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Projects my 1950 dodge wayfarer rebuild

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 50FREAK, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. 50FREAK
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    Progress been slow again been a few months since I've worked on the 50 but I'm bout to get back on this thing full speed here's a couple new pics from the other night.. Got it moved back into the mix at the shop & got the exhaust started.. ImageUploadedByTJJ1327704464.481874.jpg
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  2. 50FREAK
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  3. domepiece
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  4. Just read the whole thread. Very impressive.
     
  5. 50FREAK
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    Thanks!!

    I planned to have it goin last summer but $hit came up so I had to put it off for a while and I also been busy with a 49 Chevy for a customer.. But it's full speed on this again for now...
     
  6. 50FREAK
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    Took a trip to the junk yard yesterday & got a a hydro brake booster help a LiL with the stoping & got the front end all lined up and bolted back on lastnight.. Now just tryin to fit a double sized radiator in the front of this thing & fab up a new core support/ front body mounts..
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    Front end all lined back up
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    Cummins radiator on left, stocker on right
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    Gotta angle it a LiL for hood clearance
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    Custom bend to get the radiator around the upper a arm
     
  7. Desert_Rat
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    Man.... This things going to be so crazy to drive!! Just a stupid amount of power. Awesome work brotha!!


    ~Dustin
     
  8. Frankie47
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    Love ths build 'mano, not feeling the exhaust exiting the front wheel well.....is that for the capped look or is that where you are going with it???
     
  9. 50FREAK
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    Got a LiL done in the last couple nights.. Front body mounts. And new core support and the radiator is mounted now gettin the big ass radiator in was a LiL bit of work...lots of cutting...

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  10. 76cam
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    Man this thing is just awsome plus you can drive it for 500,000 miles!!!!
     
  11. 50FREAK
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    Thanks man! Hahaha yea these motors ate beasts it has about 200,000 on it now so I should be good another 200,000 maybe 300,000 they say they go 500-600,000 before a rebuild.. & the guy I got the parts truck from had all the service records from the last 15 yrs so I know it was taken care of..
     
  12. 50FREAK
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    LiL more progress on the 50.. Almost done with the front end (body mounts core support & steering) of the car.. Here's a couple pics from the last few days.. ImageUploadedByTJJ1328548336.625483.jpg
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  13. You asked for opinions...In my (not so) humble opinion..You ruined a perfectly good car.:eek:
     
  14. 49ratfink
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    I agree, cool paint and proper wheels and some lowering blocks would have been a better list of improvements.... but what do I know... I've never been a mini trucker.
     
  15. Hate to break it to all the haters, but their are quite a few that are built and more to come with the diesels. This car should pull right around 30mpg, sure beats the hell out of 12-15mpg.
    How can you ruin a Dodge or Plymouth, after all they were the ugly duckling for years till the Fords and Chevys started drying up or over priced, now all of a sudden they are cool cause they are priced right and plentiful.
     
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    That exhaust is boss!
     
  18. HEY!!! I RESEMBLE THAT REMARK!

    But yeah, you're right. They've been converting American cars to Diesel in Europe for years...
     
  19. There is one caveat with these motors....the left side "tappet Cover" gasket. Runs the length of the block on drivers side. Make sure to replace that gasket and GLUE it to the cover. Gasket squished out on my `01 Dodge cummins...without warning, lost 12+/- quarts of my oil going down tollway like RIGHT NOW. Crank was junk, 2 connecting rods, and bearings. $20 gasket at NAPA. Just sayin...DO IT NOW
    Only 105,000 original miles, 10yrs old
     
  20. This build just gets sicker every time I look at it. Wreck a good car? That's funny.
    This thing is fantastic.
    Very nice work.
     
  21. kelleycruiser
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    nice i have a 51 and sectioned a 90s s10 front k member in it fit really nice.
     
  22. no bux rod
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    BTTT

    50Freak, we need more inspiration. What is the latest? Can you summarize the high points of putting a 1100lb +/- motor in the Wayfarer?

    N B R
     
  23. Model T1
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    How can ya ruin a Dodge? He sounds like Peggy Bundy!
    My very first car was a low milage 1949 Dodge Coronet. I shaved it front and rear, plus door handles. Lowered it and drove it that way for years, fluid-slush drive and all.
    I actually liked the looks of that car. All it needed was a drive train.
    Yours looked great the way you first showed us. But I can't help but love it the way you built it! Great job.
     
  24. mcnally351
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    coolest thing you could of done to the car. If you going to cut it up, go big, and you went huge! I have a first gen ram ctd as a dd and I would love to have it in a classic car. Great job!
     
  25. Nick you are a freak! The mix of old school hot rod and mini trucker injanuity you nailed it
     
  26. 50FREAK
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    Ehhh not too much progress on the 50 $$$ got a little Low again so it's kinda been on hold.. But I have finished the (removable) trans tunnel and driveline tunnel also finished fillin all the giant holes in the trunk... And started installing the rear disc brakes So my list is gettin smaller time to figure out a firewall and get the pedals n booster mounted.. Here's a link to a walk around vid on YouTube showing some of the interior sheet metal work..
     
  27. 50FREAK
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  28. 50FREAK
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    Haha thanks Levi ! It's taking a bit longer than I planned but it's finally gettin close.. By mini trucker injanuity do you mean cut that shit till it fits?? Hahaha!!
     
  29. That's right! Haha!
     
  30. 60galaxieJJ
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    looks a million times better.
     

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