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Old 11-06-2010, 09:00 AM
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Well I been checking out this site for the last week or so gathering information, figured it was about time that I start a build thread for my Dodge. I picked it up in July this year for a pretty good price. It was a project that my buddy had started a few years before I meet him, and I never saw him work on it...... at all. He is getting kicked out of the house that he lived in and had to get rid of it. Saw the opportunity and snatched it up. She is a 1941 Dodge truck with a F250 straight six backed by a c4 turning a 9" rear end. He built the chassis under it out of 2x3" tube, sat the cab on it, put in the motor and trans, all of it, then quit before he ever even heard it run. Here is how it looked when I bought it.





The day that was pulled out of the garage was actually the first time it had been out of the garage since he started building it.

Since I bought it, I got it running, put in a throttle cable, gas pedal, hooked up some guages he bought for it, hung the grill, built seat brackets for the Lincoln Town Car seats he had for it, bolted in the seats, started mocking up some sort of bed for the back, and have been just sort of running down misc parts for it, headlight buckets, sun visor, mirrors, 41 license plate/dash ornament, just stuff I guess......

I plan to chop it 3-4", and put suicide doors on it, and air bag it. Oh yea and I am ditching that straight six for a 5.0 HO from an 88 lincoln that I am throwing a carb on and ditching the fuel injection, just to help it get around.



Here is how she looks now.




Right now I have a few questions that I havent figured out yet. Where is a good place to get a speedometer that I can hook to that C4 and calibrate it so it reads right? And where is a good place to find parts for an old headlight bucket (not sure what they are off of but believe it is from a 39 Dodge)?

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Old 11-06-2010, 09:07 AM
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Is there some one out there that could PS a picture for me so I could see how it would look at a 4 and 6" chop. If you look at the pictures from the back you can see where my buddy had it marked for a 6", but I don't think I want to go that far. I am a little tall for that, but 4" would bee good. Still want to see it both ways to kind of help my decide ya know.....
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:43 AM
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heres a rough idea of where it was marked.


before you cut you should take into consideration how much space will be left on the inside - remember you still have to sit in there, then remember theres probably going to be a seat in there, are you going to put a visor on it ?
those cabs arent the roomiest things to begin with ...
dont think im trying to talk you out of it -- it would look great with a 6in haircut -- but i think it would look just as good with a 5in or 4in -- shoot it looks great now..
but when i look at where the seats headrests are in comparison with the lines already drawn whew - if youre any taller than those headrests and you take out the full 6 watch for bumps in the road or youre going to have them on your head

great lookin truck though -- makes me want to get started NOW on my new one.
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:45 AM
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Truck looks good,
I'll give this a try then someone can correct me.
assume you have headlight trim rings for the buckets, if not may have to find some or another pair, then the old style round headlights may fit, with some modificatin. then can mount where you want with a arm type bracket, like a model A, or"T" bucket would.
might be fun to keep the stock speedo face in the dash then find a rod shop parts house to supply adapter at trans.
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:57 AM
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i dont know where to find parts for the actual bucket --
what parts were you needing? this site is a mighty fine place
to find odds and ends - just put up an ad" in the wanted section.
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:07 AM
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Me personally I wouldn't chop it, but I would lower those bed sides. I like the overall look of the truck, got some questions about you're rear set up tho.
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:09 AM
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Since you asked, I did a few. First is the 6", second - 4", and the last is about 5" in the front and 4" in the rear.
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:20 AM
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Thanks Sam_Fear I think I like the last one the best. Might have to look into that.

And Rainman what are you wanting to know about the back? The only reason the bedsides go so high is so that it would cover the rear Z that he built. I could probably lower them some, but not much. I plan on putting a wood floor and what not in the back. I would just hate to cut up the back after he already spent the time and effort to build it the way it is.
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:21 AM
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Since you asked, I did a few. First is the 6", second - 4", and the last is about 5" in the front and 4" in the rear.
way to show me up lol.
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:22 AM
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Thanks Sam_Fear I think I like the last one the best. Might have to look into that.

And Rainman what are you wanting to know about the back? The only reason the bedsides go so high is so that it would cover the rear Z that he built. I could probably lower them some, but not much. I plan on putting a wood floor and what not in the back. I would just hate to cut up the back after he already spent the time and effort to build it the way it is.
i think hes talking about the suspension design - at least
thats what im lookin at.
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