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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hollywood-East, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. That's not ugly, that's just a little work away from being cool.
    Body looks reasonably straight, many possibilities come to mind, but it's yours now, so I'll watch out for a build thread.
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  2. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 12,241

    from KCMO

    Yeah that does kinda grow on ya. I'd ditch the stake sides and wash it and then take another look
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  3. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 48,271


    Consider just fixing it to the condition that it was in 50 years folks can see how things were done back then. Might take less work, and wouldn't look as "nice", but you'd be saving a rare piece of automotive history.
  4. Hollywood-East
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,374


    Squirrel, You Nailed it, Keep it Simple..
  5. Frankie47
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
    Posts: 1,860

    from omaha ne.

    Here are your rear fenders.......

  6. SimonSez
    Joined: Jul 1, 2001
    Posts: 1,632


    Google says the rear fenders are 1939-1947 Dodge pickup.
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  7. Hollywood-East
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,374


    I'll be Damn'd, it is Dodge! Thanx Guy's!
  8. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,418


    Yep. No matter what you do, its still a Dodge and those were not used for traditional street driven hotrods
  9. I'd put a camper on the back of it like this. 5bdf99c4ca5627be790e860df9e09580.jpg 12512747_10156674543130007_4121720766326516106_n.jpg
  10. 54fierro
    Joined: Jul 6, 2006
    Posts: 493

    from san diego

    Those 2 pictures reminded me of a mustang hatchback that used to roll around town with an over cab camper.

    ..sorry to drift off topic.

    I do see some potential in it with the right bed. Like was mentioned already, keep it simple, clean it up so it looks decent, cruise it
  11. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 19,086



    Pulled stocker pic already posted...:rolleyes:

    Joking aside surly it could be reworked into a more pleasing vehicle. Definitely was purpose built. and the base looks solid. Dodge styling in those years was albeit not pretty were a little ahead with the loss of fat fender look with the cars.​
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2016
  12. Hollywood-East
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,374


    I can see a Scotty Trailer behind it, but, Can't do full-on camper, if it pans out as being a decent run'r.. I have No idea what an automatic of this Vintage does w/age? I will be finding out, but I do have a 27 Dodge 3-window that would look BooBie's on the tow bar going to the track behind this...the plot mite think'n..
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2016
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  13. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    I was likin' the stake sides, all it needs is a couple of pigs in there!!:eek::D
  14. Nailhead Brooklyn
    Joined: Jul 31, 2012
    Posts: 567

    Nailhead Brooklyn

    Lord Jesus, sounds like something that needed to be put out of it's misery...
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  15. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,301


    To answer your title question.....
    About now !
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  16. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,301


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  17. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 4,497

    from Ioway

    It looks badass, I bet you could even flip it for a small but useful profit. I like how you just wiped a little bit of the dirt off the windshield and called it good. Half the fun of that would be watching the reaction of fellow motorists, lol.
  18. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 4,126


    I like it. Ditch the stake sides, lower the bed to line up with window line, swap some wood for steel. Not sure on the "cab back", get some steel on it, whether to keep it flat or use a radius into the back depends on what parts are available. Could try to use a pickup back for a radius or use a flat panel with beads rolled in for a flat back. Looks like there's enough paint left to cut some in some areas and buff up the rest.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2016
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  19. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,660


    I kinda like it!
  20. oldolds
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 3,139


    I think the work done on that car/truck is very good. You have to remember when that work was done, most home shops didn't even have any power tools to speak of. Most did not have a torch.
  21. Ned Ludd
    Joined: May 15, 2009
    Posts: 4,220

    Ned Ludd

    If the cab back is going to be redone in steel, there's an opportunity to do something interesting in the gap between the bottom of the B-pillar and the front of the rear fender. Perhaps an integrated step of some kind? Perhaps continue the cab back at the angle of the rear line of the side window? I wouldn't know if that would work until I've drawn it.

    I agree that the bed needs to come down to pick up the beltline trim below the side window better. The bed also seems to be tilted up to the rear: ideally the top of the bed should have a slight downward curve which picks up the curve of the front fender tops.
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  22. BuiltFerComfort
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,620


    You just need the back half of a 46-54 pickup cab to turn it into a nice looking Ute.
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    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,197


    Upon leaving the dealership, Jake says to his wife,

    "Screw that guy, I'm not paying that much for a damn truck! I'll show him, I'll build my own!"
    Well, he showed all of us...
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  24. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,417


    It has possibilities. Be creative and have fun with it.
  25. Hollywood-East
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,374


    Now that I slept on it, The bed height is Key, it only looks like 2" or so down would at least give it a "little" Flow... Since the bed's going to come off , To get the cab enclosed, That would be one of the easiest way's to apply a little lipstick..
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  26. john worden
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,693

    john worden
    from iowa

    Might be a Power Wagon box with a shop built tailgate.
  27. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,162

    1. 1940 Ford

    Might look better with a flat bed & stake sides, :rolleyes:
  28. Deuced Up!
    Joined: Feb 8, 2008
    Posts: 4,016

    Deuced Up!

    I don't know, I don't think it is too bad....maybe just loose that top row on the bed rack and you are good. LOL
  29. Bearcat_V8
    Joined: Sep 21, 2011
    Posts: 371

    from Dexter, MI

    I think it is kind of cool. You might hop over to the photoshop thread and ask one of the gurus to work a little magic on it.
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  30. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,730


    You haters just want to ride in the back.
    Drive it through a big car show and the bed would be full of purty girls

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