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Desotodav last won the day on December 23 2017

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About Desotodav

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    Zen Master, I breathe vintage mopar!
  • Birthday 05/01/1967

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    Brisbane, Australia
  • My Project Cars
    Dodge 108 coupe truck


  • Location
    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Interests
    Desoto, Dodge and Fargo 108(b-e) model trucks

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  1. I dropped you a message Somethingski. we will work something out for you here n Oz. 😁👮‍♂️
  2. I swapped out my 4.1 for a 3.54 and I have never looked back. Sure I have to change down a gear going up some hills, but the gain in reducing the working of the engine on my highway runs is more than worth the effort 😁
  3. I’m sure that I would have some at the shed here in Oz if you get stuck.
  4. I was looking back through some old forum posts and photos recently and checked up on my old ‘Pop’ truck thread. I have well and truly moved on in life now (after a nasty separation with my cheating ex-wife) and hope to soon be back on to this project with the love and support of my lifetime friend (and now loving partner). Here’s hoping that I can add plenty more photos up here again soon as we endeavour to finish this long term project that we both hold dear to our hearts.
  5. I had quite a few SS springs made for numerous truck applications here in Oz... but I have since lost contact with my supplier. I’ve had to have a prolonged break from truck things due to a nasty separation from a cheating wife, but I hope to get back into things one day soon. I’ll have to get back to my sheds one day soon to see if I have any springs left.
  6. Sounds like you’re all over it Bill. One question though: seeing as you have the diff centre out, have you considered searching for a car diff centre to better the original ratio for modern road travel? A 3.73 or a 3.54 makes for better road speeds at lower engine revs. i have changed over from 4.1 to 3.54 diffs in both my 52 and 53 trucks and couldn’t be happier with the results.
  7. So sorry to hear that the BBQ could not be held this year. I haven’t made the 7140 mile trip there since 2017... but I wil do everything possible to be there with my partner Roz in 2021. As my trucks will most likely never make the trip from ‘Down Under’ to the USA, I have posted a couple of photos for my ‘virtual attendance’ this year. Stay safe my forum family. Davin aka DesotoDav in Burbank (Australia)
  8. Long story mate summed up in 2 words... nasty divorce. We’re back in Whistler now and it’s only -18 today. We hope to meet up with Hank on our way through LA tomorrow night. Will call you for a chat one day 😁
  9. Drop me a message when you get your truck up Brisbane way Somethingski and I’ll see if I can point you in the right direction with the contacts I have made. I live just south of Brisbane and have 5 trucks.... one of them is a 108E Suburban van. I haven’t been too active here on the forum of late but I am fast finding my feet again. I’ll be back in town next week... we are freezing in the -40’s in Whitehorse Yukon at present 🥶😁
  10. We are staying at Whitehorse Yukon for a couple more days... much colder here than Australia 🥶 Picture shows the view from our bedroom window now at -32.8 fahrenheit...
  11. We were just walking around in the -37 degree day at Whitehorse City Yukon when I spotted this sign on the side of an old building and had to take a photo 😁...
  12. You’re getting in early Tim 😷 I had hoped to be there in 2020, but life (or my soon to be ex-wife) threw me a curve ball 😩 I’ll be in Canada early next year, but will certainly look at bringing my new life-partner to the 2021 BBQ. She’s just itching to drive my 53 truck when I get back on track again. well wishes to all my BBQ buddies.
  13. I haven't talked to him for a while James as have been dealing with serious marital issues. I will attempt to catch up with him as soon as matters permit.
  14. Check the underside of the steering wheel as there should be a parts number stamped there.
  15. I have done 2 diff centre swaps from the truck 4.1 ratio to the car 3.54 ratio and am very pleased with the results. I have gained about 10 miles per hour, which has dropped the engine revs on the highway nicely!
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