1956 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup – Slammed Street Beast

September 28th, 2021

Bringing us quality builds from the left coast is a way of life for Shawn from Autotopia. This time he has delivered with a slammed 1956 Chevy 3100 Pickup. If this truck looks a skosh unconventional, it is because the stock stepside bed has been removed and a fleetside bed from a 1959 model has been installed. Looks great to me.

First things first; the old straight 6 has been replaced with a fuel injected LS2 V8 (6.0-liter) truck motor mated to a 4L80E automatic transmission. The rear end is a 9-inch Ford with 4.11:1 final drive gears. The built motor makes approximately 450hp but the low gearing makes this a fun drive. Prepared by SoCal Customs, this old truck is loaded with creature comforts (including frigid a/c) that make it an excellent everyday driver.

CPP upper and lower control arms and Ridetech air suspension give this old relic its stance and keep it hanging in the curves. Wilwood disc brakes all around (6-piston front and 4-piston rear) help bring the farm wagon safely to a halt.

The paint and body work are practical for work or play. It is a pickup, after all.

Ride along as Shawn takes this Cowboy Cadillac to the streets. It’s gonna be fun!

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