1953 Chevy 3100 Becomes Custom Restyled Road Tripper

1953 Chevrolet 3100 Custom by Classic Car Studio
1953 Chevrolet 3100 Custom by Classic Car Studio

Classic Car Studio gave a 1953 Chevy 3100 truck a top to bottom custom restyling to build a couple’s road trip dream truck.

Full-Build Photo Recap

This photo recap of the full build is from season 2 of the shop’s TV show, “Speed is the New Black” — Full build specs below…


  • LS V8 408ci Stroker
  • Dart Cathedral Port Heads
  • Inglese Stack Injection
  • Custom Stainless CCS Exhaust
  • Holley Dominator EFI
  • Vintage Air Inc – Air Conditioning
  • Gearstar 4L80E Transmission
  • Ford 9″ Posi Rearend w/ 4.10’s
  • Wilwood Disc Brakes
  • RideTech Coilovers
  • Modified Stock Chassis w/ IFS
  • Budnik Wheels – 18″ Fronts, 20″ Rears

Paint & Body

  • BASF Glasurit Paint & Clear
  • Custom Pinstriping by VanGogh at Bauers Studios
  • Cab was stretched 4″
  • Stretched Rear Fenders
  • Custom Tailgate w/ License Plate Opening
  • Modified Front Bumper for Fog Lights
  • Modified Rear Bumper w/ Cadillac CTS-V Exhaust Tips
  • Pros-Picks Bed & Tonneau Cover
  • Shaved Firewall
  • Shaved & Smoothed Hood
  • Custom Running Boards
  • Flush Mount Glass by All Car Auto Glass


  • Classic Instruments Gauges
  • Budnik Steering Wheel
  • Custom Dash & Door Panels
  • Custom Center Console
  • Kicker Q-Series Speakers
  • Relicate Leather
  • One Piece Leather Headliner

Noah Alexander and his team build and restore cars at Classic Car Studio in St. Louis, Missouri.