You can sum up this 1955 Chevrolet 3100 pickup in just one word: vivid. Glowing Electric Green paint, just the right amount of chrome, and a freshly rebuilt small block under the hood give this hauler the right credentials to qualify for the slickest truck weve seen in a long time.
Getting attention has never been difficult for these trucks, but the brilliant 2005 Chrysler Electric Green paint will have folks stopping in their tracks. Repainted in May of 2014, its so fresh that youll be tempted to touch it to see if its still wet. The all-new Task Force pickups had a distinct familial resemblance to the Chevy motorcars that year, and was one of the biggest steps forward in civilizing the utilitarian pickup. As a result, customs like this look especially smooth, thanks to their curve-hugging bumpers, egg crate grille, and hooded fenders. Much of the original trim was shaved during the build, leaving only the important design elements in place and giving the rest of the truck a more modern look. Workmanship is quite good, with great fit and finish throughout, especially out back where the fully finished white oak bed is a knockout. Great prep gives the paint an ideal surface and even with that high-visibility paint, the details tend to stand out as the light plays over the trucks many intricate design elements. The bed is beautifully finished with contrasting cherry-stained oak and stainless rub strips, a standard upgrade on any modern custom.
Things get better inside, where a pair of buckets take the place of the vinyl-covered bench. Contrasting two-tone upholstery with matching door panel inserts offer a great look that not only looks rich but seems to make the cabin even more spacious. Other details include a polished tilt steering column and matching billet steering wheel, making it easy to get comfortable in that replacement seat. A full array of Dolphin gauges have a retro look and work well with the polished instrument panel that pays more than a passing resemblance to the original. An AM/FM/CD stereo system provides the entertainment, and all the weather seals are new, so it seals up nicely to keep things quiet on the highway.
The engine is a stout 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 with a fresh rebuild finished in June of 2014. Featuring an .040 overbore, an Eagle forged crank, I-beam rods, flat-top pistons, and late-model Vortec heads, it makes an estimated 450 horsepower at the crank. Its detailed with a bit of chrome and the engine bay was obviously smoothed and painted to give it a show-quality look. The wiring and plumbing was cleverly hidden and with a big aluminum radiator up front, it doesnt sweat hot days. Its linked to a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and a 10-bolt rear end full of 3.08 gears, so its punchy around town and effortless on the highway. An independent front suspension and power disc brakes were part of the package, too, so this truck tracks like a cruise missile on the open road and stops a lot better than new. Shiny Riddler wheels emulate vintage Torque Thrusts and carry fat Nitto radials that fill the wheel wells in appropriate truck style.
Smooth, powerful, fast, and loaded with creature comforts, this is the truck youll want for your next long-distance haul. Give us a call today!