There are chrome bumpers, grill, hubcaps, side spears and windshield visor, door handle guards, oil bath filter, lighter, 2-speed wipers and heavy-duty factory radiator speaker. The open grille would be a one-year only design feature in 1957. I am attaching a photo although it isnt the clearest. Chevrolet began to offer the Silverado luxury trim edition in 1975. They continued on with shaving the fender emblems and tailgate chains as well as flipping and tucking the rear bumper. There were given a shorter and wider grille which ran the width of the front end.
The Chevrolet 3100 Series was the half-ton model, while the 3600 and 3800 were the three-fourths ton and one-ton models, respectively. Chevy introduced two four-cylinder trucks for the 1918 model year, both cowl chassis designs that were only outfitted with sheet metal on the front. For 1955, the all-new Chevy Trucks were called 'Task Force. I will upload more this weekend. This design was first seen a year prior on the Buick LeSabre Concept Motorama show car.
Lending to the fact that after over 50 years it had only accrued 41,000 miles on the odometer it was the perfect candidate for a redo. Names included Apache light duty , Viking medium duty , Spartan heavy duty , Suburban Carrier, and for the first time, the Cameo Carrier. With the 1955 Chevrolet 3124 Series Cameo Carrier, Chevy released their first Fleetside truck model. There were three different truck sizes for the Advance Design series including a half ton, three-fourths ton, and one-ton model. The standard drivetrain was the 3-speed manual tranny with two available engine options: The 250 inch straight 6 and the 283 cubic inch V8. They were given a unitized cab construction, a wraparound windshield, a face-level cabin ventilation system, coil-spring seat cushions, and 18-inch steel wheels.
The following year, Jim and his bride Jan drove it to Yellowstone for their honeymoon. Front disc brakes, power steering, and a Pitman arm are also part of the package. The Task Force Series ran from late 1955 second series through 1959. This '64 Chevy C10 Is Rooted In The Family Tree One of the cool things about keeping a truck in the family for almost half a century and more than a couple of generations is the sentimental attachment the develops during that time. The Fleetside was heavily influenced by the Cameo Carrier of 1955 to mid-1958, which had brought a sporty element to Chevrolets pickup line of vehicles. Parking lights were now located in the grille instead of being in the front of the fender.
In fact, with the Stovebolt six engine, Chevrolet was able to upgrade the one-ton model truck to a 1. Exhaust is fed through a set of Sanderson small-block Chevy Blockhugger headers and Flowmaster mufflers. A wall stopped the truck, and it stayed stopped for the next 12 years, out of commission, but still part of the family. The 1959 Chevy Fleetside had jet airplane-inspired trim pieces, missile-shaped items, and a prominent hood emblem. No endorsement by the trademark owners is to be construed, nor was any sought. Under the hood on Chevy models, you would find the 135 horsepower 236 inch V6; 150 horsepower 261 inch straight-6; or the 180 horsepower 283 inch V8.
While the first generation offered both the regular and extended cab, two wheelbase options, and a four or six-cylinder engine, the second generation saw more choices. In 1931, Chevrolet started producing factory-built pickups, something that Ford had already begun in 1925 with the Ford Model T Runabout. This would be a one-year only design, as for 1958 the grille was again changed. For the fourth-generation El Camino released in 1973, the utility coupe received another redesign, and catalytic converters became standard. The Task Force pickups were given power steering, power brakes, overdrive for half-ton pickups, 12-volt electrical system, tubeless tires, and key-turn starts. Also known as the Series C, the first vehicle created by Chevrolet was too expensive for most Americans at the time. There was also a significant redesign of the front end.
As the 100th anniversary of Chevy trucks approaches, these modern-day pickups are helping shape the future of American trucks for the next century. Two pieces of original trim that survived are the left and right Custom cab trim. The truck was driven to Dynamic Rides where the team got busy disassembling it to bare bones for evaluation. The 1955 second series offered standard options and add-ons such as 12-volt electrical systems, the first 265 cubic inches , and Fleetside beds in 1958. History In late 1955, Chevrolet introduced the Task Force - the successor to the Advanced Design trucks - and would remain in production through 1959. Task-Force Generation: 1955-1959 After the Advance Design trucks came to an end, the Task-Force trucks emerged in 1955. This fleetside pickup has a short box and big back window.
Fenders have single headlights and one-piece emblem is mounted below horizontal line on fender. Powertrain options ranged from 235 cubic inch Straight Six; 265 cubic inch V8; and the 283 cubic inch V8 with either a 3- or 4-speed manual Hydramatic transmission. For all of these trucks, Chevrolet only provided the chassis and cowl. Inspired by the Ford Equator concept, the Avalanche featured a midgate, a fold-down panel separating the cargo area from the passenger compartment. They had 'jet pod' side sculpture, smart round taillights, quad headlamps, and bold grilles, along with the usual load ratings, wide tailgate, and double-wall steel cargo box construction. Not only was this a fresh-looking truck, but the inside of the cab was both longer and wider, with room for a third person to sit comfortably in between the driver and passenger.
Series 3000 pickups were given a four-speed automatic transmission. There were tubeless tires, dual headlamps, and a parallel-design frame. Once completed, they finessed the body to perfection and set all the gaps. It was offered in the Corvette and Be Air and was very popular among stock car racers, earning the nickname the 'Mighty Mouse' motor. Chevy Apache Trucks Collector Valuations As mentioned above, the Task Force Series of Chevrolet trucks have long been popular with collectors, hot rodders and light truck enthusiasts. Archived from on March 29, 2013.