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1948 Chevy 3100 Pickup

Motortopia Staff , 8th December, 2022

  • 1948 Chevy 3100 Pickup
  • 1948 Chevy 3100 Pickup
  • 1948 Chevy 3100 Pickup
  • 1948 Chevy 3100 Pickup
  • 1948 Chevy 3100 Pickup

Dermie Close



    • 6.0L LS3 V-8 Hotcam crate engine
    • Howe guides
    • Vintage Air water pump
    • Howe aluminum radiator
    • K&N air cleaner
    • Hand-built intake(owner)
    • Spal 16x2-inch fans
    • Hand-built headers with ceramic titanium finish (owner)
    • Custom 2 ½-inch exhaust with custom tip (owner)
    • Magnaflow mufflers
    • Custom-built motor mounts (owner)
    • Custom Clayton Machine Works valve covers
    • Vintage Air drive accessory/pulleys
    • Custom hoses
    • Hand-built injector covers
    • 500-plus-hp/475 lb-ft torque
    • 4L70e transmission
    • TCI shift kit
    • 2,500 stall torque converter
    • Strange Engineering steel driveshaft
    • Engine assembled by owner


    • Chopped 3 ½ inches
    • Cab stretched 6 inches through the doors
    • 1 ½-inch pie-cut hood with custom internal brace
    • Hand-built front and rear bumpers
    • Stock grille with no marker lights
    • Custom-fit windows
    • Custom truck bed
    • White oak straight- grain bed floor
    • Hand-built tailgate
    • Stock fenders bolted on to fit custom bed
    • Aircraft fuel filler in bed
    • Modified Rock Valley running boards
    • 1955 GM car door handles
    • 1999 Cadillac taillights
    • ’90s Mercedes E-Class headlights
    • Painted PPG Lexus Desert Sand
    • Hidden third brake light in paint
    • Bodywork by Close Fabrication (owner)
    • Paint by Close Fabrication (JosephTorres)


    • Art Morrison chassis
    • Strange Engineering 4.11 Posi rearend
    • Strange Engineering axles
    • Custom Art Morrison triangulated four-bar rear suspension
    • Modified C5 Corvette front suspension
    • Air shocks
    • 14-inch Baer brakes
    • ABS brakes booster/master cylinder
    • Performed by Art Morrison


    • Chrome 18-inch (front) and 20-inch(rear) Foose wheels
    • 225/50/18 and 265/50/20 Toyo tires


    • Leather bench seat
    • Custom wraparound dashboard with AC vents (owner)
    • Auto Meter custom shop gauges
    • Modified 15-inch 1955 GM steering wheel
    • Vintage Air air-conditioning
    • Hand-built console (owner)
    • SoCal and Autolock switches
    • Modified Lokar shifter with custom knob
    • Interior by William Paiz Custom Interiors and owner
    • Kicker PXIBT502 head unit
    • Kicker QSS67 speakers
    • Kicker CompR 10- inch subwoofers
    • Kicker KX800.5 amplifier
    • Optima Yellow Top battery
    • Dynamat/Dynaliner sound deadener
    • Stereo installation by owner
    SPECIAL THANKS FROMTHE OWNER: “Todd Gartshore, former VP at Baer Brakes, he was the first to sponsor the truck, with the help of AL Unser Jr. Al was my next door neighbor for over 10 years; he went to SEMA two years in a row and helped me promote the truck—huge help. Gabi Baer from Baer Brakes, Steve Lehner from PPG, Paul McMillion from Lizardskin, John Meadows from Ridetech, Jeanette Ladina from Flaming River, Eric Saltrick from Steele Rubber Products, Charlie Mallory from Dynamat, Kris Carlson from Auto Meter, Greg Goeders from Spal, Roger Demaree from Kicker and K&N filters.”

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