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This 1950 'Advance Design' Chevrolet 3100 features a great combination of classic virtues and drivability and it's guaranteed to hold its appeal for as long as you own it.
The beneficiary of a two and a half year frame off restoration; every aspect of this award winning truck has been meticulously restored to both preserve the beauty of the design and make the truck more roadworthy. Up front, the familiar chrome grille looks excellent against this trucks bright red exterior. New wide set headlights are complemented by non-original, round amber lights mounted above the pristine front bumper for a look that appears factory correct. The high profile hood features a classic Chevrolet emblem that's in excellent condition up front and great looking "Chevrolet 3100" emblems on each side. The two piece windshield is divided by chrome and sits above a gold pinstripe which circles the whole cab. Behind the cab, a light oak bed is held together with new stainless skid strips and matching light oak bed rails with vintage replica Frontier Gas signs provide a great feeling of 50s service station nostalgia. Two gold pinstripes flow from the light oak bed rails down each of the bed posts to disguise one of the only hard edges on the truck.
Small flashes of new chrome such as a driver's side mirror, door handles, windshield wipers and cool contoured passenger side lock cover give the red exterior a tailored look. On the tailgate, an inverse red on black Chevrolet script is very well done and matches the Chevrolet script on the hub caps. A chrome rear bumper complements chrome tailgate chains and LED brake lights with chrome loomed wiring provide a finished look. Correct large domed center caps with matching trim rings are mounted to 16 inch body color wheels that wear Firestone 60.5 wide white wall tires.
Equipped with a modified Thriftmaster 216 inline six cylinder engine, the bay has a vintage hot rod look. Under hood detailing begins with a fresh coat of satin black paint on the inner fenders that contrasts to the familiar red on the firewall. The Thriftmaster motor is painted bright blue and features a two Rochester single barrel carburetors sitting atop a split manifold. The radiator and engine accessories are painted the same satin black as the engine compartment and blue spark plug wires with red boots are complemented by the finned Offenhauser valve cover. Two chrome air cleaners continue the vintage hot rod theme. All belts and hoses look great and ready for the road and the truck even comes equipped with a correct gloss black horn.
Crawling underneath this 1950 3100 reveals a clean frame with straight sheet metal that's coated in chassis black. A chrome oil pan serves as the main focal point at the bottom of the blue inline six. Correct leaf springs and drum brakes occupy all for corners of this chassis and a correct 3-speed transmission handles shifting duty. Power is put to the ground via a driver friendly Ford 9 inch rear end and a solid axle. A single muffler dual Exhaust system runs the whole length of the truck and meets stainless tips that hang under the curved rear bumper.
Inside, custom red and black seamless door panels include correct chrome window and door handles. A custom red and black bench seat has "Chevrolet" prominently stitched into the center of the back pad. A custom red headliner creates a more comfortable, cockpit like feeling. The dash features traditional stainless trim and a speedometer, a divided gauge with temperature, battery, fuel level and oil pressure, a glove box and a heater/defroster. On the correct black steering wheel a silver horn button mimics the stainless trim on the dash and connects the wheel to a body color steering column complete with a chrome turn signal lever and body color gear selector.
Whether you're racking up more trophies at shows or just spending a Saturday night out on the town, this 1950 Chevrolet 3100 is guaranteed to be the center of attention wherever you go. Call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information on this awesome truck!
1950 Chevrolet 3100 Series Advanced Design Pickup Truck
Foot start & GO! Thriftmaster-6 & 3-Speed on the floor in action with this
vintage classic pickup truck, a 1950 Chevrolet 3-Window 3100 series. They
don't get any nicer than this old truck. Check out the factory heater &
foot start. Come take a ride with us. Enjoy the video - Sam
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The Last HEMI - Segment 1- The Journey Begins
In 1978, a 14 year old boy on his bicycle noticed the back end of a '71
Charger R/T sticking out of a garage. The HEMI badges were gone but, being
the son of a racer, he saw the black body stripes and knew there was
something special about the car.
After getting some pointers from his dad, the boy snuck in and popped the
hood. Sure enough, there was a 426 HEMI under there.
The journey was officially underway.
After some door to door detective work, the boy found the owner and made
initial contact. Though the Charger wasn't for sale, it was an important
first step. For most of the next decade, the boy would periodically check
in to see if the car was available, even offering to trade a clean 440
Charger at one point. The owner simply wouldn't budge.
By the 1990s, the boy, now in his mid-twenties, had bought and sold several
vintage Mopars but he'd never forgotten the Charger in his hometown.
Through a chance encounter at a garage sale, he found out the Dodge was
finally for sale. The owner had turned several buyers away but welcomed the
boy, remembering the years of calls and attempts to buy the car. A price
was agreed upon and the Charger finally came home.
Throughout the early 1990s, the car was shown in its unrestored state while
awaiting its turn to be rebuilt. This thing was a monster on the show
circuit. Luckily we have some photos as proof!
While going through the car, he located TWO broadcast sheets that were
found fully intact.
It showed a build date of June 18th, 1971 -- nearly 2 weeks after any other
HEMI car on record. After months of research, the boy was proven correct
for believing there was something special about the car back in 1978. It
was the final HEMI car ever produced.
Though there were already plans to restore the Charger, this new
information upped the ante considerably. The owner got in touch with the
team at RKM Performance Center and, together, it was decided to go all in.
Go ahead and bookmark the page or visit TheLastHEMI.com. This is a
restoration you won't want to miss.
1950 Chevrolet: Morrison Farm Truck - /BIG MUSCLE
The 1950 Chevrolet 3100 Series pickup is the quintessential American farm
truck. However, after Craig Morrison of Art Morrison Enterprises found it
languishing in someone's front yard, this little farm truck went from
all-slo, to all-go. The original chassis was removed in favor of a new GT
Sport bolt-on unit, as was the original Chevy straight-six engine. In its
place sits a new GM Performance Parts crate motor with EFI injection that's
coupled to a Hughes Performance 4L60E automatic transmission. With the
original paint and interior still intact, this old truck has been given a
new lease on life while still retaining all the heritage that made it great
over 60 years ago.
Custom 1972 Ford Econoline Mystery Machine Van
A few of you had asked to see this custom 72 Ford Econoline, so here it is.
As you can see, they have painted it in dark brown metallic, with the
Mystery Machine Graphics from Scooby Doo. It's powered by the original
inline six cylinder engine. It's riding on a nice set of Cragar SS chrome
mags, with a fairly new set of white letter tires. I hope you find it
interesting, thanks for taking a look!
Filmed at Country Classic Cars in Staunton, IL
The background track is Travel Light, by Jason Shaw of Audionautix.com. It
is available, royalty-free, under Creative Commons unported license 3.0.
It can be downloaded from Audionautix at: