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What year is this Dodge ??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by VHcharger72, May 30, 2010.

  1. VHcharger72
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    Hey all picked up this dodge coupe Ute on the weekend and need to no what year it is ????

    Thanks........
     

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  2. bigroy
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    wild ass guess: 37?
     
  3. bolt_boy_49
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    Well the front says 38 truck to me. how about a pic of the back.
    Al
     
  4. VHcharger72
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    The pics are not loading for some reason will try and see how it goes has any one got a pic of a 37 the grill looks wrong on this..

    Picked it up in Australia and mate reckons its Australian built ?????
     

  5. Torana68
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    '37? look for a T J Richards body tag.
     
  6. VHcharger72
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    Thanks it has T . J . R... in the engine bay and a small tag on it have not got the numbers of it as yet but will get them this week as I have the Ute at the olds place out of town.......
     
  7. Wow!! I dunno, but, sure is cool though.
     
  8. Torana68
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    Well that confirms an Australian body, looks like a real good project :)
     
  9. 1937.......check the firewall for a "TJR" stamping or pressing or any brass 1"x3" "King of the Road" badge or on the passenger side of the cowl there might have been a small triangular enamel badge, or 2 screws about 1" apart where it used to be........all indicate TJ Richards built....apart from the fact that the US style pickup is completely different and not sold in Oz, also that sweeping"roadster style side pressing in the ute side all indicates an Oz 37 Ute.......worth doing up......andyd
     
  10. VHcharger72
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    I wish I could put more pics up the coupe Ute looks so sweet........

    Might wind up putting a 360 4 speed in it.......
     
  11. VHcharger72
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    Yep has the ''King of the Road'' Badge I was wondering where they got that idea ?? Long live the Dodge,,,,,,,

    It still has the 2 gages on the dash little round ones with Dodge badge in the middle of it sweet old rig......
     
  12. Where did you pick the Dodge up from? Clearing Sale? How did i miss that one?
    Do you work for Paul Rouse or Rio? I work at Tritton. Talk another time.
    You"res in Rodding.
    Bob the Brickie.
    Good luck with the Dodge, I have a 37 Chev, similiar condition.
     
  13. VHcharger72
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    I work for Pybar at North Parkes...

    This one was out west at Condo NSW and on a farm..........
     
  14. Torana68
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    hmmm some good stuff out that way, was there not long ago.
     
  15. mckustoms
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    Looks like a 36 to me. Longer more slender grill. Double hump in the front fenders. 37 is more rounded and 38 is short, more stubby and round.
     
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  19. Torana68
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    you nailed it, different guards and I can just see the cut out for the centre grill section at the top :)
     
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  21. VHcharger72
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    Mate had a look today and reckons its 1935 and was sent out to ozz as a coupe then was made into a Ute out here.... No idea if this is right my mate has some nice old dodge coupes and has said this Ute is one of few he has seen in the flesh..........

    So now the big question would be do it up as a rod or factory Ute ????

    How hard would the parts be to track down ????
     
  22. louie the fly
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    I'd reckon more a 36 as the 37 on had full fat guards whereas the 35/36 had those double shape jobs. TJR was at Keswick where LeCornues is now. They were taken over by Chrysler and eventually moved out of there. The Australian versions were often different in some ways to the US ones.

    Louie
     
  23. TJR for sure. Nice rodder fodder yer got there.
     
  24. moparmonkey
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    It's a '37 Dodge, and it started life as a 1/2 ton pickup. The half a grille that's there is specific to the '37 Dodge 1/2 ton truck, and based on the cab I'd say it was a truck cab that was added onto, not a coupe body that was cut down. The A-pillars on the truck have a slightly steeper angle, and the side windows are more squared than the coupe's.

    The bed looks awesome, do you have any more pictures?


    '37 Dodge 1/2 ton truck grille

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    The rest of the truck, before I pulled it out of the field and brought it home...:D

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  25. david38rc
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    a little hammer and dolly work and a touch of paint, it'll look like this....
     

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  26. damn those UTE's...why didn't we have them over in the states....don't want no rancho or el scapo...
     
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  27. hudsy-wudsy
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    I think that you're confusing cars and trucks. '36 Pick ups resembled the '36 cars, but that "'36 look" continued in the pick ups thru '38, while the '37 and '38 cars looked quite different from the pick ups.
     
  28. VHcharger72
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    Thanks for your help people that First Grill you showed is what its got as im still new to the early Dodges I was only going of what others had said.......My mate in VIC has just got this of me and I all ready know of one more that looks like the ute in the bottem pic.


    Any way love going on road trips and getting old rusty cars,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
     
  29. Tekno
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    Thanks for the information, I'm Tim VHcharger72's mate from Victoria I'm looking forward to getting into this project, but first need to tell my wife about it.....
     
  30. VHcharger72
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    Hey Tekno Good to see ya BTW Not told the other half Norty........ Is it going to be a Hot Rod ????

    PS Was looking at a early Ute Today when went out bush,,,,,,,,,,,,
     

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