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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HR Jonz, Feb 11, 2021.

  1. HR Jonz
    Joined: Nov 22, 2019
    Posts: 10

    HR Jonz

    Hello everyone. Just waned to introduce myself to the group by showing my latest personal project. I have a hot rod shop in Maryland and deal with a lot of NHRA race car stuff. ( I race a comp car and a blown pro mod out of my shop) I picked up this '35 Dodge cab last year and want to do a quick turn but traditional ride. I have a 241 Dodge hemi for it and a grille shell but that's about it. I am not building a "rat rod" but a clean cool driver I can motor my son in to drop him off in the school carpool line. haha.
    Here is my question as I start gathering pieces for it. Are people going to hate me if I put a '34 Ford frame under it? There are so many ways to move that project together quickly that way versus searching for a Dodge frame/building a custom frame, etc. It will get dropped front axle/quick change rear etc. I have to think about customer work as well, so once I start it , I need to go together with it and get it out the door quickly. So are people going to throw rocks at me for blending the two brands and bolting on commonly found pieces on this thing? Not sure I care that much but just curious about opinions.
    Either way I will go ahead and post the build thread here for you all to see.

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  2. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 2,772


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  3. Murphy32
    Joined: Oct 17, 2007
    Posts: 741

    from Minnesota

    Haters gonna hate...screw 'em.
  4. ...who are you buildin this for?...only have to please yourself.
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  5. Wait a minute! Hold it right there! C'mon man! Dodge cab? Ford frame? Hemi engine? (All 200hp of it:rolleyes::p) what are you thinking! This is a hot rod site! For the love of all things breaking, yes!!! Rock and roll :cool:
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  6. Oh by the way, can i drive your race car o_O
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  7. HR Jonz
    Joined: Nov 22, 2019
    Posts: 10

    HR Jonz

    Haha. I do have a decent 8-71 over in the corner though.... hmmmm
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  8. I'm just swinging the chain brother, that red ram will be cool as shit in that truck!
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  9. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 4,282


    I thought Dodge pickups came in '36/37 but I may be confusing that with Fargos.
    Now about your hybrid plans I say go for it. Get it on the road and have fun. Remember that th eDodge brothers originally worked for Ford and then went their separate way. I'd name your truck "Reunion"!
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  10. HR Jonz
    Joined: Nov 22, 2019
    Posts: 10

    HR Jonz

    Awesome idea on the name.
    Its a suicide door truck . I was told that is '35. I could be wrong though. I'm tall at 6'4" so I will likely leave it unchopped.. It looks chopped anyway even with factory lines. With the channel it will likely be tight.
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  11. woodsnwater
    Joined: Apr 4, 2016
    Posts: 496

    from North Al.

    I say the more ford in something the better.
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  12. scotts52
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 2,339


    The Dodge suicide door trucks are 33 to early 35. I have 2 cabs and also a 34 Dodge coupe. My coupe is just sitting on a 34 Ford frame while I build the Dodge frame. I like the IFS of the 34 Dodge frames. With that said, the 34 Ford frame is almost a perfect fit. Won't take much to make it fit. Build it and enjoy. I'm with you on an early Hemi too. I have a 241 I'll be installing in my coupe.
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  13. TCTND
    Joined: Dec 27, 2019
    Posts: 257


    Do it. The real tradition in "traditional" hot rodding was to make the best car you could out of whatever you could get your hands on. All the brand loyalty and period snootiness was created by people nostalgic for a time before they were born.
  14. HR Jonz
    Joined: Nov 22, 2019
    Posts: 10

    HR Jonz

    Yeah. I looked at the blueprint dimensions of the '34 frame and with the channel I think we will be ok. With so little to start with ( only a cab and a grille shell) I will be looking forever to find a bunch of original parts for it to make it original looking. Just want a hood, hood sides, splash aprons, and a bed
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  15. Using what you have to build a hot rod it as period correct as it gets!

    Ed Iskenderian used an Essex frame under his T roadster.
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  16. cfmvw
    Joined: Aug 24, 2015
    Posts: 749


    Mixing and matching parts together is part of the hotrodding experience; go for it, and keep us posted on your project!
  17. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,031

    from Minnesota

    Go for it. Build your vision.
  18. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,114

    from California

    sounds like a good idea to me.
  19. harpo1313
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
    Posts: 2,305

    from wareham,ma

    Share the build , Im in.
  20. Mike Colemire
    Joined: May 18, 2013
    Posts: 1,394

    Mike Colemire

    I'm putting 1 model A window regulator in my 33 plymouth, I ain't going to tell anybody though.:) Going to be a nice build, can't wait to see the progress.
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  21. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
    Posts: 2,419

    oldiron 440

    I new a guy that put a 57 Chevy frame under a 66 Fairlane once, oops bad example, that car made my skin crawl. Lol
  22. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 3,507


    You can call it your MoFo truck....
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  23. jjjmm56
    Joined: Feb 7, 2009
    Posts: 472

    from FL.

    As long as you don't put it on a Ford Ranger frame !
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  24. john worden
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,721

    john worden
    from iowa

    dave@dodgecityvintage in California has been a great help with parts for a 37 Dodge Brothers pu.
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  25. exterminator
    Joined: Apr 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,628


    Yes to the ford frame, yes to the hemi, and a big yes to the BLOWER!
  26. rod1
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
    Posts: 947


    Yeah, if your in to that sort thing.;)
  27. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 2,481


    Do it if it makes you happy!
  28. pitalplace
    Joined: Jun 25, 2006
    Posts: 33


    I have used him also. Great dodge expert. Also the dodge pickup/trucks changed from suicide doors about mid year of 1935.
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  29. Go for it, but, please, click on the "Full Size Image" button when you post photos of the thing! :)
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  30. Every GREAT vehicle has some Ford parts in them!:cool: Look how many shivrolas have Ford 9" rear ends in them.:D

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