Meet Pig, my 1954 3100
In the mid 80’s, my buddy drove one. I wanted one ever since. About 26 years, I finally bought one. The namesake comes from removing about 20 lbs of crud out of the cab.
Upon hauling Pig home, I squirted ATF into the spark plug holes, letting it soak for a few days. Meanwhile, we made the 12 v conversation. The motor rotated by hand, so we stuck the fuel line into a gas can. After 25 years, Pig spit many acorns out the tailpipe, but ran! A few oil and tranny leaks, but no excessive oil burning or smoking. The carb was shot, so I installed dual 2 bl webers and fenton dual exhaust. Other than these mods, Pig is stock, even with the 4 speed hydramatic! It runs great! Since owning Pig, we’ve won Best Driver and Pif was in an insurance commercial.
Fast forward, I was diagnosed with Young onset Parkinson’s and had to retire early. I recently made a very difficult decision to modernize Pig. It was getting more difficult for me to drive and traffic is too fast for a stock 1954 pickup. So I purchased a perfectly running 2002 s10 with 61k miles, 4.3l, AT....and then ripped the thing apart to begin the transformation. Since I can no longer weld, I purchased a Code 504 conversion kit. My son almost has the frame ready to for the 54 body. I went through the S10 wiring harnesses, leaving only what what I think it will need to run, plus a few accessories. I plan on modifying the 54 steering column to keep the interior looking stock, except AC.
Later this year, we hope to have a cool daily driver that my wife can drive when I cannot. Wish us luck!
Last edited by Scott from Idaho; Thu Mar 25 2021 01:49 PM. Reason: Added language