Chird Bobbitt, Searcy, AR purchased 7 Dec 2010 from Kenneth Luker of Star City, Ar


from 1958 Apache31 Chevrolet Truck Shop Manual

The first Chevrolet trucks went on sale in 1918
Chevy Coupe Pickup


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Some numbers on truck:

VIN# 3A 58S105793  Mongo's Garage
= Series 3100
5= Year (Decade always 5)
8= Year
S= St. Louis plant
105793= Sequence number


Body Color Code: 714 Marine Blue
Original Engine Color:
1954-62 235 Blue 
Engine No:
Head No:
3886848 GM 3    ?B23 848 850?
Tire size standard: 
6.50-16 or 6.70-15 Tubless
Tires on truck now: 
Plugs standard:
Plugs in truck: Champion J8C
Fan Belt:
Delci-Remy 1107634 71128
 Delco-Remy L102096 7K24
Rochester Type B 7004468
Canister Oil Filter:

Drag Link Rod warped
Missing heater knob
Need new brake hoses, brake lines & wheel cylinders
Rusted out door hinge boxes

Chevrolet History

In 1909, William Durant, a successful buggy manufacturer from Flint, Michigan, asked Louis Chevrolet, a well known race car driver, to help design a car for introduction to the public. He had not yet formed a company to manufacture it.

In 1911, the Chevrolet Motor Car Company enters the turbulent automobile market on November 3. Durant envisions his new company as an inexpensive competitor to the Ford Model T. He chose to name the company after its designer, Louis Chevrolet, because he liked the sound of the name and because Chevrolet was a prominent name in motor sports.

In 1912, Chevrolet hits the streets of Detroit with the "Classic Six" -- a large, 5-passenger touring sedan with a long list of standard features, including four doors, electric lights and a folding top, plus a windshield and its own tool box. Its 299-cubic-inch, 6-cylinder engine could reach a top speed of 65 miles per hour.

In 1914, the Chevy "bowtie" logo appears for the first time. Legend maintains that the bowtie shape was inspired by a pattern of wallpaper in a Paris hotel room. In 1908, William Durant reportedly detached a small piece and kept it in his wallet, waiting for the day he’d put it to use. The bowtie became an advertising icon, and is still the marque of today's Chevrolet.

In 1915, Chevy’s first challenge to the Ford Model T, the "490" is introduced ($490).

In 1917, success of 490 pushes Chevy unit sales to the 100,000 mark.

In 1918, the first Chevy truck sold. Chevy joins GM Corporation.

In 1927, Chevrolet outsells Ford by topping 1 million units for the first time. In all but four of the next 55 years, Chevrolet is the top-selling American nameplate.

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