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Forum: Builds! 04-05-2020, 11:22 AM
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Forum: Builds! 04-05-2020, 10:35 AM
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Posted By I-R-POPS
[QUOTE=Old Iron;529820]Is this an optical...

[QUOTE=Old Iron;529820]Is this an optical illusion or does the tranny/engine set to one side on the Dakota cross member?

It does look like it in the picture. I looked at the drive shaft when...
Forum: Builds! 04-05-2020, 10:13 AM
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Posted By I-R-POPS
The smell of new tires in the shop....

235/75r15 tires on rims to be determined.
Probably plain painted steel with beauty rings.
Should ride smooth as glass on the Michelins and the Dakota suspension.
Forum: Builds! 04-05-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 75
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Posted By I-R-POPS
Todays progress.....

Still at it.
Frame and cab stripped down to the essentials.
Dakota seat is a near perfect fit.
A few holes to patch on firewall, cab mounts to fix.
Doors waiting to be taken apart.
Engine...
Forum: Builds! 04-01-2020, 08:28 PM
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Posted By I-R-POPS
Nice and good on you for saving it. [cl[cl[cl

Nice and good on you for saving it. [cl[cl[cl
Forum: Builds! 03-31-2020, 08:04 PM
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Posted By I-R-POPS
Yes sir I am In the form of cab and bed mounts. ...

Yes sir I am In the form of cab and bed mounts. It's 3/16 plate.

Thanks for the link on the variable rate springs. That's probably the way I'll go.
I'm going to stack the cab and bed on it with...
Forum: Builds! 03-31-2020, 08:01 PM
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Posted By I-R-POPS
That was my thought too. I should have checked...

That was my thought too. I should have checked it before dismantling. By the old tape measure and framing square method, it doesn't appear to be as bad as the tires show. Who knows the history of...
Forum: Builds! 03-30-2020, 07:01 PM
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Posted By I-R-POPS
Todays progress.....

We got the bed and cab off the Dakota frame today.. Looks like a pretty simple swap.
I'm having a hard time deciding if I need to do any front suspension work on this thing.
It originally had a 3.9...
Forum: Builds! 03-29-2020, 10:34 AM
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Posted By I-R-POPS
Looking good Bob. [cl[cl[cl

Looking good Bob.
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Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Fotos! 03-29-2020, 10:29 AM
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Posted By I-R-POPS
I'm glad we don't have to agree on every thing...

I'm glad we don't have to agree on every thing on this site.
I think this is just about the ugliest thing to cross my screen in a while.
Not for me But the customer is always right if it is...
Forum: Builds! 03-29-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 75
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Posted By I-R-POPS
Donor.....

Picked up our donor truck yesterday.

Not sure my bride is to excited about having to strip it but she does like the idea of not having to buy so many parts to get her Willys on the road. Not to...
Forum: Builds! 03-29-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 75
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Posted By I-R-POPS
And some do it really well! I hired a young...

And some do it really well!
I hired a young Navajo lady that claimed she could weld when I had my Heavy equipment repair shop. Not only could she weld, she could weld circles around any other...
Forum: Builds! 03-29-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 75
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Posted By I-R-POPS
So much for her welding, She told me I would...

So much for her welding, She told me I would have to handle the welding and she would continue doing my laundry, keeping the house clean and preparing my meals. HOW THE HECK DO I ARGUE WITH THAT?...
Forum: Builds! 03-27-2020, 07:38 PM
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Posted By I-R-POPS
Now that's TIDY.[cl[cl

Now that's TIDY.[cl[cl
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 03-27-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 121
Posted By I-R-POPS
His scrap metal looks brand new.. That will do...

His scrap metal looks brand new.. That will do the job!
It needs something on the bottom so you can pile a bunch of crap on it.
Forum: Builds! 03-27-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,044
Posted By I-R-POPS
Now that's funny. Really not bad at all. I...

Now that's funny. Really not bad at all. I "asked" my wife to get that tar paper off and then I'll show her how to fix them and find out if she can weld!!
Forum: Builds! 03-27-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,044
Posted By I-R-POPS
I Just bought a 1992 Dodge Dakota complete with a...

I Just bought a 1992 Dodge Dakota complete with a blown up V6 for $800. Disc brakes, rack and pinion steering , aod trans. and air. Plus that will eliminate the frame work other than shortening it a...
Forum: Builds! 03-27-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,044
Posted By I-R-POPS
Brides Willys

We got the drive train out. Any one need a 72 hp 48-50 mph drive train?
Engine-clutch-transfer case with hi-lo unit.
Will trade for 350/350TH Chevy combo.:eek:[ddd

And I thought we had a...
Forum: Builds! 03-26-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,044
Posted By I-R-POPS
Hmmmmm

I didn't realize there is that much difference in the axle width on a Willys Pickup. I thought it was a typo but I checked it and the tape don't lie. That's 6 1/2" !
Forum: Builds! 03-26-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,044
Posted By I-R-POPS
Thanks gents. It's going to be interesting...

Thanks gents.
It's going to be interesting letting my wife influence what I do to a vehicle.
I don't think that has happened in the 47 years we've been married.
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 03-26-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By I-R-POPS
Getting old is a state of mind......my problem is...

Getting old is a state of mind......my problem is my mind is failing too!!:confused::rolleyes::(
Forum: Builds! 03-26-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 661
Views: 64,347
Posted By I-R-POPS
Man that's DEEP Dutch!!!! [S [S That's what...

Man that's DEEP Dutch!!!! [S [S
That's what happens when you're posting at at 2 am,

Your painter guy does good work there Mr. Tripper.
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 03-26-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By I-R-POPS
Thoughts and prayers for both the Mrs. and you...

Thoughts and prayers for both the Mrs. and you Trippper.
Those tuff situations make us stronger.
Forum: Builds! 03-25-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,044
Posted By I-R-POPS
If I was rich (you know how that goes?) I'd find...

If I was rich (you know how that goes?) I'd find a 4 door Jeep JK like the one in my garage and put this body on it. They are both 118" wheel base then we would have all the goodies.

Willys has...
Forum: Builds! 03-25-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,044
Posted By I-R-POPS
She usually just checks out the progress now and...

She usually just checks out the progress now and then when i'm building something. I kinda like having someone to talk to..
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