1949 Chevrolet 3100 Hot Rod Maroon 6.0-liter LQ4 OHV V-8


Description


In the rod and custom world, this classic Advance Design pickup from Chevrolet is what’s called slammed, or if you prefer, in the weeds. What you see is the normal stance this 1949 Chevrolet 3100 assumes since it was reimagined as a street rod. The seller constructed it himself over a very extensive, year-long process that involved removing the cab and cargo bed from the frame, and then even used it as a daily driver for several months. This classic truck’s modernization starts with the Gen III (LS-family) small-block V-8 under the hood and touches every major system that makes the car go, stop and turn, from the driveline to the brakes to the suspension to the wiring—even the fuel tank was moved. But inside, it looks as authentic as you are likely to find in a hot-rodded 3100. And its bodywork is said to still utilize all its original steel.



The engine in this 3100 is an LQ4 Vortec small-block V-8 sourced from a 2005 Chevrolet 2500 pickup. Earmarked exclusively for light-truck use by GM, the iron-block LQ4 utilized standard sequential fuel injection, coil-pack ignition, and had a compression ratio of 9.4:1. In 2005, Chevrolet rated the LQ4 at 300 horsepower at 4,400 rpm and 360 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. In this 3100, this Gen III engine is reportedly stock except for an upgraded air intake with performance air cleaner, and a powertrain management unit programmed for performance shift points and additional horsepower. The engine breathes through a 2.5-inch exhaust tube with an H-pipe and Thrush mufflers. A PSI engine wiring harnessed was used to properly manage underhood electrics. A separate body wiring harness was sourced from Speedway Motors. The LQ4 engine starts immediately, according to the seller, like any other “modern-day, fuel-injected engine.”



The GM 4L80-E transmission, operated with a Lokar floor shifter, change gears with no problems. The truck uses an 8.8-inch Ford rear end with 3.73 gearing in the limited-slip differential. No leaks from the powertrain are reported, and the fuel tank has been relocated beneath the cargo bed. The engine bay, with body-color accents on the engine itself, presents very cleanly.



This hot rod truck was painted in 2015, the body uses all its original steel that has been media blasted, primed and painted. Since the truck was first intended to be a driver, minimal body work was done during the restoration. The cab and doors were refurbished, and minor work was performed on the fenders. The frame is said to remain stock. Any corrosion was repaired at the time of the restoration, and the truck is believed to now be rust free. The paint is said to remain in good shape. The grille is a replacement and the grille and bumper chrome look to be in very good condition. The hood side emblems are also new. The hood emblem is stock but has been stripped of the factory’s contrasting paint. The cargo bed appears to be in good condition, with some unevenness on the angled sheetmetal at the top of the bed. The floor is fabricated from barnwood that was sealed with a matte urethane coating. No scrapes or dings are present. The underside of the truck presents as clean. All lights reportedly function, and no issues are reported with the cab glass.


The cab’s bench seat is original and has been covered in new vinyl. It doesn’t adjust, but the seat has been lowered to position the driver closer to the steering wheel. The seat appears to be in good condition, with no rips. The cab floor is now covered with bed-liner material. The interior door panels and headliner are stock-spec replacement items and said to be in good condition. The cab dome light is functional. The body-painted steel dashboard has stock instruments that have been converted to electronic operation. All the gauges are functional except for the voltmeter. A red LED has been added below the dash to warn against overheating. Remote door locks have been installed. All the interior trim looks to be present and in good shape with the exception of two cracked plastic vent knobs. Alpine CDE-HD149BT digital audio system with Bluetooth capability, along with an Alpine PDX-9 amplifier and JL Audio speakers. All of the cab’s seals and weatherstripping were replaced during the restoration.

The chassis of this 3100 has been extensively reworked in keeping with its new hot rod identity.The front end incorporates power rack-and-pinion steering by Unisteer Performance Products. Classic Performance Products disc brakes are at each corner, using GM rotors and calipers, with a frame-mounted power booster.

The tires, replaced at the time of restoration, are BFGoodrich G-Force Sport Comp-2s, sized 255/40ZR17, with dates codes from late 2014 and ride on Wheel Vintiques steel rims with chromed spider centers and nuts. One stud is said to have minor elongation that does not effect the wheel. The power steering has some minor play but is free of leaks.
1949 Chevrolet 3100 Hot Rod Maroon 6.0-liter LQ4 OHV V-8
$ 15,500.00
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In the rod and custom world, this classic Advance Design pickup from Chevrolet is what’s called slammed, or if you prefer, in the weeds. What you see is the normal stance this 1949 Chevrolet 3100 assumes since it was reimagined as a street rod. The seller constructed it himself over a very extensive, year-long process that involved removing the cab and cargo bed from the frame, and then even used it as a daily driver for several months. This classic truck’s modernization starts with the Gen III (LS-family) small-block V-8 under the hood and touches every major system that makes the car go, stop and turn, from the driveline to the brakes to the suspension to the wiring—even the fuel tank was moved. But inside, it looks as authentic as you are likely to find in a hot-rodded 3100. And its bodywork is said to still utilize all its original steel.



The engine in this 3100 is an LQ4 Vortec small-block V-8 sourced from a 2005 Chevrolet 2500 pickup. Earmarked exclusively for light-truck use by GM, the iron-block LQ4 utilized standard sequential fuel injection, coil-pack ignition, and had a compression ratio of 9.4:1. In 2005, Chevrolet rated the LQ4 at 300 horsepower at 4,400 rpm and 360 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. In this 3100, this Gen III engine is reportedly stock except for an upgraded air intake with performance air cleaner, and a powertrain management unit programmed for performance shift points and additional horsepower. The engine breathes through a 2.5-inch exhaust tube with an H-pipe and Thrush mufflers. A PSI engine wiring harnessed was used to properly manage underhood electrics. A separate body wiring harness was sourced from Speedway Motors. The LQ4 engine starts immediately, according to the seller, like any other “modern-day, fuel-injected engine.”



The GM 4L80-E transmission, operated with a Lokar floor shifter, change gears with no problems. The truck uses an 8.8-inch Ford rear end with 3.73 gearing in the limited-slip differential. No leaks from the powertrain are reported, and the fuel tank has been relocated beneath the cargo bed. The engine bay, with body-color accents on the engine itself, presents very cleanly.



This hot rod truck was painted in 2015, the body uses all its original steel that has been media blasted, primed and painted. Since the truck was first intended to be a driver, minimal body work was done during the restoration. The cab and doors were refurbished, and minor work was performed on the fenders. The frame is said to remain stock. Any corrosion was repaired at the time of the restoration, and the truck is believed to now be rust free. The paint is said to remain in good shape. The grille is a replacement and the grille and bumper chrome look to be in very good condition. The hood side emblems are also new. The hood emblem is stock but has been stripped of the factory’s contrasting paint. The cargo bed appears to be in good condition, with some unevenness on the angled sheetmetal at the top of the bed. The floor is fabricated from barnwood that was sealed with a matte urethane coating. No scrapes or dings are present. The underside of the truck presents as clean. All lights reportedly function, and no issues are reported with the cab glass.


The cab’s bench seat is original and has been covered in new vinyl. It doesn’t adjust, but the seat has been lowered to position the driver closer to the steering wheel. The seat appears to be in good condition, with no rips. The cab floor is now covered with bed-liner material. The interior door panels and headliner are stock-spec replacement items and said to be in good condition. The cab dome light is functional. The body-painted steel dashboard has stock instruments that have been converted to electronic operation. All the gauges are functional except for the voltmeter. A red LED has been added below the dash to warn against overheating. Remote door locks have been installed. All the interior trim looks to be present and in good shape with the exception of two cracked plastic vent knobs. Alpine CDE-HD149BT digital audio system with Bluetooth capability, along with an Alpine PDX-9 amplifier and JL Audio speakers. All of the cab’s seals and weatherstripping were replaced during the restoration.

The chassis of this 3100 has been extensively reworked in keeping with its new hot rod identity.The front end incorporates power rack-and-pinion steering by Unisteer Performance Products. Classic Performance Products disc brakes are at each corner, using GM rotors and calipers, with a frame-mounted power booster.

The tires, replaced at the time of restoration, are BFGoodrich G-Force Sport Comp-2s, sized 255/40ZR17, with dates codes from late 2014 and ride on Wheel Vintiques steel rims with chromed spider centers and nuts. One stud is said to have minor elongation that does not effect the wheel. The power steering has some minor play but is free of leaks.

Additional information

Make: Chevrolet
Model: 3100 Hot Rod
Type: Truck
Year: 1949
Doors: 2
Mileage: 15,000
Engine size (cc): Chevrolet LQ4 6.0-liter LQ4 OHV V-8
Transmission: Automatic
Vehicle Identification Number: 6GFE6134
United States, New Jersey, Paterson
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