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52b3b Joe

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52b3b Joe last won the day on June 26

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About 52b3b Joe

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands
  • Birthday 11/16/1990

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  • Location
    Northwood, OH
  • Interests
    Anything with an engine.
  • My Project Cars
    1952 B3B
    1952 B3JM161 - Project
    1948 DeSoto 4 Door Custom
    1941 DeSoto 4 Door Custom
    1961 Ford Galaxie Sunliner


  • Location
    52' B3B, 41' Desoto, 48' Desoto Curtice Ohio
  • Interests
    Antique cars/working on anything I can get my hands on and I fly RC planes

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    Civil Engineer / Equipment Manager

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  1. Lol, I'm surprised this thread came back to life! I think about this truck ALL the time. I am working towards finding a new house with a larger garage so I can tackle this project, but the main reason for a bigger house is the addition of our baby boy. He's 5 1/2 months old now, and he is taking up half of the house! We're rapidly out growing our house and if we're going to move, I'm going to make sure that I have adequate space for all the vehicles plus space to work on a project. Once we get through the process of getting settled somewhere else, the COE is first on the list! I'm hoping it's sooner than later! I'm trying to get our boy up to speed in the garage, but all he wants to do is spectate and hold a wrench!
  2. You might want to check out Jones Exhaust's Turbo Tubes. They are turbo mufflers that are the size of a glasspack. They are not as loud as a glasspack, and have a nice tone. I have two of these on my 61 Galaxie with a 390, and they sound very nice. Definitely not too loud on my car, and they are a lot quieter than the glasspacks I took off. They sell a lot of sizes and I believe you can get them from Summit or other online stores. Getting the perfect exhaust sounds is a hard thing to do, its a lot of trial and error! Everyone has their own idea of how a car should sound, and it's sometimes hard to get it right. We have a glasspack on the 48 Desoto right now, and it sounds great at idle, but its a little loud driving it. I think I'll be swapping it for a different muffler soon also.
  3. I crossed a code that I found on the forum here to PPG3088. It has the "right" look to me on my truck, but I don't know if it's 100% correct. Hopefully this helps!
  4. Like PA said, condition is everything. Check for excessive play in the carriage, head stock, ways, and cross slide. Make sure the tapper in the tail stock and head stock look OK too. I have a South Bend 9A that was VERY rough when I bought it. I paid $250 for it and picked up parts here and there to get it running like it should. I probably have $1000 invested in it plus tooling that I have bought. I'm by no means a machinist, but it's handy to have around.
  5. Lol, I never thought this thread would take off like this! To follow back up with it, I have not heard back from the guy and his for sale ad had been removed. I'm guessing the car is sold. I'm not too upset about not getting the car, just more upset with him backing out when I offered to pay remove the car the same day at the price he gave me. I knew $500 was cheap, but I wasn't exactly looking for another big project. Life goes on, and this will give me a clean slate to start the cab over project hopefully soon! I'm trying to make some changes currently that gives me a place to work on the big old Dodge! There will always be the next big/good deal to be found!
  6. I had the thought that he is trying to get more out of me now. I offer to pay for and get the car moved out today, but he didn’t want his yard rutted up with the rain we’re getting....
  7. I’m still kind of baffled a little, but the seller backed out after we had a deal... this has been an interesting experience. I had everything figured out with him and then he pulled the plug because of a better offer (even though he came back to me with the price?). To each their own. I’m disappointed but life goes on. Who knows, maybe next week he’ll be back because the other person is a no show.
  8. I looked at the car on Wednesday night and politely passed on it because of how much they were asking, then yesterday he offered it up for the extremely reduced price. Sometimes they just follow you home I guess.
  9. Well, it looks like another car is coming home with me. I secured storage at a friends house for now, and made a deal to purchase it. This will be the 3rd Desoto in the fleet now. I guess I’m crazy for not jumping on it sooner, but at this rate I’m going to have to open a car museum...
  10. He told me there’s been no other interest and he’d take $500, or he is going to scrap it. I think I’ll buy it just so it doesn’t get crushed, but at the rate I’m going, I’m going to have to buy a warehouse building to store all this stuff and to work on it! I think $500 is pretty darn reasonable but it’s probably going to sit a few years waiting it’s turn. It’s hard to walk away at $500.
  11. I got a good laugh out this comment! Lol this made my post worth it alone!
  12. I’m looking for some thoughts on a project car I’m looking at. The car kind of came to me (I was definitely not looking for another project) and the only reason I’m contemplating this is because of what it is. It a 47 Desoto convertible that’s 30 minutes from my house. The car needs everything....rockers, fenders, tons of metal work to the body and doors, and everything else imaginable. The car is complete and has a clean title. The engine appears to be locked up, but I didn’t put much effort into try to spin it. It’s nothing I can’t handle, but I want to get a mental check on myself to see if I’m crazy! What do you think it is worth as it sits and do you think it’s worth it just because of how low production it is.
  13. I got pretty lucky with mine. It's a 52 B3JM that I paid $2,000 for a year ago, and it was 20 minutes from my house. Not a single part is missing. It has it's some rust, but it's definitely restorable. Can't wait to start this project! I'm also a green tractor owner! I have a 1953 50.
  14. I just noticed this! I admit I don't regularly check this section. I try not to clutter up the forum with already answered info, it makes it harder to search things! I haven't had much going on with projects lately, but when I get to the cabover project, I know I'll be here a lot again. I'll have to learn the bigger trucks! This forum and the members are great! I've met a number of people on here at different times, and I consider all of them my friends. In a round-about way Reg Evans is to blame for me and my truck. If he had never sold it, I would have never bought it and joined here! When I bought my truck, I was looking for either a Studebaker truck or a mid 60's mopar, and somehow got a mix of the two. My wife's great uncle ended up with Reg's truck, and kept pestering me into buying it (along with my father-in-law). I caved in and the rest is history. I'm not sure I would have bought my cabover without everyone on here either. The turning point on that one was going to look at it with Merle when he was passing through the area. I definitely have no buyers remorse, and I can't wait to start that project! Thanks for the kind words, it means a lot!
  15. I actually had the same thought about the noise, but I don't see any indications on the ring gear of contact, and the return spring on my starter is pretty darn stiff! Have you had this problem on one? I might check it out again though for ease of mind.
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