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wallytoo last won the day on January 31 2017

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About wallytoo

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  1. mine came from NC; purchased it circa 1984.
  2. could be the data plate from a '51, but the cab/nose is a '53. also, with the '53 bed, it seems more likely to be mostly a '53, rather than a '51 with some swapped parts.
  3. lettering on the nose is also '53-only.
  4. the fluid drive emblems are correct. the dodge lettering on the dash would also hint at a '53 instead of a '51. here is a photo of the plate a '51 should have (my '52).
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    1949 B1 1.5 ton brake question

    i don't know of a disc conversion, but i can assure you that the brakes in the 1.5 ton trucks work very well. i've hauled some 4-ton loads in mine, over some steep roads; braking was never an issue. the cylinders can all be rebuilt. the drums are harder to source/replace. the triple overriders are a nice feature on yours.
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    Tappet Adjustment Cold

    that ^^ probably works well to set them initially. the "hot" adjustment is much easier than it appears; i'd never done it before, but i was able to adjust all on the running engine. tappet wrenches make the job even easier, but it can be done with a normal combi-wrench.
  7. ?? the 6v horn will work fine on 12v. my truck was converted to 12v, and has the original horn, which works great, and has since i bought the truck in 2007.
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    there is no "cherokee wrangler". two different platforms.
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    1949 - My First (vintage) Dodge Truck

    the front fenders and extensions on your truck are in excellent condition.
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    1949 - My First (vintage) Dodge Truck

    the brake cylinder & diaphragm behind the gas tank is a midland booster. it was not for trailer applications, it is part of the original braking system. with the booster, the brakes on your truck will work VERY well; no need for disc brakes up front. the original axle was an eaton 1350 2-speed, vacuum operated. if you look closely, you can see the vacuum shift diaphragm on the rear differential. closeup of the numbers on the case of my 1350.
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    1949 Dodge Dually Dump Truck

    good point. overall diameter should run from 35 to 38" max, ie, 8.25x20 is a 36.5" diameter.
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    1949 Dodge Dually Dump Truck

    they weren't widowmakers; they used a lock ring, which is different. ford used the split rims (widowmakers). clearly, your wheels are swapped in, which is fine.
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    Beer and Dodge Trucks

    not beer, but wine...
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    1949 Dodge Dually Dump Truck

    are they 22.5"? they should be 20". what do the tires list? the originals had a lock ring; they were not the problematic split rims like ford used. if the truck has 22.5" wheels, you'd have to determine whether they use a locking ring or are in fact split rims.
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    a new noise

    rod bearing noise most certainly does go away. not audible at idle, increasingly audible with higher revs under light acceleration or cruising, almost disappears under heavy throttle application.

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