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Proper 3100 Hood Side Emblem

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

During the Advance Design years no less than four different Chevrolet hood side emblems were used on 1/2 tons. Each of their two mounting pins are in the same place so the punched hood holes were unchanged during these years. All were chromed die cast even during the 1952-1953 Korean war chrome shortage.

The following pictures show the correct emblem for each of the years. Beware, some vendor’s catalogs do not list them correctly.

Note: Between mid-1949 through 1951, a separate small 3100 emblem was placed below the Chevrolet letter plate. Therefore, hoods during these years will have two additional factory punched holes. The longer Chevrolet emblem used between 1949-1952 are the same.

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1949-1951 3100 Emblem (above)

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1955 First Series (above)

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1952 (above)

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1953-1954 (above)

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1947-1949 Thriftmaster (above)

1948 Chevrolet 3100

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Owner: Scott Scheibner

1948 chevrolet 3100

Years ago when I lived in Washington State, I had a 1950 Chevrolet 3100 that I restored/rebuilt customized from the frame up. It was my hunting and fishing truck and I loved it. During a time when I was getting ready to build an addition to my house here in California, I got talked into selling my 50. Never felt such pain as I did watching it drive away. My wife hugged me and told me that someday I could get another one. That day finally arrived about 10 years later when I saw my 1948 Chevy 3100 online for sale. It was someone’s project and had a few things done to it that were what I had planned on doing to a truck. I bought the truck and began the long process of re-doing many of the things that were done half assed. It has turned out to be a very special truck even though I’m still working on it.

As with all of my vehicles that I have had and those that I still do, I seem to continually turn to Jim Carter for those parts that aren’t always the easiest to find. I also check with Jim Carter and compare prices because most often his prices are better and he doesn’t gouge you on shipping/handling. I want to thank Jim Carter Classic Truck Parts for always being there with advise, parts and great customer service.

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1950 Chevrolet

Saturday, January 1st, 2005

Owner: Tim Kane

1950 chevrolet pick up truck

This is the restored 1950 Chevy 1/2 ton, 3100 series, my grandfather bought to use on his farm. It now has just over 15K original miles with the factory Firestone’s still on the truck. Everything is as it came from the dealer, with the exception of the wood in the bed, the exhaust system, and the paint.

Original Owner — Arthur J Kane – Colon, MI
Current Owner — Timothy J Kane Jr. Battle Creek MI
216 C.I. — 6 cylinder
3 Speed manual transmission
15,365 original miles

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1950 chevrolet pick up truck

1954 Chevrolet 3100

Monday, November 1st, 2004

Owner: Chuck Sanchez

1954 chevrolet 3100

I bought this very clean truck from a fellow in Spring, Texas who told me he had it in his garage for nine years. He tinkered with it until he got bored and it started taking up space. He said he bought it from a man in Alvin, Texas.

The engine, transmission, driveline and brakes were completed by them. The gas tank has no gas in it and there is no water or battery.

I purchased it from him with the intention of completing the restoration and selling it. I have had the truck repainted to look as original as possible. The boards in the bed have been painted black and as you can see the exterior is green with white bumpers. The interior paint is grey. I had to replace the right window because it had a vertical crack top to bottom. I was lucky enough to find a glass shop right here in Byron that has the old laminated glass for older cars. I removed the wheels to find brand new brake shoes already installed so all I did was adjust the brakes, service the new master cylinder and bleed the brakes. I am still working on replacing window and door seals and door trim then converting from 6 volts to 12 volts system.

The pictures below are a variety from the time I picked the truck up in Texas to shortly after the paint job.

Thanks for your interest.
Chuck Sanchez
Byron, GA

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1954 chevrolet 3100

1950 Chevrolet 3100

Friday, October 1st, 2004

Owner: Paul Frey

1950 chevrolet 3100 pick up truck

1950 Chevy 3100 deluxe cab, this truck was recently refinished by CSCC this spring. Paint custom Sikkens glacier blue pearl.

Modified 283with 327 heads, Saginaw 4-speed, Camaro rear end, Chevy 2 front end, 12 volt conversion, Crager street star, custom Ash bed made by owner, AM/FM/CD player. This month the interior will be completely redone as well a new wiring harness installed.

This year I have received 7 placements in top five and two best of paints. In January it will be shown at the World of Wheels in Chattanooga after the interior is finished.

Some interior option will include: electric windows. Custom door panels, leather bench seat (Caddy) new gauges, console Billet Specialty steering wheel (classic), color matched to outside, new wire harness, hidden wires under hood smoothed firewall.

Best regards,
Paul Frey

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1948 Chevrolet

Thursday, May 1st, 2003

Owner: Mike Klepp – Wichita Falls, TX

1948 chevrolet pick up truck

I bought my 1948 Deluxe cab 3104 in 1995 and have done a complete on-frame “restification.” Everything is stock appearing, but closer inspection will reveal the upgrades I have made in the name of safety and performance.

The drive line is a 1954 vintage 235 that is totally rebuilt. It is disguised with a 216 valve cover. Behind the engine is a 1965 3-speed overdrive coupled to a 1959 open drive rear axle with 3.90 gears. I still have good acceleration, but I can cruise at 65-70 mph all day.

The front and rear suspension as well as the steering are totally rebuilt. To stop the beast is a Nova dual master cylinder connected to upgrade Bendix brakes with new lines and hoses. Radial wide whitewall tires, gas tube type shocks and a panel truck sway bar complete the handling package.

Inside the gauges are rebuilt, seat covered in gray tweed material, steering wheel restored, and new headliner and floor mats added. It was a granny four speed originally, so I collected and installed stock column linkage to shift the newer 3-speed OD.

Outside the body was quite rust free, but 50 years of dents and dings took their toll. The body was stripped, straightened, and painted. Much of the bed is reproduction metal, but all four fenders and both doors are connected to the original cab. Since the truck was black originally, I decided to keep it that way.

The truck does very well at local shows: several firsts, a couple bests of show, and a best paint awards. What I like most is the looks and thumbs up from others as I go down the road. It is a blast to drive.

Mike Klepp
Wichita Falls, TX

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1955 Chevrolet First Series

Saturday, February 1st, 2003

Owner: Mike Harness – Blacksburg, VA

1955 chevrolet first series pick up truck

My truck is a 1955 Chevrolet 3100 First Series Deluxe Cab. My wife used to ride in this truck as a girl in the late 1950’s. It belonged to her neighbor, the original owner. That neighbor drove it for years, and then sold it to another neighbor who used in on his farm for years. Then it was parked by the creek for about five years before I spotted it while on a Sunday drive in 1992.

It was quite rusty and had a set of cattle racks on it. But, I couldn’t resist. With a new battery, a little gas down the carburetor, a slightly burned cousin (who now knows not to pour too much gas because it just might backfire), we started it and I drove it home. I soon had the original 235 engine rebuilt, then embarked on the long journey with Jim Carter’s Antique Truck Parts to restore what I considered to be a real diamond in the rough. I bought my parts from Jim Carter’s, and turned the project over to pro restorer Monty King at King’s Restorations in Cloverdale, Virginia so the body would be done right. The truck has been slowly and meticulously restored over the last ten years and is in near-perfect, near-show-quality condition. The list of items purchased from Jim Carter’s is extensive. This is a ground-up restoration. All body parts were removed and sand-blasted down to good steel. All rust was replaced with new steel, or the entire part was replaced if necessary. Minor cosmetics to the engine would make it a show truck. Body is perfect, mechanics excellent. Truck is very original and can be driven anywhere. It has 127,000 actual miles. It does not currently have a radio installed. All colors are authentic, Juniper Green and White two-tone exterior, with two-tone interior of dark and light green. (Many thanks to the staff at Jim Carter’s for helping me get the exact colors!!!) I kept it as a 6 volt system and I have several original parts as spares. I have enjoyed the truck and the project. It is great to drive. My father-in-law was partly the reason I undertook the project, but he passed away shortly before it was completed. I would consider selling the truck to someone who would like to take it the last bit to perfection.

Mike Harness
Blacksburg, Virginia
(540) 951-2197

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1951 Chevrolet 3100

Thursday, August 1st, 2002

Owner: Dave Hinegardner – Reno Nevada Billie Heaton

1951 chevrolet 3100 pick up truck

This 1951 Chevrolet 3100 has been in our family since my dad bought it new in 1951 in Wooster, Ohio. It has a 216 cu. in. motor, four speed transmission, original radio, that still plays, the original bill of sale and spec. sheet. My girl friend and I started restoring it in 1992. It took 5 years and was done outside because we had no garage. The truck is completely stock, except for the paint and upholstery. Every part was ordered through Jim Carter Antique Truck Parts. The hardest parts to find were the 6.50-16 snow tires. The truck is a daily driver and is entered every year in ‘Hot August Nights’ .. We also put it in shows and parades. I wanted to thank Jim Carter Antique Truck Parts employees for their effort in getting us all the parts to complete this truck project. All the parts we ordered were just like original and we sent nothing back. Working with a company like Jim Carter’s made the project a lot more enjoyable;..

Thank You

Dave Hinegardner & Billie Heaton
Reno, Nevada

1951 chevrolet 3100 pick up truck
1951 chevrolet 3100 pick up truck

1950 Chevrolet 3100

Monday, April 1st, 2002

Owner: Mark DeMonaco

1950 chevrolet 3100 pick up truck

This is my 1950 Chevrolet 3100 Series pickup truck. I bought it around seven years ago for a measly $800.00. It was in decent shape.

No chrome and primered and painted about eight different colors. It has a small block 350 motor backed by a 350 turbo trans. It rolls on 14 x 6 inch rims with G 78 – 14 Commander 2 1/4 whitewalls. Shortly after I purchased it, I tore it down to just the cab and the motor. That’s about the same time I got lazy so the truck sat for the next five years. During which I started buying all the chrome and accessories and pretty much every thing else. Before I knew it the millennium was upon us. I said to myself that I wasn’t going to start out a new decade without the truck so about six or seven months prior to 2000 it got in gear and went to work. I sent it out to get primered and what a nightmare that was. It came back worse than when I sent it. The people did a terrible job. So all my prep work from before was a loss. I had to sand it down to get it the least bit presentable. With the help from some good friends of mine ( you know who you are ) it was finished by the first part of December…..Just in the nick of time. After that it’s been a series of progression. More accessories, then the flame pinstripping, installed a stereo ( CD player, amp and several speakers ), flame thrower kit in the exhaust, etc… etc….

I’m sure that I’m not even close to completion (are they ever really finished? ) My next big project is to install some sort of air assisted suspension….

Thanks for everything,
Mark DeMonaco

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