Home Customers 1953 Chevrolet 3100 Truck – Classic Parts


Here is Ernie’s 1953 Chevrolet 3100 that was recently completed. He purchased this truck back in 1993 from a high school senior who needed college tuition money.  Long story but he ended up giving a few hundred dollars more than his asking price because he was enrolling at Texas A&M University … same place Ernie went to college.


“After purchasing the truck, I immediately took it apart and started buying parts from Classic Parts. Off the top of my head I could not tell you how many parts I have ordered from Classic Parts of America.  Even though it took more than 20+ years to finish, I’m grateful for the helpful staff at Classic Parts of America, Stovebolt forums, and local truck buddies for all of the help along the way”, said Ernie.



“As much as I would like to keep this truck (hate seeing a part of the family go), life has changed dramatically since the birth of my son February 1, 2015. I just hope the new owner will love it as much as I do.”


Complete Frame-off Build


  • 1954 Chevrolet 261 engine professionally rebuilt
  • All new internal parts
  • Fenton Dual headers
  • Offenhauser Split Manifold
  • Offenhauser Aluminum Valve Cover
  • Custom Double Groove Harmonic Balancer
  • Old Air A/C System w/ custom mounting bracket
  • Custom T5 5 speed transmission
  • Jeep 10 spline input shaft
  • Aluminum spacer between housing 
  • Modified input shaft collar
  • Camaro Rear End 3.73 posi-traction
  • New Brakes, Bearings and Drums
  • Custom Driveshaft 
  • Custom Power Steering and Alternator Brackets
  • Rev C101 Wheels: 17×9
  • New Cooper AT3 tires
  • Foot Pedal Starter
  • Custom Seat & Headliner
  • Red Oak Bed Wood
  • New Glass – Smoke Tint
  • All New Rubbers & Seals
  • Ididit tilt steering column
  • New radiator
  • Custom dual exhaust 
  • Custom AutoSound stereo with kick panel speakers
  • New Vintage Woodward gauges
  • American Autowire Wiring Harness
  • Power Steering – custom fabricated
  • Power front wheel disc and rear drum brakes
  • New shocks
  • Stainless Steel bolts
  • All new brake lines and fuel lines
  • New gas tank