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1949 Chevrolet 3100 1/2-Ton

Owned by


Samson Goin
Bolter # 16684
Wichita, Kansas


01 Decemberr 2007
# 2142

From Samson :

           Here is my 1949 Chevrolet 3100 with a '55-'57 235 ( view of the engine compartment ) and 4 speed with granny low. I recently recovered this old beauty from our family farm in the Ozarks. I plan to keep her mostly original with a few upgrades for drivability. ( Passenger side )

           I am currently working through a 12 volt conversion to get the old six going again. I would like to keep the 235 ( I have inline sixes in the Volvo and BMW also -- love 'em) and granny low 4 speed. I'll have to drive around the city a bit to get a feel for rear end gearing.

           I'll probably replace the old torque tube, as it's the reason the truck was parked in the first place. Once I've decided on a replacement rear, I'll tear everything off of the frame and start building back up minus the rust.

           I will replace the tank for an underbed unit and upgrade the brakes -- hopefully not much else.

           For now I have to keep everything on one side of the garage so the wife doesn't have to scrape her windows.


           Glad to hear that you've rescued the truck from fading back into terra ferma! That looks to be a great solid truck to start with. There are articles on the 'Bolt that give you the total "how to" for the trans swap. Good luck with your family jewel -- and thanks for keeping old iron rollin' down the road. ~~ Mike "Burgandybolt" Allen, Stovebolt Welcome (Panel) Wagon