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Pick Of The Day: 1955 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup

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Engine: 235cu. I6.
Transmission: Muncie 3-speed Manual.
Color: Candy Apple Red & Metallic Silver paint

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This is a fantastic hot rodded truck, which as you can see looks amazing in its red and silver paintwork.
The great thing here is that it is has modern touches to make daily driving a pleasurable affair, but to the casual observer, it is period correct.

All the hard-work and upgrades have been done for you here so you can walk away with an incredible hot Rod which you can be proud of for years.

Definitely check out this example.

‘Retrosound Apache audio
15-inch reversed chrome wheels
Wood-rimmed steering wheel
10-bolt rear axle’

BODYWORK/TRIM

The beneficiary of a recent restoration, this super cool pickup reflects a striking combination of Candy Apple and Metallic Silver 2-stage. Beneath that brilliant pigment, a straight body hangs solid panels that pair good function with good alignment. At the front of that fuselage, a heavy chrome grille rides between a fresh chrome bumper, clean halogen headlights and a monochromatic header crest. Behind that crest, a chrome-trimmed hood leads the eye to sealed glass that’s seated behind bright frames and thin windshield wipers. At the sides of those wipers, a dressed up spare combines with factory door handles, a traditional fuel filler and a small mirror to create a simple, attractive profile. At the center of that profile, a spectacular wood bed is dressed in stainless skid strips. And at the back of that bed, a 2-tone tailgate reflects sleeved chains, polished tail lamps and a second chrome bumper.

ENGINE


Hoist this Chevy’s domed hood and you’ll find a 235 cubic inch, date-correct 6-cylinder that wears a correct “F” assembly stamp. The foundation for that mill is a correct 3835911 block that’s been dressed in red paint and bolted to a correct 3835913 head. A “Chevrolet” stamped valve cover wears a matching coat of pigment under a bright breather. The red continues to a traditional points distributor, which sequences spark through 7mm Belden Premium wires. Fuel gets atomized by a single Rochester carburetor, which hides color-keyed componentry under a trick air cleaner. Beneath that carb, a rust-free exhaust manifold frames a color-keyed intake. At the side of those tubes, a modern alternator spins a small belt, which is looped around a red fan and red water pump. In front of that pump, a painted radiator keeps an eye on temperature. And everything, from the truck’s pliable hoses and tagged Delco-Remy starter to its fresh fuel lines and Metallic Silver engine bay, appears to be 100% road-ready.

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DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Crawling under this vivid bowtie reveals a body-matched chassis that, for the most part, appears weather-free. Power meets the pavement through a color-keyed Muncie 3-speed, which is tied to a color-keyed, 10-bolt axle. Correct leaf springs and big drum brakes occupy all four corners of the chassis, mixing rugged road prowess with firm and solid stops. An aluminized, single-pipe exhaust system, which is wired to a large muffler, runs the entire length of the truck. And everything rolls on reversed chrome wheels, which twist 225/60R15 Falken Ziex between mirrored smoothie hubcaps and color-keyed wheel wells.

INTERIOR

Just as colorful as its body, this 3100’s showy interior is guaranteed to generate smiles. At the front of the cockpit, a Candy Apple dash hangs classy telemetry beside a Retrosound Apache head unit. In front of that dash, a 2-tone bench looks wide enough to accommodate three. At the bottom of that seat, a simple floor mat frames color-keyed foot pedals. Opposite that mat, a silver headliner founds a polished mirror between red sun visors. At the sides of the passengers, Candy Apple doors hang Metallic Silver frames above 2-tone panels, color-keyed armrests and correct chrome handles. And in front of the driver, a wood-rimmed steering wheel spins satin spokes and a blue bowtie centerpiece around a factory shifter.

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Pick Of The Day: 1955 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup
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