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#968825 Mon Sep 02 2013 11:12 PM
Joined: Jan 2010
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sfeldma Offline OP
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Here's what happens when you glue a '54 3800 to an '88 Jag XJ6 car.

Final Product

We stripped the front and rear axles from the Jag and hauled the carcass to the recyclers. The car was non-running and pretty much trashed.
front and rear axles
What's left of Jag XJ6

The I found a '54 frame from a 1/2-ton hydramatic truck from South Dakota. Stripped the stock axles and grafted on the Jag axles.

Jag front end
Jag rear end

Dropped in the 235 from the 3800 and adapted a T5 5-speed from an S-10


Pulled the cab and front dog house from the 3800 and installed on 1/2-ton frame:

Old 3800 cab

Found an old '54 short bed and some fenders.

Ugly bed

Get high school kid to clean inside. Wanted to keep outside original, but we stripped inside and installed peel-n-stick fake dynomat and redid seat.

Safety third
Rattle can resto

Putting it all together.

Rebuilt 235: '54 block with '56 848 head
Getting there
New pine bed but kept old metal str... look right with shiny stainless strips.
Before washing with CLR
After washing with CLR

Truck is running great and drives nice. I need to install power steering pump because the Jag rack doesn't like being used manually. It steers, but I'm basically pushing fluid from one side to the other when I turn. It's got disc brakes all around and I'm thinking about upgrading to a power booster. I also want to lower the rear about 2" by raising the top of the shock towers. I was surprised there is enough room to do that with the floor in place in it's original position, but I measured and I've got 2" to play with. I might splurge for airride shocks in the rear so I can drop it really low if I want to.

I'd like to find a '54 bed in the same green as the cab. The orange bed is solid, but looks kind of weird. No plans to paint truck. I like the old look and it cleaned up nicely using CLR and green scotch brite pad.

1954 Chevy 3100
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1953 f100 w/ v8
1953 f250 w/ v8
sfeldma #968826 Mon Sep 02 2013 11:15 PM
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sfeldma Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
All photos of build here:

Build photos of Jag-rolet

1954 Chevy 3100
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More pix on my website
1953 f100 w/ v8
1953 f250 w/ v8
sfeldma #968842 Tue Sep 03 2013 12:00 AM
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You'd never know by looking that it wasn't totally original. Nice job!

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sfeldma #968920 Tue Sep 03 2013 09:46 AM
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Hey I like what your doing. Nice work.

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sfeldma #969571 Thu Sep 05 2013 08:13 PM
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Cool build!

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