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  1. 4 points
    Plymouthy Adams

    barn addition....

    ok...concrete placed, screed, first float......
  2. 2 points
    pflaming

    Starting my B2C restoration.

    My truck looked like yours, under that oxidation I found this! I got a ton of compliments.
  3. 2 points
    Plymouthy Adams

    barn addition....

    to mimic one of my favorite all time comedians here for this thread.....Gallagher...... It's not a slicer, it's not a dicer, it's not a chopper in a hopper, don't you want to know what it is....? Its Ram-O-matic….after a hard day of splitting your firewood, sit back and enjoy a freshly sliced cucumber...….accessories sold separately....
  4. 2 points
    Los_Control

    Learned some very basic things

    Maybe go get a new kitten, is the season and let it run across the pad? This lil girl we got yesterday, today she is figuring out the doggy door.
  5. 2 points
    dwest999

    Help please - brake question

    Thank you guys for all of the response. Mike over at mopar-direct was helpful and has already sent me new 10" shoes/pads. Also, thanks for the tech advice... I bought the adjustment tool from Keithb7 (thanks Keith). Lastly, without this forum there's not way I could have rebuilt my brakes. As I said previous, these old Mopar are fickled and not for the faint at heart. Have a great weekend all. Dave
  6. 2 points
    Plymouthy Adams

    Learned some very basic things

    as is most all things, there is good reading on the internet in forms of white papers...and as with all subjects people write about....not all of them are truly professional and some are just your basic hacks.....silver solder is not at all hard to do and most can be done with a propane torch, flux is a basic borax blend...but there are a few rules and guide lines to follow in the process. Suggest reading a few articles first and you will find the key points will be posted in each and you will soon recognize the basic principles that separate the truth and process from that of the hacker quick fix. Supplies to get you started and grades of solder can be found at most all plumbing retailers but definitely at AC supply houses for certain. Read a few papers, practice on a piece of scrap...get comfortable with the process...as with all weld/solder cleanliness and correct process and flux are key.
  7. 2 points
    RobertKB

    Recommended transmission fluid

    I would be patient and wait for the new synchros and order some Red Line. I ordered my Red Line out of a place in Ontario and had it in three days. You have your gorgeous Chrysler to drive in the meantime. I hear you on EBay’s global shipping. I don’t know why any sellers use it. It is incredibly slow and way more expensive than using the postal service. I used to sell a lot of Mopars related stuff on eBay and always used the postal system. Never had an issue whether insured or not. There are a lot of ebayers who have lost sales to me because of the cost of global shipping. Worst thing eBay ever did. So ends the rant!
  8. 2 points
    Dodgeb4ya

    Recommended transmission fluid

    These Mopar transmissions more than likely didn't grind back in the days when in good condition. But at least there is a synthetic liquid fix it appears so far.
  9. 2 points
    Radarsonwheels

    bed wood for 1/2 ton

    Funny my bed had a taper to it as well- 5/8” if I remember right. I went away from stock where the chassis holds the wood and the wood holds the box. On mine I made a 1” .120 wall square tube frame for the bed that uses poly iso mounts on four pedestals on the frame. For my wood I used ipe- should be the last time I buy wood for it. My buddy gave me three boards free and I spent $225ish on two more. I did use 5/4 or whatever they call actual 1” thick boards though. I did the notched out profile thing on the tablesaw- like 6 trips thru per board. I also shaped my outside boards tightish to the tubs with no edge angle strips. I got the mar-k stainless strips and drilled them where I needed the holes for my non stock bed. Some have crossmembers and some have fender washers underneath.
  10. 2 points
    Don Coatney

    Door Adjustment

    Joe; Billy Austin just sent me this short film clip on door adjustment. It's a great example of the body wedge fulcrum method. The language the mechanics use is a bit raunchy but there technique is effective. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p58wHX4e0g
  11. 1 point
    Bdblazer1978

    Starting my B2C restoration.

    We're planning on keeping it stock except the brakes. Since this is my first restoration and first old truck, I'm with you and it's a lot safer to be able to reference the manual. The disk brakes were relatively easy. Because it's a 3/4 ton I've had to make a couple modifications. I'm having custom brake hoses made and I ordered wheel adaptors so I can run the original wheels. No idea on previous work to the engine. This is my first re-build so I'm reading a lot and asking the machine shop a ton of questions.
  12. 1 point
    DJ194950

    MOPAR 604 Radio Removal

    Pull the front control Knobs off, I believe you will find a nut under each side that has to be removed to free the radio from the front speaker/radio bezel. All fun? DJ
  13. 1 point
    Dodgeb4ya

    Replacing rear main oil seal

    A lot of DIY'ers have pretty small saddle floor jacks. Not really stable enough to safely hold a big bulky transmission and have accurate control of it as it is being removed or installed IMO. There are transmission adapters that mount onto floor jack saddle mount and not really too expensive. Much safer than just using the jack with a strap. It would be a bad day to remove transmission and have it come loose from the floor jack and snip off a finger or break a arm. Yes there are other ways but a first timer getting into serious heavy lifting might better not try the floor jack method on his first trans job. Much safer to remove a M6 with the Fluid drive coupling renting a trans jack. The trans cannot hang in a FD it will damage the bellows seal assembly. Yes there are some Chinese garbage ones that are about worthless...but safer than a floor jack. I used to rent a trans jack when I was 16 after having a trans come out and land on my hand. I am just posting on safety referring not to do like the video showed. And yes there are other ways...but you do need total control when the trans comes out and goes back in... easily.
  14. 1 point
    Plymouthy Adams

    barn addition....

    yes...I have done a little northern work....not much but enough to know I did not like digging as deep as I did to be below the frost line. Get old and tiring fast....! did a little clean up of the area and snapped a pic of the brush finish...not sure how well it will show here......I should not slip-slide about as I work out there....still a bit raw but we have clear skies on the radar till at least 10 or so tonight as that is as far forward they do the hourly....
  15. 1 point
    Los_Control

    Learned some very basic things

    Years ago we would buy terracotta tiles from Mexico, they were hand made and then laid out in the sun to bake. Then a stray dog would wander across them and leave prints. They became very popular. Today, when you order x amount of tile, you have to open the boxes and separate the ones with paw prints. then lay them in some sort of path that makes sense. Just became so popular and a demand for the tiles with paw prints, today I think they have a hand stamp and randomly add them. I think it adds character and a lived in effect.
  16. 1 point
    Jeff Balazs

    Mechanical Fuel Pump Replacement

    Roland; IMO you want to just remove and blank off the old mechanical pump altogether. Other wise it can become a potential source of fuel getting into the engine sump. Not good! Best thing is to put a regulator in. Yes on the safety switch. Ground the pump to the frame. Hth, Jeff
  17. 1 point
    RobertKB

    Bucketlist Car For Me Aquired

    Really glad you are keeping the inline six in it. So many people "upgrade" to a V8. I just love inline six engines. So does the trucking industry as most engines in semis are inline six diesels. I have heard from many sources that the inline six is the best naturally balanced engine design. I have a friend who did a cross Canada tour of Canada both ways (nearly 10,000 miles) in a 1962 Chevrolet pulling a small trailer. The old inline six, with a lot of miles, ran perfectly with no issues. They have pretty good torque.
  18. 1 point
    derbydad276

    Help please - brake question

    have fun bleeding both wheel cylinders on each front
  19. 1 point
    Hey, shouldn't you be out pouring concrete??
  20. 1 point
    Ulu

    Learned some very basic things

    It melts a little hotter, that's all. The alloy has some silver in it and it varies by grade. I've done it and I think it will be OK for trim metal.
  21. 1 point
    keithb7

    Recommended transmission fluid

    You’re right RobertKB. I jumped in my big Chrysler after that post for a relaxing cruise. On a sunny warm spring evening, with the sun dropping, as you peacefully drive into it, with a great song on the radio, absolutely nothing matters. Nothing.
  22. 1 point
    You trying to give me a heart attack? My wallet is clamped down so tight I did not want to spring for the bottle of gas for mig welding ... Tig setup for my welder is another $550+ Los does his best Sanford and son impression .... Look out it's the big one! I will mark tig as best answer. Sadly to get to this item in the future for adjustment or work ... pull the hood, radiator and be a contortionist to reach it ... I want to make sure it is solid the first time. And that would mean find a good welder that can do it ...
  23. 1 point
    Ulu

    Learned some very basic things

    I don't think I've ever soldered stainless, but it's normally just a matter of getting things really clean, then getting the heat where it's needed. I've soldered copper pipe and copper wire, steel to steel, and copper/brass to steel. I've soldered my wire framed eyeglasses, which I used to break frequently as a kid. I've soldered little jewelry of unknown alloys. I recently bought some stuff for soldering aluminum, but I haven't tried it yet. The trickiest soldering I ever did was in a gas station in Layton Utah. The throttle cable of my Yamaha had broken at the twist end. The guy had solder but no soldering iron. I managed to heat the ferrule with a BIC lighter, and poke out the broken end with the remaining (trimmed) cable. I had pre-tinned the cable, and it soldered instantly. When it's done right, it happens fast.
  24. 1 point
    Jj1981

    Seat Upgrade

    Here is the door panels I made to go with the seat
  25. 1 point
    Jj1981

    Seat Upgrade

    That is the original backrest the bottom is comfortable. It is rough but also my first attempt. I’m not a fit and finish kind of guy but my whole reasoning behind this truck is to do all reasonably by myself so I can’t complain about anything if I did it myself.
  26. 1 point
    ah...no fair....this is a temp fixture...….
  27. 1 point
    minicooper

    Lets see pic of your trucks

  28. 1 point
    minicooper

    Lets see pic of your trucks

    Here's a B Series 20 minutes up the road from us in 1950. These black and whites are from a ferry that crossed the Chattahoochee River from the mid 1800's century to the mid 1950's. They're not great as they came from a an Atlanta news paper article about the ferry. Since the article was from 1950, I assume that the Dodge is a 1948-50?
  29. 1 point
    minicooper

    Lets see pic of your trucks

    On holidays I usually do something community oriented instead of vacationing. This U.S. Memorial Day I decided to pick trash along the highway near our place and of course the '52 was my companion. This road was first paved by the county, probably early 1950's (they dug the fill dirt for it from our property from what I can tell) and I'm sure there was a B series Dodge doing the work.
  30. 1 point
    Hi guys, Probably not to everyone's tastes but... I wanted working instruments in my 1940 sedan. I already had a GPS speedo that project a digital speed indication on the inside of the windshield and even if it was installed as a wild guess experiment turned out very good. None of the other instruments worked... So I made a paper template and came up with this using mechanical oil pressure and temp gages. The radio is in the glovebox but on a hinge so can be opened up to gain acces of remaining space. It also has a back up camera feed. The speakers are in the middle of the dash and under the rear seat. I'm bracing for the comments... Frank.
  31. 1 point
  32. 1 point
    Tooljunkie

    Handbrake hardware

    I added an additional spring,figured out there was a missing return spring and jigged it up. Haven’t tested it yet,but im sure its better. will be getting a conventional e-brake eventually,as the 8.25 rear diff has it.
  33. 1 point
    Plymouthy Adams

    Carburetor/choke problems

    the choke body is a solenoid in and of itself that is activated by a wire from the starter motor or at the motor relay contactor.....if you do not have a wire from the starter to the little electrical solenoid on the manifold.....test to see why...this could well be damaged or just left off because the last guy did not understand how it operated. Check the solenoid with a good VOM then test it electrically with a jumper...if all is well, set the unit up with the jumper and manually lock the position with the carb linkage....once that is confirmed....run you wire normal from the starter and go about starting your car proper procedure. These work excellent when set up and allowed to operate by the user.... ADDED NOTE......when connecting a wire the tab requires a rather short screw...you do not want to go through this tab and hit the manifold and cause a dead short...this may be why it was disconnected as the PO did not understand all of the proceedings.
  34. 1 point
    Plymouthy Adams

    Carburetor/choke problems

    the sissons choke has to be operated properly...you only get voltage to the solenoid when cranking and why it is important to depress the pedal when cranking and let up to set the choke as it will be able to overcome the stops of the choke and fully close. If you hit the gas pedal from there while starting or between starting you will again have to depress the pedal and release during cranking to over come the stops and again set the choke closed. Else it will default to a partial choke.
  35. 1 point
    Nick, here is the thread about how I stopped the leaks on my transmission: https://p15-d24.com/topic/50800-chasing-transmission-leak-48-p15/?tab=comments#comment-538887 At this point it would be very easy for you to pull the transmission and reseal it. I had rather try that first than mess with the rear seal.
  36. 1 point
    Worden18

    Me and the B-1-D

    10-4-19: Tomorrow I will move the truck one space closer to the Meadowbrook. I might slide it over on wheel dollies as there is no garage door there. 4 car garage, 3 doors 😁. I'll need to park my work car where the truck is now. Getting close to window scraping weather here. BTW fellas, there was nothing under the seat!
  37. 1 point
    Worden18

    Me and the B-1-D

    My son wanted to put the license plate on, so I let him do that.
  38. 1 point
    dndrodshop

    engine swap

    Sedan Delivery project - 5.2 EFI Mopar motor, 5 speed manual, air ride suspension , Dakota front clip, 4-bar rear suspension
  39. 1 point
    Thank you guys! I appreciate the illustration and the tip with the longer end bolts! Here is a picture of my 49, Its my first Mopar!
  40. 1 point
    B1B Keven

    Heater Control Valve Rebuild Parts.

    Folks, don't throw away your brass heater control valves!!!! Replace the two internal rubber seals. These work. https://www.paragoncorvette.com/p-348325-heater-control-valve-seal-kit.aspx
  41. 1 point
    bach4660

    U Shackle installation

    the youtube video is great, (not that I don;t mind reading) thanks for the link
  42. 1 point
    PatS....

    Door Adjustment

    Not sure if you have seen this or not: http://www.imperialclub.com/Repair/Lit/Master/025/cover.htm 35 page booklet from Mopar called "Body Fitting Facts"
  43. 1 point
    JerseyHarold

    Door Adjustment

    Try this link for the 'official' Mopar service booklet on body adjustments: http://www.imperialclub.com/Repair/Lit/Master/025/cover.htm The car on the cover may look familiar...
  44. 1 point
    cwcars88

    Door Adjustment

    Is it possible that there is nothing wrong with the door, but the front fender is what needs to be adjusted?
  45. 1 point
    40phil41

    Dash removal progress

    Good work John. As a suggestion, one thing that I am glad I did was to paint the back side of the dash a light colour. In my case I used a flat high fill primer on both sides that was a very light yellow. Now when I do work behind the dash with a trouble light I find it easier to see the various wires etc. against the light background. As I get older my eyes get weaker so every little thing helps. Phil
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