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  1. John Rogers

    A few pictures of my 51 B3B project

    What an awesome looking truck. Great job ! John
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    Door Lock

    Someone along the line evidently tried to remove the lock in mine and managed to booger up the slot in the set screw just bad enough where even a good hollow ground screwdriver wouldn't bite. I ended up having to drill it out so I could remove it and replace the lock with a new one. Whoever it was ended up drilling 5/16" hole down thru the center so the door could be locked and unlocked with a screw driver. I lucked out and found a new lock on Ebay for $20.00 still in the box Score !!!! John
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    Put My Dog Down Today...Been A Rough Day

    Im so very sorry. I agree, theres no such thing as just a dog or cat. They are loved, trusted and devoted members of the family and its terribly heartbreaking when they cross the Rainbow Bridge. My heart hurts for you. Im so sorry. John
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    What paint to use on wheel rims?

    Luckily I am a bodyman by trade so I worked a swap with a friend who has a car dealership and bodyshop. I helped him out of a huge bind by doing a little bodywork for him. In exchange I got to mix up a quart of red urethane single stage and I got the activator and reducer too. Anyone who buys automotive paint knows that anything that is red or has a lot of red in it is extremely expensive. If I would have had to buy the paint and everything outright it might have been far cheaper to powder coat the 5 wheels. As it worked out it only cost me 2 hours of my labor if that. I live in a small town so I have a lot of chances to barter for stuff . Win /Win for me John
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    What paint to use on wheel rims?

    My posts are not working very well
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    What paint to use on wheel rims?

    Sorry for some reason the photo didnt turn out on this post.
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    What paint to use on wheel rims?

    I used Nason Urethane single stage on my wheels. Powder coating is more durable but it wasn't an option for me. If you prep the wheels well and apply the paint correctly the finish is both extremely durable and glossy. Sorry, yup they are red but only because I am painting my truck like my Dads was and the wheels on Dads '49 truck were red. John
  8. John Rogers

    Some new kids on the block.

    How cool is that ! John
  9. John Rogers

    New to me 1947 WD-21

    What a great looking truck. The engine sounds real good too, congratulations on a great find. John
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    Off topic hobbies

    In addition to my addiction to old vehicles especially my B1B, I am also a Civil War reenactor / living historian. I started reenacting about 20 yrs ago doing cavalry . I broke my back racing MX . After that I couldn't ride my horse anymore to I decided to change branches of service and my friends and I started the 1st Texas light artillery / 3rd US Co A. In addition to reenactments we also participate in presentations and demonstrations at schools as well as memorial salutes and such. In addition to the events we have here in AZ, I have participated as a 8th Illinois Federal cavalry trooper at the 140th Gettysburg event as well as the battle of Kellys Ford in Virginia. Our battery consists of a 1841 6lbr, 1841 Mountain Howitzer, Tredagar Mountain rifle,1862 Gatling gun, and 3 breech loading Williams guns. In case yall are wondering about Civil War reenactments in Arizona. The western most battle of the Civil War was the battle/skirmish of Picacho Pass happened on April 15, 1862. It happened near the Picacho Butterfield Stage remount station about 50 miles NW of Tucson along what is now I-10. There were also a few that happened in New Mexico as well. I am the one firing the field pieces in both pics. Some of you might recognize the building in the first pic located at Old Tucson movie studios It is the ranch house from the High Chaparral. The Old Tucson event is not a reenactment. Old Tucson has us come out and do a event or two each year for the folks. Im the one firing the field piece in both photos
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    missing on couple cylinders

    I would check to see if the spark plug wires are arcing / shorting on something or even on eachother. Start it in the dark and take a peek, if they are arcing your see it plain as day. John
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    Intake/exhaust manifold removel

    Yup that hidden one in the middle underneath the manifold can be a real booger if you dont know its there. John
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    Photos in the classified

    I agree 100% !
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    Photos in the classified

    I'm just happy and very appreciative that we have this fantastic forum and along with it the opportunity to have a classifieds section to buy and sell from. We all get to enjoy this forum and all its features at no cost. I am a member of a couple of reenacting forums where sellers are required to donate a small portion of their sale to help with the costs and effort of running and maintaining the forum. Ads don't need photos, if a person is interested in something its no hardship at all to ask the seller for some photos to be sent by email or what have you. This is a really great forum with awesome people, I just wish I lived closer so I could participate in the get togethers and such.. Administrators and moderators thanks for all you do, I'm sure it is a lot of work John
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    1955 C1B Build Thread

    Its got to feel good to finally get to drive it and enjoy the fruits of your labor. You have done a fantastic job on it ! John
  16. John Rogers

    Fire Wall Cable Loom

    I think one is for the optional fresh air intake control.Possibly the other could be for cable operated water control valve. John
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    Fantasy to Reality

    I'm sure that your Dad is grinning ear to ear knowing that your going to take good care of them and get them back on the road. They will be a wonderful memorial to your Dad. John
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    1949 - My First (vintage) Dodge Truck

    Wow, that truck is so cool ! John
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    Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    My B1B is pretty much my daily driver all year long unless I have to go to Tucson or farther on the Interstate. The '49 is dead nuts reliable but gas mileage would kill me so I take my '94 Mazda truck. I pretty much always stay local so I drive my '49. Getting behind the wheel and driving it never fails to put a huge smile on my face. John
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    1955 C1B Build Thread

    That looks and sounds fantastic. What a cool build , great job ! John
  21. John Rogers

    Another mandatory evac, another long night ahead...

    Im so glad that things turned out good and that there was no flooding. I cant even imagine having evac orders all the time. I got a warning to be prepared to evac a few weeks ago for a wildfire in the Dragoon Mtns. because some idiot decided to burn weeds with 25 mph winds in a grassy field. Luckily for us it was miles away so it didnt affect us here in town but I felt bad for the folks that did have to evac for the 2nd time in 7 months because of wildfires. Luckily this time around no one lost their life or homes. I feel so bad for yall in CA. You suffer thru so many wildfires then the mudslides that result from them, terrible !!! John
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    Newly cleaned and painted engine

    Wow, that looks great !
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    Bolts for floorboards

    I think your referring to Acme thread bolts. I've been looking for a few myself to replace some that are missing but I have not found a source yet.I cant remember who it was, but a member here posted a photo of some hardware that he had just purchased and there were 3 bright and shiny new Acme thread bolts among them. If I remember right he said he got it from a Ace Hardware. Even though I had already checked, after I saw his post I checked all the local Ace stores again with no luck. John
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    Spare tire carrier interchange question

    Thanks for posting the measurements and photos of your carriers, that will help me a lot. The owner of the carrier that I was looking at and I were talking about what he wanted for it yesterday and I got lucky...... believe it or not he wanted to trade it for a old 34" glass pack muffler that I have. I was actually going to throw it away a few weeks ago but I forgot to. I'm glad that I did now . I'm going to bring it to him this morning and do the swap. Thank you I really appreciate it. John
  25. Howdy all, I have a question. I have a chance to pick up a really nice spare tire carrier off of a '57 D100. I know it is a bit of a different design as the one that came on my B1B but is the overall length and bolt hole locations the same to I can use it on my '49 ? The one I'm looking looks just like the one pictured. The photo is not the actual one I am looking at, it is a photo I saved a while back from a Ebay auction for reference purposes Thanks, John
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