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Owner: 
Jim Daimus

Make/Model: Chevy 3100 pickup

Year: 1954

Brand of Paint: Limco

Special Modifications: Smoothed hood (old school lead), welded grill sections and smoothed, ’56 Chevy pickup front turn signal lights frenched in, ’59 Cadillac rear tail lights frenched in, Volare IFS with Fatman 2″ drop spindles, 9′ Ford rear, ’85 Camaro Z28 TPI engine, 700R4 trans, custom white cedar bed with Chevy bow tie, front & rear bumpers tucked in, removed old license plate light & bracket and installed tag with 2 LED motorcycle bolts, cut out the back of the gauge clusters & inserted new gauges to retain original look, used a 68 Chevelle wire harness & fuse block & was happy to find the color code was the same.

I bought the truck in 1972 right off a farm in MD for $325 to use as a work truck for my part time contracting work. It was painted barn red with a paint brush. Sometime later I shot it with a metallic green paint. In the 90’s I changed color to a Cadillac Firemist. In 2004 it was time to repair all the rust spots, get rid of the old suspension, 6 volt, 6 cylinder stick shift as it was no longer my “shop truck”. Painted it a 1989 Cadillac Allante Burgandy Irid over Dupont primer in my plastic wrapped wall, wet floor garage with a furnace filter over a box fan in the window. Its has done well at shows and made the cover and inside the 2020-21 Cragar Calendar. Had help with the suspension but all the mods, paint, bed, interior except the seat were sweated over by me. Not all fun for sure but rewarding in the end.

Deborah Robinson
Author: Deborah Robinson