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I'd like to join the forum.  I'm working on my B-1-JMA COE and would like to share with those that might be interested the steps I'm going through and solicit help/information along the way.  The goal is to mount the cab on a 1977 Dodge 32 foot motorhome chassis which is fitted out with a 440/727 combo.  I recently acquired the last required part (I hope) to begin mock-up.  Jim

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I'd like to join the forum.  I'm working on my B-1-JMA COE and would like to share with those that might be interested the steps I'm going through and solicit help/information along the way.  The goal is to mount the cab on a 1977 Dodge 32 foot motorhome chassis which is fitted out with a 440/727 combo.  I recently acquired the last required part (I hope) to begin mock-up.  Jim

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Hey JIm,

 

It woul be great to see more of your COE. ^_^

 

One way to get started:

 

• Go to the "Mopar Flathead Truck Forum"

• Click on "Start New Topic" 

• Title your thread with your truck type and info

• Post an intro or whatever is on your mind

• Let all us mopar nuts answer your questions and/or comment on your pictures..... 

 

Good luck!  

 

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I would like to join this forum.  I currently drive a 1941 half ton Fargo.   Some changes I have made:

added front disk brakes for safety, Ford 9 inch posi  rear end 2:75 gears for low RPM highway driving, electronic distributer with MSD coil and plug wires,  PVC system,  carb pre heat,  full flow oil filter system, synthetic fluids throughout.  Yes it still has the 230 cu inch flathead, 3 speed floor shift, foot starter and one speed Chryco heater.   I am now hoping  to speak with anyone about steering box up grades/replacements. 

Cheers,

Bob,  Vancouver Island.

 

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Hi All,

 

just joined! I just bought a running B-1-D flatbed as project to work on with my 16 year old son.

Both he and I are pretty excited!

 

Forums like this one are a great source of specialty knowledge

 

--Simon

 

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 Hello there everyone ,

 I'd like to join . I just bought a 1953 Dodge halfon p/u truck and I know nothing about finding all the aftermarket suppliers as far as getting it back into Street shape. I had a 1950   B truck 32 years ago and I loved the hell out of the truck. Now since I am semi retired I have this  1953 project that I'm really excited about. A lot of things have changed in the last 32 years and. I just need to have the advice and help of the other  forum members to help me get this truck back in shape.thanks to everyone.

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Just signed up. Getting ready to buy Dodge 36 1/2 ton pickup with the 201 Flathead 6. This is my first 30's vehicle. Played with 60's muscle cars. Looked this truck over and I got alot of questions.

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15 hours ago, 48dodgeflathead said:

I would like to join the forum.. working on a 48 2.5 ton.. has 31000 original on it..former garage kept fire truck. Doing semi complete resto

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Welcome!  Start a build thread so we can follow your journey.

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Hello, I'd like to join this forum. I have a '52 B3B that needs everything, hoping to find helpful know how and some parts.

This truck has fluid drive, it runs and goes and stops, but it needs a total resto. It sat in a field for ~35 yrs or so I am told.

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12 hours ago, Old Blue said:

Hello, I'd like to join this forum. I have a '52 B3B that needs everything, hoping to find helpful know how and some parts.

This truck has fluid drive, it runs and goes and stops, but it needs a total resto. It sat in a field for ~35 yrs or so I am told.

Don't forget the pictures, lots of them to show the progress along the way. What you learn, we all learn even when you learn it from one of us. Every restoration is just a little different and your experiences help others along the way.

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Thanks, John, My family had a 1965 Ramble 220 Classic. Sweet little car. Miss it all the time.

Meet Old Blue. Its already been on a couple of missions. Tree cutting and several trips to a Menards store.

Old blue is getting a new fuel line and pump, the Avenger, an oil change.

I wonder if the 4cyl eng and transaxle will fit in the truck.........

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59 minutes ago, Duffy said:

Like to join the forum.  Just bought 1941 Dodge Dump Truck WF-32. Need help here and there.

You are In! Just go the the forum where you want to post your questions. 

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I would like to join this forum . I have a  1948 dodge b-1-b all original that I took in trade was going to turn it into a rat rod but do not have the  heart to cut it up. I would like to put a Dana 35 rear end in it and front disk break  conversion . And I'm sure I will have a lot of questions.

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NICE truck!   Welcome!  SOOOO glad you didn't hack it up for a rat rod!

 

My guess it has been repainted as your can interior is black and exterior orange

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Hello everyone. I am new to the forum and starting my 1950 Dodge pilothouse 1/2 ton truck pro-touring project.  I am  Starting my 1950 B series truck build and as I stated It will be a pro touring/ Daily Driver that will be set up on a cut down 1991 Dodge 1/2 ton extended Cab frame. The chassis being 1991 will give me relatively modern running gear powered by a 318 / automatic.  Found my truck body on Craigslist whom did not tell me that the truck side bed panels had been cut! They had been cut (for whatever reason) down in front of the rear fender not only losing that section of the factory bed but also losing the flange that bolts to the inside panel that sits behind the cab. Please read on

 I have found the specs on the pilothouse truck and it said that the factory wheelbase was either 108 or 116 inches. Measuring from the centerline of the rear fender opening to the back of the factory side bed panel it measures out to be 53 inches. Correct me if I am wrong But I thought I had read where they built a few rare 8 1/2 foot beds for this truck line? ( Help me out fellas)  Anyway I am not putting the saw-z-all to nothing before having the correct information. Yes I know most of these trucks were a short bed (6 1/2 foot bed).  In the process of trying to get a wheelbase measurement I am laying everything out on concrete. After setting the cab down on blocks, pushing the front end up to the cab and getting the 1/8 gap, laying the running board down and positioning it to where it bolts to the back of the fender (Factory Battery box lines up in cab opening) and butting the rear fender up to the back of the running board I come up with 124 -3/4 inch wheelbase............... I know this sounds crazy ......but again based off measurement from the center line of the rear fender opening to back of the bed (where the tailgate would make contact with bed when in the up position --Back stake pocket) I come up with my 124-3/4  wheelbase measurement. Please chime in Thanks Texas Red   

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 Because inquiring minds want to know I have since figured out that I have a 3/4- 1 ton truck body based off the wheel base measurement and some one else adding a sales brochure on here which stated that they made a 126 wheelbase ------which explains my bed length and the high sides on the bed.  Dodge was obviously in the commercial market as well as they offered their Cab & chassis in a variety of configurations.  I certainly hope  no one is upset at  the fact that I am going the pro touring route as I did not get the frame, engine & Trans with my project---just the body. Did I mention that I have the original under the dash AM Radio, optional spotlight, heater box and a factory option 4X6 drivers door mirror .............

I  hope I have not worn out my welcome as I just came on in and sit down like I had been here for 50 years.........  God bless from Texas, Texas Red  

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Can you post pictures of the bed panels? I wonder if someone cut down 3/4 ton bed sides to fit a half ton truck. 

 

“Original under the dash AM Radio”... They were never under the dash, so I don’t believe it’s “original”. Sounds like an aftermarket add on. The proper factory radio has a vertical tuner dial and mounts in the dash to the left of the steering column. 

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