1954 Chevy Five-window Deluxe 3100 Pickup with Chrome grill, bumpers and accents. Paint is in excellent condition and the oak floor in the bed is new with chrome runners. Upgraded tires and wheels. The seat has been reupholstered and seatbelts have been added. The electrical system has been updated to 12 volts with an alternator for easy starting of the correct 235 c.i. Thriftmaster 6 cylinder in-line engine and correct 4-speed manual transmission with "granny" gear. Factory-installed turn signals. There is plenty of room for a 283 small-block and a Powerglide transmission but I prefer to keep it original. This beauty will definitely turn some heads!
This body style, the first with flat- top bed sides, rounded fenders, one-piece windshield, curved corner windows and "bull-nose" grill was only manufactured part of 1953, all of '54 and part of '55. Most of those that remain have been turned into hot-rods with V8 engines, automatic transmissions (though I am told that some came out with a Power Glide), bucket seats, consoles, air conditioning, rebuilt suspensions, etc. such that they are 1954 5-window pickups in name only. They are getting harder to find and the price keeps going up.
0 Miles on Total Rebuild of Original 235 cu. in. Thriftmaster 6-Cylinder Engine. While the engine was out, I had them replace the clutch as well. The odometer is not capable of registering miles in excess of 100,000 miles so I assume that it has turned over once.
UPDATE: I LEARNED YESTERDAY (SEPT 22,) THAT THE MACHINIST WHO TURNS ALL THE CRANKSHAFTS HAD A HEART ATTACK AND WAS OFF WORK AND THAT WAS THE REASON FOR THE DELAY. HE IS NOW BETTER, HAS RETURNED TO WORK, TURNED THE CRANK, AND THEY ARE FINISHING RE-BUILDING THE ENGINE AND IT WILL BE READY FOR RE-INSTALLATION NLT OCTOBER 1ST.