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ggdad1951 last won the day on November 22

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About ggdad1951

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    Zen Master, I breathe vintage mopar!

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    restored great grand dad's 1951 1 ton (FEF) now onto TODD!
  • Occupation
    Engineering Manager/Mechanical Engineer

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    Oak Grove, MN
  • Interests
    woodworking, playing hockey, skydiving, landscaping, college hockey (GOPHERS), Vikings, Dodge trucks!
  • My Project Cars
    1951 B3D "FEF", Street rod truck "TODD", 1951 COE "PUMA", 1953 1.5 ton tip bed "ART"


  • Location
    Eagan MN
  • Interests
    wood working, landscaping, skydiving

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  1. RAM changes

    Saw some new ads for the new RAM trucks. Sad to see they changed the grill away from the omage to the latter B and C series grills.
  2. My tip of the day

    you can rebuild the light socket with new like i did. houseing origninal with new electricals.
  3. Rear Brake drum on B2B

    personally I'd have them relined...you don't want the old "glue" to let loose on you on the road, and NOW is the time to do it vs. later....my $0.02
  4. Model Plymouth truck

    was in the Fairfield catalog I got in the mail. I'm sure a search of their website with the product code will pop it up for you.
  5. Self parking car

    I've said this before...all paving the way to: 1. get us used to autonomous vehicles 2. make us buy into the tech 3. let the kids play on their toys instead of paying attention to the road 4. these toys only account and IMO are needed for the inattentive driver On Monday I'd have loved to see one of these cars TRY and navigate when there were no lane lines visible due to slush/snow. I see NO way for these to ever REALLY be the all time vehicle the tech giants want us to believe w/o a complete rebuild of ALL roadways that incorporate some sort of sensible device for the computer to register. I don't see that happening any time soon as half the roads out there need a refresh and still don't get them. All these people WANT to live in Sci-Fi land of self driving cars, but I just don't see it working for at least 20 years w/o a HUGE bucket of money. Can you imagine NEVER being "paid up" on a vehicle and ALWAYS having to pay money out to go somewhere? Money grab plain and simple like many things we see now touted as an "improvement". My cell phone of 2 years (finally paid off) has the battery declining sharply. Shocking how that works out to having to get a new phone now since batteries are now sealed in. Some "improvement".
  6. The end of our hobby?

    I want my hoverboard and flying car!
  7. OT - What's wrong with THIS picture ???

    white car might be actually under power climbing the hill, and the car on the left might be legally parked in a small parking area (we have them here in the CIties in places)
  8. engine swap upgrade

    To that point there are no real restorations out there. ALL paint is now better than factory from back then. Upholstery, floor covering material (carpet or floor mats) and the like are all superior now and/or are likely not a 100% dead on replacement of things that are not extant in the universe anymore. I think you are looking a bit to tight on things IMHO.
  9. engine swap upgrade

    so with an added tach and radials is FEF a restoration?
  10. 48-50 Grill Bars

    you want some frost and a cool breeze? Come visit!
  11. 1953 Dodge 'coupe' truck project

    lookin good mate! did I read that correct? You are casting new emblems?
  12. M230 ?

    I'd call up VPW and talk to them...the experts they are and all!
  13. mine sits in my shop with a cover over him...so the cat can crawl under that and still sit on the running boards...
  14. 48-50 Grill Bars

    Monday was near 60, Tuesday we had rain that turned to snow and froze down. My 20 minute commute turned into 1.5 hours and 1/4 tank of gas. I think the highest we've been has been 20 now since then with strong NW winds...welcome to winter in MN! I think I might start zipping up my jacket! What sucks the most is the temp swing will likely adversely affect all the trees I planted again this year as they are to small yet to deal with the rapid swings in temp.