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1955 Chevy 3600 2nd Series
05 March 2008
From Dan :
My 1955 Chevy 3600 2nd series truck was purchased in 1999. The truck was manufactured in Janesville, Wisconsin.
The first owner was a sheep farmer in Ossain, Iowa who used the truck up until 1995. The second owner just sat on it with plans to restore it. am the third owner. I used the truck as a daily driver and all around work truck until 2006 when the cab started to slide off the frame. It was at this time that I decided to do a complete restoration.
As you can see from the pic, I am almost to the finial body and paint work. I decided to restore the pickup as a custom. I have shaved all badges, gas cap, bumpers, and door handles. The only chrome on the truck will be the wheels.
I have replaced alot of metal in fenders and both rockers, steps, lower door post, and lower door bottom, and skin. I put the latch on the door post and the catch bolt on the door. This work out real well and also leaves enough room in the door for the one-piece window glass I am installing.
I fabricated the custom turn signals. This truck came from the factory with running lights and turn signals. Up front, they are an upside down '55 Chevy car turn signals and in the rear they are 1941 Buick eight lights that are built into the rear fenders.
This winter I completed an all new brake system, utilizing a dual master cylinder for safety.
The gas tank was moved to the rear over the differential. I did keep all the old running gear and engine with the exception off adding 4.10 gears for more speed.
I like the old truck so I want to keep as much as original as possible. I will send more complete pictures when I can.
Daniel J. Gallagher
Dan has a before picture on film that we'll have to wait for! I'm anxious to see more. ~ Editor