This 1951 Chevrolet 3100 is a full custom mix of vintage and new worlds wrapped in an intimidating matte black. So as you look at all the details, you’ll soon realize the truck you’ve always wanted to build is already here, and it’s ready to roll today.

The first impression is a sinister all-black machine. But if you look at it for more than a moment, you begin to see a lot of thoughtful details. For example, the traditionally chrome grille keeps its flair by bring finished in gloss black. And speaking of flair, if you’ve seen any of the rear photos, you instantly recognize the bed of a late-model Chevy Silverado flareside. It’s expertly integrated and painted the same matte black to make this upgrade look like it has been there since day one. Plus, you have a nice tonneau cover to keep the elements away for the green carpeting inside.

And the green in the bed is also a preview of the interior. While this one looks mean on the outside, it’s quite relaxing on the inside with a green and beige tweed setup. Custom comfort starts with dual bucket seats (the driver’s one individually power adjusts to your perfect position.) In-between is an armrest center console that also has an AM/FM/CD stereo, cup holders, and controls for the modern R134a air conditioning. You’ll slip behind the Grant GT wood-rimmed steering wheel. And beyond that is an updated VDO speedometer to reflect the extra speed this one has over anything from 1951.

The engine bay has the unmistakable look of power with the 350 cubic-inch V8. This small block has been upgraded further with Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, Holley Street Dominator intake, and a rumbling glasspack-style dual exhaust. And to keep it all running smooth (even with the A/C pumping) there’s a Champion aluminum radiator. All of this goes to the heart of this build a mean looking truck with plenty of thoughtful comfort. That’s also why you have features like independent front suspension w/sway bar, power steering, and front disc brakes.

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