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1956 Chevy 3100 Stepside
14 February 2008
From Clint :
Just an update with some photos for Jeb, my 1956 1/2-ton pickup. Jeb is now street legal, titled, registered and inspected in the State of Louisiana. He has a 350 SBC with TH350 auto tranny and 2.73 highway gears out back, Camaro front clip and rearend. He also has all new wiring from American Autowire Kit, Highway 15 Series. Added a tilt column from a 1976 pickup and installed an El Camino steering wheel. [ View from the rear ]
I spent the end of January adding bedliner to the diamond plate steel bed insert that came with the truck. Painted the ol’ boy with BPS tractor and truck paint from our local TCS.
Yep! Another brush and roller paint job. [ Close-up of the paint job ] All in all, for my purposes of a daily driver, I think it turned out real well.
12 March 2007
From Clint :
Here are some photos of my "new" 1956 3100 Stepside which we've nicknamed "Jeb." When my son first saw it, he said it looked like a Sherman Tank, and suggested "Sherman" as a name. Being from the South, I chose Jeb for the Stuart tank of WWII.
I bought Jeb from a fellow over in Tyler, Texas. He had started the project but decided he wanted a horse more. A 1979 Z-28 Camaro subframe has been grafted to the stock frame and the Camaro 3.73 rearend as well. The Camaro frontend adds power steering, power disc brakes and IFS.
I have freshly rebuilt a 305 from an '84 Chevy pickup and added a rebuilt TH350. This should be going into the truck in the next week or so. I bought an electric fan from a late model Volvo that fits the radiator perfectly. Eventually, I'll add a/c.
I've acquired a set of '95 Suburban seats with console from the local junkyard and they are a perfect fit. A '73-83 Chevy tilt column will be topped by a '74 Nova steering wheel with "Chevrolet" script on the hornpad. A new gas tank from Classic Parts resides behind the seats in the cab.
This truck will be my everyday driver / workhorse. I'm more interested in functionality than beauty with this one. Eventually, after he's running and driving, I'll paint Jeb.