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Old 11-21-2012, 12:50 PM
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Default JB's 1927 Dodge Brothers Build... REBUILT THREAD!!!

I Lost most of my pictures on my old thread, so I am rebuilding the thread and replacing what pictures that I still have...
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I was browsing Craigslis a couple years ago and found the PERFECT platform for a family-friendly Rat... A 1927 Dodge Brothers 124.

Here's what I started with...










Coming off the trailer...


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Old 11-21-2012, 12:55 PM
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The front wheels were long gone... (21" solid steel) And there is virtually nothing out there to match the 5 on 6-1/2" bolt pattern, so I modified a set of Suzuki Samurai wheels to fit it, for rolling it around. I wish I had the original wheels, they would DEFINATELY be going back on it, with some wide whites.


After an afternoon of mock up action, it was starting to look a little better...







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Here's what it's supposed to look like...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Do...Sedan_1927.jpg

If it came with more of the original parts, it would probably be going back that way... But, it would cost a FORTUNE to put it back... and I'd rather have a rat. [/QUOTE]
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:12 PM
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Man, I lost a LOT of my pics....

Went with a Big Block Mopar (400) and TF727 tranz...

I whittled some mounts out of 3/16" plate...


And, the rest is pretty self-explanitory....




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Old 11-21-2012, 01:37 PM
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Here's some front suspension pics...









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Finally found my frame pics!

My garage floor is really unlevel, so I built a makeshift table...


















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I made my own cowl steering setup, using a BMW model 2002 steering box...



Here's a look at the "cradle"...


And the support/ bracing needed (IMO) to run cowl steering...






Pitman arm...








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The few that I could find of the chop...









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