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#1447010 Mon Apr 04 2022 03:23 PM
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DonBolt Offline OP
1955.1 3100 Barn Find

This truck was in a barn in Oregon for 30 years. The last owner discovered and revived it to running condition. Being a Ford guy, he turned it over to me.

So far, I have given it full factory option turn signals and side mirrors. I've found a set of original 16 inch wheels and had them powder coated. New 215/85/16 tires as well.

I'm swapping the 3 speed for a T5, currently.

In the future, I plan to add dual carbs and dual exhausts to the 235 engine.
Last edited by DonBolt; Mon Oct 10 2022 02:53 PM. Reason: Typos

1955.1 3100
235, 12v, 5-window, 5 speed
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What an amazing find. thumbs_up Not very many are discovered to be as straight and solid as yours. Congratulation's, and thank you for sharing your truck with us.


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Nice truck. I have a couple questions. Mine came with the mouse ear turn signals on the front fenders but no turn signal switch on the column. Where did you find the turn signal switch? I noticed that you have the rear left fender with indent for spare tire. Are you keeping it that way or spare under bed? I need a fender like that if you are converting.

54 Chevy 3100 Deluxe 3 speed on column. Keeping original as possible but changed to 12 volt system.
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Turn signals were a 54-55 factory option. Uses the same parts from a car.
Today you can purchase a new reproduction.

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DonBolt Offline OP
Hi Joe. I recently swapped my dimpled rear fender for a no-dimple. For a spare, I use my AAA card.
Buoymaker is right, factory turn signals were an option, so I bought a repro factory setup from Classic Parts and am very happy with it. It installed easily onto the column (as in photo), and lines up with the wheel nicely.
New photos coming.

1955.1 3100
235, 12v, 5-window, 5 speed
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