My Classic Car: Ken’s 1950 Chevrolet 3100 Deluxe pickup

My Classic Car: Ken’s 1950 Chevrolet 3100 Deluxe pickup

I purchased this truck in 2003 in anticipation of retirement in 2005 (as a retirement project).

Restored after purchase from the original owner | Ken Cluley photos

Restored after purchase from the original owner | Ken Cluley photos

I purchased this truck in 2003 in anticipation of retirement in 2005 (as a retirement project). I purchased the truck from the original owner ,who had bought it new in Durant, Oklahoma, in 1950.

The truck needed a complete restoration. The original owner was a farmer but he kept the truck covered most of the time when not in use. This was crucial in keeping the rust on the truck to a minimum.

The finished bed

The finished bed

I decided to bring the truck back mostly stock. I did much of the work myself but had the paint and bodywork done by a local painter.

It took approximately three years to completely restore the truck. It has won numerous awards and trophies since. My wife and I still enjoy getting it out on the weekends for a drive.

The engine

The engine

— Ken Cluley, Berryville TX

 

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