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After finding a truck that was ready to be brought back to life, Gassman Automotive restored this beautiful truck for its new owner in the span of less than a year. Stripped to bare metal, sandblasted, panels replaced, all new electrical, mechanical, interior, etc. and this truck is far more beautiful than the day it rolled off the line.

1948 Chevy 3100 Thriftmaster

The owner of this Chevy wanted a nice candidate to do a great restoration on. After much searching, he stumbled across this truck with its sturdy bones and relatively good condition, and purchased it on the spot. He is ready to own a great truck that he and his lovely wife can enjoy in their years of retirement. The car is being stripped to bare metal for a metal and body work and a full re-spray. It will also have an entire mechanical overhaul of all components to make this a reliable, sturdy of “daily driver” capabilities.

Please scroll down for photos of the restoration!

March 15, 2018: 

The restoration has been completed! The truck is finished and is far more beautiful than the day it rolled off the line. The paint is stunning, the bed is awe-inspiring, and the way the truck rides brings you right back into the 40’s with the reliability of the 21st century.

December 19, 2017:

All panels have been fitted properly and the truck has been moved back to the body shop. Fenders, doors, tail gate, etc. have been primed, and the body of the truck is having body work done in preparation of primer.

August 29, 2017:

New replacement fenders and previously blasted panels are being installed for fitment. The frame and ancillaries continue to be assembled, including a new gas tank.

August 3, 2017:

Panels have been blasted and primed. The re-sealed engine has been installed on the frame and some brake parts and electrical parts are being installed as well. New bed has been ordered.

July 19, 2017:

The engine has been detailed, re-sealed, and painted. The frame was cleaned and powder coated. Today all of the exterior body panels are being blasted and prepped for metal work to begin.

June 13, 2017:

The car has been stripped! The interior has been removed, bed removed, body has been taken off of the frame, all trim and badges removed, and the brakes and suspension are being removed today.