chassis, the rear axle kick up was lowered and the wooden blocks previously used to mount the bed were eliminated. Otherwise, this chassis is identical to the ’47-’53 and all previous years cabs and sheetmetal, including beds, can be used. Our new construction chassis is a safe, strong, and good looking alternative to a well-worn original. Our recommended front suspension is a Heidts or TCI Mustang II IFS. A traditional axle front end, Kugel Komponents IFS or Heidts Superide IFS is also available. In the rear, we recommend parallel leaf springs which we feel provide superior ride quality for these heavy trucks, especially if you intend to put a few rod-run supplies in the back. We use a custom made spring pack which lowers the rear of the car and provides a nice hot-rod rake when combined with the IFS. To further lower the rear another 2”, we can mount these springs inboard of the frame, rather than under. A triangulated or parallel 4-bar is also an option. Be sure to let us know if you want to place your rear axle in the stock location or move it back 2” to better center the wheels in the fenders. We also manufacture front cab mounts, rear cab shackles, and a complete set of running board brackets that will complete the new look under your truck.

The following describes our 'standard' Complete Rolling Package that can be used as a starting point for planning your custom build. Each chassis is built to your specs and we can typically accommodate special requests or build features - just ask!

Perimeter Frame
  • 10 gauge steel frame rails, fully boxed
  • motor mounts and removable transmission drop-out installed (to your spec)
  • tubular X-member or K-member center section
TCI Mustang II Independent front suspension, including:
  • Tubular A-arms
  • Hubs, 2” dropped spindles, and 11” disc brakes
  • Coil springs and shocks
  • Anti-roll bar
  • rack and pinion steering
Complete rear suspension, including
  • New Ford 9" housing (no 3rd member)
  • New Dutchman axles
  • Wilwood 12” disc brakes with integral emergency brake
  • Leaf springs and shocks

Power Brake Package, including:
  • Dual power booster/master cylinder, mounting bracket, and brake pedal

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS: Option prices are subject to change. Please call or email for your custom quote and current pricing.
Front Suspension options:

  • Mustang II Options:
    • Power Steering - $125
    • Coil-over shocks - $525
    • Wilwood calipers to match rear brakes - $400
  • Heidts Superide II IFS - $1000
    • Includes coil-overs and Wilwood calipers standard
    • Additional Superide IFS Options:
      • Polished stainless steel a-arms & ball joint caps - $1000
      • Power rack and pinion steering - $250
      • Sway Bar, installed - $300
  • Kugel Komponents IFS - $1000
    • Includes coil-overs, sway bar, and Wilwood calipers standard
    • Additional Kugel IFS Options:
      • Tubular stainless steel a-arms - $300
      • CAST stainless steel a-arms - $400
      • Polish and Chrome Show option for either of the above, $650
      • Power rack and pinion steering - $250 ($350 for chrome)
  • Pete & Jakes Dropped-Axle Suspension - Base package upgrade - $1000
    • Contact us for additional axle options
Rear Suspension Options
  • Triangulated 4-bar with QA1 or Alden coilovers - $225 (Polished stainless bars/chrome springs - $450)
  • Sway bar, torsion style, installed - $400
  • Kugel Komponents Independent Rear Suspension – starting at $3750
Other Options
  • Steel brake lines installed with residual valves, brake light switch, and Earls braided lines to calipers - $525 ($850 in stainless)
  • New Ford 9” 3rd member, Posi/Tru-Trac - $1100

** If there is an option you want but don't see listed, just ask! If you have seen it at a car show or in a magazine, we can do it!

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