1955 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup Show Truck 454 V8 3 Speed 4x4 Custom Build 500 Miles

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  • Condition: Used
  • Item location: Aztec, New Mexico, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Other Pickups
  • SubModel: 3100
  • Type: Standard Cab Pickup
  • Year: 1955
  • Mileage: 500
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 454 V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Chevrolet Other Pickups 1955 Description

This is a one of a kind custom 1955 Chevrolet 3100 show truck that took over 8 years to complete. It has less than 500 miles on it since completion. I am thinning out my collection due to health issues, o it is now for sale. Here are the details. The body is as cherry as any 55 you will find. All rust etc has been removed and new sheet metal welded in. There was very little to begin with, ince this is a NM truck. The paint job is truly a one of a kind fade effect that follows each contour - horizontal surfaces are black, ertical is light blue metallic, ith transition colors of darker and lighter blue in between on each curve, nd this is done over all contours in all areas. I have never seen or heard of another truck done this way. The motor is a professionally built and balanced 454 with ported heads, tainless headers, he best ignition system, nd a blueprinted quadra-jet carb. It starts with one flick of the key and yes, t will haze the 35" tires. It runs as good as it looks. Transmission is a new 350 turbo with flow master exhaust, ear driven p205 transfer case, nd 456 gears.
I bought this as a running vehicle and stripped it down to the body and frame. Conversion to 4x4 was courtesy of an 83 blazer, o both axles and entire drive train is from that with the addition of the 454. All was adapted to the original frame, s it was in good condition. It has both a straight blade cooling fan as well as a pusher electric fan in front of the radiator. This truck has power steering, ower brakes with a dual reservoir master cylinder, ower steering with tilt/telescopic steering wheel, ir conditioning, lectric windows, point retractable seat belts, nd 6 way electric bucket seats and console. Stereo is a Kenwood model KDC mp 4032 stereo with Kenwood amp, nd 8" Rockford Fosgate subwoofer, nd 2 Roadmaster 6x9 speakers. Wheels are directional 15x10 and tires are almost unused as you can see. The large rear window is very desirable as you know, ut there is no protection in the event of a rollover; it would crush anyone inside because the pillars are so small. No one thought of this in 1955, o I modified the bed for safety as well as for style. You will notice the bed rails are actually 2x4 square tubing and there is 14 gauge steel braked over them that forms the custom made bed sides. The bed itself is 1/8" steel plate with a stainless gas tank mounted between the frame rails under the truck. The custom roll bar is 3/16 steel that bolts to the frame thru the bed - in the event of a rollover anyone inside is completely safe. The entire bed is designed to act as a roll cage to protect anyone in the cab. The roll cage can be removed easily if anyone wants to do that. The bumpers and grille are removable and can be replaced with chrome original style ones if the new owner decides to go in that direction. There is space to mount a winch on the front if anyone wants to put one there.
Now to address what it needs. This truck has been sitting for several years and has been driven very little except to show it off. It could use a buff job on the paint to make it a complete knockout/show winner, ut most people would consider it a knockout as is. The tires are out of round and balance from sitting so long, ut they have no miles on them - I've had this problem before, nd usually they do round out after being driven a while with low air pressure. It would be fine to drive around town or go to the car show with as it is, ut will have a bounce at highway speed at least for the first 150 miles or so. Some of the gauges are not working as they should, hey are new and do have the correct sending units, o I'm not sure why they are not working properly. They are US made by westach and can be sent in for repair if needed; they can also be replaced, ut one or the other may need done. Beyond those things, his truck needs nothing as far as I am aware.

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