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1955 Chevrolet 3100

1955 Chevrolet 3100

Vehicle Data

  • Condition:
    Used
  • Item location:
    Ashburn, Virginia, United States
  • Make:
    Chevrolet
  • Model:
    3100
  • SubModel:
    Small Rear Window
  • Type:
    Step-Side Pickup
  • Year:
    1955
  • Mileage:
    63739
  • VIN:
    H255L014025
  • Color:
    Silver
  • Engine size:
    350CI
  • Number of cylinders:
    8
  • Fuel:
    Gasoline
  • Transmission:
    Automatic
  • Drive type:
    RWD
  • Interior color:
    Red
  • Drive side:
    Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title:
    Clean

Extras

Description

1955 Chevrolet Pick up Model 3100, Second Series, Custom RestomodBorn as a 1955 3100 small window step-side pick-up, this 1955 pickup has been completely disassembled and re-engineered with the best of everything and professionally built.3 year project just completedApprox. 250 miles driven since completionSmall Block Chevy 350 engineTransmission: Auto, Turbo Hydromatic TH200-4R (Overdrive)Exterior Paint: 1963 Corvette Sebring Silver Metallic, Code 941 Interior: C7 Corvette AdrenalineRed/Black
Early 1970’s Camaro front sub-frameC7 Corvette inspired interiorAir ConditioningPower WindowsPower SteeringPower BrakesDoor poppersHeated C7 Corvette power seatsXM Satellite Radio with blue tooth and voice command capabilities
9 inch GPS/Navigation display screenDakota Digital dash clusterElectronic Windshield WipersAll receipts and pictures of the build process are included in the sale

This information is being supplied to the best of my knowledge and ability based on what I have done, my research, and information supplied to me from the previous owner.

ChassisPurchased with early 1970’s Camaro front sub-frame and suspension welded on to the original 1955 frameThe entire body was lifted of the frame and disassembled along with the chassisAll parts and frame were media blastedThe frame was painted with black frame undercoating
Under the Hood:Chevy Small Block 350 Engine with a 4 bolt mainEngine was examined as part of the conditional purchase and determined there was no need for a rebuild Oil pump, timing gears and timing chain were replaced.Engine origin is unknown but indications are it may be from a 1968 Camaro
The engine decoding is as follows:
The casting date on the side of the block is “7 L15"
7=year, L=December, 15= 15th day
Dec 15, 1967 or December 15, 1977?
The upper pad on the engine block is: K0104TWZ
K=the assembly plant McKinnon (Canada)
01=the assembly month (January) and is typically in line with the casting date of December
04=the fourth day of January
TWZ is the suffix describing a 350 4 barrel car
Intake manifold:Casting # 346250M20 GM K6 (Marine application November 1976?)Rochester R4-4MV, Quadrajet Model # 17058213 (1978 Pick-up?)Electronic Choke added
Exhaust Manifolds:Right Exhaust Manifold Casting # 336708RH (1974-1978 350 CI)Left Exhaust Manifold Casting # 336710LH (1974-1978 350 CI)
Ignition:AC Delco Electronic Ignition, with California destination ID (CA Car) #1103274Vacuum advanceDistributor Cap # 959551or 9594350/350F11Rotor 4F082Ignition Module # 9908G57BZ
Cooling System:Dual flow aluminum radiatorHoses were replaced with reproduction hoses and GM stamped part numbersShort neck water pump
Fuel System:“Gas Cap Free” (no gas cap) filler neck New mechanical fuel pumpStainless steel fuel linesStainless steel 18 gallon gas tank relocated under the bedNew gas linesRebuilt Rochester Quadrajet # 17058213 R4-4MV (1978 Chevrolet truck or marine application, manual transmission, 800 CFM)Intake manifold casting # 346250 M20 K6(November 1976)
Drivetrain:Turbo Hydromatic TH200-4R (Overdrive), Serial # 188-872CZF0994.TH-200-4R has a 2.74:1 first gear ratio, and overdrive is 0.67:12014 C7 Corvette shifter linkage The Original ID Tag is still attached to the transmission with encoding “CZ F”CZF indicates the transmission came from a Monte CarloPosition 6-7 of the ID = Decade and yearIn this case it is “72” Custom built driveshaft Differential is a 10 bolt POSI BOP (Buick, Olds, Pontiac) 8.2 inch diameter 2:56 gearsDifferential front and rear seals were replaced
Brakes:Power brake booster has been relocated from the firewall to the frame under the left side bucket seatOriginal brake pedal was fabricated to accommodate a 1968 Camaro power brake pedal padDisk Brakes on frontDrum Brakes on RearStainless Steel Brake lines
Tires:4 new Firestone FireHawk Indy 500 XL’s 255/35R-20
Suspension:Front coil springs and shocksRear shocks and leaf springs
Electrical:Electrical wiring was initially installed by a professional who is best known for his work on cover cars for “Hot Rod” magazine, cars presented at SEMA shows, and cars at Jay Leno’s Garage.Wires were hidden whenever possibleRebuild AC Delco StarterRebuilt Electric IgnitionRebuilt alternator (upgraded from 60 AMP to 120 AMP)Battery Jumper studs added under the right side side-stepExtra unused wiring installed for future electronic fuel pump and future engine upgradesAC Delco Suburban horns located on inner front fendersBattery box relocated under the passenger seat and fabricated to accommodate a battery size from a 2004 Chevy Tahoe
Other Fabrication:Filler door was fabricated into left rear fenderNew 1955 pick-up truck LED taillights fabricated into both rear fendersHidden tailgate hinges and latchesTailgate louversBed Tubs have been addedHoles were filled in on upper bed rail shelf Rear bumper has been replaced by a rear rolled pan with custom louversFront bumper brackets were shortened to bring the front chrome bumper in closer to the bodyElectric antenna hole behind right door was filled inNew roofCustom dual exhaust system fabricated into the sidestepsBattery moved to a compartment visible when opening the RH doorDash was cut out from the steering wheel, past the glove box, and a single metal sheet was welded in1963 Corvette upper radiator support brackets were fabricated to fit and usedOver 20 holes were filled in to create a smooth firewallAlternator was moved to left side of the engine to accommodate A/CRemote reservoir P/S unit was addedDoor handles and locks were shavedNew rear fenders1970-1972 truck emergency brake assembly was mounted under the left side of the dash 3 point seat belt brackets were fabricated into the “B” pillarsHorns were moved to inside of front fendersAll notorious rusted areas were cut out and replaced, not repaired. Listed but not limited to: lower firewall to frame, floor pans, outside and inside bottom doors,lower rear cab corners, roof, inside transmission cover, and headlight buckets
Exterior Upgrades:1970-1972 truck exterior mirrors with arrow directional built in3rd brake light below rear window1957 Chevy truck hoodLED headlights, parking lights, brake lights, and license plate light
Interior:Nu-Relics Power WindowsPower Window Switches custom made by Watson’s Street-WorksHeated Seat Switches custom made by Watson’s Street-WorksSeries 3 Dakota, Blue Light Digital Dash, GPS Odometer and Electronic Gear IndicatorSPAL SHAVED-40 Door Poppers open from both interior electronic Corvette C7 door button and external FOBProfessionally rebuilt Steering Column Billet Specialties steering wheel Suicide style billet door loomsC6 Corvette Retractable 3 Point Seat BeltsC7 Corvette Heated SeatsC7 Corvette automatic shifter with black boot and red stitchingC7 Corvette inside emergency door openers with concealed handlesC7 Corvette door panels modified to fit 1955 Chevy truck interior mirror1955 Chevy truck LED interior cab lightAlpine x009 AM/FM/XM Universal Radio9 inch display screenFocal Access 165AS speakersC7 Corvette tweeters mounted in kick panelsMosconi AmplifierGPS and XM antenna’s hidden under outside front cowlVoice control microphone installed in headliner Sound proofing installed on inside of cab roof, back wall, doors, and kick panels Green tint windshield with new rubber sealNew green tint rear window and rubber sealNew green tint side windows and rubber sealsNew green tint vent windows and rubber sealsRed Alcantara headlinerRed Vinyl cab backBlack carpet on flooring and lower door panels
Air Conditioning:Unit is hidden under dash on passenger sideOld Air Products, Fort Worth, TexasUnit: CP 700HCE (Heat, Cool, Electronic Control )
Paint and Assembly:Three to four coats of base were appliedTwo to 3 coats of clear were laid on top of the baseBase Coat is DuPont Chromabase, General Motors, 1963 Corvette, Sebring Silver, Metallic, Code 941Clear Coat is DuPont #72500 Premier clear coat
Wheels:DIP Model D10 JP’s (20 x 8 1/2“)Medium grey powder coated wheels(formerly chrome)
Wooden Bed:New stainless steel trimProfessionally finished oak hardwood Underside was sprayed with Raptor black coatingUpper side was stained using “Wood Song II” black stain from Atlantic Plywood Corporation Several coats of ML Campbell’s # C38578 polyurethane were applied
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