For the first time Hydramatic automatic transmission was now available as an added option and torque tub drive still remained. If you are tired of the barrage of Camaros and Mustangs at your local car show and are looking for a way to stand out and stop everyone in their tracks, then this is the truck for you. Also in the rear you'll find the 32-gallon fuel tank, fuel filter, and massive dry sump oil system. At the back a fully adjustable 4-link holds the quick-change rear-end and is equipped with Pro Shocks coil-over shocks and Eibach springs. Up front you'll find an adjustable Pro Shocks coil-over front suspension that is equipped with a large front sway bar and rack and pinion steering. However someone made the right call by choosing not to restore it and leave it in its current condition.
The wheels, with the wide white wall bias ply tires, provide an awesome and nostalgic look, perfect for this build. The only changes in 1955 were updated hood-side emblems and the enclosed torque tube replaced with modern open driveshaft. If you are holding it square when you tighten the bolts, it may still move slightly when you release it. Approaching the truck, it's difficult to not be taken with its low sleek profile. In 1950 the 3100 Pickup received telescopic shock absorbers, which replaced the previous lever-action type.
But these clays also had more sedanlike grilles and bumpers. Surveys showed that drivers wanted more interior space, a seat wide enough for three adults instead of two, better outward vision, and easier entry and exit. Approaching the truck, it's difficult to not be taken with its low sleek profile. But don't fret the fuel and oil lines have been cleanly tucked away and protected properly. The Rat Rod craze has stormed on the scene over the past decade and a half.
Last year to use wooden blocks as bed supports. Halfway through 1951 the 9-board bed was replaced with 8 boards per bed. The steel wheels have been painted red to match the body along with the Chevrolet lettering on the hub caps. In 1993 the truck was rediscovered and was in need of a full restoration. The ¾ ton trucks, as well as the 1 ton trucks, received the same new styling but had a longer wheelbase and bed.
Source: Shutterstock The base model came standard with a three-speed manual transmission, with a four-speed floor-mounted shifter as an option. Archived from on October 18, 2007. If one side is leaning inward and the other side is leaning outward a like amount, the dimensions will be the same both top and bottom, but the bed will not measure square. Where the final production grille and interior came from also remains a mystery. The former featured twin side-hinged rear doors, while the latter, a descendent of one of the oldest light-truck styles around, sported a low rear tailgate and waterproof roll-up curtains on the back and sides. Cargo bed rails, previously angled, now horizontal. In front of the driver, a three spoke satin black steering wheel spins in front of AutoMeter elite gauges and the Longacre ignition controls.
When you install the wood and bed strips, be sure to again hold it square while tightening all the bed strip bolts. The following year vent windows were finally added to the doors. This seat slid forward to allow access to the removable middle- and third-row benches. Due to concerns of leaking tanks in the cab, they moved it to the inside frame rail, but were concerned about rocks, debris, and stumps? If you are tired of the barrage of Camaros and Mustangs at your local car show and are looking for a way to stand out and stop everyone in their tracks, then this is the truck for you. Most had been used since before the war, and they'd most likely been patched and repaired many times. Up front you'll find an adjustable Pro Shocks coil-over front suspension that is equipped with a large front sway bar and rack and pinion steering.
At the front of the wildly unique ride you'll find a chrome Chevrolet grille or Chelet as it reads , sure the chrome has dents and flaws, but once again that's the beauty of this ride, it's solid the way it sits and is built to be enjoyed. The 3100 and 3800 series also included fully enclosed panel and open-sided canopy express variants. At the sides of that intake, awesome valve covers sit above the one-off custom headers that were built specifically for this truck. This 1947 Chevrolet 3100 5-Window Pickup would be perfect for a small business roving sign, or a cool truck to tool around town in. If you would like to send another message about this vehicle or press the button below. Early 1949 - Gasoline tank now mounted upright behind seat in cab; filler neck aft of passenger door handle.
A lifetime of use has left this 3100 with a body that normally would be destined for the dump. That in itself is the beauty of this ride, it's a ride that you could purchase today and drive home that's right its 100% street legal and titled without worrying about picking up some nicks in the paint. Chevrolet's truck engineers, under the direction of John G. The first year it arrived, the 3100 pickup had hood side emblems that read 'Chevrolet' with 'Thriftmaster' or 'Loadmaster' under it. The 3 on the tree manual transmission is very fitting and easy to use.