Man´s Toy Chevrolet 3100 Pick Up 1952
The basis for this project was a vehicle that was already
overhauled in Germany. When we took over it was equipped with an 350
TPI engine, TH 700 and a simple independent suspension. Well, the
performance wasn't bad, but one could not avoid the elephant in the
room: Before each turn you had to pray it won´t be your last due to
the awing roadholding!
we upgraded it...And How!
suspension by Jim Meyer in the front
suspension by Dutchmen in the rear
spring dampers by QA1
Ford 9 inches with 65 percent interlock
disc brake system by Wilwood
chadded and slotted brake discs 13 inches
paddles from the steering wheel on by Retrotec Speed
counter and Tripmaster by Stack
instruments in Old Style by Classic Instruments
conditioning unit by Vintage Air
rims 17 inches
this powercar we had to pay particular attention to the frame.
Generally we reconstructed and strenghtent the orginial frame. But in
the end we nearly created a new frame. The U-profile frame was
stiffened with a trellis-construction and then extended to a box
frame by the use of steel plates. The box frame then was again
strenghtened with trellis.
adequate cooling of this hotblooded wheeler we installed a
custom-built aluminium cooler by Be Cool and 2 electric radiator
fans. The supercharger is cooled separately by an electric water pump
and an additional radiator under the footboard on the right. That
there are separate coolers for engine oil and transmission oil
actually goes without saying. Even for the power steering there is a
cooler hidden under the footboard on the left.
special car is totally rideable in stop-and-go traffic. Merely during
very high outside temperatures the use of the air conditioning should
be well thought through in city traffic related to the coolant
this wheeler is pure driving pleasure – regardless how sharp the next
turn might be!