month's Great Oklahoma Classic is a beautiful 1954 Chevrolet 3100 five window truck
which belongs to Carlos and Jennifer Palacio of Stillwater Oklahoma.
and Jennifer have owned this 1954 pickup for a little over three years and
during this time the old classic has gone through a tremendous rejuvenation!
They found the 1954 truck and the 1974 Nova donor car in Colorado.
truck has the original body with a C-10 frame. Carlos and Jennifer took the
front end, the differential, the engine and transmission from a 1974 Nova. The
body has been lowered in the front by 1 inch and in the rear by 3 inches. They
added Air Lift wireless rear air bag system which can raise the back of the
truck four inches when needed. The front has disc brakes while the rear has
The interior of this 5 window will
make a person smile. It is painted
Dupont Hot Hue Champagne. The door panels, seat and carpeting are well coordinated
with the champagne and red colors. The dash has a set of custom Dolphin
Gauges and the Palacios built a custom insert which is located under the dash
which houses the stereo and the custom heat and air conditioning controls and
air vents. This custom under dash insert also does a wonderful job of hiding
all of the wiring.
stereo is a Pioneer Bluetooth system had two Rockford Fosgate eight inch Woofers
and two six by nine three way Rockford Fosgate speakers all enhanced by a
Rockford Fosgate 1500 watt amp. The speaker system is located where the
original gasoline tank was located behind the seat. The new 19 gallon gasoline
tank is under the bed in the rear but the original gas filler is still located
in the original position.
engine is a Chevrolet 350 V8 with 700R4 automatic transmission. The "350" has
been dressed up by adding chrome air
cleaner, valve covers, alternator, air conditioning compressor and pulley
system. The V8 is kept very cool by the custom three core high flow aluminum radiator.
The wooden bed floor with stainless inlays is very impressive.
five window classic rides on set of Crusade HP 235/35ZR20 tires mounted to chrome
impressive paint and body work for this classic was done in Colorado by Ken
Starling. Ken used a Nason Full Base Black with a high solid clear coat and
added a champagne pin stripe around the cab. The body looks very stock complete
original Bullnose Grill and hood emblem and the side mounted spare tire holder.
and Jennifer have enjoyed attended area car shows that benefit good
causes and meeting new friends and other vehicle enthusiasts. Also, they have
won a bunch of trophies with their beautiful 5 window classic truck!
The Cimarron Starlite Cruisers
sincerely thank Carlos and Jennifer Palacio
for sharing their wonderful 1954 Chevrolet 3100 Five Window Truck as our Great
Oklahoma Classic for April 2017!