1955 Chevrolet 3100 C-10 Chassis & Suspension - Originally a V8 with full rear window
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1955 Chevrolet 3100 - Originally a V8 with full rear window - This truck is very complete! It still sports the factory mirrors.
Before it was parked it was a daily driver with a LS1 drive train (long gone now). Just drop in an LS1 and trans and you're off to the races.
The body sits on a 1984 C-10 chassis and suspension.
The pictures show all the rust we could find Floor boards are great!.
This truck is cheap at twice the price. Ecklers Repro cab with doors @ $9,999 is nice but not original.
There were actually two different Chevy pickups in 1955, known colloquially as First Series and Second Series. The First Series pickups were carryover 1954s; The base six carried over from the previous season, but even that had been substantially revised in 1954 with a new head, pistons and rods, bearings, and a more rigid crank; it was still based on the "cast-iron wonder" of 1929 that made Chevy a serious competitor in trucks. A re-engineered three-speed manual transmission and an open driveshaft were improvements on First Series '55s that carried over to the Second Series.
The Second Series 1955 was as new a truck as GM had ever put out: GM had a number of firsts on the '55 truck line beyond the new body and chassis. The base six-cylinder was the same, but Chevy's all-new 265-cu.in. V-8, shared with the all-new passenger cars, was the one that got everyone's tongues wagging. A 12-volt electrical system, available overdrive in half-tons, and power steering were all firsts for GM in light trucks this season. (The Warner Overdrive employed was essentially a two-speed planetary gearset mounted in the tailshaft of the trans; the rear-end gear ratio was 4.11 versus the regular half-ton's 3.90.)
Other style points went to the first wrap-around windshield in trucks (called "Sweep-Sight"), the egg-crate grille styling shared with '55 Chevy passenger cars, running boards concealed behind the cab doors, as well as a choice of small or expansive wrap-around rear glass. With the Cameo, GM (and its ascendant design star, Chuck Jordan) also single-handedly created the fleetside pickup bed, adding a dash of style to the workaday truck line; thanks to its low production numbers, those smooth bed sides were made of fiberglass rather than steel.
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