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Everything posted by billschwindt

  1. Really looks good !! Congratulations ,I have a 49 B series on 94 dakota chassis with same color ,they are fun trucks
  2. Merry Christmas to all . Yes to your question about pics and info on build i"ll get some on here sometime . Bill
  3. Here are updated pictures of my hood louvers on 49 B1F on Dakota.
  4. Why not use Dakota it is right width, right bolt pattern, all MOPAR ? I used whole frame front to rear, available with several engines.
  5. Yes I do have another truck its a 1949 1 1/2 ton wrecker bright yellow also restored..
  6. Gary Those wheels are stock Dakota ,I stripped them and then powdercoated dark shiny gray.
  7. check Joes Springs on E-Bay. I've had luck there. Good luck. Bill
  8. Hi , You can make anything fit ,but I have done this and used a Dakota It has correct tread width its all Mopar has a variety of engine , disc brakes A/C you asked and this what I recommend. Click on my name you will see pictures.S-10 is too narrow, you would have to have special wheels made . With older Dakota you would have many choices.
  9. Gaskets or shims are NOT going to change fuel pressure!!!! The spring inside of pump will change pressure, but it is not adjustable.
  10. Paint it , rusty looks lazy & cheap. you asked I answered..
  11. I have done the Dakota complete frame front to rear, works fine. Right width, right wheel bolt circlr, and best of all its all MOPAR and easy to find parts for.
  12. Im looking for springs for 49 bif door latch to cure drooping outside handle
  13. Hi there. If you want my opinion I would do the Dakota frame swap if I were you, I have done it and think it was the right thing to do , you have right wheel width , disc brakes , several engine choices, fuel injection, A/C, P/S. I have pictures on this site in several places.Bought donor from insurance co. as a total, it all went together very easy if you have fabrication skills.You will have to shorten frame , just remember measure twice & cut once. Good luck. Use Dakota firewall & floor moving it back 3 inches is a big help.
  14. billschwindt


    looks good , I under stand how much work it is but what else are you going to do ?
  15. A/C works very good even if I have to say so.
  16. Two trucks , one as original as can be, the other one not quite so , its on a Dakota 4X4 w/A/C P/S .
  17. Very nice, looks like you did it right. I dont think you will ever make a cruiser out of it . I have a 49 1 1/2 ton B1F 128 with a 230 engine that has head cut .080 it will run 55 MPH but doesnt like it, still fun though!!!!!
  18. Tire size is P255/70R16. The wheels are stock Dakota wheels, powder coated dark gray.
  19. No, I did not have to move the engine and trans reward. I used all of the Dakota engine mounts. I cut the front frame horns and shortened the frame. It all takes effort and time!
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