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The Advance Design Era


After research regarding what owners wanted in a new truck, designers penned the new Advanced Era truck, wîth a completely cab that was eight inches and seven inches longer, their first three-man that was fully adjustable. A larger windshield and bigger and rear windshield vastly safety and drivability. Higher and cab doors made entry and easier. Another new feature further contributed to driver and safety was a fresh-air heater/defroster that brought fresh air into the cab and forced used air out vents at the rear of the cab.

In the 216.5 cubic-inch six was tweaked to put out 92 at 3,400 rpm and 176 ft-lbs of torque at rpm. These trucks into 1955 and remained on until March 25, 1955, all-new early V-8 pickup were announced by Chevrolet.

It should come as no surprise Chevrolet pickups were one in sales during every of the Advance Design Era, and 1950 3100-series Chevy is one of the most desirable models that era.

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In 1948, unveiled a new line of pickups they termed the ‘Advanced truck. Standard equipment a heater and a defroster, a luxury in days. The cab was enlarged by eight and was seven inches taller. made seating for three a To improve visibility, the windshield was and cut into two pieces. In the front, the featured a horizontal design and headlamps. The fenders became complimenting the aerodynamic and smooth

The trucks were customizable and with a wide array of equipment, ranging from upgrades to chrome accents.

put their new truck line on commercial vehicle designs, in size from 116 inches all the way up to 137 Chevrolet was selling everything Panel trucks to school

By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2006

The 3100 Pickup, or the Advance series was General Motors’ major redesign following War II. Delivering a design that was and tougher and more durable previous designs, the 3100 was more updated. Launched in of 1947, these trucks in production until March of The Task Force Series replaced the Advance Design From 1947 through Chevrolet trucks were number one in sales in the U.S. The Pickup came in three the half, three-quarter, and full ton in both long and short

The first year it arrived, the pickup had hood side that read ‘Chevrolet’ ‘Thriftmaster’ or ‘Loadmaster’ under it. weren’t any vent windows in the and the gas tank filler neck was on the side of the truck bed. For the manual transmission shifter was to a mounted column rather the floor. The following year the gas was moved to a mounted upright behind the seat inside the filler neck aft of passenger handle. Another big update for year were the new designations of on ½ ton, 3600 on ¾ tons and on 1 ton which designated cargo and took the place of the ‘Thriftmaster’ or hood side emblems.

In 1950 the 3100 Pickup telescopic shock absorbers, replaced the previous lever-action 1950 would be the final for the driver’s side cowl and the handle was no longer the maroon but flat steel. New serial codes this year HP ½ top, HR ¾ ton, and HS 1 ton. The year vent windows finally added to the doors. through 1951 the 9-board bed was with 8 boards per bed. would be the final year for window handle knobs and knobs. The 80 MPH speedometer would be removed. For 1951 the new serial codes were JP ½ ton, JR ¾ ton and JS 1

For 1952 the outer door became the push button instead of the turn down previously. The earlier 80 mph speedometer was with a 90 mph one. Other this year included new trim instead of chrome and wiper and window knobs. dropped the 3100-6400 designations on the and new serial number codes KP ½ ton, KR ¾ ton, KS 1 ton. would be the year the hood emblems read only ‘3600’, ‘3800’, ‘4400’, or in large prints. It was also the year for the 216 in³ inline-six engine and blocks as bed supports. The door ID plate was now blue with letters instead of black silver letters. The new serial codes for 1953 were H ½ J ¾ ton, L 1 ton.

1954 would be the year for big updates for the 3100 pickup. No using a center vertical strip, the windshield was now a curved glass shield. Interior included an updated dashboard and wheel. On the outside the taillights made round rather rectangular and the cargo bed rails, had been angled, were now Dubbed a ‘bull nose’ the 3100 grille went five horizontal slats to design like modern truck grills. Parking were incorporated into the and the grille could be ordered in for an addition price, an option was rarely ordered. For the first Hydramatic automatic transmission was now as an added option and torque tub still remained. Powering the was the new 235 in³ straight-6 engine with compression, insert bearings, and lubrication. The engine had first introduced on Powerglide-equipped passenger in 1953. Serial number remained the same this

The only changes in 1955 updated hood-side emblems and the torque tube replaced modern open driveshaft. number continued the same as

Sources:

auto.howstuffworks.com/1954-chevrolet-series-3100-half-ton-pickups.htm

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Advance_Design

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