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Meet Pig, my 1954 3100
#1402957 Thu Mar 25 2021 01:43 PM
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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

1954 3100 with Hydra-Matic
Currently undergoing S10 conversion
Parkinson’s...it’s not just for the elderly
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Re: Meet Pig, my 1954 3100
Scott from Idaho #1402964 Thu Mar 25 2021 02:30 PM
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Too cool!


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Re: Meet Pig, my 1954 3100
Scott from Idaho #1402978 Thu Mar 25 2021 05:06 PM
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Deluxe cab and a wrap around rear bumper. thumbs_up Once you get it mounted on the S10 frame, it'll be "Super Deluxe". I've done some research on Code 504, I think you made the right decision to utilize their expertise. It'll save you a lot of time.

Good luck and let us know when you get it back on the road.

John


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Re: Meet Pig, my 1954 3100
Scott from Idaho #1403010 Thu Mar 25 2021 08:16 PM
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Nice looking 54. We do what we have to do to keep our butt in the drivers seat.


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Re: Meet Pig, my 1954 3100
Justhorsenround #1403079 Fri Mar 26 2021 04:09 AM
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Thx!


1954 3100 with Hydra-Matic
Currently undergoing S10 conversion
Parkinson’s...it’s not just for the elderly
Re: Meet Pig, my 1954 3100
Scott from Idaho #1425407 Tue Sep 28 2021 11:13 PM
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That's going to be a sweet truck to drive :-) Any plans for the take off parts ? I've got a 55.1 I'm trying to save.

Re: Meet Pig, my 1954 3100
Scott from Idaho #1425420 Wed Sep 29 2021 03:18 AM
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In one way or another, i think they all start off as "pigs". We transform them to what we want, to make them "princes".
Enjoy your project, youre lucky to have a very good starting platform!
Happy Truckin,
Marty

Re: Meet Pig, my 1954 3100
Scott from Idaho #1425478 Thu Sep 30 2021 12:17 AM
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Don't let the original drivetrain, steering column, and linkage get away. Hard to find hydra-matic stuff. Actually the frame, the transmission cover, master cylinder, driveshaft/torque tube... I see it has electric wiper motor also.

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