Chird Bobbitt, Searcy, AR
purchased from Bobby Wilson, Atkins, AR


from 1958 Apache31 Chevrolet Truck Shop Manual
1959 Apache31 Emblem Set

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

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Some numbers on truck:

VIN# 3A 59S129896   Mongo's Garage
= Series 3100
5= Year (Decade always 5)
9= Year
S= St. Louis plant
129896 = Sequence number

Body Color Code: 708A Baltic Blue
Current Color:
GM Frosty Green   PGP 2080
Original Engine Color: 1954-62 235 Blue 
Engine : 
1962-67 327ci 2-bolt main truck or car 2 210-275hp  TI2I8D
Current Engine:
1996 TransAM LT1
Block Casting No:
 3789817  Small Block INFO   ID's 
Block ID: TI2I8D Engine Code?

Head No: 

Intake Manifold
Weiand Dual Plane Stealth 208151
Frame: 1981 Chevy Heavy 10 Truck #Number 6263973 B
Tire size standard: 
6.50-16 or 6.70-15 Tubless

Tires on truck now: 
COOPER COBRA Radial G/T P235/70/R15
Plugs standard:
   ACDelco R45TS 
Plugs in truck:
Fuel Injected
Fan Belt:
Accessory Belt

Edlebrock 1405 0767
Canister Oil Filter:
 FRAM TG3600
Power Steering: 
Power Brakes:
Front Disk
Turbo 350
1970-81 12 Bolt 14/37 = 3.78 ratio 3896839N 68-69series 10,4x2 3.07 non-locking 5 lug 30 spline 2WD left or right 31 9/32 inches overall length
Seats: 1990 Pontiac GT power, heated

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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