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    Me and the B-1-D

    January 7, 2019: Fellas, I'm so excited to share my latest find with you! I have been searching for this truck for a LONG time; I was almost certain it did not exist. And for it to turn up in Minnesota, an hour and a half from me is truly amazing. It's a 1948 B-1-D 5 window Express 1 ton with the 9 foot box. 230 with the 4 speed tranny. Originally came from a grain farm in North Dakota. There's no rust on it, and after further inspection it does look like the original paint, which is Dodge truck red for 1948. Odometer reads 32K. It's not running, but I'm confident we will have it going this week. PO said it was running last summer, but he had lost spark recently. He had it for 5 years and didn't do anything with it. Needs brakes of course. I can handle that on my own. It is truly a survivor! I'm certain the rear bumper is handmade. I don't believe the wood in the bed is original, and I don't believe the seat covering and door panels are original. But they are old for sure. Has anyone ever seen that type of material on these old trucks? Anyway, I have a lot of questions, but I doubt I will get to them tonight. For now guys, just enjoy the pictures. 😊
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    Me and the B-1-D

    Very nice. Looks good! Before I fab anything I need to sort through all those extra parts I got with the truck. What I need might be in there. 😊
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    Me and the B-1-D

    When you're downshifting from 4th to 3rd you push in the clutch go to neutral, rev the engine a little bit, push in the clutch again and then shift to third. It's a matter of revving the engine just the right amount.
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    Me and the B-1-D

    I'll look it over again; thanks 👍
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    Me and the B-1-D

    Jan 16: - Measured the old battery to make sure I get the right size. I also measured what I believe to be the right lengths for the cables. Jotted all that down. I will probably fab my own battery box from scrap material at work. - Removed the fuel filter. Just about got the carb off but didn't have a needle nose pliers with me to remove the cotter pin holding on part of the linkage. I'll finish that up tomorrow. My kit came in the mail today so I hope to tackle that soon as well.
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    Me and the B-1-D

    Okay, thank you. I appreciate that. 👍 Young Ed mentioned the material looks like web belts.... Navy belts is what I remember now so well. I think I might have one or two lying around that I could put to good use. We shall see. 😊
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    Me and the B-1-D

    Thanks for posting JB 😊
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    Me and the B-1-D

    Jan 16: The hood straps (to keep the hood from over traveling) are broken. I need to replace them. What kind of material is that? Does someone sell this material?Has anyone else made their own straps out of something they found laying in their garage?
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    Me and the B-1-D

    Jan. 16: Removed the crappy battery and wrong size diameter (and very long) cables. I have some questions: Look at picture #2 first. Is there supposed to be a box down inside there to set the battery in? Otherwise the battery seems awful exposed. I only have one clamp-down rod at the moment so the previous owner had a strap to hold the battery down. Also, the negative battery cable running to the starter was routed between the frame and the floorboard which you will see in picture number one (I had already removed the cable at this point). It doesn't seem to me that should be the place to run it. Especially when I replace the old cable with the big 00 cable. It's not going to fit through there without getting pinched. Can someone tell me the right way to route it?
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    ggdad1951 truck project montage: FEF!

    We attended Back to the 50s and Mopars in the Park last year. Hope to do those two again!
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    ggdad1951 truck project montage: FEF!

    I just read through your whole thread Mark. Wow! I'm just about speechless. And here I am excited about putting a carb kit, battery, and new cables in my truck and thinking I'm special LOL. My goodness, great work! I am truly humbled after reading through this thread. I hope to meet you in person this year at one of these shows, and see your beautiful truck! John
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    Me and the B-1-D

    I mentioned earlier that I had a 1955 c3 flat fender Power Wagon that needed double clutching. Although it's been more than 20 years, shouldn't be a problem. Kind of like riding a bike 😊
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    Ecodiesel Files

    I’ve never had a nice truck in my life. Many capable and enjoyable ones, but never a nice one. So I picked up this 2018 Ram 1500 crewcab with the 240HP Ecodiesel. Man...what an awesome truck guys. I absolutely love it! Anyone else here have one with an Ecodiesel?
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    Me and the B-1-D

    Will do. It will be good to put faces to names. Never knew that about the license plates. Pretty cool. The fender is really stout. someone must have banged something pretty hard to dent it in like that.
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    Greetings from KY

    Cool project! Suggestion: Start a new thread and name it "47 Plymouth Project" and begin with your questions there. Abandon this thread. Good luck and keep us updated.😊
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    Me and the B-1-D

    Canada's not that far from me, right?! Jump in your car and get down here, I could use the help!
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    Me and the B-1-D

    I'm one for breaking the rules. 😉
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    Me and the B-1-D

    You have to wonder who makes up stupid rules like that 😐
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    Me and the B-1-D

    Registering my truck with this plate is the same price as doing it with a "Collector" plate. Its a flat fee, and you only pay it once. Never have to pay for tabs again. So that's a nice option, too. YouTube is a good start for plate resto information:
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    Me and the B-1-D

    Just got this little gem in the mail today. In my state the YOM plate must have at least one letter. Not an easy find as most plates from that period are all numbers. This was the only one on eBay. Nice shape too. I only need one plate. Can't wait to mount it. 😁
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    Me and the B-1-D

    Hey fellas, I need some help with this. Carter B&B carb. I need a kit. Do the numbers at the top mean anything? Do I need those to get the right kit? And, can anyone recommend a place to get one?
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    Me and the B-1-D

    Yeah I'll probably just leave that fender the way it is, adds a little mystery to the story of the truck 😊. I know the name of the guy who originally bought it from the grain farm in North Dakota. At some point I'm going to call him and see what information about the truck he might have to offer. He might know how that fender got dented up, which would be intriguing. It reminds me of the mystery of the smashed in bumper on my Meadowbrook, which the original owner's daughter informed me her mother smashed into a stump in their yard in the late 50s because she didn't know how to drive. And yes we definitely have to meet up! Been talking about it for too long.
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    Me and the B-1-D

    I talked to an old friend who owns a body shop not too far from me and asked him if there is any way that I could strip off the red paint and preserve the original dark blue underneath, and he said there's no way to do that. I thought that there was a process of soda blasting that could strip off a layer or two of top paint and leave the original underneath? He suggested I should shine up the red paint and just drive it as is, which is good advice. But it really bothers me that I might not ever be able to get down to the original dark blue, which would be awesome in my opinion. He also said that trying to pound out the dents in the right rear fender would just make it worse, and that I should either leave it as is or find a replacement fender. What do you guys think?
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