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skull 07-11-2010 01:33 AM

1950 dodge truck tribute to my son
 
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hit the wall on the 33.

so, today l dragged out the pilothouse dodge truck l have had for 17 years. from the pics you can see how long she sat in limbo. so in my life, it is time to get it running/driving, so l decided to do a quick 2 month build on it.

it is a project my son and l started to do right after he was born, granted the first few years all he did was watch or hand me stuff, usually witherl wanted it or not. over the years of my job and his social life, we found time here and there and got it close to being a runner/driver.

then 8 years ago, 2 weeks before his 16th birthbay he drowned. following this loss and his compianship in my life, l lost interest in the truck. it was just not the same working on it without him:(

so l put her in storage and have not touched it since my son and l worked on it together over 8 years ago. we worked on it about 2 months together before l lost him.

the truck has a 77 nova sub-frame, a E-body 8 3/4 with 3:50 gears. she will be powered by a 327 sbc, 7OOR4 trans.

in my grief, l lost/misplaced the tittle, if anyone knows where l can get one, it would be GREATLY appreacted, l really want to finish the truck as a trubute to Jimmy(my son).

also need a few small parts, like the bars that hold down the hood, a raditor, some odds and ends.

Later:cool:

Me Be Mr. B 07-11-2010 02:01 AM

Hello from the HOT dry side !!

I am very sorry for your loss, I will not even say I understand because I couldn't !!

I to would like to see you finish the truck in his memory !!

I have never had any Dodge stuff around, so I am of no help there, but I do know someone with some titles so let me stop by his place and see if he has anything close.

Good luck and try to remember those "good times" you had with the kid while you two were thrashing on the truck :D

Mr.B

Motorhead 07-11-2010 04:05 AM

Sorry to hear about your terrible loss! :( :(

It looks like a solid start. Best of luck! :)

skull 07-11-2010 05:33 AM

finding paperwork
 
I have never had any Dodge stuff around, so I am of no help there, but I do know someone with some titles so let me stop by his place and see if he has anything close.

ya, 1948 to 1953 will work, thanks in advance:D

will post some pics of the truck in the garage today and how far we got on tearing down.
after sitting so long l'm checking and inspecting the thing to make sure she'll safe to drive.

girl friend says l must have 'VEHICLE ADHD' since l bounce back and forth from the 1966 chevelle, to the 1933 dodge and now the truck. . l'm hoping to get to the 1960 cushman that were putting in the honda shadow 750cc motor and 18.5 M/T street tires done soon and someday, the 1957 chevy 150 l've had since 1968.

so many toy's, so little time

Later

Z.Z.Rat 07-11-2010 05:59 AM

It's good to hear that your moving forward with you & your sons project. Very sorry to hear about your loss.

Best of luck!

skull 07-11-2010 06:01 AM

start
 
It looks like a solid start. Best of luck! :)[/QUOTE]

it's from eastern washington, the guy l got her from lived in the desert and brought the truck over to the wet side when he moved in the late 1980's.
cab has surface rust only and the floor pan and cab corner are SOLID. most of these 40's-50's trucks have the corners totally rotted out and swiss cheese floors. l got real lucky with mine and being stored inside for 8 years really helped preserve it. plans for the body no chop, stick in a heater and wipers,
a stereo, then we are wash it and leave the patina alone. l'm so grateful my friends are gonna help on this build.

Later:cool:

ratrodney 07-11-2010 05:06 PM

Sorry for your loss Skull.

Let that ryde be a part of you and your son. Looks like a kool project. I bet hes proud that your finishing it. good luck, RR

Gregster 07-11-2010 06:16 PM

Good luck , glad to see you moving along with it . [;)

ratdog 07-11-2010 07:20 PM

I would like to wish you luck with this build and hope you find everything you need for it.

Me Be Mr. B 07-11-2010 08:54 PM

OK...So I REALLY wanted to be of some help on this for you because of the circumstances, it took me a couple try's to run him down as the Ford swap meet is at the Fairgrounds this weekend.

Bad news to report :( He sold the last of his titles this year in Portland.

I am very sorry and will keep watching since if we could find a Wa. one it would be that much easier !!

Mr.B


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