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

  1. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    Member
    from florida

    Most of us on here are not restorers but can appreciate the work that goes into bringing one back, like you have. You did the right thing keeping this one stock, it deserves it. Truck is beautiful.

    Great picture of Grandpa's birthday ride, bet he loved it. :D

    Don
     
  2. Givens
    Joined: Sep 15, 2009
    Posts: 54

    Givens
    Member
    from Indiana

    Thanks for the kind words. I will check out that truck group. I am not really a restorer myself but with the family history behind the truck I could not modify it. I am getting close to finishing this one so, the search begins for another one:)
     
  3. Amen brother.
     
  4. Givens
    Joined: Sep 15, 2009
    Posts: 54

    Givens
    Member
    from Indiana

    I got to take the truck to its first show this weekend. It was one mile from my house so a little road test was in order :D . The truck drives striaght down the road. Everything works great. Only have one little issue to fix. The front oil seal on the timing cover leaks a little (cork) couldnt imagine why lol. A guy at the show had vintage plates from 20's on up found a 1941 plate that I can use to register the truck with for only 30$! Grand paw got to sit with truck and talk to people at the show and then got to ride back to the house in the truck. I was an awesome day for sure!
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  5. stewdecky
    Joined: Apr 30, 2010
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    stewdecky
    Member
    from Kansas

    Cool!! Takes me back to restoring my '46 15 years ago. Had to upgrade a few things but have driven the piss out of it since. Those old flathead six's run well. Love the old dodge trucks. Great to share with your Grandpa.
     
  6. Givens
    Joined: Sep 15, 2009
    Posts: 54

    Givens
    Member
    from Indiana

    Few updates to the truck.
    The glass is all in thanks to a fellow Hamber (Chris Blattie), bed wood and strips are done, and the grille is painted and installed.
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  7. MoparJoel
    Joined: May 21, 2012
    Posts: 860

    MoparJoel
    Member

    X 2 I was just about to write this until i flipped the page, lol. Bad ass truck and its done right!;)
     
  8. Bugsy
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,281

    Bugsy
    Member
    from Kansas

    I love those trucks and this is such a cool story!! I love the pic of your granddad riding in it! You did a great job!!!
     
  9. john worden
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,609

    john worden
    Member
    from iowa

    A 42 I did for a customer whose grandfather was the original owner. Keep at it.
     

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  10. 35desoto
    Joined: Oct 6, 2009
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    35desoto
    Member

    x 2
    A Mopar for a Mopar
     
  11. monkeyspunk79
    Joined: Jan 2, 2011
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    monkeyspunk79
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    What a clean old workhorse. Enjoy the pics and glad your grandpa is able to enjoy it after all your hard work. Priceless stuff there in those pics!

    -D
     
  12. afaulk
    Joined: Jul 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,189

    afaulk
    Member

    Beautiful truck, very nicely done. The only thing my grandpa left me was an old mule. Which he had been arrested for plowing while intoxicated. True story, for another forum perhaps?
     
  13. Bad Eye Bill
    Joined: Sep 1, 2010
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    Bad Eye Bill
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    from NB Canada


    Atta boy!

    Nice truck.
     
  14. Babar40
    Joined: Dec 4, 2009
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    Babar40
    Member
    from Florida

    I rebuilt a 46 ton and a half and drove it for 10 years, but it was nothing like yours. Great job.
     
  15. Givens
    Joined: Sep 15, 2009
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    Givens
    Member
    from Indiana

    Thanks guys. Any one know where to get stainless trim repaired?
     
  16. 55Hydramatic
    Joined: Apr 24, 2011
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    55Hydramatic
    Member

    Love the look of these trucks! Your's is coming out nice!
     
  17. bobbyhstl
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 56

    bobbyhstl
    Member
    from St Louis

    You did a fabulous restoration. Your truck looks almost like a twin to my 41, except for the power train.

    http://www.bobs41dodge.com
     
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  18. Givens
    Joined: Sep 15, 2009
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    Givens
    Member
    from Indiana

    Front stainless, hood, and inner fenders are back on and should have front fenders back from paint soon.
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  19. Givens
    Joined: Sep 15, 2009
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    Givens
    Member
    from Indiana

    New shoes and some jewelry. The front fenders are on now.
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  20. Givens
    Joined: Sep 15, 2009
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    Givens
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    from Indiana

  21. Wow, just catching up with this thread. Very nice job!
     
  22. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
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    farmer12
    Member

    Great looking truck, well done!
     
  23. Sonicjagstang
    Joined: Mar 21, 2011
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    Sonicjagstang
    Member
    from IL.

    Beautiful truck and good story. I'm glad you wound up with it and treated it right.
     
  24. Givens
    Joined: Sep 15, 2009
    Posts: 54

    Givens
    Member
    from Indiana

    Thanks for the kind words yall.
     
  25. servi53
    Joined: Jun 28, 2006
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    servi53
    Member

    gorgeous truck, love them old mopars
     
  26. 55Hydramatic
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    55Hydramatic
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  27. Givens
    Joined: Sep 15, 2009
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    Givens
    Member
    from Indiana

    The truck is done except for a few minor details. The truck took grandpa for one last ride this weekend.
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  28. Frankie47
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
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    Frankie47
    Member
    from omaha ne.

    Is he alright......it sounds bad.:confused:
     

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