(1954 Chevrolet 3100)
Literally no one has touched this truck but me, EVERYTHING was done by me. I had absolutely no help with the truck except for my wife and father in law help me lift heavy things off/ on like the bed. My wife helped me install the new windshield glass since it’s a two person Job using nylon rope, other than that, it was all me.
I never performed a full on complete restoration before, let alone by myself in the driveway. the truck was rusted in the usual spots. There were many challenges, like welding in the new TCI independent crossmember. So many challenges for me , it sometimes felt like climbing a mountain, only to get over than mountain to see another mountain. I ordered the sheet metal from classic industries. I cut out and welded both lower cowl panels, both inner and outer cab corners, front floor pans, the left over scraps , I used to patch the bed sides, and the front and rear fenders. I wanted to make the truck look like it was never rusted before and I accomplished that . The original owner literally brush painted a silver paint on the truck I guess to help it stop from rusting. What I did was sanded the silver down to make it appear as a faded repaint coming through to the original color(the blue is the original color) and kbs satin cleared the entire truck. Found it on eBay, when I contacted the seller he said it was going off in two days and it already hit the reserve, I didn’t want to bid on it until I saw it in person (was a state over from me Maryland) I couldn’t see it until the weekend, which means I couldn’t bid on it. I saw it ended and reached out to the seller and told him if the winner doesn’t come through, to let me know I will be interested. Two weeks went by and I went to look at a few more trucks, but they just weren’t the right ones. I was literally about to call about another truck and before I could enter the whole phone number in, I received a text from the truck from eBay and he said the winning bidder never contacted his, so he said he would offer it to me before he relisted it, so I told him I’ll be there the next day. Went and looked at it and bought it.
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AIR and FUEL PCM: stock , reprogrammed Regulator: Corvette return style c5 Walboro external fuel pump Fuel tank: relocated new POL (performance online )19 gallon tank to rear frame (removed stock interior tank) Intake manifold: Truck Other induction modifications ): custom air intake Headers: Summit racing LS swap manifolds Pipe size: 2.5” , I bought a do it yourself stainless steel exhaust kit and made my own exhaust and welded it up with flow,master fx mufflers, the exhaust side exits at the back of the cab on both sides. Champion 3 core aluminum radiator with billet overflow tank, computer controlled rainbow products electric fan cools it.
1954 Chevy 3100 1/2 Pickup
Owned by: Tim Casey
Photos by: Alexis Harris