VERY CUSTOMIZED PICKUP, LOTS OF CUSTOM WORK, GREAT TRUCK AT A GREAT PRICE
This 1958 Chevy 3100 pickup is what you get with a little talent, some creativity, and access to a parts bin full of OEM components. The result is a trick truck that will have people guessing, but the whole thing is so nicely finished that you really can't tell where the lines are drawn. Buy it for how it looks, but you'll also enjoy the story it has to tell.
The cab is 1958, but Chevy experts will note that the nose is from a '56 and the bed is a stepside from a 1991 C/K pickup. But the fact is, all the parts flow together so nicely that it just looks right. Add in a 4-inch top chop and a hood scoop and it becomes one heck of a custom. To show off that trick bodywork, they gave it a shiny turquoise paint job that looks right on the vintage Chevy sheetmetal and foregoes the usual graphics and metallic to make the workmanship speak for itself. Both the front and rear bumpers have been shaved, but with the forward-canted fenders and hooded headlights, it looks like it's in motion even when it's sitting still. All the emblems and handles were shaved, but they kept the shiny headlight rings and chrome grille insert for tradition's sake. The bed is still fully functional and includes a fuel filler cap in the floor, a full-sized spare tire, and a flush-mounted tonneau cover that keeps everything dry and out of sight. There's also a trailer hitch hidden behind the rear license plate, so this is a truck that still works as a truck.
The luxurious interior shows more clever parts-bin engineering. Those tan leather buckets are from a late-model Suburban, and while they have some character, they're also a lot more comfortable than the original vinyl bench. A tilt column from another GM product slides right in and is topped by a leather-wrapped Grant steering wheel and the door panels are custom pieces that look great. An aftermarket center console features locking storage and a pair of cup holders, and the dash has been painted to match the body. And speaking of color-matching, dig the custom gauges from Dolphin, whose turquoise faces are an almost perfect match to the truck itself – how cool is that? A custom housing under the dash holds the Vintage Air A/C controls and a pair of vents, and for entertainment there's an AM/FM/CD stereo system that actually sounds pretty good in the old pickup's cab.
Just to keep the unusual theme going, power comes from a 400 inch Pontiac V8 borrowed from a late-70s Trans Am. Edelbrock supplied a Performer RPM cam, a Torker II intake and a 4-barrel carb, all of which were installed when the engine was rebuilt. The firewall was smoothed and the whole thing was topped by a Cadillac air cleaner for a period custom look. The front suspension is from a 1981 Chevy pickup, including the power steering setup, while the rear end is from a 1979 Cadillac Seville and comes complete with disc brakes. A TH400 3-speed automatic transmission with a shift kit inside handles the gear swaps and the suspension sits low enough to get noticed but not so low that it makes trouble. Staggered Rally wheels with spinners and 195/65/15 front and 275/60/15 rear white-letter tires complete the look.
With impressive workmanship and clever engineering, this 1958 Chevy pickup is a totally unique machine that wears it extremely well. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Air Conditioning
- CD Player
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Leather Seats
- Power Steering
- Build Receipts
- Telescopic Wheel
- Tilt Wheel
- Transmission Spec
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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