1954 3100 Chevy Truck
From Ron :
I started having problems with my 1954 Chevy truck in 2006. There was something wrong with the power steering. I talked to several folks on Stovebolt and decided to put it in the shop.
Well, since it was in the shop, we started going after some of the others issues. We even pulled the engine and worked on it. We worked on the floor problems. The truck stayed in the shop for two years!
15 June 2007 Update
From Ron :
Here's an update for my 1954 3100 Chevy Truck. As I mention in my first entry below,
I purchased the truck in July 1983 after a three year search. Previously, I had found a 1955 1st Series for only $75 but my wife said she didn't want that junk in the yard.
I told her I would still look for one in better shape. I happened to look in the paper and found this one and went and bought it on my lunch hour. It was in relatively good mechanical condition and the body was in good shape because it came from Southern Indiana where they use little road salt.
This truck almost caused a divorce because I had it delivered and she accused me of trying to it sneak home.
I have upgraded the front suspension, put in Pacer IFS dual carburetors with an Offenhauser intake and Fenton headers. It now has a Pacer rear end with 2.73 gears and a T-5 transmission. I also lowered the suspension with a kit from Fat Fendered Street Rods, used seats from a Buick LeSabre, put on new fenders, running boards, floor boards, rear mounted gas tank, roll pan and LED tail and bedroll lights. It has new wiring and an electric fan. I also had a machine shop overhaul the engine.
I have since gotten a divorce and she has to pay me every month for the next ten years. Now the truck is getting done. I am just waiting on the body man and engine man for getting the rest all done. Check out my Webshots for more pictures!
Ron had an update on the Forums that his truck is going to be delayed due to the body shop. Hopefully he can get it back soon!! ~ Gallery Gal
12 May 2005
This my 1954 Chevy 3100 that I purchased in July 1983. It has been a long road for this truck.
The initial purchased almost caused a divorce and a divorce has allowed me to do more to the truck than I thought possible. Just started in earnest last year.
It may always look like a beater but I don't care. Reverse snobbery! I know I could spend the money to do more but the safety part is most important.
On the list for a daily driver: eclectic wipers, T-5 transmission.
This site is the highlight of my day check it multiple times doing the day when I am not working. Thanks for all the work to you all.