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Finally picked up my B-1-J from the storage lot its been sitting in for a year and a half. Replaced the plugs and it runs so much smoother. Need to rebuild the carb but no auto parts stores have a kit for it. Engine is a 251  from a 62' Powerwagon and is mated to the original 5 speed. It was an old grain truck with a dump bed in southern Idaho. 

 

Now onto the brakes but I gotta find a heavier duty jack for this large hunk of metal!

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23 hours ago, Haydenh said:

Finally picked up my B-1-J from the storage lot its been sitting in for a year and a half. Replaced the plugs and it runs so much smoother. Need to rebuild the carb but no auto parts stores have a kit for it. Engine is a 251  from a 62' Powerwagon and is mated to the original 5 speed. It was an old grain truck with a dump bed in southern Idaho. 

 

Now onto the brakes but I gotta find a heavier duty jack for this large hunk of metal!

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Looks great!  Glad you were able to bring it home 👍

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Picked up a project from the in-laws.  From the model number on the plate is a 1951 B3-F 152, so it's a 1 1/2 ton.  Big plans!  4-53t Detroit diesel, NV4500 transmission and updated axles from a F350, I know it's not a restore but keeping the frame, body and hopefully the rims to keep the look.  Custom build a flat bed eventually.  Someone moved the axle rearward, and the axle hangers do not appear to be the same as the 1/2 ton versions, are these available anywhere?  Lots of stuff for smaller trucks available.  Thanks for this site!  It's awesome so far.

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2 hours ago, wiboater said:

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Beautiful Truck. I just love this era of vehicles

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Here is my '51 pickup at the local Cars & Coffee; it was the only Dodge pick up of any era. Lots of people told me that they often see Ford or Chevy '50's pickups, but, never a Dodge. They were very complimentary. 

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14 hours ago, bill.ligon said:

This is my 1951 B3B

 

 

 

Nice truck, 4 speed?

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Yes this is a 4 speed with what I believe is the original engine & transmission.  It has just under 48,000 miles.  The only modernization are seat belts, turn signals (LED), 2nd brake light, and west coast(JR) mirrors.  These were added so that I felt safe driving it on Houston's streets.

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Great looking truck. I like comparing yours to my '51. I've been thinking about the same modernizations you've done, as not having turn signals seems somewhat dangerous. Ditto for not having a passenger side mirror. Mine does, however, have a second, and third, in the window, brake light. That made me feel a little safer. 😁

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