1947 Chevrolet 3100 Rat-Rod

Price: US $10,800.00 Item location: Huntersville, North Carolina, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Other Pickups
  • Type: Standard Cab Pickup
  • Trim: Thriftmaster
  • Year: 1947
  • Mileage: 8,500
  • Color: Patina
  • Engine size: 350 V8 LT1
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1947 Chevrolet Other Pickups

With plenty of original patina, this truck looks like it was just pulled out of a field - but it is actually very solid and a blast to drive! Hundreds of man-hours have gone into building this hot rod.

a newly rebuilt Corvette engine and a 200R4 automatic transmission - its totally reliable, comfortable, quick and sounds awesome. Power steering and heat work very well. This truck gets more looks and thumbs up than any other car I've owned. If you don't like talking to people, this isn't the vehicle for you!

The details:


1947 Chevrolet Thriftmaster - with tons of original patina. A very small amount had to be matched - due to body work and for aesthetic reasons.

Cab corners and rusted-through parts have been replaced/backed by new metal but done to keep original look. No inner front fenders. Running boards are reinforced with 1" square steel tubes and are strong enough to jump up and down on.


1976 C-10 Chassis channeled and Z-cut to get that low front stance. Very well reinforced, the frame is now stronger than it originally was. Note: This is NOT an S-10 chassis with a 47 body just slapped on it.This is a full size C-10 frame that properly fits the wheelbase and body and has been modified to allow for a static suspension drop and full lock-to-lock steering with no rubbing. The fenders are filled-out perfectly with this wheel and tire combination - you can't fit your fingers between the tire and rear fender!


New Beltech drop shocks on all 4 corners

Rear - spring under conversion

New rear drums, wheel cylinders and full rebuild with fluid flush

New (reman) master cylinder (non-power brakes)

Corvette C5 wheels


1993 Corvette 350 small block - rebuilt within last 7500 miles (or so) - with Optispark injection removed and converted to carburetor. Custom exhaust dumps out on passenger side in front of rear axle.

200R4 Transmission with electronic torque converter lockup (and manual override switch) for good mileage on highway. Tractor lever for shifter

Edlebrock 600 performer carburetor (freshly rebuilt and tuned)

HEI style ignition

New GM factory spark plugs

New vacuum lines

New (reman) alternator

New Harmonic Balancer

New High flow water pump

New upper radiator hose (and complete recent flush)

Electric cooling fan with manual switch - keeps engine temps at 190 even on very hot days. No issues with overheating at all.

New steering gearbox, return line and fluid flush - can park with just a pinky finger!

Racing Fuel cell in place of gas tank -

Triple gauge pod on dash - with patina'd cover blends in nicely. Gauges include: Temp, Oil Pressure and Volts.

Oil and filter change within 200 miles


2-point Lap seat belts

Cab vents (drivers side and cowl) open and close

Heater works very well - I have driven in temps in the 20's and used the lower setting!

Steering wheel - original cut down to 15"

Front headlight looks broken - but works with a projector bulb tucked in

Side windows work but are cracked (adds to the charm) - new ones can be had online for $167 each

Daytime running lights (front parking lights) LED

Rear LED tail lights

Battery relocated to under bed of truck

Real 1947 North Carolina license plate

Registered/Titled as a 1976 Chevrolet C-10 (chassis)

MILEAGE: The odometer does not work - hence I am uncertain of the actual mileage. The rebuilt engine is estimated to have roughly 7500-8500 miles on it since the rebuild.

NOTE: This is not a new vehicle. It is not a stock vehicle. It is recommended that you inspect any modified vehicle like this to familiarize yourself with the amount of work that goes into creating a unique result. Custom vehicles are built by individuals, not on a factory floor - so methods, materials and attention to detail will always vary. If in doubt....check it out!
SHIPPING:Shipping is entirely the responsibility of the person purchasing the truck. I will assist in the process by meeting the carrier at a location near my home.
BIDDING:Please ensure that you have the funds in their entirety prior to bidding. Antique/specialty vehicles can be financed at many Credit Unions, but their interest rates may be higher than that of modern production cars.