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Owned by Jase Cox
"Low50stove" - Bolter # 15642
Perrysburg, Ohio

25 March 2008
# 2282

From Jase :

           Here are some pictures of my 1950 Chevy 3100. I bought the truck last June (2007). It was a true barn find, covered in stuff.

           I was over at my buddy's house one afternoon and he told me (knowing I was into old cars / trucks) that his Grandmother had an old "dump truck" in her barn that his Grandfather use to drive. Of course, I wanted to see it!

           So we ran over to look at it. When the barn door opened, I found a (pictured) 1950 Chevy 3100 1/2-ton with a hydraulic dump unit under a "stock" long bed. Sometime in the truck's past, the original short bed wore out. So they cut out the fenders of a long bed and bolted it on.

           I ended up buying it the next weekend for 500 bucks. The body was in fair to decent shape, so I drug it home and got to work.

           After it was home, I got it running and drove it around a little. I even put it to work pulling trees out of the woods.

           A few weeks later, I started cutting. I cut the front frame clip off and welded a S10 front clip on with airbags and two inch drop spindles and a Dodge Dakota rack (no reason for a Dakota ... it just looked good at the yard).

           I stepped the rear frame rails and bought an Air Ride Technologies triangulated 4-link and bags.

           The truck has an '86 Firebird 3:27 posi rear end with dics brakes. The engine, on the other hand, is a little different. It's a 1968 GMC 305 V6 with a Saganaw 4 speed. [ image ] A guy I work with told me about these engines and that his Father had one sitting under a bench that I could have if I wanted it. Sure I'll take it, being the parts collector that I am and not really planning on putting it in the '50.

           I got it home and decided that it was going in it. Problem! These engines are hard to find parts for! It was missing alot of parts. So long story short, I bought a complete running engine off eBay for $305. That is the engine that is in it to this day and runs like a champ and gets 19 MPG!

           I finished it in late September of '07 and a week later drove it four hours from my home in Perrysburg, Ohio to the Pumpkin Run in Cincinnati Ohio. That was a long four hours of stopping every 45 minutes because of overheating problems.

           I also do alot of camping, car shows / drag races so I bought a camper (pictured) for $300 to match my truck. I pulled It two hours down the Ohio Turnpike to Norwalk raceway at 65 mph and loved every minute of it!

           So it's daily driven (when it's not snowing and salty).

           I have many other projects including a 1968 Chevrolet C10 4 X 4 with a 292 I6 (stock accept for 32"x12.5"), a 1972 Chevrolet Suburban with the original 350/350. It's channeled and soon to be on Air Ride. And my first love, a 1992 GMC Sonoma with a supercharged 355 and 700r4.

           Thanks for reading. Tell me what ye think.

22 years old
High Performance Major


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