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  1. 12TH ANNUAL CLEMENTS TAILGATE BBQ APRIL 6TH 2019 SATURDAY 9AM TIL WHENEVER EARLY TOW-IN BEGINS NOW AND LATE TOW-OUT ENDED YESTERDAY Show up Thursday or Friday and Camp-Out til Sunday or Monday, always need the Help Its FOR REAL!!! The 12th year in a row that Old Dodge Trucks have come to a meet with their Ol' Dodge Owners!!! Unbelievable, #12 !!!!!....the place where the largest number of Dodge Pilot-House Era Trucks meet in the whole WORLD !! !( I think..lol ). The people I've met over the last 11 BBQ's has made my life so much better. This time of year is so awesome because finishing an old truck actually has meaning to the crowd you'll see here! Fenders and bumpers to hang on, hoods to lift, parts to swap, and stories to tell! I look forward to it all. Every year is special with returning long distant travelers and new ones that are finally able to make the trip! I always look forward to meeting you all! I've have been busy as always but never forget to make time for my friends. My son has moved to the Bay Area, my daughter has moved to Arizona and my oldest daughter has bought a new, bigger house, as her family continues to grow. Its been quite a year for the old man..lol. But with my changing life I could use the extra hands. Its a big deal every year!! The guys are coming from the north, the south, the east and the west. You know you'll meet someone you know from the forum, and it'll be the coolest thing ever...its true...I have good friends in far away states and countries because this here BBQ. Come on down and join in the "hard-work" and have a burger for your troubles! "The car crowd is growing and more than welcome to come. I could easily call it "The Tailgate/Trunk BBQ"!" "I can't tell you how much I look forward to this every year, its a blast and for some, lasts a few days. Campers show up on Thursday or Friday and leave on a Sunday morning.....all enjoying late night chat sessions around the fire pit." "I hope new and old members alike are inspired to make the trip and maybe even drive their trucks the distance....you know we have your back! " "So many good stories around the fire pit the nights before and after the event. I can't tell how cool it is to have forum members stay several days and just relax....." "Looking forward to a great party! Now build it, and bring it!!!" "It was around 2007 when Bob Koch, Jim Shepard, and myself (Tim Estrada), went to Reg Evans' place to check out his "yard". While we were eating hotdogs, drinking cold beverages, solving international and regional issues....we thought "lets have a BBQ". "Get the wheels on, and the tanks full....its time to finish up and git to the Q! It ain't no beauty pageant of trailer queens, its a truck show...so flex your rust as well as your shine!" Tim aka 48Dodger Flyer to follow after we vote on a picture...........
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    Find the car.

    1:09....... 48D
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    wrong crankshaft?

    I dare you!!!! :D 48D
  4. In an attempt to keep the Building Thread "clean"... I thought I start this thread until its no longer needed. I appreciate Don C's comments and want to "move" it here and leave him the spot for his brake build, T-5, and whatever else he wants. I think 49dodge1ton has the concept down perfect and is a good example of how I saw this working. Any other ideas are definately welcome. 48D Don's comment "So many folks do a build-project-modification-work on a new vehicle-etc, and soon start a new thread for every nut they tighten. This makes it very difficult to follow progress. All build-project-modification-etc. threads should contain a starting point and closure once , and when, the job is completed. Bill Story (for one) is a master of this idea as his long thread tells the whole story. If someone does not want to read the whole story but only the last posting then they can point there mouse on this icon and go directly to the last posting. Also as this thread is "links" only no pictures should be allowed. This possible rule has already been violated and hopefully GTK will find a way to get around this. (those pictures have since been removed) Also the link discription should be very specific to the work so someone doing the same job can research what others have done. No for sale stuff, off topic stuff, I dont like this vendor stuff, etc. should be allowed. This should be only a reference starting point for anyone looking to see what others have done. Once again, GREAT IDEA!"
  5. The rain keeps coming....that's a good thing......but its a chore working through the wet stuff, I keep getting wet. Can't be anything worse than wet weather when it comes to working. I'll take the heat any day....lol Snow is a great excuse not to work....but rain is one of those dang inbe 'tweener kinda deals.....don't wanna be a sissy! Gonna be hard to stay on top of things but at least we'll be better off in the long hall.....put that 4 year drought behind us. Somebody post a BBQ pic if you will please, my computer is acting up and I can't seem to find time to fix it. ITS LESS THAN 2 MONTHS AWAY!!! Give a SHOUT OUT so we know your coming over!! Tim aka 48Dodger
  6. Yes.....hover over the title.....LEFT click and hold.....it will change to the edit mode. Change it, edit it, hit enter.....and your bob's uncle. 48D
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    1955 First vs Second Series Windows?

    Yes...there are a few other panels/pieces that made it into the C series for a time.... The connecting panel below the tailgate changed in 1952 or 53 I believe, and made it into the 1954. Said piece was long and rectangular while the change gave it an indent(?) or rise, towards the bed floor. But its my experience that its the bed that was carried out and not the cab/front end, at all. 48D
  8. Sounds good to me JB. I'll dig up my build threads and do the same. 48D
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    1955 First vs Second Series Windows?

    Very few parts exchange between 1953 (B series) and 1954(C series) trucks. The rear fender of the 53 truck is the same ...it ran from 1953-1983 But in general.....keep 1953 separate from 1954. I often talk with parts suppliers about the differences with early series Dodge trucks.... With so many Chevy and Ford buyers/builders, us mopar guys get a quick glance at best from the majority of large suppliers out there. Any good glass shop can cut automotive flat glass for you, just take them the old beat up one. 48D
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    Another 230 build thread

    Been enjoying the build Tom. Remember you have a friend across the valley if you break something else and need a tough to find part. At this point in our friendship, it ain't nothing but "shipping" cost and a cold soda. lol 48D
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    ID This Valve

    That sounds reasonable.....Id be interested to know if its a "farmer cut" or factory cut. The fact that the valve has been removed and eventually disguarded might suggest that there was an attempt to fix it, or maybe fixed one to many times...lol. 48D
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    ID This Valve

    Looks like its a Ford....could be Chevy...maybe a Dodge....or even a Desoto.....or Plymouth.....moped? That slot on the face has me stumped....must have be stuck? Someone cut the surface to work it free? hmmmm...... 48D
  13. Maybe we should have a Barracuda only category....or something. I think we have to data to support the need. 48D
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    1938 Dodge 1/2 Ton

    There are still a few yards out there with 36-38 truck parts/panels/completes.....Dodge Vintage City in Sonora, California being one of them. The idea of having someone else restore the vehicle in itself will "cost more" no matter what year vehicle we're talking about. Having a matching 1938 truck for your 1938 Sedan sounds reasonable, but really its a question one has to answer for himself. I say find a 1938 that is as close to completion you can afford, and go from there. Because honestly, hard work that's been done, that is just short of being a finished product.....usually turns out to be a bargain. Keep looking, that's half the fun. 48D
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    Sleepless nights

    Yeah.....that's me. I work nights....when I hit the hay at 9:00am I have a difficult time getting past that urge to stay up and get a few more things done....cuz well....the sun is out and its a nice day. Its what it is..... 48D
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    title issues

    I have several parts trucks that have parts from so many different years...its a chore to figure out what was really the "base" year of said truck. My favorite I hauled in? It had a 53 bed and fenders, a 48/49 frame, a 50 cab and a 53 hood....I guess I should mention it also had late 70's era Camaro seats...lol. 48D
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    title issues

    Model Years Produced Number Produced B-1.......................................1948 and 1949...............................299,900 B-2.................................... ..1950................................................207,667 B-3.......................................1951 and 1952...............................298,925 B-4........................................1953...............................................104,262 The third letter is the Model Type : ie B-1-B B= 1948-53 Pilot-House series 1= 1948/1949 B= 1/2 Ton A further example would be a B-4-D : 1953 Pilot-House 1 Ton Express 48Dodger
  18. Well, the rain is here, and its falling on the weekends instead of the weekdays..... So I'm giving up a certain amount of sleep to get things ready around here. I work nights, which means I normally sleep during the day....been doing that for 20+ years now. The drought has been rough on my plant life here, and it doesn't help I'm not a green thumb kinda guy. But the wet weather might mean I have a renewed chance to replant and try again...lol. I'm also building a new corral in the "parking lot" area that most have become used to, so I'll need to point that out to the regulars least they become roped and branded by mistake....:D Any locals that have a free day, please give me shout and I'll take you up on a visit. ITS 2 MONTHS AWAY!!!!! WHOHOOO!! Tim aka 48Dodger
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    title issues

    B3B means 1951-52 1953 fenders were rectangular....and were used until @1983. 48D
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    Back to the 50's

    Ok....I'm planning my trip to Minnesota for back to the 50's. I want to drive through Yellowstone, Mt Rushmore, Fargo, and St. Cloud....any foreseeable problems with that route? Anything I should see that I didn't think about? Gonna take a few days to get there to enjoy the drive, so shortest route isn't in the plan. 48D
  21. Running Boards: Epoxy primer (high resin, very tough, Urethane primers are softer, great for shaping body panels) Single stage color (tougher than 2 stage) Hardener (additive, help resists impact failures) Same thing I do for Door Jams/Frame and Rims. Body panels and interiors panels I use 2 Stage (base coat/clear coat) Epoxy primers are used as sealers mostly. They are high in resin (tough) and usually are the first coat over bare steel. Hard to shape and hard to sand smoothly Etching primers are different. Mostly used if you can't clean or sand the surface very well (tough spots to reach) the acid in it will "sand" and seal the surface with a thin primer coating Urethane primers (surfacer) are soft in nature and can be sanded easily ie "shape" a panel. A few coats are used so you can sand out surface imperfections. Epoxy isn't easily sanded and is used to seal the final "shaped" Urethane primer just before the color goes on. Its important to note that a lot of paint companies have spent a fair amount of time developing hybrid primers that act as both a sealer and a shaping primer. I still prefer the two to be separate, but I do like DTM 2004.....its a hybrid that has epoxy and acrylic polymers. This is of course just tip of the ice berg....a general over view. Each paint company has its own mixing approach, additives etc., but these are just some of the basic ideas. Your running boards may have only been painted as you would a body panel. No bueno. 48D
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    12th Annual Clements Tailgate BBQ

    Its time to bring your truck before your peers and have some cold beers.....or root beer.....its all in good cheer!!! Tim aka 48Dodger 209-401-9595 Text me with who you are and I'll text you back with the info you need.
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    1947 Wd-21 Project Thread

    Just curious....did he get this done....?? Can't throw stones here, I've been side track as much as anyone.... 48D
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    1955 Dodge COE

    "Where do you think I got the rare 55 trim from...." Nice! Wife's is a 1946 COE..."mine" is a 1949 COE.......we're suppose to sell the 49' to help pay for the 46.....its why we bought it. Juuuussst can't seem to do it yet.....lol. Stopping by to see the owner and the COE , seems we have more in common then old trucks. Life can be tough. Old trucks helped me with mine and he's in a similar boat. It'll be good to see the truck and make an acquaintance, into a friend. 48D
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    1953 Dodge - What have I got into

    If you're on a PC you can check my signature line for links to past BBQ threads....CYA There!! 48D

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