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Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 12
1956 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup

September 2001, We purchased our 1956 Chevrolet 3100 from the 3rd owner out of Hillsboro Oregon and had the truck shipped to our House in North East Michigan, I was looking for a Green Chevy or GMC with a 4 speed
Over the coarse of 11 years the 56 was taken completely apart and restored as close to Factory specs as possible with a factory assembly manual, I used mostly NOS parts, Original parts that I restored and some Re- produced parts were used in the restoration...
The truck was built in Oakland California, lived its life out west, the 56 was in good original condition but still needed cab corners and front pillars replaced, (typical with the Task Force trucks), I had the Body parts done as show quality, The Cab, Fenders & Doors were fitted 3 times before Paint, I left the Original Factory Spot welds, I had the brake lines and exhaust formed to original specs, sent the heater, steering Gear box & Radiator out for rebuild, The 235 Motor was rebuilt Completely and I left it with solid lifters, The Motor was boiled down showing the original Blue Paint, (Most truck motors were Gray), I acquired New Glass from PPG and had the Date Codes etched thru the company, it was a long tedious restoration...Forest Green #732 Is the original color with (Standard Interior)
Back in the early 80's when we lived in Arizona we had a 1957 GMC that I did a Frame on Restoration and drove it as a daily driver, Sold it to move back to Michigan, 20 years later (wishing we hadn't sold it), we went to a Car show in St Ignace Mi, GM had there display there and they had a 1957 Chevrolet 3100, after seeing that I said to My Wife wouldn't it be nice to have another Green Task Force truck to drive, the adventure began, So Far since the restoration was finished. We have shown the truck with AACA & VCCA, The 56 has received so far a Repeat Senior Grand National with AACA, & also received 996 Points for a first Oval with VCCA....The 56 has been in Both AACA & VCCA Magazines, We plan on having the truck judged for a few more years while I can keep it in it's current condition since the restoration , Then we may venture out to Non judging shows and Drive it locally down the road......
Joined: Apr 2004
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The Task Force truck look great. And you did a wonderful write up with selected images to go in here ... the gallery update! You've come a long way since September 2013 and your original Gallery submission.

Congrats on all the recognition you got for all the hard work you did. thumbs_up

Thanks for doing this update. I'll fix your Gallery page to link in here. The DITY Gallery link still works. I'll update the photo links, too.

Peggy M
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Joined: Aug 2019
Posts: 216
Wowser! Very nice! Like driving a brand new ‘56.

1957 Chevy 3200
PS, A/C, Tilt column, Rebuilt 350, Rebuilt TH350, Reupholstered Bench Seat, sound proof/insulated, LED headlights/taillights
Joined: Jan 2023
Posts: 89
Okay........ so I've seen a lot of nice trucks in my short time here in this forum.
But WoW this one blows me away.

1958 3100 Fleetside w/235 4spd
Joined: Sep 2009
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Absolutely beautiful truck! yahoo

Exceptional work all around. thumbs_up

I like the trucks home too! Wonderful back drop.

Thanks for sharing! shake


1951 Chevy 3 window 3100 (My Grandpa's hunting truck)
1966 Chevelle (Wife's Hot Rod)
2013 Chevy Silverado (Current daily driver)
US Army MSG Retired (1977-1998)
Com Fac Maint Lead Tech Retired (1998-2021)

Finally time to get to work on my Grandpa's (now mine) truck!
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Fabulous truck and write-up! You have allot of 'bolters drooling. Thanks for sharing!

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1952 Chevrolet 3100
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‘59 235 w/hydraulic lifters
“Three on the Tree” & 4:11 torque tube
Updated to: 12v w/alternator, HEI & PCV
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 109
That’s my dream configuration except for the 4-speed… but the color and the white grill and bumpers are perfect!
Suddenly feeling in the dumps…

Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 12
Thank you everyone for your Nice comments on our 56, I'm glad I could get the pics on the Stovebolt forum again.....STEVE M

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