Matt Droege's

1955 Chevy 4 x 4 Shortbed


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01 February 2007 Update
# 1629

From Matt :

          I have a couple of updated pictures of my 1955 3100 4 x 4.

          I haven't had the chance to do much to any of my trucks lately, but I have started my 36' x 48' shop to keep the trucks in. I added the chrome front bumper to this truck and the stock wheels, hubcaps, and new tires. I have a stock chrome rear bumper to put on one of these days. I still have drivetrain issues for this one like driveline balancing.

          I picked up a Napco transfer case and front end but haven't decided whether or not to convert this truck back to a Napco or modernize the drivetrain for a smoother driver. When I get my roof on the shop, I'll do a line up of all my task force trucks for you guys.

 

Matt Droege
Matt Droege
"tri5trucking"
Bolter # 6585
Creswell, Oregon

Matt has had quite a few Bolts. Added to the Gallery in 2016: a 1953 GMC 450 Pumper Tender; a 1957 Chevy 10500 Fire Engine; a 1957 Chevy 10700 Tandem Short Logger. In his collection: a 1955 Second Series Chevy 1/2-Ton Short Box; a 1955 3100 Second Series Stepside; a 1955 Chevy 6500; a 1956 Chevy 6500; a 1957 Chevy 3100 Shortbox; a 1957 Chevy 6500 Dump Truck; a 1957 Chevy 3800 1-ton and "lots of part trucks." A few he has let go (but they are still in our Gallery): a 1955 Chevy 3100 4 x 4 (sold to a good friend); a 1955 Chevy 4400 (sold and dismantled); a 1956 Chevy 3100 Shortbox (sold); a 1956 Chevy 4400 1.5-Ton Napco (sold)

Matt is 6'7" and wants to "fit comfortably in the cab." Matt says "They each have their own personalities. Even the worn out '55 6500 just keeps plugging along. I guess that's why I enjoy collecting them. I like a truck with a little history, and I know most of these trucks histories. It would be hard to call any my favorite" .~~ Editor


21 August 2006
#1629

From Matt :

          Greetings folks! Thought I'd send a shot of my '55 Chevy Shortbed 4 x 4. The truck is a factory V8 with the big window. Not an original Napco but I thought the stance looked tough.

          I need to work on some drive train issues but I can drive it and enjoy it while I work on it.

          The truck was a utility truck, originally yellow and had the 4 x 4 components on it already. I'm still deciding if I want to convert it over to 2-wheel drive or keep it 4-wheel drive.

          This one is going to be more of a daily driver. It is getting new chrome bumpers and 33x9.50 tires on stock wheels. It should look pretty cool.

          Thanks and keep up the good work! Will the web site be sponsoring a trucks anonymous soon? (We may need to consider it!! ~ Ed )

Thanks,

Matt Droege
"tri5trucking"
Bolter # 6585
Creswell, Oregon

Matt has had quite a few Bolts. Added to the Gallery in 2016: a 1953 GMC 450 Pumper Tender; a 1957 Chevy 10500 Fire Engine; a 1957 Chevy 10700 Tandem Short Logger. In his collection: a 1955 Second Series Chevy 1/2-Ton Short Box; a 1955 3100 Second Series Stepside; a 1955 Chevy 6500; a 1956 Chevy 6500; a 1957 Chevy 3100 Shortbox; a 1957 Chevy 6500 Dump Truck; a 1957 Chevy 3800 1-ton and "lots of part trucks." A few he has let go (but they are still in our Gallery): a 1955 Chevy 3100 4 x 4 (sold to a good friend); a 1955 Chevy 4400 (sold and dismantled); a 1956 Chevy 3100 Shortbox (sold); a 1956 Chevy 4400 1.5-Ton Napco (sold)

Matt is 6'7" and wants to "fit comfortably in the cab." Matt says "They each have their own personalities. Even the worn out '55 6500 just keeps plugging along. I guess that's why I enjoy collecting them. I like a truck with a little history, and I know most of these trucks histories. It would be hard to call any my favorite" .~~ Editor


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