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About 54Dodgeguy

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    1954 Dodge 3/4 T, 241 V8, 4 spd stk NP 420 Helical, owned since 1955

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    Born 1951, lived in many states coast to coast
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    Retired from Mining & Heavy Construction


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    Retired and catching up on projects long ignored.

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  1. Thanks for the info. We like Holiday Inn when we travel so that should be good. Looks like your project car is about 4 years older than mine. I may have to pick your brain one of these days. Obviously I am new to this group but I will find out who is who as quickly as I can. Ken
  2. OK, just got the wife's approval to go for the road trip (I know that sounds weak but there are reasons). We will be there but unfortunately, no '54 Dodge to show you guys. Lots of photos though. lol Have been working on the restoration for about 20 years now (can explain that when we get there). Baring the end of the world.... Engine should be done, Paint should be complete, Bed boards also on the finished list, Transmission is the stumbling block as well as the final assembling. May be able to get there on Thursday definitely by Friday (late). Any suggestions on places to stay
  3. Thanks guys for the leads for parts to finish off Dodge Truck beds. Looks like Mar-K.com is the way I may go. Seems to have everything I need in one place as a set. Only problem is I need to find out if they have the curved side pieces. Phone call for Monday morning!
  4. I feel your 'pain'. I caught my first case of MoPar fever, when I was 4 yo, about 66 years ago when my Dad brought home a '54 Dodge 3/4 ton 241 V8. I have had it since and nearly caught another case in 1969 when I met my girl friend that had a '66 Dodge Dart with a 273 V8. Wish I had a shop like yours. Looks great to keep your obsessions under cover. Ken
  5. I did not find any topics like this on any forums, so here goes. Can anyone help me find out when NP 420's were used in the C1-C8-116 Dodge trucks? I have started rebuilding the 54 Dodge I have had since 1955. Most of the parts are hard to find but I am getting there but the transmission looks like it will stop me in my tracks. I want to keep it as original as I can, so I would like to keep the NP420, which is the transmission that I think is in it now. Any help on where I can get parts for it; bearings, seals, gaskets? All the gears and shafts seem to be ok. I have had
  6. Thanks for the location of the BBQ. Looks like we are almost neighbors. I live near Las Vegas, NV.
  7. I just found this place. A BBQ to meet fellow Dodge fans sounds like a good thing. Where is Clements? I have a 54 241 V8 3/4 T. Been in the family since 55. Ken
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