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About Dodgefran

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    Member, been hanging around a while...
  • Birthday 12/17/1942

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    South Carver, MA
  • Interests
    Old cars/trucks, Martial Arts, Track and Field, Local Access T.V., Dachshund Rescue.
  • My Project Cars
    1936 Dodge D2; 1938 Dodge Humpback Panel 1/2 ton

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  • Biography
    Martial Artist; Produce shows at local access TV; Member of Dachshund Rescue
  • Occupation
    Retired Physical EducationTeacher, Martial artist


  • Location
    South Carver, MA
  • Interests
    1936 Dodge D2; 1938 Dodge Humpback Panel Truck rebuild

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  1. Thanks for all of the answers. There seem to be quite a few choices for sure. That's what I like about this forum. 15 years ago when I joined, there were some "participants" who would have (and did) answered "Why do you want to do it that way for" instead of telling us How they did it. There are as many ways to do something. We try it and if it works, we pass it on. If it doesn't work, we "change the subject". Your different choices are the underlying info that I need. I'm relatively new at this at 79. Keep the info coming for guys like me. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you,
  2. I am starting from scratch on my project in a few weeks. The previous owner stripped the wires completely so I have only a diagram to follow. Wire rolls from the parts store, Rhode Island Wiring, or one of those wiring harness kits on Ebay? I was wondering what and how some of you have done it, and some sage advise on what you found doing the job. Thanks in advanced. Dodgefran
  3. I know this is a strange request, but I have to fit an inner tie rod that came off of a 1 to 1 1/2 ton 1938 Dodge truck to my RC 1/2 ton. It is about 2 inches too long. What would the procedures be and what do I have to look for to fit the right outer ends. The rod is thicker because the one that came off was bent from an accident and I wanted a stronger one. now the tie rod ends are still loose at the steering knuckles (after tightening), and the wheels are "cross eyed". Basically I want to make my own. Thanks
  4. Hello again, I find myself in need of getting rid of an extra engine that I have. I was told that it was a irrigation engine used on the cranberry bogs in my area. The head measures 25" and change {3/8 - 1/4"). Other than that I can only find a partial engine number ....... 119-1056. There is no letter at the beginning although that space looks worn down a bit. The engine numbers don't look as well done/neat as the one in my 1938 Dodge Humpback panel truck. I hope that someone can help me with this. I have to give it away within the next 2 months. Thank you all
  5. Thank you all for your quick response. I work at AutoZone and the computer program doesn't differentiate between rt or lft hand threads. So thanks for the numbers. This will work fine. I'll let you know later. Thanks again
  6. I have a 36 Dodge D2 and I've "misplaced" all of my lug nuts. I need some info on where to get the 20 that I need. Both RT hand and Lft hand threads. the wheel studs measure 1/2" ; but I don't know the thread size. My manual says Right- 672969 and the left- 672970. I've looked at Andy Bernbaum and DMC with no luck. What's the secret? Thanks for the help in the past. Fran
  7. Hello again. I bought a 1938 Dodge RC humpback panel truck what seems a looooong time ago. It was completely stripped. I need some help on the steps that you used to find some more modern front seats. I know that there are a lot of them available in my nearby junk yards, but what other facts do I need to know the techniques you used to get the job done right? I'm looking for bucket seats so I can get into the back storage space. Thank you. Fran
  8. Hi Mike, I have a 1938 Dodge Humpback 1/2 ton with the 25" engine. The engine is at a shop being rebuilt by a guy who has done "more than a few" rebuilds. Sometimes there has been a "rebuild" done and the info hasn't been passed on through during those 80+ years. That block was used (so I've read) as a 218 to a 265, so you have a good range of ci's to look forward to. I even convinced the builder to let me video the teardown so I could put it on Public Access TV. Have fun doing your rebuild.
  9. Hello, Now I have to tackle the back door top hinges. I've been looking for a few weeks with no solid information. I am trying to find info on the structure of the door where the hinges attach. This truck was in an accident (before I bought it). I know what I have to do to grind off those awful welds somebody did, but I am not familiar with the support structure. I would be grateful for some tips on what I'll find inside these doors when I open them up, and how to fix the structure. Hopefully pictures too. Thanks
  10. Hello, I've been a member for quite a while and have had success reconstructing my B pillar bottoms on my 38 Dodge Humpback panel truck because of this forum. Now I have to tackle the back door poorly welded top hinges. I've been looking for a few weeks with no solid information. I am trying to find info on procedures that anyone used, and the structure of the door where the hinges attach. This truck was in an accident (before I bought it). I would be grateful for some tips and direction. I do have replacement hinges to use. Thanks
  11. Thank you Pete. How do you hook the reflectors to the shell? I can't find much info on it. Maybe I'm using the wrong search words.
  12. Hi, I want to upgrade my headlights for my Dodge RC panel truck. I've been searching for the hardware that attaches the bezel with no luck. I was hoping that some of you have run into this and can suggest a solution or tell me how you fabricated the connection parts. After many years since I bought this truck, I am now getting to do the body metal work. Thanks to you all.......... Fran
  13. Thanks for your info. It will be a while before I can get pictures of my engine. It's still at the machine shop, but I'll get them as soon as I can. Everyone has just a little bit differenr experience in their build. That info can get others through their's. Thanks so much. and keep the ideas coming. "Later"
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