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Re: Shop truck w.o.p

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:48 am

Rats. I can't get it to play. I wish FB hadn't caught on.
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Re: Shop truck w.o.p

Postby busterfla » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:53 pm

Played for me, sounds great :clap:

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Re: Shop truck w.o.p

Postby historiceng » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:04 pm

So smart, pls keep posting :)
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Re: Shop truck w.o.p

Postby nhdungeonracer » Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:26 pm

Cool project!! :music-rockout:

While I'm certainly glad you didn't go with the all to common Chebby engine swap, I am also kinda sad the li'l old flathead came out. That said, I understand the need for putting in a V8 as well.... :auto-driving: :auto-checkeredflag:
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Re: Shop truck w.i.p

Postby btaylor » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:45 pm

Latest update on the shop truck, or the adopted HRW official rat rod? :lol:
Its back at home now, and getting used daily to work and back. Sorting out all the little bugs that come from a project of this magnitude. Nothing big really. It drives very well, and is faster than it needs to be. here are a few updated pics.
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new mill running good.
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The stance is up in the front a little, till the new springs settle in. I might drop her a couple more inches then if need be. but for now, it drives like a new one, and is a ton of fun! Final specs are as follows.

1998 Ford ranger front frame graft.
power disc brakes
power rack and pinion steering.
aluminum high flow radiator.
360 C.I. LA Dodge motor.
Edelbrock 600 cfm 4 barrel
stainless steel headers into 30" smitty's glass packs.
727 trans with B&M convertor and shift kit.
billet tilt steering column and banjo wheel.
B&M Star ratchet shifter.
8" 3/4 rear with 3:55 posi gear set.
custom built driveshaft (by me).



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Re: Shop truck w.i.p

Postby Dodgefarmer » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:00 pm

What a grand old lady. You sure make it "look" easy Bob.

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BTW, Who makes the headers?
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Re: Shop truck w.i.p

Postby slowshoes » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:55 pm

Your truck is awesome Bob - looks and sounds fantastic! :text-bravo:

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Re: Shop truck w.i.p

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:05 pm

Its your choice, of course Bob, but the way it sits right now is dead perfect for that truck and all the others of that type in that era.

You haven't mentioned paint. Want suggestions? Hate suggestions? C'mon, pleeeeze, Bob? Let us dream a little! I promise I won't reach back in my history and suggest flowers, birds, and peace slogans! I already did that on a '59 Cadillac hearse, anyway (49 years ago).
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Re: Shop truck w.i.p

Postby dge467 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:43 pm

That is great Bob. Thanks for keeping it all Mopar.
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Re: Shop truck w.i.p

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:02 pm

Speakin' of which, do you happen to have the cruciform Dodge emblem/trim for the nose? They are easy to make once you have the "Dodge" lettering, if not. As far as that goes, I'll bet there are guys who reproduce it. They were made of aluminum, and kind of "clipped" on the louvres (and there were several patterns according to fanciness and year of production). I have kind of "landed" on 1944 (possibly a rare '43, but all of them from '39 to '47 were very much the same), for your wonderful truck. Is that close to right?

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Re: Shop truck w.i.p

Postby GASSERMAN » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:28 pm

You did a hell of a nice job on her Bob. Sounds really strong. Keep us updated Bob. Bob...............
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