Gain extra benefits by becoming a Supporting Member Click here find out how!
Classic Performance Products Classic Parts
American Auto Wire Classic Industries
Join the Community todayDanchuk Catalog
Hellwig Products IncPerformance Rod & CustomEcklers AutoMotive
Nu-Relics Power Windows
Impala Bob's Bob's Chevy Trucks Bob's Chevelle Parts Bob's Classic Chevy



Username Post: 3100 Door identification        (Topic#355300)
Dustythedog 
Poster
Posts: 46

Loc: Niagara Falls NY
Reg: 08-10-08
02-18-19 11:43 AM - Post#2760206    

I am restoring a 1953 3100 pickup basket case. It came with several doors. both seem to fit the truck but door handle holes are different. The best door has a larger hole and a smaller recessed hole. Other door smaller holes and no recessed hole. It seems like the ones with smaller holes are 47-50 and the larger hole is 51-54. Is this correct and 51-54 should not have a vent window? I'm just confused I think. Thanks.



Edited by Dustythedog on 02-18-19 11:50 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


Gene_Schneider 
Ultra Senior Member
Posts: 12236

Loc: Wisconsin..USA
Reg: 09-27-02
02-18-19 03:31 PM - Post#2760228    
    In response to Dustythedog

The 1947-1950 has a conventional door handle and no vent window.
The 1951 has a conventional door handle and has a vent window.
The 1952 and up has a vent window and push button door handle.


ChevGene 1934 Master sedan 1939 Master DeLuxe Town Sedan 1950 Styline DeLuxe Power Glide 1957 Nomad 283 PG 1963 Corvair Convertible


 
wagonman100 
Super Senior Member
Posts: 14281
wagonman100
Loc: Baltimore, MD
Reg: 11-27-04
02-18-19 08:39 PM - Post#2760260    
    In response to Gene_Schneider

The push button door handle doors will have two holes to mount the handle and the twist style door handle doors have only one hole for the handle to pass through.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 
Dustythedog 
Poster
Posts: 46

Loc: Niagara Falls NY
Reg: 08-10-08
02-20-19 08:55 AM - Post#2760348    
    In response to Gene_Schneider

Thanks, this helps a lot.



 
Dustythedog 
Poster
Posts: 46

Loc: Niagara Falls NY
Reg: 08-10-08
02-20-19 08:57 AM - Post#2760349    
    In response to wagonman100

Thanks. Very helpful.



 
Dustythedog 
Poster
Posts: 46

Loc: Niagara Falls NY
Reg: 08-10-08
02-20-19 01:06 PM - Post#2760366    
    In response to wagonman100

Thanks. Very helpful.



 
unclebrad 
Poster
Posts: 2

Reg: 03-12-19
04-17-19 05:25 PM - Post#2764425    
    In response to Dustythedog

I'm not sure whether I should be starting another discussion but I think my question has to do with another aspect of 3100 door identification, so...
My two doors (on a '55 2nd series truck) have different sized door panel screws. Meaning that the screws used to attach the door panels to the drivers' door have larger heads (and threads) than the screws used to attach the door panel to the passenger door.
The captive nuts don't look like they have been drilled and tapped, but I guess it is a possibility.
Anyone aware of this difference?
Anyone know which is correct for '55?
Thanks




 
Bel Air kiwi 
Deceased Member RIP
Posts: 4558
Bel Air kiwi
Loc: New Zealand
Reg: 04-24-14
04-17-19 06:00 PM - Post#2764431    
    In response to unclebrad

Hi Unclebrad, this sounds like you have doors from two different assembly plants or some PO has changed it.

Go to the forum index and search for the online service manuals. A very generous guy has given his time to compile these original documents and make them available.

Cheers Kiwi

48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

"They made a desert and called it peace." Tacitus


 


Icon Legend Permissions Topic Options
Report Post

Quote Post

Quick Reply

Print Topic

Email Topic

281 Views
FusionBB
FusionBB™ Version 2.1
©2003-2006 InteractivePHP, Inc.
Execution time: 0.104 seconds.   Total Queries: 16   Zlib Compression is on.
All times are (GMT -0800) Pacific. Current time is 07:32 AM
Top