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Projects Dodge This - 1939 Dodge Southeast Gasser Build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Dog_Patch, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. TR Waters
    Joined: Nov 18, 2006
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    TR Waters
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    1. Early Hemi Tech

    Glad to see they arrived.
     
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  2. Higgy's Henry
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
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    is everybody hibernating?!
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  3. powrshftr
    Joined: Mar 29, 2013
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    I think everybody's in the garage spinnin wrenches....
     
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  4. Well let's see - not hibernating exactly - 3dnsouth decided he wants to build a SEG car and finds a 51 Chevy on Kansas City Craigslist. Road Trip! Took a vacation day and rolled out early Friday morning.

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    Cool old building
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    St Louis

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    14 hours later .....
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  5. 8am Saturday - lets get this ting and roll East! Its 19 degrees!

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    Wow - doesn't look like the ad on Craigslist .......
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    And that's when things went bad .......
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  6. We narrowly escaped. But now what? we are empty trailored and Eastbound........ TXT goes out for ideas. Club member Jay says he needs parts picked up in Kansas City. The guy turns out to be well connected in the car scene in KC :cool: Says he knows a guy with a gasser for sale.

    Here we go again -
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    I'm still sore from the last junk yard and then ......:eek:
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  7. Well look at that - he does have a gasser -
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    Glass hood and almost race ready ......
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    Load that thing and lets get going
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  8. make sure ya latch that trunk lid :)
     
  9. Finn Jensen
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
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  10. Finn Jensen
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
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    Just messin, of course. Looks like a really solid find.
     
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  11. Yeah anyone going east out of KC on I70 our deck lid is in the median somewhere less than 1 hour out
     
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  12. Ready by Meltdown?[/QUOTE]
    Tim's a machine so maybe !!
     
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  13. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
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    You out of towners better watch out
     
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  14. Higgy's Henry
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    Great story!
     
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  15. AmishMike
    Joined: Mar 27, 2014
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    Glad to see long hard trip turned to gold - sweet score. Did you really lose your trunk? Brake out the aluminum sheet - lighter is faster.
     
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  16. Any details on that cool gasser?
     
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  17. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
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    will he be doing a build thread?
    if so have him post a link to it here so we can follow the build
     
  18. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
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    is the top chopped a little bit?
     
  19. cs39ford
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    Way cool 55 nice one
     
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  20. Brand Apart
    Joined: Jan 22, 2011
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    from Roswell GA

    Wow, great score..........there was a lot of nice stuff at that location.

    I hope you guys didn't loose your LA privileges
     
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  21. Glad the trip wasn't a bust!
     
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  22. sonic03bluegt
    Joined: Dec 5, 2012
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    I like the 55 better anyway! Any history on the car?
     
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  23. 55chieftain
    Joined: May 29, 2007
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    Can't go wrong with a 55
     
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  24. Yeah the deck lid really did blow off :( we tried to get it open when we were loading and it seemed stuck - wouldn't budge - it was a glass lid too :(

    I'll let Tim decide on the build thread - the word we got was that it was raced in Wichita Kansas when the engine setback was 20% by Eddie Funk. When the rules went to 10%, it was parked and here we are. Tim is going to research it from there. Its really and old gasser for sure. Hated to lose the deck lid. We stopped for gas and it was gone. Some 30 minutes later on the I-70 a couple guys pull up next to us and yell they saw the lid about 2 hours ago :oops:

    That was a bummer. I got home at 5am and damned if my wife didn't try to put a 9mm hole in me :eek: maybe we should have gone back to get the deck lid o_O
     
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  25. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
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    I am going to fight the urge to say something about women using 9mms and men using 45s:)
     
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  26. allwilly
    Joined: Mar 29, 2010
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    Attaboy Tim! Can't wait to see the end result of this after seeing the Lil ford u just finished! !
     
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  27. Thanks for the post-up on the trip Tony. Appreciate all the assistance and copiloting. I'll probably do a build thread, I enjoy 'em. HAMB build threads are mostly what I come here for. Gonna get 'er goin' ASAP. Anyone know of a decent deck lid near north Georgia, PM me, I'm on the hunt. Man, we couldn't open that sumbitch for nuthin', can't imagine how it came off. image.jpg
     
  28. Proud of ya Tim, "Welcome to the Jungel!"
     
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  29. Hardtops, have a shorter windshield/roof line.
     
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  30. If the deck lid was a unlightened stocker, your probably better with out. Quain said he almost did a hand stand picking up Shannons stock original, and 10-20% of that one had already returned to the earth!
     

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