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History **Found this little gem a couple days ago, all original 1936 Dodge truck**

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mike hamel, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. Flyinsolo71
    Joined: Oct 25, 2006
    Posts: 89

    from Austin

  2. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,151


    You that truck right. Very nice preservation.
  3. 34Chrysler
    Joined: Dec 16, 2005
    Posts: 300


  4. rrbrucea
    Joined: Mar 2, 2010
    Posts: 646


    BTW, have you ever displayed this truck at an AACA show in the HPOF class? Guys in the AACA would be all over a truck like this that's essentially a time capsule from bygone days...
  5. Fireant
    Joined: Feb 2, 2009
    Posts: 111

    from Texas

    That is a hell of a find; nice score!
  6. K10
    Joined: Jul 16, 2006
    Posts: 57


    Congrats. I'm a GM only kind of guy, but I'd be proud to own that Dodge. There was a write up on one in Vintage Truck magazine on 2010. A red and black one on the cover. The wheels really make the truck look amazing. The grill is quite a good design as well. I think that the 20" wheel option also changed the rear end ratio. So the possibility exists that you might be able to put in a numerically lower rear end ratio to enhance high speed operation. Strictly a guess on my part however.
    BTW, you say that you changed brake lines. Were the ones on the truck made of copper alloy by chance?
  7. plym_46
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
    Posts: 4,018

    from central NY

    Your oil pressure is right on. That is what my rebuilt with about 12K miles runs at. Don't be suprised if it goes below 30 at idle when hot. The manuals say any pressure showing at idle if fine as long as it goes back up at road speed.

    On another note, I believe the Walter P Chrysler club maintains a registry of unrestored and survivor vehicles, you might want to contact them regarding your truck. The Club will be holding its summer national event in Kalamazoo Michingan some time in July, I am sure you and the truck would be well recieved. I wnet this year to Vermont and had a very nice time with the group.
  8. Great Truck! :) I wouldnt change a thing either. Congrats on an Awesome find!
  9. mike hamel
    Joined: Nov 24, 2005
    Posts: 1,549

    mike hamel

    Ok good! I figured it was good! It's nearly 50 pounds actually. I have not seen it fluctuate really but I haven't really gone on a long drive yet. It's not registered yet! :eek: I'll have to check them out and same with the AACA website. There is some great info on that other mopar website you gave me.

    The edmunds head went for much more then I figured! So that's a no go on that. I'm still not messing with this engine. Stocker it shall remain!

  10. Thanks for the treat and for rubbing it in! Cool....very cool!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. plym_46
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
    Posts: 4,018

    from central NY

    Keep your eye on that pressure. 50 is borderline too high. If it gets any higher, take a look at the Oil pressure relief valve. It is located on the drivers side ,I believe in front of the oil fill tube. Some times the plunger gets sticky and the spring won't move it. If your pressure goes up and stay there the usual cause is a stuck plunger.

    You can remove the access, remove the spring and then the plunger. You can sometimes use a long sheet rock screw as there is a hole in the back of the plunger. Just snug the screw in and then use it to pull the plunger out. Could be some crud or maybe a burr that prevents smooth movement of the plunger.
  12. Hdonlybob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
    Posts: 3,925


    Way awesome find.
    Good for you....
  13. Big T
    Joined: Aug 29, 2006
    Posts: 638

    Big T
    from Florida

    Love this thread. Some of your pictures have gone missing tho.
  14. plymouth truck guy
    Joined: Feb 16, 2011
    Posts: 9

    plymouth truck guy

    Jealously reigns supreme from my end. I'll keep looking. Perhaps on day I'll be as lucky.
  15. elitecustombody
    Joined: Dec 11, 2011
    Posts: 36


    Congrats on picking up this beauty. I have a 36 Dodge 1/2 ton as well.
  16. I am sooooo jealous. I could trade my coupe for a truck like that. The '36 Dodge Brothers won the design awards for 1936.
  17. Cool score beyond words !!!
    Treat it like a sore dick,don't f*** with it.
    They are only this original and awesome once.
    I like your bike too!
  18. mike hamel
    Joined: Nov 24, 2005
    Posts: 1,549

    mike hamel

    Thanks guys, it's all stock and being left that way. I need to post an updated clean picture! I'll do that to tomorrow. Hell I drive that thing more then the 3 window right now! It's coooooold here in Reno!
  19. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,800

    from Berry, AL

    Super find! Now i know what my rust bucket looked like before it got molested by some po!
  20. Jen......
    Joined: Nov 8, 2006
    Posts: 521


    fantastic buy , a real time piece to be enjoyed

  21. 1951Streamliner
    Joined: May 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,875

    from Reno, NV

    Perfect truck. I would kill for it in its current condition! I am so glad you're leaving it original

    I see you driving all over the place in south Reno around the South Virginia and Lakeside/ Huffaker area. You pass my house all the time.
  22. well, maybe the tires...:Dbut I agree with the above statement
  23. Dan in Pasadena
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
    Posts: 862

    Dan in Pasadena

    All I'd do is polish and drive that. It's too cool!
  24. Ole'32
    Joined: Jan 7, 2012
    Posts: 23

    from Arizona

    That is a find of all finds! Love it!! You scored well with this one!! Thanks for sharing.

  25. tjmercury
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
    Posts: 589


    That truck is gorgeous, I would throw some "round" tires on it and keep the rest the way you found it
  26. das858
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
    Posts: 721


    Beautiful truck, reminds me of my '38 Plymouth pick-up when I got it in '98.
  27. LB+1
    Joined: Sep 28, 2006
    Posts: 581

    from 71291

    Wow factor for sure!
  28. Mike

    Excellent, how cool and what a great feeling you must have.

    Please, please resist the urge to “improve” your Dodge. Keep it a original as possible, you will be glad you did someday. Some deals cannot be improved upon.

    I suggest that you join the Walter P Chrysler club. Some of the member are assholes about preservation, but they have a wealth of knowledge and likely some goodies you might want, like trim pieces or correct fasteners.

    Congrats, on your outstanding Mopar and keep having fun.

    aka charlie
  29. mike hamel
    Joined: Nov 24, 2005
    Posts: 1,549

    mike hamel

    Hey charlie! Thanks for the comment. Oh no, I'm leaving her bone stock. They are only original once. That's the way it should be left and enjoyed. I take good care of her and the trucks in good hands here. I'll be sure to look at joining that club. Thanks for the info! Mike
  30. 1951Streamliner
    Joined: May 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,875

    from Reno, NV

    If you ever get tired of her, I want to be first on the list to buy her from you, ok? :)

    I cant describe how much I love this damn truck

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