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Projects My 37 Dodge D5

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Sjiefaa, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Sjiefaa
    Joined: May 18, 2009
    Posts: 168

    Sjiefaa
    Member
    from Holland

    Hey!

    A couple of months ago I got in touch with Dustin (Droplord49) after he placed an add for a 1937 D5 sedan.

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1110586&stc=1&d=1286396311
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    After a ton of Emails and arranging transport, the car got dropped of at the warehouse in Tx. (I work for a company that imports car parts from the USA)... ;

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1110587&stc=1&d=1286396311

    It then took some more time and a lot of headaches to get it here, but last week it finally arrived in Rotterdam, the Netherlands... We unloaded it from the container, put some gas in it, and with a little help from a second battery it started right up.

    Unfortunately gas poured out of the fuelpump, so I couldn't drive it to the shop :(. I guess the diaphragm dried out during transport, as my colleague in Texas drove it around the block a few times with no trouble.

    In the last week I;

    - got the fuelpump rebuilt and mounted
    - gave it a good inspection and removed about a pound of Texas muck from the underside of the beast;
    - got the cowl vent and swingout windshield moving again (nothing a spray of WD40 and some elbow grease couldn't cure :D);
    - adjusted the steering box to remove most of the play;
    - removed and cleaned the left front drum, I'll have to test it on the bench to make sure it doesn't stick anymore (gave me kind of a scare on the first test drive, LOL);
    - adjusted the E-brake and tightened everything up with some new washers;
    - Charged the battery and discovered an 8V unit from a forklift or something (haven't seen that one before!)
    - went through all the lube points.

    All in all, I'm really happy with the car. It's solid and 99% complete. I shat my pants buying a car unseen and overseas, but Dustin came through and even had the alternator rebuilt after he sold it to me. Thanks again, bubba!

    Now I have to make a ''to do list'' and get it ready for the DMV, will try to do that tomorrow. at least my kids like it;

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1110584&stc=1&d=1286396311

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  2. KJSR
    Joined: Mar 7, 2008
    Posts: 2,252

    KJSR
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    from Utah
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    Nice car. I'm working on a 37' Plymouth Sedan.....
     
  3. Sjiefaa
    Joined: May 18, 2009
    Posts: 168

    Sjiefaa
    Member
    from Holland


    Thanks. Any pics of your car? Except for the hood trim, these looked the same, right?

    PS; mods, I seem to have made a F-up and placed this thread twice... Can one of you duct tape 'em together for me? Thanks.....
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2010
  4. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,407

    Squablow
    Member

    Looks good. Are you planning to keep it stock, or are you going to make any changes? I'd be tempted to leave it the way it is, and just keep it road worthy.
     
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  5. Sjiefaa
    Joined: May 18, 2009
    Posts: 168

    Sjiefaa
    Member
    from Holland

    Thanks. I want to keep everything mild, maybe I won't change a thing for a long time..

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=519093
     
  6. KJSR
    Joined: Mar 7, 2008
    Posts: 2,252

    KJSR
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    from Utah
    1. Utah HAMBers

    I have some pics in my album....check them out
     

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