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10 months of hard work turned this old, beaten up Chevy into one of the most advanced trucks on the road.
The conception of this 1950 Chevy 3100
The initial design was sketched out and started to take shape with the body assembly. Art Morrison engineered the chassis and all the component are American-made. It wasn’t just a case of restoring the vehicle to its original standard but they needed to bridge the gaps to meet contemporary standards.
Features of the truck
Rick’s Tank’s did the gas tank, a 29-gallon tank. And they worked on the adjustable hydraulic suspension which can go as low as possible but stuck to well-known suppliers for all parts – LED taillights, hidden cameras at the back and a lot of other hidden hardware.
Whilst the 1950 Chevy 3100 was in production, the team visited Italy and whilst there found the perfect paint code. After playing around with the hue, they had the perfect colour for the truck.
What needed to be changed?
The old school peak mirrors that are a great feature on this truck were upgraded with embedded LEDs. The badge at the front was redesigned and the font on the tailgate was borrowed from Chevrolet themselves.
The inside of the truck
The inside has a full digital audio experience with some seriously powerful technology. There are now switches or buttons on the dash, everything is kept hidden and operated via the touchscreen dash computer.
The Kenwood system controls everything from the wipers, the ignition and even the windows. It is really an incredible piece of mechanical engineering.
The doors of the truck were kept looking vintage but were redesigned with the electric windows that are now powered by the on-board computer system.
The seats were made from American Bison hide – a great finishing touch that really shows quality.
The truck is so much fun – it’s literally a pickup with an identity crisis. The weight balance, acceleration, performance and all the other statistics are amazing.