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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Givens, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Givens
    Joined: Sep 15, 2009
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    Givens
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    from Indiana

    I have aquired my great grand fathers 41 dodge. Bought new in fall of 40 in PA. My grandfather and grand mother moved here (IN) from PA in the truck. Plans for it right now are just to restore back to orginal.
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  2. X426X
    Joined: Jul 22, 2009
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    At the very least, drop it with some lowering blocks, and install a set of chromeys or Moon discs and a split manifold on it.
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  3. 1946chevytruck
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    1946chevytruck
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  4. pasadenahotrod
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    pasadenahotrod
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    from Texas

    Ah, the incredibly dependable WC-series of pickups from the Dodge Boys of old.
    Enjoy it forever!
     
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  5. Frankie47
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
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    from omaha ne.

    That green engine could be a Jasper rebuild, of course one your elders could have painted it also.:)
     
  6. Givens
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    Givens
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    from Indiana

    Hey your good it is a jasper rebuild. What color were the engines originally? Thanks
     
  7. Givens
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    Givens
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    from Indiana

    Help what color are the engines?
     
  8. LaSalle Gearbox
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    LaSalle Gearbox
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    from ohio

    engines were silver w/black accessories. i have a 39 ton and a half express.
     
  9. thendrix
    Joined: Jul 19, 2009
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    You will get differing opinions around here (and everywhere else) on what you should do with it. Bottom line is, It's yours do what you want and make your great gramps proud. Very cool truck!
     
  10. retromotors
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    retromotors
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    Nice truck.
    Original is cool!:D
     
  11. Givens
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    Givens
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    from Indiana

    Thanks for the complements and info.
     
  12. Givens
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    Givens
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    from Indiana

    Making some progress.
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    Does anyone know a source for front shackle hangers?
     
  13. Retro Jim
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    Try Ply-Do , The Plymouth Doctor (same as Dodge) , rustyhope.com is just a few . I am sure there are more . Ebay is a good source also .

    Now as for the truck , you have to be one of the luckiest guys to get that truck that has been in the family since it was new . Looks to be in good condition too ! Please keep it the way it was all original and don't change a thing . Just think one day it will be passed to one of your children . You have to really be happy that you have the truck your Grandfather bought new !
    Can't wait to see the truck when it's completed ! Love those Mopars !

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  14. 50dodge4x4
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    www.robertsmotorparts.com will be your friend on this one, they specialize in this era Dodge trucks. Very helpfull people that know these trucks and their products. Gene
     
  15. Edsel_Presley
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    Nice truck and work. Good to see a Dodge truck on here. They don't seem to get much love. I have a 53 on my wish list.
     
  16. Givens
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    Givens
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    from Indiana

    Yeah Ive become a real good customer of Roberts already.
     
  17. Big T
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    Big T
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    from Florida

    Very cool truck and as said before, get it back running and right and keep it in the family. I would only make any updates that are safety issues or 'major' reliability issues and keep it as is. Enjoy!
     
  18. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
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    Dynaflash_8
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    from Auburn WA

    i love dodge trucks of this era. I have a 42' WF-32 2 - 1/2 ton flatbed. Great trucks, and super dependable!
     
  19. Givens
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    Givens
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    No more jackstands!
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  20. Givens
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    Givens
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    The engine and bell housing are cleaned up and re installed.
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  21. wrayeugene49
    Joined: Jun 26, 2009
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    wrayeugene49
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    from eugene,or

    hey great story.....great build....I have a '47 1-1/2 ton and another '50 sittin in my back yard.....one is all I can handle right now....good luck and keep it forever !!!
     
  22. Newby_j
    Joined: Jun 25, 2010
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    Newby_j
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    from Indiana

    Joe, you need to update this!
     
  23. That is AWESOME going to really cool and great story keep us updated jim
     
  24. Very cool! Not many of us get a shot at an original family heirloom. Good luck with it.
     
  25. big bad john
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
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    Very nice truck and work on restoring.......kept us posted in the future. Big Bad John:D
     
  26. I love seeing the old Dodge, Fargo and Plymouth truck builds!
     
  27. orphanautomill
    Joined: Jun 21, 2010
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    Very cool! I prefer stock with a few small upgrades. Awesome job so far. I am the lucky owner of a Hudson that my grandpa bought new in 50 :)
     
  28. Givens
    Joined: Sep 15, 2009
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    Givens
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    from Indiana

    Few small updates. The starter has been rebuilt and got the brakes started. Fuel tank is cleaned painted and installed. The transmission has been gone thru cleaned and painted now installed.
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  29. Givens
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    Givens
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    from Indiana

    I got some of the brake lines ran and the new shoes installed. Cab is going out for body work next week.
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