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Anybody up for a Project ,,,,,,

forgemonkeyforgemonkey Member Posts: 1,086 ✭✭✭✭

What year is this ?


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    wolfpackwolfpack Member Posts: 1,140 ✭✭✭✭

    That would be a very cool old truck to restore.

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    waltermoewaltermoe Member Posts: 1,911 ✭✭✭✭

    I’m going to guess maybe a 1953 Dodge model B.

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    yonsonyonson Member Posts: 903 ✭✭✭

    American Truck Spotters Guide shows 1951-53 same front end.

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    OakieOakie Member Posts: 40,519 ✭✭✭✭

    Definitely early 50's. Always wanted one to restore, but never had the time. Maybe when I retire.

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    montanajoemontanajoe Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 57,992 ******

    1953??

    Pretty cool

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    Ruger4meRuger4me Member, Moderator Posts: 3,345 ******

    It's a dodge so I'm really not interested, but if it was a real truck from the early 50's like a Ford that could be a cool project... OK come at me Chevy guys! LOL!

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    Mr. PerfectMr. Perfect Member, Moderator Posts: 66,258 ******

    I don't think I have that long left to live.

    Some will die in hot pursuit
    And fiery auto crashes
    Some will die in hot pursuit
    While sifting through my ashes
    Some will fall in love with life
    And drink it from a fountain
    That is pouring like an avalanche
    Coming down the mountain
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    austin20austin20 Member Posts: 34,929 ✭✭✭✭

    I love the style and design of 1950's and 60's American cars and trucks

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    chiefrchiefr Member Posts: 13,776 ✭✭✭✭

    Problem with old Dodge is parts are impossible to find.

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    dreherdreher Member Posts: 8,785 ✭✭✭✭

    You think Dodge parts are hard to find, try finding parts for a Studebacker or Packard pickup truck!!

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    Ditch-RunnerDitch-Runner Member Posts: 24,549 ✭✭✭✭

    neat old truck I would vote get it running and drive as is


    JMHO

    if you truly have a love for restoring and working on cars go for it

    been there and done that my efforts were nothing show quality just real nice driver local car show stuff my skills and pocket book were never at thet level for the best of the best level 😥

    but trust me find one all ready done and buy it in the long run it will save you money ( lots of money ) and time. and turn key and enjoy

    especially if the one you find was some ones project and parts are missing. just do a check on chrome plating, paint supply's parts cost and all the do dads to complete it

    with that said I have a 69 camaro ( actually two one I drive ) one I have owned for 47 yrs the other about 15 yrs and one I took apart years ago and hope to finish before I kick off

    I have done a few since I took the other apart but this one has so much sentimental value well beyond and dollar amount to me for years I kept putting off its repairs until my skills and tools got better now they are good my age and flexibility hinder my efforts 😥

    all my buddies and old GF's ( a lot of good times with the girlfriends ) who cruised and had fun in most all of them are departed but there memories and ghost are with me every time I sit in it

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    yoshmysteryoshmyster Member Posts: 21,033 ✭✭✭✭

    Leave the crud and drop a LS. Also make that in to a mini-Jeepers Creepers COE.

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    BrookwoodBrookwood Member, Moderator Posts: 13,346 ******

    I've done two amateur restorations on cars from the 50's when I was a lot younger. A '51 Plymouth Cranbrook and a bit later a '58 Chevy Brookwood station wagon. I was a bit worried at the time that it would be very hard to find a badly needed windshield for the 58.


    A friend I worked with gave me this auto glass company's phone number, telling me that they had been in business for more than 70 years. I called and told them what I was looking for. Guy on the other end told me to hold and in a few minutes asked me if I wanted a clear or tinted windshield? 😲


    Even if I could be young again, I'd pass on taking on that Dodge pickup project! Both vehicles I took on were in much better shape to start with.

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    yonsonyonson Member Posts: 903 ✭✭✭

    Can't judge overall condition from just a front end view but doesn't look too bad, mostly straightening a painted grille. Restomod concepts on an older vehicle aren't my cup of tea. When I look under the hood, I like to see original stuff. Modern engines are pretty boring to look at and will require upgrades to the entire driveline, suspension, brakes and cooling system just for starters. Parts for Mopar flathead sixes are not hard to find (could be the 331 hemi). The original stuff worked well for many years and really are not throwaways, IMHO.

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