I am in the market for a 55-57 chevrolet pickup and I have come across a few 3200 trucks. I am more concerned with the body differences but would like to know what the general differences are between the 3100's and the 3200's.Things that would be helpful are: Are the hoods, fenders, and doors the same?Are the cab's the same?
The only difference that I am aware of is that the 3200 is designated as a long bed pickup.
The biggest difference is the wheelbase. The 3100 wheelbase is 114". The 3200 wheelbase is 123.2". The difference is all in the length of the box. Also, many of the 3200 had a recess in the driver side rear fender for the spare tire storage. Other than the wheelbase there was little difference.
SO the 3200 is a long bed?Did the 3100 come ONLY in a short bed?Do the 3100's have the spare tire spot on the fender? Basically my dad told me he wants a short bed truck with a short front end. I like the 55-57 Chevrolet trucks, he likes the 40's Ford trucks. I guess the Sanford and Son show got to him
From what I here short beds are becoming very popular now. I would go with a 3100.
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mattthomas:The only difference that I am aware of is that the 3200 is designated as a long bed pickup."THE 1957 3200 WAS BUILT FOR ECONIMICAL TRANSPORTATION WITH A 216 CUBIC INCH L-6WITH A FOOT STARTER PEDAL AND 3/4 TON SUSPENSION. I HAD 85 LBS.COMMERCIAL TIRES ON 15" JACKMAN RIMS AND A SCHOOL BUS CAM INSTALLED FOR A 235 CUBIC INCH IN MY 216 L-6"
I FORGOT THAT THE 85 PSI COMMERCIAL TALL TIRES WERE PROBABLY 42" (38-45" TALL TIRES WERE AVAILABLE)
FYI the Sanford and Son pickup is a Ford F1. I just you tubed the intro. :-P I own a 59 3200 chevy and I love it, but most people do not want long beds. I just wanted to be different. It is a hassle to convert them to short bed and would be better just to buy the 3100.I loved that show! If I had an F1 I would put serious consideration into replicating his truck.. its the cliche style right now.
maybe even put junk in the back and have the theme on CD in the car.