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  1. Thomas....that you?


    Tim aka 48Dodger

  2. Having Stephanie in my life, is beyond my writing capabilities. She has filled a big hole in my heart and embraced my love and need for the old trucks. She has never been involved with the old truck world like she is now, and loves the friends she has made by being a part of it all. Her beauty is only eclipsed by her intelligence. She manages the books for the house as well as our business. She often gives me the "Ok" for automotive purchases based on a wish list she has me keep updated...lol. Her 1945 COE is a priority and will be underway when we locate The "right" platform (frame) for the project.
  3. Well there you go.....awesome Joe, congratulations!! 48D
  4. Beautiful, beautiful trucks my friends......nice work getting them all together for a family picture! 48D
  5. Enjoyed re-reading this thread...... I know Joe will update someday,.... but nothing like that moment when you park a new project for the first time. 48D
  6. Awesome brother! Thank you for the shout out. Wish I was there guys. 48D
  7. I joined this forum back in 2007..... Since then I have made lifetime friends across the globe. I've met so many members here from different backgrounds and it just doesn't seem to end. Trucks, are a working man's partner....doesn't always end when the wheels fall off, but maybe put safely behind the barn for safe keeping. Its when your son, or your grandson pulls the weeds aside, sees that grille staring back at them, that the sun rises again for the old iron. I'll always enjoy hearing a good story about a truck being loved enough, to be brought back to life, to take another shot at carrying the weight on its frame. I think there is a lot of good people here, and its nice to hear newer members agree. 48D
  8. I have a few tanks laying around.....I'll try to measure one up and get a few pictures....... 48D
  9. Sale: buy it for lesser amount than normally priced. Sell: buy it from me, I don't want it anymore Up Sell: selling it for more than I paid for it. Up for Sale: My wife sez I can't have it anymore, going for cheap. 48D
  10. I cover the dimensions a bit in my Truck build. Build Thread : Volare front end Experiment... 48D
  11. That tailgate has got to be made functional so I can sit under the window and take in the majesty of the Minnesota sunshine! 48D
  12. I remember....it was 2006.....I was at a historical drag strip, Kingdon Drags, running in the nostalgic weekend event. I was lined up against a 1940's coupe..stock rims and tires or sorts...looked real vintage...a rat rod of sorts. I was in my 1972 Charger Stock car which has an aggressive look and feel...500hp 408 stroker with medium open headers. Sounded mean. His flat six was chirping away, sweating bullets and shaking like a fearful contender. Secretly I liked his ride and hoped he'd put up a decent fight. Then I noticed my timing....it was jumping. It turned out later that my distributor shaft was bent. As we pulled off the line, the light brilliantly green, the engine began to sigh, and go flat, running, but lacking in effort. It was as if his L6 had made a deal with my V8....."let me win this straight line, and I'll tow your stuff to the oval track for a week" He won, and I was concerned about my engine. Later a friend of mine said that the crowd went nuts "The old car is gonna WIN!!!!!! My friend knew something was a foul, but it was too much fun cheering for the old iron....he had cheered against me. lol I told him "I didn't let him win...he showed up and raced...he deserved the win" I never told anyone of circumstance that my engine had failed.....it wasn't the flat 6's fault my engine was toast....he showed up to race. And I bet you to this day, he still talks about beating a 500hp 408 stroker in a raced prepped 72 Charger with his very special L6 Flattie. Cheers brother. 48D
  13. Did you check for any dead rodents crossing up your leads behind the dash? 48D
  14. From the 9th annual Clements Tailgate BBQ 2016.....Steve is the owner and has an excellent website on how he built this truck. 48D
  15. I have guard dogs I have to keep under lock and key and I have lovable dogs too. I don't judge...I love them all. As for a super small dog, I have them too. Peeka is a Rat Terrier who pulls her weight by ridding the ranch of rodents of all shapes and sizes. She rides in my cattle truck and The Brick.....she is an awesome dog.
  16. Yah....the black bed question is common, but others do get tired of me asking "Why a Ford???".....lol. I lost my 2006 Dodge to hard driving and a blown motor in 2014...just good living I guess. I've decided to explore the idea of an over head, radio head. Mark and I were digging around the wrecking yard at American Canyon, Ca. in the Bay Area. There I discovered a C series truck with said overhead entertainment. I'd like to do a similar deal with a lil less 70's influence using my 06 radio. I'll give it go and see what happens. 48D
  17. 😎Lol...thanks Jeff. I like the switches I got from this guy on epay.... So I think I'll try and get the matching guages etc... I'll be changing to a lowside bed and use the high side for a trailer. I have 3 sets of lowside bed parts in various conditions...so it'll remain to be seen how much body work there is. Either way, it's gonna be factory black. 48D
  18. Though "The Brick" was updated with seats and glass.....on a whole, its still a race vehicle....a race truck without a distinction of a race class. In the spirit of evolution, its time to keep the ball rolling and roll with some changes. The updates will include turn signals, working headlights and (oh geez) brake lights. I worked on the dash, cutting a bit of steel to make room for the switch panel. Its a step towards domestication, and move away from a life of speed. Not sure how I feel about it...just life I guess.
  19. Ha Ha...yeah...me and my brother are a bit of a crowd. 😂 48D
  20. The first Q'ers are arriving....the overnighters as it were....let the party begin!! 48D
  21. My weather report is no rain...just clouds....hope hope hope. Oh the first Truck showed up today....the yellow panel in the flyer. I mentioned the weather. He looked at me and said "I don't care...it's a truck...it'll dry off." 48D
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