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gramps1951 last won the day on November 18 2013

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About gramps1951

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    nc
  • Interests
    old guns old people and old cars and trucks
  • My Project Cars
    1951 dodge b3b it has a amc 258 6 cyl. and amc 707 trans and ford 9inch rear end

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  • Biography
    i have owned my 1951 dodge pickup for 19 years
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    bug man

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  • Location
    willow springs nc
  • Interests
    old cars

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  1. gramps1951

    King pin dust caps

    I am looking for a new king pin cap one of mine fell off any heads up where I can find one or two thanks. Neil
  2. gramps1951

    Front spring bushings

    my new front springs came with the bushings already pressed in.
  3. gramps1951

    a gas tank story

    it can get stuck in any location I would think some of these senders must work but not mine I drive with a full tank till I get around to put my other sender back in. Neil
  4. gramps1951

    a gas tank story

    about 6 months ago I pulled the bed of my 1951 b3b cleaned up the frame and installed a new gas tank from tanks inc with a new sending unit from them also. I tested the sending unit before installing in the tank all seemed good and the fit of the tank was perfect . Later on I was haveing a problem with my truck running when parked it ran great but when put in gear it would shut right down. I checked fuel pressure and it was good. I pulled the fuel line off and cranked the motor and got good flow. thought I might have an electric short some place tested all kinds of things. This is what was going on my fuel sender was stuck it showed just over a 1/4 of a tank there was just enough fuel in the tank when on level ground to run the truck but when put in gear the gas would go to the back of the tank and starve the motor it seems so easy to figure out when you know what is happening back then not so . very cheap sending unit when i got it new and compared it to my old one the old one looked much better made I will be putting my old one back in . When I fill the tank it still shows not full unless I hit a good bump which make the sender show the right level. I soldered all my conections and used shrink tubeing I do not belive that this is a bad wireing job by me but I will check just in case. I am telling this story because of all the sending unit problems I have been reading. Neil
  5. gramps1951

    steering

    I am with you on this one wish someone would make a video on repairing these hint hint.
  6. gramps1951

    New gas tanks for pilot house??

    good idear thanks
  7. gramps1951

    New gas tanks for pilot house??

    I have that tank in my truck when filling with gas I have to go real slow or she will spit it back at me anyone else with this problem. Nice tank for the price tho.
  8. gramps1951

    Door window seals

    laminated glass is two layers of glass with a flexable plastic layer in the middle to hold it to gather the only tempered glass in the 1948 to 1953 dodge trucks that I know about were the cab corner windows.
  9. gramps1951

    Door window seals

    was it very costly for them to make you one tempered window for your truck?
  10. gramps1951

    1950 pilothouse corner glass installation

    yes instead of holding glass from outside and pulling the rope on the inside it is the other way around.
  11. gramps1951

    1950 pilothouse corner glass installation

    pull the rope from the outside on b3b type dodge
  12. gramps1951

    Floorboard Metal Repair How To

    I have torches and a mig if you dont know what you are doing you can burn thru with a mig or a torch. Most people choose a mig for sheet metal repair on cars a rookie is more less likely to warp the sheet metal with a mig. go to a body shop and watch what tool they use most . I worked 24 years in body shops doing auto glass repair and watched the experts do lots of repairs over the years did I ever see a body man use a torch to weld sheet metal yes I did but very rarely and you know the shop had torches but they chose the mig..
  13. gramps1951

    Floorboard Metal Repair How To

    most would use a mig welder hobart makes a good low cost welder. make sure when miging that your metal is sanded or ground to a shine finnish your weld will be much better and your mig should be an argon mig I think you will like it better than a non argon mig. go on you tube and watch some videos on patch panel repair and you will get an idear if you feel you are up to it. A floor is a good place to start to learn because most of what you do will not be seen. Thats my two cents worth others I am sure have some good input too. Neil
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