1952 Chevy 3100 5-window

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1952 Chevy 3100 5-window

Did you know... Pickup trucks were/are designed to haul large loads, have low top speeds, and NOT meant to handle around corners??? We at Schwartz Performance didn't get that memo! This 1952 Chevy received the full Schwartz Performance treatment. A solid, bolt-in G-Machine Chassis, LS power, and a 6-speed manual transmission. Check out the Classic Trucks article here: Classic Trucks March 2018 issue

Frame & Suspension

  • Schwartz Performance bolt-in G-Machine chassis with optional center bracing
  • Ridetech single-adjustable coilovers
  • Power steering rack
  • Wilwood 13" 6 piston front brakes, 13" 4-piston rear brakes


  • GM LS3 engine with Schwartz Performance 520hp package
  • GM harness & ECU
  • Billet serpentine drive system


  • LS7 clutch kit
  • T56 Magnum 6-speed, close ratio
  • Custom steel driveshaft
  • Moser full-floating 9" housing
  • Cast iron third member, 31 spline axles, TrueTrac differential, 3.50 gear

Wheels & Tires

  • Grip Equipped by Forgeline "Schism" wheels with HTM finish, 18x9 front, 18x12 rear
  • Michelin PS2 tires, 255/35/18 front, 335/30/18 rear

Paint & Body

  • Rust repair & sheet metal by Schwartz Performance
  • Bodywork & paint by Nick's Customs, Woodstock IL

Other Features

  • Bolt-in BeCool aluminum radiator w/electric fan
  • Dakota Digital VHX gauges
  • Vintage Air Mini A/C system & vents
  • Custom stainless fuel tank with internal Aeromotive 340 EFI pump
  • Custom leather interior by Cassin Customizing, Woodstock IL

Disassembly gallery

Chassis fabrication & installation gallery

Sheet metal fabrication gallery

Assembly before paint gallery

Exhaust fabrication gallery

Bodywork & paint gallery

Interior gallery

Final assembly gallery

Completed gallery