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TexasPilothouse

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About TexasPilothouse

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  • Birthday 01/03/1986

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    Amarillo, TX

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  1. Haha, nothing at all. My whole family farms and some of them partake in the hooch!
  2. This truck at one time had a lift for irrigation engines and pumps mounted in the bed. They are coming off because they are ugly and the welds look like drunk farmer got after it!
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  4. More Pics.... [/url]">http:// [/url]">http:// [/url]">http://http://s80.photobucket.com/user/landonweatherly/media/Snapbucket/0B628EB0_zpsf05bae8b.jpg.html'>
  5. So I thought I would go ahead and start a build thread on my 1949 Dodge B-1-B truck. He's named Tater after my dad and is in pretty rough shape but is slowly coming back to life. The truck is getting most of the original items rebuilt but also has a lot of my own taste to it. Here's a few pictures to get started with. I will try to keep y'all updated as the build goes on. For all you northerners (y'all) can also mean you guys and you all! http:// http:// http://
  6. Not yet Jip! Chasing babies is a full time job and my truck comes last! Soon though!
  7. I will try all of that and let you guys know how it comes out! Thanks for all the help!
  8. I'll try that before I go about ordering new brake cylinders again!
  9. I don't think they will go together any further!
  10. All new wheel cylinders and new pins!
  11. I did crack the bleeder valve and pushed the shoes all the way in!
  12. So bottom line is I had the front brake drum turned and it still doesn't fit over the new brake pads? Any help is appreciated! Didn't know if this would make a difference but does a 49 B-1-B and a 52 B-3 have the same size of brake drums and pads? Both are 1/2 tons. Thanks
  13. Jeff, The first time I saw this truck I knew I had to own it. The grill guard, paint, exhaust stacks, spot light and everything else about the truck caught my eye and fell in love with her! I've decided to just leave the frame the way it is and keep her clean the best I can underneath. Hank, Hammer down on the "Tex", I love it! Now I've read a lot about the old drum brakes on here and since I stayed with em they are getting full attention! New shoes, springs, lines, wheel cylinders, master cylinders, turned drums, everything! I'm starting on the back axle and suspension this week and as soon as that get finished the brakes will be next! I'll do that cause maybe you have a little more experience in dealing with a wife who has to choose to either feed the kids this month or let her husband spend all his money on a pile of parts in the garage!! Not really, she's and the little guy always come first! It's a slow process but it's starting to come together now after a couple years. I'm actually trying to get as much done on it before September cause we will have another little monster hitting the ground! I really want to get this thing finished as soon as I can but man I've figured out it just takes time! Landon
  14. Hank, First off, thanks! I actually don't plan on painting the frame! I know I may regret it but the look I'm going for doesn't really require the frame to be painted. What I'm doing is completely going through the suspension/axles front and back, full rebuild on engine, complete interior clean up with gauge restoration (Thanks Keven), new glass, repainted wheels with new white walls, 12v upgrade, lights, brakes, etc. I really like patina look on old trucks and that's what I'm going for with all new guts! This has been a big project for me cause it's my first truck rebuild plus finding the time between raising a 2 year old and soon have another one on the ground! Motorcycles and four-wheelers growing up were how I learned to tinker and build! Should I consider painting the frame? The truck will always be just a cruiser and parked in a shop! Landon Here's a few pictures of the truck when I found it, headed home and in the garage! I'm keeping the stacks!
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