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Projects 1952 Dodge b3 mild custom build

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by FIFTY2, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. FIFTY2
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    Well, I'm diving back in...after selling my chevy a couple of years ago, I really missed it.
    I found this dodge truck, mostly orignal/older resto it appears. Going to drive it while I try to do some period correct mods/customizing...

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    First up was fabbing up some brackets for the desoto tail lights i had laying around...

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    Ill add more as I do more...hopefully i will end up with a slick custom..
     
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  2. Just stumbled on this, my first project was one of these trucks. And boy I have to say Dodge didn't give you much to work with in the style department... A little inspiration for you, if you have any questions feel free to ask 20151031_162537.jpg
     
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  3. 56 Dodge Pickup
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    Mines a couple of years newer but here it is for some inspiration as well.

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  4. FIFTY2
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    Nice truck! Read your build thread


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    Just got my AoK dual carb intake manifold in! Now to rebuild a couple of carters!

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  8. Nice! I just had George setup my Nicson manifold with rebuilt dual carbs and he also converted the stock exhaust manifold to have two outlets. He did an awesome job. He's also a really nice guy with some great stories if you've ever gotten the chance to talk to him.

    -Chris
     
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  9. I LIKE it!!!!!Bruce.
     
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    Very nice work! I really like where this going! Hobo Jim
     
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  12. bryanyeskie
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    I had a 57 dodge and sold it 6 or 7 years ago and I still miss it. V8 with push button automatic.

    Hope to see more
     
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  14. Sweet truck. Nice seeing something besides the usual Ford and GM stuff.
     
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  15. Nice work! What did you do to lower it, remove leaves from the springs?

    -Chris
     
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  16. steinauge
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    Nice truck! Good luck with it.
     
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  17. FIFTY2
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    Yes
    Two up front and one in back

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    Working for me...I updated my album permissions, maybe that was it?
     
  22. 73RR
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    The Merc just looks way too heavy/bulky.

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  24. gene-koning
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    The Merc looks pretty big to me as well. Maybe if it was flipped over, top to bottom...

    What about pulling the original up and closer to the box? Too bad you can't find an original rear bumper for the Dodge. They looked much better then the channel iron. Gene
     

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  25. When I first saw that I thought it was a "71 Charger front bumper that was sectioned. Then I thought why not a charger rear bumper with taillights and license plate mounting.

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  26. FIFTY2
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    dont like the look of that bumper...maybe if unbolt the top part and flip it...
     
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  28. Flat Six Fix
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    Heres my truck, and heres my engine, George custom built the intake exhaust, linkage and carbs..
    A833 trans is going in with the new 265 hi perf engine, this is a 228 long block engine now...
     

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  29. FIFTY2
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    Looks good! What rear end are you using?


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  30. Flat Six Fix
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    Mopar 8 1/4 3.23 gears, but going to change to 3.55 limited slip for the future... PS had her up near 80 mph the other night with more to go with this tired engine, but the old truck gets a bit funky over 70 mph.
    I need new springs shackles bushings etc, have 1 bent rim too....
     
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