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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Blue-Collar-HotRods, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. Blue-Collar-HotRods
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    Just acquired a very rough 37 4 dr dodge, but has a decent front clip, hood fenders ect, and allready have a few early 40s dodge pickup cabs stashed back. My question is if there is any interchange with the 37,38,39 trucks? Pretty sure if not, I can do some cut and splice and build something. Just curious if anyone has anything to add, or any ideas?
     
  2. rusty rocket
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    I know someone here on the hamb has a Ford pickup with a car clip on it. A guy defiantly has to be good at sheet metal to pull it off.
     
  3. Dunno about any interchange, but sounds interesting. I had thoughts about making an RPU from a mid 30's Mopar 4 door.
     
  4. rusty valley
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    i think the dodge cabs in that era go from 39 to 47. 37 car is not likely remotely close to a bolt on, you'll need some imagination.
     
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  5. scotts52
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    36 and 37 are close on the truck. Not sure about 38 and on
     
  6. Blue-Collar-HotRods
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    Hmmm...maybe I need to find someone to do a little photoshop work for me....I think the 39 and newer cab would be aesthetically compatible, with the proper cutting and fitting of course
     
  7. 37 caddy
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    36 37 and 38 are the same cabs,a few very minor differences.39 is a new design,biggest change was the V windsheild,the older ones had a flat glass in the front,the car had a V shaped glass too.That might be the deciding factor for a swap like this,the 40 ford pickups had car sheet metal,it didnt look too bad;) If you have the time and ability to do it,I would go for it. Harvey
     
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  8. Blue-Collar-HotRods
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    Well, my other thought if the pickup idea proved impractical, is just as involved. Had the idea of shortening the body and making it a 2 door coupe...I really need to find someone to do some photoshop I think!
     
  9. Budget36
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    Find the "Photoshop thread to end all...", you'll get some help there.
     
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