Big trucks are so big now that we sometimes forget where they started. There was a time when a “Big Rig” had mechanical brakes! Or course they didn’t haul 50,000 pounds around back then either. A heavy duty truck like this 1954 Chevrolet 3800 was what was referred to as a 1-ton, like the current group of HD trucks from Chevrolet, GMC, Ford, and Ram. It was a heavy duty truck, destined to be used by farmers, industrial companies, delivery companies, and more. This one is in excellent shape, has a cool flatbed on it, and runs and drives nice. If it was mine, it would get a later model crossmember and suspension swap up front, with a matching 14 bolt rear, and lots of air ride goodies from the boys and girls at Ridetech. I’d lay this thing on it’s nuts while also allowing it to haul anything you could ever want to. I have a feeling it would be fun.
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1954 Chevy 3800 Have been working on the truck for a couple years but have now lost interest. -original drivetrain -runs good -all new glass, window seals and felt -new window regulator -new seat -new wood bed -new fuel tank and sending unit -nostalgia sids drop front axle -disc brake conversion on front axle -new coil, plugs, wires Truck is pretty solid and runs well, however it is a project that needs finishing touches. Needs the following; -tail lights -muffler -carpet or rubber mat -shocks -possibly a water pump Have clear title in my name Would make a good hot rod or rat rod with a little work.