1959 Chevrolet 3100 APACHE 4x4 SHORT BED
South Lake Tahoe, California, 96150
Engine: 350 V8
Mileage: 1300 since rebuilt
Drive Type: 4X4
Exterior: VICTORY RED/SUMMIT WHITE
Interior: VICTORY RED, BLACK, SILVER
1959 Chevy Apache 3100, Short bed, Step Side. Frame off Restoration/Modification. Frame was blasted then modified to accept a later model Chevrolet V8 Engine, Automatic Transmission, Transfer case, and later model Z71 Close Ratio Power Steering Box. Then the frame was shot with a Sherwin/Williams single Stage, Semi Flat, Catalyzed Black Urethane Paint. Factory Front and Rear Axles were also Swapped out with later model Chevrolet Truck Axles, both of which are equipped with factory disc brakes. 18X9 Aluminum Wheels from GM wearing 255/70/18 Light Truck Radial Tires. GM Goodwrench 350 Four Bolt Main's 260 Horse Power Crate Engine with Iron Heads removed and replaced with a new set of GM Performance Aluminum Angle Plug Heads. Topped with Chevrolet Corvette Center Bolt Valve Covers. Stock Camshaft was pulled and replaced with slightly Hotter Camshaft, also from GM Performance parts. Performer 4 Barrel Edlebrock intake and Carburetor. MSD Ignition Box, Coil, Billet Distributor, and 8.5mm Plug Wires. Sanderson Short Style Headers; Jet coated inside and out. One Serpentine Belt Runs the Power Steering, Hydraboost/Hydraulic Power Brakes, Classic Air Conditioning Compressor, Water Pump. and One Wire Alternator. Griffen Race Aluminum Radiator with Engine Oil Cooler and Twin Electric Fans, all held in place with hand fabricated brackets/mounts and Stainless Steel Hardware. All Fuel Lines, Engine Oil Cooler Lines, Transmission Cooler Lines, Power Steering Lines, and Hydraboost Power Brake Lines are assembled using High Pressure, High Heat Resistant, Black, AN Lines and Fittings.
GM Turbo Hydramatic 400 transmission, Electric Stand Alone Transmission Fluid Cooler Unit. New Process 208 Transfer Case with Two Wheel drive High Range, Four Wheel Drive High Range, Neutral, and Four Wheel Drive Low Range. Chrome Moly Drive Shafts. Front and Rear GM Corporate "10 Bolt" Front Axle with all new Ball Joints, Bearings, Seals, Outer Axle Shaft U-Joints, New 3.73:1 Gears, Factory Chevy 1/2 Ton Front Disk Brakes and an Aftermarket Steering Stabilizer.
GM Corporate "14 Bolt" Semi Float Rear Differential mounted on New Three Quarter Ton Leaf Springs and Using New Auburn Gear Positive Traction Carrier with 3.73:1 Gears, and Factory !/2 Ton Disc Brakes. Late Model Twent One Circuit, GM Truck Wiring Harness. This Wire Harness has extra optional circuits for future upgrades or add ons. Halogen Headlights. LED Parking/Signal, Brake, and in Bumper Reverse Lights. All Glass and Weather strip is New.
Exterior/Interior of TruckBody has been Media Blasted, then Refinished in a Sherwin Williams Catalyzed Enamel GM "Victory Red" and GM "Summit White". Interior Trim Color is a Coarse Sparkling Flake, Base clear coat.
Underside of Cab, inner fenders, underside of bedsteps, underside of rear fenders, and bed walls have been Media Blasted, Primed, and treated with Duraliner Bedliner. Floor of Bed is Five Quarter Rough Sawn Oak treated with Ebony Stain, then two coats of heavy duty Urethane Clear. All held inplace with Stainless Steel Hardware. Front and Rear Bumpers have been modified/smoothed. Rear bumper notched for Exhaust Tip Exit.
Tilt Steering Wheel Column is from Ididit, Classic Auto Air Conditioning and Heat. Intermittent Windshield Wipers/Washers. Custom Built Leather Bench Seat flips forward for under seat storage. Late model style Carpet and Headliner.
Beautiful Truck 1100 miles since completion. Won "best of Show" Lake Tahoe Memorial Weekend 2017.