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Pick Your Power: 1950 Chevrolet 3100

1950 Chevrolet Truck

If you thought the ’55 from yesterday was too pricey, then may I suggest this one instead? This truck is older and the engine has gone missing, but bidding seems to be slower and there’s no reserve! You’ll need to address the rust, but the lack of an engine actually opens up some options. The seller is even willing to throw in a 350 V8 and tranny for a little extra if you’d like to go that route. I’m all about originality, but the extra power and reliability of a tried-and-true 350 would be nice. Take a look here on eBay and let us know how you’d like your work truck!


  1. Cassidy

    I love this body style, but too much rot for the price

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  2. jim s

    i too love this body style. nice find.

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  3. Rancho Bella

    Finally…….something I like. Keep the 350 mr.seller. I like em’ stock

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  4. Blyndgesser

    Not too hard to scare up a full-pressure 235 and a twin carb Clifford intake. That’s the way I’d go.

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  5. Marty Member

    Another one with beautiful, all-over perfect patina.

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  6. Donnie

    patina fancy word for rust . miss the days when people restored there old cars and trucks and made them look like new our better

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  7. Roberto

    There’s a catch, no title. Comes with a mis-matched ’51 3100 title that does not match the VIN.

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  8. Pat Housel

    In line OHC 250cid 6 from a 67-68 firebird for power

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  9. Mr. Bond

    Just like my first truck! It’s not in too bad a condition, but it seems a lot for a non-custom cab. I’d put a pontiac 261 in it. Same block as the original 216. Any more power and you’ll have drive shaft u-joint scattered all over. 4 speed is nice.

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  10. geomechs geomechs Member

    I tend to side with Rancho; I prefer ’em bone stock. However, a nice modification would be a more modern six with full-pressure lube. If you want to stuff a V-8 into one of these the first obstacle is going to be the steering, and it’s a challenge all by itself. I would think that’s why so many customizers use a six.

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  11. Paul R

    Owned a nice 51 model until I started working on it. I was 19 years old at the time and not impressed with the 216 six performance. So I upgraded or should I say downgraded the power train with a 455 olds, turbo 400 and 12 bolt rear from a wrecked 442. Fast it was after it got traction, stopping was nightmare. Overheated, home made drive shaft would vibrate the fillings out of my teeth!

    A teenager with a cutting torch and a Lincoln cracker box welder is a bad combination. I guess we are all guilty of doing some dumb stuff when we were younger.

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  12. Mike

    I would love to restore one of these, reminds me of the one I found that had belonged to my Grandfather. I know where a 235 is sitting right now that was rebuilt, but never put back into the car it came out of came out of a 61 BelAir. It is sitting in a shop covered with a trap, but it is filled with oil after it was overhauled. Been sitting there for about 10 years. Clean it up again, found a tranny, put it all back together and repair the truck, and you could have a nice show truck. OH well listen to me if I said that my Wife she would divorce me, she says I have too many now, and 3 I have been working on for about 10 years now. Man I might have to miss her. Nah!!!!

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