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    1950 Fargo B2D


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  1. I like them both. The '48-'50 with nice straight grill bars and hood ornament (standard for those years) is probably my favorite.
  2. We've had a very off and on winter, swinging from unseasonably cold to unseasonably warm. Upcoming weather looks like this: Earlier in the year the weather looked like this: A windchill of -50C is about -58 Fahrenheit.
  3. Ah, that makes a lot of sense, why my internet searches kept turning up both sorts of fenders. Regarding the collection, I do seem to see these trucks everywhere now. Might have to invest in a set of blinders for highway driving.
  4. Well, I've done quite a bit of planning, but next to no wrench turning so far. This is good, since my plans keep changing. Case in point, the herd has grown by one more, but this one's kind of special. Last weekend I brought home a '52 B-3-B that was my granfather's before he passed in the summer. It's a 3-speed, it had been out in the pasture for years and years, and the hood was lying upside down beside it. The back fenders are off of a C-series, if I'm not mistaken and while the badging is all Dodge (what's left of it) the rear tailgate has Fargo lettering, and is painted to match. There are illegible ghosts of letters on the passenger door and orange paint under the blue, so I'm guessing formerly a business truck on which they swapped the box and gave it a coat of paint. The haul was 400 miles one way in sketchy weather (note the ground in the first photo vs the next two) but she's a neat little truck, and I think the collection is complete. Now for the hard part...
  5. Right? I think it has something to do with the odds of someone else being on my highway vs. the odds of knocking the things off pulling into the shed.
  6. These two came home the same day. The Dodge was in better than expected shape, the Fargo's extensively dinged and dented, and the box is really rough, but it's also the only one with door vent windows.
  7. Here's a couple of shots of getting the old girls home. Dually on the '51 was added by the former owner. They auctioned the original wheels seperately, but I snagged 'em for a song.
  8. Thanks for all the welcomes! Jeff, I've actually got Mr. Bunn's book in front of me. "Dodge's Pilot-House Safety Cab pickups came close to being all-new trucks... The Pilot-House cab was higher, wider, longer, fully weatherproofed and provided excellent vision through its large, non-opening windshield." (p. 62-63, Dodge Pickups History and Restoration Guide). Anyhow, terminology aside, thanks for the warm welcome, all (I think I'll just use B-series in the future ). Nabbing the 4 units was kind of accidental. The blue '51 I bought at auction (plated it and drove it home), the yellow one's owner was moving and needed it gone (blew a head gasket a couple of years ago, not currently running), and the last two were a package deal from an area farmer. His father had bought the Dodge new and years later picked up the Fargo, which by then was already beaten up a bit. Both engines are in running condition, though.
  9. Hi all, First off I wanted to thank everyone who contributes on this forum. I've pored through and searched the forums, and got lots of good info from the website. In the last 2 weeks or so, I've gone from 0 pilot house trucks to 4, as seen in the attached picture. They're all 1 tons; 3 1950's and a '51, 3 Fargos and a '50 Dodge. My plan is to rebuild them into 2 registered, plated vehicles and a parts/water-go-getter truck. I'm going to be posting photos as things go along and try to cement exactly what's going where and what it's going to look like. Cheers, and thanks again!
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