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  1. Not mine but very close to where I live. I would be interested but price is a bit steep in my opinion. Claims to have been inside all its life but paint does not indicate that. However, interior looks nice and it is running. Tempting but not tempting enough. https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/lethbridge/rare-1949-dodge-fargo-half-ton-pickup/1340394159?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
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    1952 Plymouth Suburban

    You are right. No vehicle is unrestorable if wanted badly enough. S
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    Coffee withdrawals

    I usually have three big mugs of coffee with breakfast, reading the paper, and doing the crossword and sudoku. That's usually it but will occasionally have another cup after supper if we've had company. I enjoy beer and red wine as well but would give those up before I gave up my morning coffee. Coffee is good for you if you look up information about it. P
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    1952 Plymouth Suburban

    Hinges would be a start. There are also four bolts and specialty washer that hold the hinges on. Hood springs are also needed. On my '51 there is also a brace that runs beneath the hood and attaches to each hinge. Think that covers it except for a few bolts needed for the brace which also needs a bolt in the centre of the hood. S
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    Not many of these left

    That looks like a decent car at a decent price. Closer inspection would be wanted before purchase but overall it could be a great car with some TLC. Gotta remember too that parts can be hard to find and expensive for the Straight 8 engine. U
  6. I agree but Average Joe should be checking all his rear lights at regular intervals. I personally check all my lights fairly regularly and the only one burnt out on my everyday car is the licence plate light. Go figure. Maybe I'll replace it after this thread. K
  7. Fair enough although it does seem a bit steep. It would certainly be worth your while to pay the price of a new bulb if the old one is burnt out. T
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    53 Fuel Tank Fittings

    That's what I was trying to describe earlier. However, a picture is worth a thousand words! U
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    How many keys were issued with new vehicle?

    My '53 original Plymouth has two keys. Ignition/Door locks is one and the other locks both the trunk and glove box door. R
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    53 Fuel Tank Fittings

    Just had this issue with my '51 Dodge. The fuel line does not end with a regular double flare. It is much flatter than a double flare. Some debate if there is a small copper fitting between the line and tank. Also, there is a different attachment on the end of the line different than one for a regular double flare line. Same fitting can be found where the two lines are joined along the side of the frame. The whole setup is different and more awkward than cars before '49 where you had the double flare and brass ferrule. dpollo was a big help to me with this issue. With his help I ended gas leaking where the pipe meets tank. It's possible repro tanks are different. C
  11. Why cut up a perfectly good car. If you want faster, sell it and buy something different. When you buy a '33 you know going slow is the nature of the beast. Just my thoughts but your car. M
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    A poison Dart infected me from my truck?

    They should pay you to take it away. I'll bet the trunk is full of fun stuff like the rest of the car. It's almost impossible to get that kind of smell out of a vehicle unless it is totally stripped including dash, engine compartment, behind door panels, etc. My opinion, leave well enough alone.
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    Oil Filter Gasket

    I once had a filter canister that had a diameter smaller than most gaskets that came with the filters. Filters would fit but I had to keep reusing the old gasket. For convenience sake I finally just changed the canister out to one that was the same diameter as those on my other cars. That could be a solution to your problem. Canisters sometimes appear on ebay or I am pretty sure a forum member has a spare so you could advertise for one on the classified pages.
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    Shop Art

    That is one hell of a big camper you have on the back of that Ford!!
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    1951 Dodge 5 Years Later

    This is my 1951 Dodge D39 business coupe when I first got it and in its present condition five years later. Pictures taken in same location obviouly. It still needs an interior but I hope to get this done shortly and have it on the road this year. Lots of time, money, and a little blood involved! This is the Canadian Dodge based on a Plymouth body. They only made 345 of this body style in 1951 and the business coupe was dropped for 1952 so it is a pretty rare car.
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    started on the 55 pontiac

    Sprayed it today! The weed that is. 😜
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    1951 Dodge 5 Years Later

    Here's two more showing the car in a couple of different stages of restoration.
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    started on the 55 pontiac

    Exciting times! Here's my present project when I got it and now 5 years on. Just interior left so I hope to have it on the road this year.
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    started on the 55 pontiac

    Dirty but necessary work! It's always nice when this kind of work is done and painted. It give a real feeling of accomplishement. Always enjoy the videos! Probably going to repair the floors before painting is my guess.
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    Why are parts crap???

    This may or may not all be true. What I like to ask is about the people buying the product. Everyone wants to pay the least amount possible and this is understandable. However, if you want to keep companies and businesses in North America, you need to pay more for the product. The employees of these companies need to make a decent living so they can live a reasonable lifestyle. People will always go with the least possible cost and this is what costs jobs. If you want the jobs to stay in North America, then be prepared to pay the price that keeps jobs in Canada and the US. You can't have it both ways. Personally, I am prepared to pay more for products not produced offshore but those products are becoming hard to find.
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    Why are parts crap???

    I often find the old rusty stuff works the best. Give it a clean, install, and good to go. Sometimes gotta relace and I prefer NOS or NROS made in Canada or US. Sometimes have to go new and then it's a crapshoot.
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    Why are parts crap???

    Guess I am lucky. Live in a city of 100,000 and there is one radiator shop that will work on old radiators. His bread and butter is modern stuff but he has old cars and loves repairing or recoring old rads. He has done several for me. Always done quickly and for a price that makes you feel you stole it. Hate to think what happens when he retires. Not a lot of old time craftsmen left out there.
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    started on the 55 pontiac

    Been there, done that.
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    I bought another old dodge !

    Gotcha. That seems pretty harsh! Where do you live? Why is highway patrol inspecting? Where I live (Alberta, Canada) if your car has not been registered in a long time or is from another part of the country or even a different country you have to get what is called an "Out of Province" inspection. This can be done by any garage that is certified to do them. If a car fails, the reason(s) for the failure have to be corrected and the car re-inspected. This to me is reasonable and the owner would never lose the car.
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    I bought another old dodge !

    I thought a 5 at first but after reading the replies I now think 6. I would go with the 6 as that is what the title states and honestly I doubt DMV will check the frame and even if they do I don't think they would argue with a 6.

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