Classic Chevrolet & GMC Trucks from 1934-1998
I have a “54” 3100. However the VIN # is H550005240.
This plus a few other clues makes me think this is really a 55
The “000” after the 55 is throwing me as (per my research) I should expect a letter to indicate the plant where it was built.
Can anyone point me to somewhere else to look?
You have a 1955 1st series. The truck is a 1/2 ton 3100 Series (H), a 55 1st series (55-almost identical to 1954), made in Fremont, CA (O) and was the 5,240 truck off the line (005240). Hope this helps and welcome to the site.
Next question: for a 55 1st Series what is the “stock” original wheel size and tire size(s)
I have a GMC 100 1956 but i don´t know the boltpattern the only thing i know is that it´s 6 bolt, Can someone help me??
im building a 57 3200
I was thinking of paining the grill and bumpers black instead of the white. anyone have any thoughts on this?
Recently my dad gavemy son a 1953 5 window pu that is in need or restoration. Would it be better to keep original or customize it as far as value goes. It has the original engine and all original body.
If you want your son to be able to drive it, make it a resto-mod. The value is up to you, with the sky the limit. But more importantly, it will be an enjoyable, usable truck, that is much safer and more comfortable to drive. My ’51 has a Chevy V8 engine and Turbo 350 transmission, which you can pick up on Craigslist for almost nothing. The front suspension and steering (front clip) is from a Camaro. It has vintage air. The engine came from a 1980 Chevy C10, so it included power steering. The truck now has power steering, power disc brakes, 3-point seat belts, A/C and modern heat, tilt-steering, and more modern gauges and stereo. It is dependable, gets pretty good gas mileage, drives like my Acura, and everyone that sees it loves it. Yet I don’t have much money in it – though a lot of hours. At the moment we are continuing to do upgrades, like padding the dash for improved looks and safety, and replacing the side windows with safety glass (the others have already been replaced), and updating the interior layout.
Did you have to modify the cab floor for clearance for automatic transmission?
Not at all. Went in with no issues.
Your article was exclelent and erudite.
I am looking at a 51 gmc where can I find ser.# and what would be a good starting price for a restorable truck. it was a driver then stored for 10 years
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I have found a 1957 GMC 1/2 ton for sale with a 347 Pontiac with tri power and a munci trans in it. the seller claims it is original and it it appears as it could be. Is this possible
Yes ,I also have a 1957 GMC with the 347- This year and 1958 they were using Pontiac motors as a test for v8’s in pickups,after this they made a engine(V8) just for pickups
I’m putting a pontiac 400 in my 55 old series the block is a 75 . What kind of motor mount is used on a 57 truck . Thanks for any info
Does anyone know what a 1950 Chevy 1 1/2 ton truck with grain bed with a lift on it would be worth. It was bought new in 1950 and owned by the same people since. It is still a six volt system with the starter and gear shift on the floor. Still have the stock rack for it too.
I what disc brakes and power steering on a 63 c20.most kits are 5 lug. Is ther a kit for 8 lug or will I be changing my rear-end also?
i have a 1958 apache 3600 with a 9ft 3 inch step side bed ,not stretched or altered ,frame is one piece,wheel base is 133 inches.anyone have hany info on this?
Does anyone know if a 1957 3100 and 3600 body and suspension parts would interchange?
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PS. Sorry for my English is not perfect yet …
I am doing small details on a ’57. Does anyone know the locations to install the three different bumpers on each door/door jamb. There are more holes than bumpers on each side so not sure of the placement of the 3 per side.
We have a 1966 Chevy Cruise Air van. We know it was made off-site from Chevy. It is a fiberglass small rv. We cannot find any information on it. Can anyone help?
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It was funny. Keep on posting!
Anyone know where I can locate a 1939/46 — 1/2 to 1 ton truck with a glass carrying body that can be restored and donated to a WWII museum?
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I just purchased a 1959 Chevy Apache. How can I find out what model it is?
I just bought an old Chevy pickup truck and I’m trying to figure out what year / model it is. The owner thought it was a ’41, but has no title and we can’t find the VIN. It is a wrecker and I found a wrecker permit that states its a 1944, which doesn’t seem possible due to the war. It has the 2 speed dually rear end with the 8.25×20 tires which narrows it down to the 5000 / 6000 series. But, the wheel base is 172″ which doesn’t seem to exist and it has “General Motors Truck” stamped into the passenger side of the hood. The motor ID starts with FEA, which a few sites think that is a ’48, but the grill doesn’t match. My grill has both the upper & lower slats oriented horizontally. Any ideas?
I am looking for an old truck with or without a glass carrying body that can be restored and donated to a non-profit WWII Museum located at the site of the largest port of embarkation in the USA.
Over a million and a half US shipped out from this camp, many of whom did not return. My four generation family operated a glass and metal business that helped build several US military bases and a display of the equipment used to construct the bases would be of interest to the school children and the “greatest generation” that that helped build them. Many thanks.
I have recently bought a 1973 Chevy Cheyenne 1/2 ton. It is stock except for the engine. The engine is a 305 with 4 bbl from a 1984 Monte Carlo SS (according to the engine ID on the front passenger side plate of the engine). It currently has a Holley carb on it but can’t get it to work right. I need to know what carb needs to be on the engine for street usage. The engine otherwise is stock with a GM intake manifold, split plenum.
Forgot to add that the present Holley is a manual chock carb, so would like to stay with a manual choke carb.
I need parts to rebuild a manual column shifter and don’t know where to get them. I don’t want to put in a floor shifter. Any help is appreciated.
Does anyone know the bolt pattern for a 1952 or 1953 3100? And what are the stock tire sizes front and rear for those years?
Does anyone know a good source for some 1936 low cab chevy doors?
I am rebuilding the front suspension of my 1966 C-10. I am needing a pair of offset upper control arm shafts so I can adjust the camber. Does anyone know where I can find these? I have searched the internet with no luck! Any info will be greatly appreciated!!!
I have a 72′ chevy blazer, 350, 4wd. I am needing to replace the fuel pump as well as a fuel line that connects the carb to th e fuel pump. I think I found the correct fuel line for that model but it’s listed for 2wd on the site I found it on. Is the fuel line that connects carb to fuel pump the same as for 2wd and 4wd on a 72′ blazer?
I’m getting my mother in laws 1960 Apache 10 up and running. When they parked it, the 350 they put in made it overheat. Would a newer, bigger radiator fix this issue?
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Have two 1 and 1/2 ton chevy trucks. ’47 and ’49. Both complete. Want to deal them
Does anyone know if you can flat tow a 1952 Chevy pickup. Manual transmission..
i have a 1987 Chevy pickup with a 305 engine. the service engine light comes on after about 10- 15 minutes of driving.
i changed the oxygen sensor and reset the code, however the light still comes on. any thoughts….
I very recently bought a 1953 truck. Unfortunately I didn’t realize it had a 54 bed. There’s not a huge difference, but I’m noticing that the cab appears to have a bit of a tilt. The cab corners appear to be lower giving the appearance that the doors are running down hill a bit. The gab between the cab corner and the bed is zero. The frame appears to be straight, but I’m afraid that something is terribly wrong with the way this cab mounts and I’m not sure how to address it. What should I look for concerning the way this cab mounts. I plan to take it to a shop and have them examine it more closely. Any advice would be helpful. I’m beginning to feel as though I took a bite out of a bad apple on this one.
I have a low cab 1936 chevy truck that has the spare tire mounted on the driver’s side fender. All pictures I see of other ’36’s the spare is mounted on the Passenger side fender. So was there an option on this?
I have a 1974 camper special 2500 that has Chevrolet on the tailgate and a bowtie emblem in the grill. Title indicated chevy but it has a gmc emblem on the driver’s side behind the door on the cab molding. Any ideas? Thanks
Hi may be interested in redoing a truck like my grandpa used to drive in our business. He started the business in 1904 and passed it on down to me. I think it is a 40s chevy if someone could look at it and tell me there is just a shot from the side. It is on mauller.com thanks
i’m trying to ID the engine in my recently purchased 1951 CHEVY 3100. IT’S A 6 CYL. with a 1 bbl Rochester carb. Truck has a 4 speed tranny.
Here is set numbers found on the Head, near the spark plugs, on pass side: B35918241570
there is also another # on the Block in front of the Starter: OII379IF55X
I’ve tried the various cross references online but can’t come close.
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