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52b3b Joe

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52b3b Joe last won the day on June 16

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About 52b3b Joe

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands
  • Birthday 11/16/1990

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  • Location
    Northwood, OH
  • Interests
    Anything with an engine.
  • My Project Cars
    1952 B3B
    1952 B3JM161 - Project
    1948 DeSoto 4 Door Custom
    1941 DeSoto 4 Door Custom
    1961 Ford Galaxie Sunliner


  • Location
    52' B3B, 41' Desoto, 48' Desoto Curtice Ohio
  • Interests
    Antique cars/working on anything I can get my hands on and I fly RC planes

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    Civil Engineer / Equipment Manager

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  1. I checked the trailer over and got it plated the weekend after I bought it. It's been steady at work since hauling landscape materials, plants, a tree, and I've hauled 4 yards of mulch with it. It will haul 2 yards of mulch per load. I'm definitely getting the rust knocked off the springs on the trailer. I get tons of compliments and looks doing all my work with the 52 and trailer! I think I'll need another 4 yards of mulch to finish the front out!
  2. No, I broke the ring! The grove that holds the big snap ring to retain the plate and spring was broken when I bought the truck. I made a new one in a lathe out of plastic and epoxied it on when I restored the truck, but apparently I need to come up with a better material because its doing the same thing again. I'm waiting until the ring falls off!
  3. I look at the truck sitting in the barn all the time. I even opened the hood to look for mice on Sunday! BUT....that's about it lol. My house and other priorities keep me busy! Once I'm done with the house and yard, I should have some time to start playing in the garage again! I really think that my son is going to be my right hand man in the garage. He really seems to like car/trucks/tractors. My fingers are crossed!
  4. I always knew I'd use my doubles/triples endorsement on my CDL someday!
  5. Holy smokes it's been a while since I posted on this tread (or on the forum for that matter)! I thought I'd share my most recent purchase! I've been wanting a small utility trailer for around our yard for brush and use around town as needed, and I think I found the perfect one! It's a B series 1/2 ton bed trailer. A local farmer that I know had it and told me to make an offer. I did, and I picked it up last night. I really wish that I had this bed when I restored my truck. This bed is in GREAT shape. The original floor is even nice. They bought the truck new, and it ended up in an accident that took the front of the truck out,. They brought it home and made the trailer. Someday I'll get around to blasting and painting it, but for now it will work. This should be fun to pull behind my 1/2 ton to get mulch and lumber as needed once I make the trailer safe to go down the road!
  6. Brent, Let us know what you find out!! I don't mind sitting to the sidelines on this one lol. I'll be in the same boat some point down the road on the COE. Honestly, the booster has been one of my biggest fears with getting my truck on the road when the time comes!
  7. I was lucky enough to have met up with Don a couple of times. He was a great guy with a ton of knowledge. One of my first interactions with him was when I ran into an issue with the flywheel bolts on my B3B. He asked for my address, and in no time I had a envelope with enough hardware for multiple engines. Here's a picture from a car show that some forum members gathered at a few years ago.He was a great guy, and he will be greatly missed!
  8. I have a 1953 John Deere 50, but I don't want to make a career out of mowing! I plan on buying some sort of commercial 60" zero turn.
  9. Well, I thought I'd give a small update on the COE. Progress towards starting on the COE project has made a huge leap in the right direction. My wife and I are in the process of buying a new house that is very equipped to handle my hobby needs! We're buying a nice house in the county with no neighbors to speak of, more than enough land (more grass than I wanted), a stick built 30x50 shop, and a 40x60 pole barn. I have no idea how I'm going to fill up the pole barn, but I'm sure I'll figure it out in no time! The current owners were nice enough to let me park it there until they move out, so I was able to take the COE there this past weekend. It's still going to be difficult to find time to work on it with our baby, but it'll get there eventually.
  10. Lol, I'm surprised this thread came back to life! I think about this truck ALL the time. I am working towards finding a new house with a larger garage so I can tackle this project, but the main reason for a bigger house is the addition of our baby boy. He's 5 1/2 months old now, and he is taking up half of the house! We're rapidly out growing our house and if we're going to move, I'm going to make sure that I have adequate space for all the vehicles plus space to work on a project. Once we get through the process of getting settled somewhere else, the COE is first on the list! I'm hoping it's sooner than later! I'm trying to get our boy up to speed in the garage, but all he wants to do is spectate and hold a wrench!
  11. You might want to check out Jones Exhaust's Turbo Tubes. They are turbo mufflers that are the size of a glasspack. They are not as loud as a glasspack, and have a nice tone. I have two of these on my 61 Galaxie with a 390, and they sound very nice. Definitely not too loud on my car, and they are a lot quieter than the glasspacks I took off. They sell a lot of sizes and I believe you can get them from Summit or other online stores. Getting the perfect exhaust sounds is a hard thing to do, its a lot of trial and error! Everyone has their own idea of how a car should sound, and it's sometimes hard to get it right. We have a glasspack on the 48 Desoto right now, and it sounds great at idle, but its a little loud driving it. I think I'll be swapping it for a different muffler soon also.
  12. I crossed a code that I found on the forum here to PPG3088. It has the "right" look to me on my truck, but I don't know if it's 100% correct. Hopefully this helps!
  13. Like PA said, condition is everything. Check for excessive play in the carriage, head stock, ways, and cross slide. Make sure the tapper in the tail stock and head stock look OK too. I have a South Bend 9A that was VERY rough when I bought it. I paid $250 for it and picked up parts here and there to get it running like it should. I probably have $1000 invested in it plus tooling that I have bought. I'm by no means a machinist, but it's handy to have around.
  14. Lol, I never thought this thread would take off like this! To follow back up with it, I have not heard back from the guy and his for sale ad had been removed. I'm guessing the car is sold. I'm not too upset about not getting the car, just more upset with him backing out when I offered to pay remove the car the same day at the price he gave me. I knew $500 was cheap, but I wasn't exactly looking for another big project. Life goes on, and this will give me a clean slate to start the cab over project hopefully soon! I'm trying to make some changes currently that gives me a place to work on the big old Dodge! There will always be the next big/good deal to be found!
  15. I had the thought that he is trying to get more out of me now. I offer to pay for and get the car moved out today, but he didn’t want his yard rutted up with the rain we’re getting....
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