53 Chevy 3100 * No Reserve *

  • Location: Amelia Court House, Virginia, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Other Pickups
  • Year: 1953
  • Mileage: 999999
  • VIN: H53L007303
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Vehicle Title: Clean

1953 Chevrolet Other Pickups Description

Restoration Summary

Thank you for your interest in this vehicle. We purchased this truck in 2019 and have since completed a frame off rotisserie restoration. The drivetrain is essentially as we purchased with some upgrades. Most of the body panels are new panels are new. We have done our best to describe the vehicle and welcome questions from serious bidders. We put 3 miles on the truck after the restoration and prior to placing this listing.


Original Panels

The cab, cowl, doors, and dash were retained and appear to be original to the truck. The cab corners were apparently replaced at some point.

New Panels

New panels with the restoration included:

· Code 504 S10 frame conversion package

· hood (one piece)

· front fenders

· front inner fenders

· front filler panel

· radiator filler panel

· radiator support

· custom firewall

· cab floor pan

· running boards

· rear fenders

· bed front and bed sides

· bed to side to running board filler panels

· tailgate

· front and rear bumpers


New oak bed with polished stainless strips


The door glass appears original. The windshields, rear window and vent windows (including vent window frames and latches) are new.


The truck has an S10 frame, a common conversion for these old trucks. The frame was cleaned and prepped prior to being pained. As part of the restoration, a proper Code 504 frame conversion package was installed.

Suspension, Steering, and Brakes

The truck has 100% new suspension, steering, and brake components.

The Summit Racing steering column is attached to a new factory gear box and Tuff Stuff pump.

The brakes are disc in the front and drum in the rear, with all new components, including lines, master cylinder, Wilwood proportioning valve, residual valves, and booster. Emergency brake is a Lokar floor mount, and new Lokar cables.

All suspension components were replaced, including front coil springs and control arms, and rear leaf springs.


The drivetrain was not replaced as part of the restoration. The prior owner indicated it was an excellent, reliable driver. Engine codes indicate it is a 305 SBC. The transmission is a 2004R (4-speed automatic). The rear end is a GM 10 bolt. ** correction- listing originally indicated 12 bolt **

Everything has fresh fluids, with new freeze plugs for the engine. I’ve dressed the engine up with a new Edelbrock Performer intake and carburetor, new aluminum air filter, valve covers, and oil pan. Sanderson ceramic headers backed are by MagnaFlow polished mufflers, and new steel fuel tank. Fuel delivery is by Holley frame mounted electric pump, with all new fuel lines. The new aluminum water pump is paired with new radiator. March serpentine pulley (custom metal work required for inner fender due to alternator location- looks great, photos available upon request)

At the time of this listing, we found no fluid leaks.


The electrical components are 100% new.

· Painless wiring harness (with custom mounted fuse box in the speaker box behind the seat for easy access).

· ProForm alternator

· Summit Racing HEI distributor

· Morroso 8mm plug wires

· Accel plugs

· Kenwood radio receiver/CD player

· Rockford Fosgate speakers

· New Vintage dash instruments

· Duracell battery is frame mounted

· Rear lights are LED

Vacuum wiper drive and switch appear original and functional


The interior parts are all new, and include:

· Procar seats

· Custom center console with storage

· TMI door panels

· New Vintage gauges

· Lokar floor shifter

· Lokar floor mounted emergency brake

· Custom speaker box behind the seat, with fuse box built in for easy access

· Carpet with pad

· Sound deadening liners for all cab exterior surfaces


Both the paint base and clear are AkzoNobel (Lesonal and U-Tech respectively)


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