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buds truck last won the day on March 29 2013

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    1953 Pilothouse

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    Retired, vintage trailer restorer now.


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    512 cid C series on Dakota chassis- build thread

    If your shortening the frame, be sure that you don’t cut out the piece that has the Vin number stamped in it. The State patrol does not like it when you do that and will not give you a title. Don’t ask me how I know
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    Body primed and put back on the frame, doors fitted. All is well!!
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    Yes. 1949 Plymouth dash it is!
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    its been so long since I posted that most of you probably don't remember me, but I am hoping to be a regular again. My son, who is a bodyman, has about finished the bodywork on my chopped 1953 B3B cab and it gets primered next Saturday. I am beyond excited. I have been waiting for this moment for years! I want to post pics, but photobucket doesn't seem to be a great choice anymore and my pics on my camera are apparently too big. What do y'all use for uploading photos?
  9. I have been so busy with my vintage trailer restoration business, that I haven't had much time to work on the truck. My son is a body man and is now helping finish this up with me. It's starting to look really good! I am trying to post pictures of the progress from my IPhone, but am having no luck.
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    Lookie what I drug out of hibernation!!!

    Thanks Merle. Been looking forward to this for quite a while.
  11. after too many years, I finally got my shop built and got to pull the 53 out of the pile of crud that slowly enveloped it and put it in the new shop. My plans are to be driving this gal next summer.
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    Dakota frame swap

    Mr Plymouthy is correct. Depends on the bed length of your particular truck. I have a standard high bed on my 53 and put an early Dakota (1991) frame under it from a extended cab truck. One thing that you need to keep in mind, the area that is best suited for shortening that frame is exactly where the vin number is stamped and if you cut that out, you will never convince your police department that you have a correct title to it when you have it inspected..... don't ask me how I know..... and I threw out the pieces I cut out when I shortened it. This being said, this task is not for the faint of heart. You need to be able to fabricate and weld.
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    New Member ... 1953 Truck

    Welcome! Although I am not on here much right now, I have a 53 that I have chopped and put on a first Gen Dakota frame.
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    still here and still have my 53.

    Kevin. Wife has finished up chemo and radiation in March, just had a full body scan a few weeks ago and has now been declared a survivor, no sign of any more cancer. Had her mammogram today, that will a breath holder till we get that answer, but should be ok. I ended up with a 2 foot long blood clot in my leg, but we got that cleared up. Sciatica is killing me, but I built Cher a vintage trailer during her therapy to give her more incentive to get well. Seems to have worked. Now she wants the truck done to tow it with.... LOL

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