What A Combination: 1936 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Custom

If you have ever wanted to simultaneously offend just about every type of car enthusiast there is, then you might want to consider building something like this. If building something like this is beyond your skill level or too much of a time commitment, but you still really want nothing but mixed reactions then consider buying this confusion-mobile! What we have here is a 1936 Chevrolet sedan that has been shortened and attached to a Jeep Wagoneer chassis. Find it here on eBay in Wisconsin with an asking price of $5,200. 

Not only has this ’36 Chevy been attached to a 1979 Jeep Wagoneer chassis, it has also received a 287 cubic inch V8 from a 1967 Jeep Wagoneer as well as the transfer case. The transmission is a GM Turbo 400 that was rebuilt less than 1,000 miles ago. This car (SUV?) is running, driving, registered and fully operational. I’m not sure where you would go with such a contraption, but this car is indeed ready to go wherever you like with functional four wheel drive. It doesn’t matter what your definition of hot rods or customs is, it took some skill to stick this body and drivetrain together and make it look halfway decent.

To add to the odd combination of parts is the bench seat from a Chevrolet S10 that has been shortened to fit this car. There is not a back seat. Originally built in the 1990s, this creation has evidently seen some use as the driver’s side of the seat is showing its age. This picture almost makes it look like the inside of a “normal” 1936 Chevrolet until you notice the four wheel drive lever sticking out of the floor! Love it or hate it, someone put thought into this as they built it and it wasn’t thrown together in the heat of a beer-fueled evening.

The seller is the creator of this car, but it sounds like this has been listed on their behalf based on the phrasing of the ad. There has been a lot of custom work added to this already custom car and while it may not be to everyone’s taste I admire the craftsmanship that went into making this car what it is, simply because I know that it would take me many, many hours to create something like this. This is certainly a unique ride and whether at a local event or at the local mud hole, nobody else would have one like it!


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  1. Dan

    I’d like to have what he’s smoking…….woo…

  2. leiniedude leiniedude Member

    Well, it is a long cold winter here. It seems like a lot of bizarre stuff from Wisconsin coming through here lately. It needs a plow though.

    • Mikes hot rod shop

      Minneapolis Moline UDLX?

  3. David Frank David Frank Member

    Perhaps it was beyond his skill level as well.

  4. Calle Carlquist

    Everyone loves a Ferrari SWB, why not a Chevy? =)

    • Steve R

      It has a lot to do with the rear axle not centered in the wheel well. That is just bad execution.

      Steve R

  5. Rube Goldberg Member

    I haven’t been here long, and I’ll admit, this may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I’m tired of hearing these creations, which I certainly couldn’t do, are fueled by drugs and alcohol. Somebody did a lot of work here, and I happen to know, alky’s and druggies don’t do anything besides alcohol and drugs. Thx.

    • glen

      I was going to say something, but I opened a beer, instead.

    • dan

      I agree, we need the thumbs DOWN button back for these guys too! bet most can’t wrench at all, lol
      no I still don’t like this car, but looks like good skills building it, unlike many ratrods these days

    • DrinkinGasoline

      I agree, while opening a beer…Reminds me of the Fiat Topolino.
      If it had a straight axle in gasser style with Halibrand’s….folks would be all over it. Maybe the designers at Fiat visited the vineyards too often ?

    • Andrew Tanner Member

      Agreed! I could definitely not do this with my current skill set.

    • Lloyd Hale

      Well Said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Madmatt

    My dads first car was a 36 chevy master 2dr,
    He’s always wanted one since then,but he’s too old now
    with too many cars to sell off already.
    they are very hard to find,in an original configuration.
    There is not much 1936 to this at all,
    I hope the owner/builder didn’t cut up
    a decent original to build this.
    It looks pretty well built though,and
    certainly took a lot of time and OL’milwaukee.
    I would rather have either vehicle in stock form,
    the Jeep or the Chevy,but I suppose it
    could be a lot of fun at the next 4×4 mudrun,
    And for once a “chevy” gets an abnormal “transplant”…..we should all respect that! LOL……no sbc for me I want a dinosaur jeep v8…? ha ha…!

  7. jaymes

    so you take apart the seat to shorten it and you dont fix the tears,wow

    • D

      Maybe the tears are from the time he drove it over the years? Originally a 90s build?

  8. Peter S.R. Member

    … working in a small garage.

    • Peter S.R. Member

      Sometimes you have to resort to shortcuts.

  9. observant

    Love the “hidden lady” in the flames on the front grille–you have to look for it, but it’s there!

  10. Tony S

    Ugh, thanks. I can’t un-see this.

    • DrinkinGasoline

      Your welcome…lol. Welcome to the human condition !! haha.

  11. Kevin Lee

    I don’t understand why I’m drawn to look at these oddball, mostly goofy looking contraptions, maybe it’s the car wreck theory. While I wouldn’t be caught within 10 feet of this thing, I admit there is some creativeness in it, more like an art car to me.

  12. sir mike

    Wisconsin must have a serious drug problem…sorry

    • Rube Goldberg Member

      Just Wisconsin???

  13. Harvey Peever

    So much time and money and little to show for it in the end.
    Maybe a parts car.

  14. Graywolf

    Should have parted out both cars and other peoples projects would have advantanced further. Or street rod the Chevy and part out the Jeep. Now you have limited your sale to a very small group or maybe a couple of people.

  15. Paul Rogers

    Wonder if either of the doors can be closed. If you do close them will they stay closed? Beer and drugs: helping guys do things they can’t since… forever!

  16. lawyer George

    I like it. I have no need for the 4×4 running gear and would prefer to have a car frame and drive train. I would drive it every day/

  17. Craig

    That’s about as ugly as you’ll see. Good Lord what a hack job.

  18. glen

    I have a strange urge to find my Hot Wheels stuff.

  19. Mark S

    Looks like the fabrication skills are there, it’s just to bad that the builder lacks a sense of proportion. This was probably a 4 door car and this project would have turned out much nicer had the builder kept it a little longer. It would have been a plus to use about 2/3’s of the back door and about 2/3 of the front door welded together followed by a frame stretch on the Wagoneer, although a 4×4 chassie would not have been my first choice. As it stands you would need to get this for next to nothing in order to make it look right. For practical reason the seller would be better off parting it out it just not worth taking on this much agonie.

  20. DavidL Member

    For the love of dear God, WHY???!!! There’s just nothing right about this. It’s off balance. The doors are wrong. The door trim doesn’t match up. It looks like the doors don’t close right given the missing paint that shows in the interior photo. Straight on shot of the car is cool but the rest of the pictures reveal a sad, sad … whatever. Not sure what.
    Would like to know what the builder’s original purpose was and is he selling it now because he can’t bear to look at the result of his folly

  21. Steve H

    this is one of those cars that prompted me to write something but by the time my fingers hit the keyboard I forgot what it was I was going to say.

  22. Troy S

    My first impression when I saw this was an old altered wheelbase drag car, or something like that. It is interesting to see what other car freaks come up with, whether you like it or not, which is what custom cars are really all about.

  23. Loco Mikado

    It is definitely a first generation Rambler V8 which was discontinued in 1967 in AMC cars, replaced by the new 290 & 343 v8’s. The odd thing is that Jeeps had 327 v8 not a 287 v8, which they used until 1969. I think some of the years for the engine, running gear and frame are mixed up. The engine could be a 287 but it was not original to a Jeep. 327’s were painted red where 297’s were painted blue which the picture of the engine shows blue. Whatever it is it’is nice to see a first generation Rambler V8 still powering a vehicle.

  24. R.hernandez

    I have to admit Looking at it from the front looks good.
    But that’s about it.

  25. DrinkinGasoline

    I would really like to see proof positive of what all of the nay-sayer’s have created concerning automotive creativity given their negative comments…..”Put up or…..$#ut up” Judge not lest ye…..:)

    • grant

      One does not have to be an artist to have an opinion on art. With that said, the grille is really really cool. The rest is just gross.

  26. Mike F.

    I always admire people who actually get it built, not just dream about it!

  27. Ron

    If that is on a Wagoneer chassis, it too has been shortened, looks more like a CJ wheelbase.

  28. 88V8

    The exhaust hanging down underneath, the door swage line is off, the body is an inch too long for the rear axle.
    A for effort, but a near miss, is the kindest one could say.


    With the skill the builder shows here he could have restored a big buck car and made a bundle…This looks like a labor of love that isn’t very many people’s cup of tea.

  30. carsofchaos

    I could not do this type of work. I give credit to people who can, and when they work on cars for me doing work I don’t have the skill set for, I pay them well.
    However, there’s something to be said for using your skills for the power of good, making this is like being a Jedi and going to the Dark Side.

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