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#569898 - Sun Aug 30 2009 08:58 PM Re: Jaguar IFS and IRS [Re: 10 micron]
Don A Scott Offline
New Guy
Registered: Mon Mar 09 2009 10:43 PM
Posts: 18
Loc: Claremore OK
well, I am still kicking around the idea, I might not have been clear. I want the suspension to put under my 51 3/4 ton. Before anybody says leave it original, I have two trucks, I am restoring one of them original, but I would like to make the other one a daily driver. What challenges does anybody see or anticipate before I actually spend any money or time on the project. No, I haven't put a tape measure to it but I have heard of it working. I would appreciate all input. thanks.
#569902 - Sun Aug 30 2009 09:03 PM Re: Jaguar IFS and IRS [Re: Don A Scott]
OldSub Offline
Cruising in the Passing Lane
Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003 12:00 PM
Posts: 6663
Loc: Seattle, Washington
A few years ago a guy on the HAMB posted about putting Jag suspension under an AD truck. I don't remember any details but it might be worth doing some searching there to see what you find.

In many ways its like any other serious hot rod modification in that its likely to be more work and more money than expected at the beginning. The trick is to know enough before you start that you can get what you want when you are finished.
Its true, I really don't do anything but browse the Internet looking for trouble... . . .
'55 1st GMC Suburban . '54 GMC 250 trailer puller project. '54 GMC 250 Hydra-Matic . '54 Chevy 3100 . '47 Chevy COE . and more...
#570292 - Tue Sep 01 2009 05:20 AM Re: Jaguar IFS and IRS [Re: Don A Scott]
Stuart_Giles Offline
Shop Shark
Registered: Mon Nov 14 2005 12:00 PM
Posts: 247
Loc: Kent, United Kingdom
Fitting the Jaguar IFS and IRS setup to Chevy trucks is a common modification here in the UK. There are some pictures of a Jaguar front clip fitted to an AD truck chassis in this thread.

1950 Chevrolet 3100 (occasionally working) truck:
1928 Chevrolet AB National Phaeton:
1932 Austin Special Sports:
#570630 - Wed Sep 02 2009 11:31 AM Re: Jaguar IFS and IRS [Re: Stuart_Giles]
Hot Rod Dad Offline
Shop Shark
Registered: Fri Aug 06 2004 12:00 PM
Posts: 1093
Loc: Taos, NM
Jeeze, talk about being slammed to the ground. Here in New Mexico, that truck wouldn't get down these roads...but it would make a nice snow plow.

While I would very much like to have an IFS in my 3/4 ton too, (because they ride like rocks), I really think I would prefer to get the suspension off a truck if I can.
#573292 - Fri Sep 11 2009 01:40 AM Re: Jaguar IFS and IRS [Re: Hot Rod Dad]
5/8 ton Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 05 2009 02:16 PM
Posts: 206
Loc: glendale, az
I set a xj6 cage inside my frame rails on my 1/2 ton today and I got super excited because it almost lines up perfect. I am planning on doing a c notch to the frame in order to get it lower. And when I do the c notch I am thinking of making the frame fit the angle of the jag cage mounting supports as it does in the car. So the jag rear will be a bolt in set up as in the car. Then if I want to change out to a 12 bolt or 9" later there is not much fab work to remove and replace.
#573295 - Fri Sep 11 2009 02:33 AM Re: Jaguar IFS and IRS [Re: 5/8 ton]
jockbolter50 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 10 2008 05:55 PM
Posts: 4871
Loc: Scotland
5/8 ton, good idea about keeping the Big Cat caged!
It keeps the fabrication side easy,and unless your building a show truck it ain't gonna be seen!
BTW I'm guessing your a certain 'Gasser' guy on the HAMB! wink
Once you've driven it with the Jag IRS you won't want to go back to a live axle! thumbs_up
Good luck
Jock (Scot)
I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

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#573296 - Fri Sep 11 2009 02:42 AM Re: Jaguar IFS and IRS [Re: Don A Scott]
doc bob Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 09 2008 01:40 AM
Posts: 610
Loc: Western Australia
Have a look in my Photobucket link below,
you will find some interesting pics!

All the best Doc.
"It's not a wreck......It's a natural resource!"
Quote-Doc Bob circa 2006

Specializing in Hot Rods,
Customs & Street Machines.
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#573339 - Fri Sep 11 2009 10:07 AM Re: Jaguar IFS and IRS [Re: doc bob]
5/8 ton Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 05 2009 02:16 PM
Posts: 206
Loc: glendale, az
Yeah I had an idea at one time to run a straight axle in my '53 but that idea quickly faded away before I signed up there again. I was banned for a bit there. I might still do the gasser theme with a willys overland panel truck. I have a bbc 427 with dual carb tunnel ram and a turbo 400 I was planning to use, and I have 2 bodies and frames sitting in the back yard. Maybe then I could sell one of them if it were completed?

I am just excited to have gotten some work done last night and I wanted to share. And this truck its going in will just be a driver. Nothing to show off with this one.
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