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48Dodger

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  1. 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
  2. Come on over and lets get the wrenches out. 48D
  3. I cover the dimensions a bit in my Truck build. Build Thread : Volare front end Experiment... 48D
  4. 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
  5. 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 new 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
  6. Did you check for any dead rodents crossing up your leads behind the dash? 48D
  7. From the 9th annual Clements Tailgate BBQ 2016.....Steve is the owner and has an excellent website on how he built this truck. 48D
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 😎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
  11. 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.
  12. Ha Ha...yeah...me and my brother are a bit of a crowd. 😂 48D
  13. The first Q'ers are arriving....the overnighters as it were....let the party begin!! 48D
  14. 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
  15. Its less than a week away....time to fill the gas tanks and load the ice chests brothers! With the BBQ almost here.... it always happens, a few forum names will come up....some asking questions like "wonder what he's like?" "wonder if he'll come out next year?" or "wouldn't it be great if that guy was here, I'd like to talk with him". It's what created the "Wish You Were Here Award". An award that reminds everyone on the forum, no matter where you're at, you're invited!! Past winners: 2008 Don Coatney 2009 Merle Coggins 2010 Hank aka HanksB3B 2011 Ed aka Young ED 2012 Bud aka Budstruck 2013 Tim Adams aka Plymouthy Adams 2014 Mark aka ggdad1951 and Davin aka Desotodav 2015 Joe Hanely aka 52b3 Joe 2016 Dave aka Dave72dt 2017 Rob aka Dodge4ya 2018 JBNeal This year, its a guy who has tried to get to the Q' a few times and has defaulted because of work or his family. We all can all get behind a guy like that, because that's what really matters most. But that doesn't change the fact it would be nice to see him here someday! He always has a kind word when needed, and helpful information if relevant. We all know he has owned the most beautiful semi-truck you've ever seen in recent history of these old Dodge Trucks. But, again, he choose family, when choosing a classic ride that would include everyone when it came time to enjoy the weekend. He'll get here someday, and I know that when he does, it'll seem like he's never missed a single one. • 2019 Todd B • Congratulations!!! Look for your trophy in the mail my friend. 48D
  16. Had a few of the locals stop by and help ready the ranch for the festivities!! CYA THERE!! 48D Thank you Charlie and Jimmie!
  17. Bring your stuff and we'll let you cook it!! Plenty of heat to go around. 48D
  18. The sad thing for me is that my truck was purpose built for racing. Now I'm spending most my time neutering it. Its racing days are pretty much over...I love my wife way to much to tell her otherwise. After racing Stock Cars, Drags, and Land Speed Racing...its time to be done with it. I've been watching you guys build your street able race machines and really enjoying it. I truly want to race you guys for pinks.....! Oh.....except I don't have a pink, I'll have to get one of those things....my 50 has been "off the grid", racing the wind for bragging rights. I joined a local Car Club with the intent to relax and enjoy the hobby of hot rods.....but boy howdy....I'm a long way from turn signals and brake lights. Cheers to you guys, f_armer and radarsonwheels.
  19. Yes....like Mark mentioned....the horizontal body line goes all the way to the door jam on 48-50. The body line on a 51-53, fades, as it were, mid span. The doors are completely interchangable, leading to the 48-50 trucks be "repaired" with newer 51-53 doors. 48D
  20. Usually I just use the axe.... ..but sometimes, HULK SMASH!!! 48D
  21. With only 2 weeks away....still lots of work to be done around here. Time to start calling in the local help. one of the fun things to do is BS around the fire pit before, during and after the main event. Got the tools sharpened and cleaned up....cuz there's just never enough of a good reason NOT to swing and axe! 48D
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