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1954 chevy 3100

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Does anyone make a 1954 chevy 3100 pickup, if not does anyone make a grille convertion kit?

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The good news is yes there is one, the bad news is I don't remember who makes it.

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frontier_resin_design had one if i recall on that auction site..

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F&F resin used to have that... i dunno if his son still makes it tho....

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Does anyone make a 1954 chevy 3100 pickup, if not does anyone make a grille convertion kit?

i believe i got mine from shawn carpenter, Kdog got it for me, it is a very nice cab, hood and splash pans! nice!

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I believe the one I have is from MRM..

bought it at Auto Motif about 7-8 yrs ago.

It is a complete cab conversion.

If you sub the bed sides (only)from The AMT 55/57

stepside kits you can build an early '55 of course

use open drive.shaft not the torque tube from the '50 kit

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1:Shawn Carpenter does the GMC conversions.

2:Dragcitycasting.com does a 54 Chevy cab. (Ed Fluck Jr)

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1:Shawn Carpenter does the GMC conversions.

2:Dragcitycasting.com does a 54 Chevy cab. (Ed Fluck Jr)

Got an email so i can contact shawn

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Dragcity version is very nice. Wasn't resinrealm.net stocking those too? Takes more than a grille swap, the windshield is different too

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Dragcity version is very nice. Wasn't resinrealm.net stocking those too? Takes more than a grille swap, the windshield is different too

yup.... in 54 they got rid of the split windshield

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i got mine bout 6 month ago. tryin to remember the site. i do remember that they had jus discontinued it bout 2 days b 4 i came across it, but was lucky enough to email them and get opne done for me.

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i got mine bout 6 month ago. tryin to remember the site. i do remember that they had jus discontinued it bout 2 days b 4 i came across it, but was lucky enough to email them and get opne done for me.

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probably Drag City Casting formerly known as F&F resin.... i just paid for the "Last of the Mohicans" last week :(

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probably Drag City Casting formerly known as F&F resin.... i just paid for the "Last of the Mohicans" last week :rolleyes:

i believe your right. what was cool is that i took off the front grille to get it chromed and i used the sewing thread and it only took bout 10 to 15 min. :angry: the resin was ez to work with and very clean :blink:

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I built mine years ago, but I forgot who made it and where I got it from. You guys are correct, the 54 is the first year of the solid windshield. The dash is different as well, but the correct dash came with the kit. Another change is the door handles. 54 had push button handles, not the twist type. Another major difference is the bed rails are flat, not angled. I used the bed sides from the AMT 55 stepside truck.

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I built mine years ago, but I forgot who made it and where I got it from. You guys are correct, the 54 is the first year of the solid windshield. The dash is different as well, but the correct dash came with the kit. Another change is the door handles. 54 had push button handles, not the twist type. Another major difference is the bed rails are flat, not angled. I used the bed sides from the AMT 55 stepside truck.

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ok there's one difference i didn't know.... thanks for the tip :D:)

my order just came in from Drag City Casting and it isn't listed on their Home Page anymore...

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came exactly like this out of the package.... no cleanup yet but great so far.... beats some of my older revell kits ;):P

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THERE RESIN IS VERY NICE BRO, I GOT MINE FROM THEM TOO AND LOOKS GREAT.

ARE YOU GONNA SEPERATE THE GRILLE??

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Got an email so i can contact shawn

i also would like contact info for shawn

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i also would like contact info for shawn

I'm 99.9999% sure Shawn Carpenter is long out of the resin casting business. You might look on eBay and at local swap meets for some of his products.

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It's too bad that somebody doesn't step up to the plate and cast this truck again. They are unique and such a conversion kit would fill in another gap in the Chevy truck line.

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It's too bad that somebody doesn't step up to the plate and cast this truck again.

my order just came in from Drag City Casting and it isn't listed on their Home Page anymore...

I'd suggest contacting Ed Fluck of Drag City to ask if he still makes the '54 cab.

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