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Old 02-24-2020, 10:51 PM
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The '36 Ford is put away in the machine shed and the '34 Dodge Brothers truck is now in the shop on the hoist, to start the second part of this build. The first part was 'fulfilling it's actor dreams', but now it is time to get down to work making it a 'rat rod'.
Last week-end I was at a swap-meet in Lethbridge, down by the US border and I got some old, hard-to-find Dodge, brake parts, so I excitedly took off a front wheel and found that my new purchases don't fit. So there I stalled out, grumbling.
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Old 02-25-2020, 02:00 AM
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Project Interuptus. I hate when that happens.
A bummer for sure Mac. But knowing you, you will bounce back. Or......
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Old 02-25-2020, 06:57 AM
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The '36 Ford is put away in the machine shed and the '34 Dodge Brothers truck is now in the shop on the hoist, to start the second part of this build. The first part was 'fulfilling it's actor dreams', but now it is time to get down to work making it a 'rat rod'.
Last week-end I was at a swap-meet in Lethbridge, down by the US border and I got some old, hard-to-find Dodge, brake parts, so I excitedly took off a front wheel and found that my new purchases don't fit. So there I stalled out, grumbling.
Well that sucks, I guess we should have conversed, I was at the Lethbridge swap meet as well looking for Mopar parts as well.
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Old 02-25-2020, 08:53 AM
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Old 02-25-2020, 02:23 PM
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The '36 Ford is put away in the machine shed and the '34 Dodge Brothers truck is now in the shop on the hoist, to start the second part of this build. The first part was 'fulfilling it's actor dreams', but now it is time to get down to work making it a 'rat rod'.
Last week-end I was at a swap-meet in Lethbridge, down by the US border and I got some old, hard-to-find Dodge, brake parts, so I excitedly took off a front wheel and found that my new purchases don't fit. So there I stalled out, grumbling.
Are you going to the March swap meet in Red Deer, Mac? Or just the big one in May?

There are a couple in the Edmonton area in April but honestly they're not worth the drive.
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Old 02-25-2020, 09:46 PM
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great stuff! I cant wait to see the vision of the dodge!
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Old 02-25-2020, 11:28 PM
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Joe, here's the vision of the truck right now. Hopefully it won't change much.
Snopro, the May swapmeet in Red Deer is to die for, so that's the one we'll go to.
The brakes that I got last week-end were 2" instead of 1 1/2" wide so I whined a little, but today I mounted the backing plate and the 2" shoes. I think the 2" drum will work and the hub will still fit. The brake line will need a different fitting. The shoes and drums look like they're new for 1934 Dodge, [maybe cars instead of trucks].
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Old 02-29-2020, 10:19 PM
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Well I've got the new bearings and the best part is I've got a plan that seems to be working. The 1/2" difference in shoe width was harder to overcome than I first thought. The new brakes were for the back wheels so the hubs were different and the so were the backing plates. I can swap the hubs and I found some new rivets. When I found out that the shoes were too wide, I guessed that the original backing plate wouldn't be deep enough, sure enough it wasn't. When I tried the new backing plate on it was molded differently to fit on the rear axle, but the bolt holes lined up. I re-molded that rear backing plate. Just before suppertime I took the wheel cylinders apart and they are wiped clean and put back together now. I also got a pair of '34 Dodge Brothers tie-rod ends at the Lethbridge swap-meet, and one of them is installed.
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Old 03-01-2020, 10:23 AM
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Old 03-01-2020, 12:39 PM
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