LAS VEGAS, NV — The idea behind Jeremy Rice’s 1949 Chevrolet 3100 pickup is simple:
“The idea is to have a show-quality truck that can also be daily driven and even taken out to track days to compete in Autocross events,” Rice said.
How to execute on that idea? Well, that was a little more complex.
The truck sits on a modified Chevy S-1o chassis using an Advanced Design Engineering conversion kit. The front suspension consists of RideTech Strong Arms control arms, Tru Turn steering system, and coil-overs. The rear suspension features a parallel four-link setup and a panhard bar to keep the axle centered. A set of McGaughey’s 13-inch brake rotors help provide the stopping power.
To get the truck moving, Rice opted for a GM LS1 engine and turned to Summit Racing Equipment for the parts necessary to complete the build. The LS1 is mated to a GM 4L60E transmission and Chevy 12-bolt axle. The exterior is sprayed in Metalux paint; the interior features a Vintage Air A/C system, Rockford Fosgate audio system, and upholstery by Ceballos Custom Upholstery.
Get a closer look below: