By today's standards, the 1948 GMC 3100 pick-up could be considered
a 'step-side' - a Silverado from another time. This 3100 'Rat Rod'
has served honorably as our shop-truck for about a year. From the
plank bed to the distinctive 'patina' finish, this GMC pick-up is
an eye-catcher. The body is straight, true, but does have a 'few'
areas where rust is present. There is even the possibility that
some of the original finish may still be present. US Mags 20"
chrome spoke alloys mount Delinte radials for a great look and
stance. The interior is well 'thought out'. A comfortable bench
seat is upholstered in black vinyl and the dash houses a 'factory'
gauge package (currently inop). A Sunpro gauge package has been
added along with a late-model tilt wheel column. There is no A/C,
but a full windshield sun visor keeps passengers cool and
comfortable. The engine compartment is home for a 350ci Chevy LT-1
motor. We do not know of the donor vehicle, but an educated guess
would be a mid-'90s Impala/ Camaro. These engines had cast iron
heads, fuel injection, dedicated ECM controller and were rated at
275bhp-325lb/ft. The LT-1 is backed by a GM 3-speed automatic with
custom floor shift. Electrics have been converted to 12-volt and a
new fuel tank has been installed. Steering is power assisted,
brakes are power disc/drum w/dual master cylinder and a front sway
bar aids handling. This GMC 3100 gets down the road very well and
will soon become a fun ride for a lucky someone. ALL VEHICLES SOLD
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