1955 Chevrolet Pickup Second Series 3100 ½ ton Short Bed

1955 Chevrolet Other Pickups 3100

Condition: Used
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Other Pickups
SubModel: 3100
Type: Standard Cab Pickup
Year: 1955
Mileage: 8,268
Engine: 235
Cylinders: 6
Transmission: 3 speed with Overdrive
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tuck and roll naugahyde saddle upholstery
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Naperville, Illinois, United States

Description for Chevrolet Other Pickups 1955

With regret, it is time to let go of a stalled project because of business and time demands. I have owned this truck since 1977 and drove it off and on over the years. Was disassembled to finally fix rust-again- in 2002 and off road since. Has been started regularly, moves and brakes/parking brake work. A great candidate to go back to stock or a street project. Originally Neptune Green.

Many new parts installed, but this was over the years. So all parts described below as “New” were replaced in the past, and are not the original parts. 8,268 miles on all mechanical work and parts. Odometer set back to 0 at time of engine rebuild.

New 4 Season Storm Guard cover last fall. Have tossed the windshield, back glass, heater, front bed panel, bed wood and strips.

1955 Commercial Factory Assembly and Parts manuals included. Tons of receipts.


Original 235 Engine rebuilt correctly, but some years ago. First year for insert bearings! .010 bore, crank, cylinders, deck and head. Line bored, new oil pump, water pump, vacuum fuel pump, hydraulic cam conversion Sig Erson RV-20-H #151921 (RV -3/4), new rocker shaft and arms, rebuilt carb.

I have just replaced the Pertronix ignition and the battery in Feb.

I had installed a correct Chevrolet commercial vehicle 55-57 6 cyl. Overdrive transmission with correct carb linkage / wiringand kick down switch.

Newer stock exhaust. Accessory oil filter. Radiator was re-cored.

Rebuilt 4:11 third member, new axle bearings and seals.

Rebuilt generator and starter. Gen is charging. New Starter switch.

New brake cylinders, master, drums, front bearings, seals, drag link and tie rod.

New front springs and new motor/trans mounts.


Original seat recovered with authentic tuck and roll. Matching material door panels and visor.

Clear coat black on column / shifter tree, radiator panel, horn, oil bath air cleaner.

New wiring harnesses.

Front fender rear half sections, Right and Left welded in. Surface rust on both.

New outer cab corners welded in. There is a pair of hand fashioned inner corners in place, not the newer stamped versions.

New steps and rockers welded in.

New body mount pads – cab and radiator support.

Chrome was redone years ago, but not show chrome and light pits are coming back.

Door bottoms welded in, but not well. Has warpage, covered in DuraGlass.

Original front and rear painted bumpers. Rear drilled for bolt on bumper hitch.

Newer tailgate.

New bed sidechannels included, old ones removed.

Small rust through (3 spots) on cab top from trapped moisture fromtoasted plastic tarp disintegration under old truck cover . Older spray on sound proofing is starting to come up.