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    1948 dodge 2dr sedan

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    Getting old and proud of my grey hairs!
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  1. I used aluminum TIG wire, held them with needle nose pliers and tapped them with a hammer to flare the end a bit, well, that was the idea..... they won't fall out anyway if the springs are installed behind the door panel
  2. Bbdakota

    rear end swap

    I have a 8-3/4 from a 58 plymouth with tapered axles, free to you or anyone who wants it. Mobile Alabama area
  3. Looking good! What's your plans for a powertrain?
  4. I was assuming you want to keep the 47 body mounts as much as possible and the 47 pedal setup but if you can splice it under the floor where the 2 frames are fairly flat, that'd be the easiest, if the width difference don't get in the way of reattaching the body.
  5. You'll need to measure each frame from a common reference point and see how well they match up. Set the car up on Jack stands, mark reference lines on the frame to use later. The reference I used on the Dakota clip I did was the front tire centerline. Before cutting, you'll need to take plenty measurements. Including rotation of the donor truck clip so you don't end up with a caster problem. I built in 5 degrees of positive caster in mine but I'll be running radial tires and power steering. If you are going to use bias play tires, you probably want closer to 0 degrees. There is adjustment in Dakota clip obviously but you want to have a target. I spliced mine right about at the firewall on a 58 Plymouth. Also, keep in mind clearance for the full lock tires when choosing the splice location. If the 47 frame is wider, you definitely want the splice aft of where the tire might hit at full lock. Best advice I can give, When you think you've got enough measurements, take some more. 3 measurements to each front sheetmetal attachment points from a solid point on the car body to triangulate the points will help when fitting the sheetmetal back on.
  6. Took the car to meet the wife for supper after she got off work yesterday. Some guy pulls up while we are inside eating, walks around the car before coming in. Reminded me of a thought I had in the past about owning one of these old cars. If you don't like talking to people, you don't need to own an old car. Good thing is everyone who wants to talk to you about your car usually is very friendly. Some guy at cruisin the coast asked me if it had a hemi. I told him it was a flathead hemi. Of course, we were both joking around, I wasn't being a butt hole.
  7. That's true Sam. I've got the 48 as reliable as it's ever been while I've owned it. And I thought about how I'm going to miss taking it for a ride now and then..... and I will miss it! I'm thinking that will give me more motivation to finish the 58. As far as the wife goes, she's waiting for me to restore my 73 challenger (next in line after the 58). She's made that clear, that's the car she likes best. Maybe because it's panther pink. Either way, as long as the 48 hasn't sold, I'm going to enjoy it while I can.
  8. Thanks. I'm almost certain I'll have sellers remorse....... I'm not going to try to hard to sell it and it's not going to break my heart if it doesn't sell.
  9. Well I've made a hard decision and decided the 48 has to go if I'm ever going to finish my 58. I thought I'd have the 58 done 2 years ago but I've spent a lot of time and money on the 48 during that time. We've really got attached to this car and hate to get rid of it. My son ain't happy about it. I've added an ad in the classified section. There's an easy $3000 worth parts I've put on this thing. On the other hand, I'll start a thread on this forum of the 58......
  10. View Advert 1948 D24 Deluxe 2dr sedan Plenty of new parts, new glass out front and vent windows, new steele weather strip in windshield, back glass, vent windows and cowl vent. New Optima 6v battery in fake case, power master 6v alternator in a generator case, battery cables, new original style fuel tank with new sending unit. Mopar 8-3/4 rear with new carrier and pinion bearings, all new brake components with used 3.55 gears, all new seals. New driveshaft with u-joints, new aluminum radiator. Fairly new exhaust and tires. Rides great, steers great, no slack in steering, no slack in shift linkage, brakes have been gone through and work great. Interior was restored some time ago I believe, it's to nice to be original. Bunch of new wiring harness never installed. There is rust in the inter rocker panels, not bad enough it has to be fixed. I applied ospho. I've got a couple boxes of parts that come off the car. 2 carbs, generator, lightbulbs and misc parts, I have a radio for the car but it's missing one button. I added turning signals. The car runs and drives great. Text first or message me here. I don't answer calls from numbers I don't recognize. Thanks to the many scammers. 251-581-3901 Advertiser Bbdakota Date 10/15/19 Price $7,000.00 Category Individual Member Classified For Sale Ad  
  11. THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Plenty of new parts, new glass out front and vent windows, new steele weather strip in windshield, back glass, vent windows and cowl vent. New Optima 6v battery in fake case, power master 6v alternator in a generator case, battery cables, new original style fuel tank with new sending unit. Mopar 8-3/4 rear with new carrier and pinion bearings, all new brake components with used 3.55 gears, all new seals. New driveshaft with u-joints, new aluminum radiator. Fairly new exhaust and tires. Rides great, steers great, no slack in steering, no slack in shift linkage, brakes have been gone through and work great. Interior was restored some time ago I believe, it's to nice to be original. Bunch of new wiring harness never installed. There is rust in the inter rocker panels, not bad enough it has to be fixed. I applied ospho. I've got a couple boxes of parts that come off the car. 2 carbs, generator, lightbulbs and misc parts, I have a radio for the car but it's missing one button. I added turning signals. The car runs and drives great. Text first or message me here. I don't answer calls from numbers I don't recognize. Thanks to the many scammers. 251-581-3901

    $7,000.00

    Irvington , Alabama - US

  12. I sometimes do the same thing! And wonder about the history of the car. Where it's been, who owned it, what it was like using it as your main transportation back in the day. Funny I just run across this while thinking about selling.
  13. I've had it since March so about 7 months now. So far no problems with mine. I was a little sceptical but for the price, I wasn't going to lose much money trying it. At first, I didn't hook up the linkage or heat tube. I just bolted it on to try it out. I had no luck with the old carbs and ready to try something different.
  14. Last day for cruisin the coast. I'm reading the number of registered vehicles this year was just over 8600. Car didn't burn a bit of oil, ran great, no problems at all. Lots of likes. Seams most of the cars are either restored or ratty like it was pulled out of a field, add nice wheels, air bags, modern drive train and sometimes a coat of clear coat. To see what appears to be an mostly original survivor is not so common. That seams to be what people like about the 48. We had a blast. Now I got to get back on the 58 plymouth so it'll be ready next year.
  15. Vince Vance of Vince Vance and the Valiants kissing my wife in the 48
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