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Post  Cribbs74 Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:49 am

Jason, nice selection of wood to choose from. I can’t get that down here. Like the F1 too.

David, truck is a 1972 Dodge D100
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Post  Cribbs74 Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:09 am

@OhBee wrote:Whens the new paint coming?....🙂

Soon. Next big project is to swap cabs. Mine has been tweaked. The joys of owning an old work truck.
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Post  getback Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:05 pm

Well Crankbndr i know why you play with cars and not balsa planes now lol! Bob There with you ( O dark hundred at 1630 is no fun) can't wait !!! You got another cab for it Ron ?
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Post  Cribbs74 Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:11 pm

Eric,

About 10 years ago I picked up 3 parts trucks for $150 as Dodge parts aren’t as readily available as Ford or Chevrolet. The Dodge cabs are the same from 1972-1980 so I have a 1979 cab that is perfect and rust/dent free. As a bonus it was a “miser” Dodge with a slant 6 and an overdrive 4 speed. I already have an overdrive 4 speed in my current truck so I have a spare trans, but most importantly the cab floor trans tunnel in the donor is the correct configuration. I had to cut my tunnel and reconfigure it to install the 4 speed OD and I didn’t do a very good job at it. My truck was an automatic long bed so the trans tunnel is completely different than the side load linkage shifting 4 speed OD. I did the frame shortening, manual trans swap and short bed box all at the same time and didn’t give the trans tunnel the attention it deserves.
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Post  rsv1cox Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:24 pm

@Cribbs74 wrote:Eric,

About 10 years ago I picked up 3 parts trucks for $150 as Dodge parts aren’t as readily available as Ford or Chevrolet. The Dodge cabs are the same from 1972-1980 so I have a 1979 cab that is perfect and rust/dent free.  As a bonus it was a “miser” Dodge with a slant 6 and an overdrive 4 speed. I already have an overdrive 4 speed in my current truck so I have a spare trans, but most importantly the cab floor trans tunnel in the donor is the correct configuration. I had to cut my tunnel and reconfigure it to install the 4 speed OD and I didn’t do a very good job at it. My truck was an automatic long bed so the trans tunnel is completely different than the side load linkage shifting 4 speed OD. I did the frame shortening, manual trans swap and short bed box all at the same time and didn’t give the trans tunnel the attention it deserves.


5 stars Ron, and I'm glad that your a young man. But judging by your first couple of pictures you have some help and a strong rafter to to throw a come-along over and pull that cab. Quite a bit heavier than the bed unless you remove the doors. Something I would like to watch.

Only took two of us to remove the fiberglass body off my Corvette. (No windshield, doors, hood, or trunk lid I must confess.)
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Post  getback Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:28 pm

Cool Ron , sounds like you got all you need to make the truck into a classic ride to bee proud of to drive Very Happy Watching with envy !! Snowman
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Post  Cribbs74 Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:55 pm

Thanks Bob,

I guess I am young, certainly not as young as I once was. We all have our time I suppose. My son is a big help, at 14 he hasn’t developed all his strength so I get a little frustrated at times and he can’t anticipate my next move as this is all new to him. I am certainly learning to be patient. It is really nice working with him though and I really do cherish the time we spend together.

It’s funny you mentioned the Vette body removal. My friend and Co-worker has a 1982 Corvette. Different animal than yours by far, but we have to pull the body off of it. Long story, in a nutshell though I talked him into removing his auto trans and installing a 5 speed, he spent several thousand on the conversion and put a lot of time in modifying and installing it. On the first test drive with the new trans a fuel injector popped off and dumped fuel all over the exhaust. This resulted in a fire and he was miles from home so he had to let it burn until the fire department showed up. The resulting damage will require a whole new front clip, firewall replacement, windshield and dash. Not to mention all the engine ancillaries and wire harness.

I have now talked him into installing a fire extinguisher...

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Post  rsv1cox Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:11 pm

@Cribbs74 wrote:Thanks Bob,

I guess I am young, certainly not as young as I once was. We all have our time I suppose. My son is a big help, at 14 he hasn’t developed all his strength so I get a little frustrated at times and he can’t anticipate my next move as this is all new to him. I am certainly learning to be patient. It is really nice working with him though and I really do cherish the time we spend together.

It’s funny you mentioned the Vette body removal. My friend and Co-worker has a 1982 Corvette. Different animal than yours by far, but we have to pull the body off of it. Long story, in a nutshell though I talked him into removing his auto trans and installing a 5 speed, he spent several thousand on the conversion and put a lot of time in modifying and installing it. On the first test drive with the new trans a fuel injector popped off and dumped fuel all over the exhaust. This resulted in a fire and he was miles from home so he had to let it burn until the fire department showed up. The resulting damage will require a whole new front clip, firewall replacement, windshield and dash. Not to mention all the engine ancillaries and wire harness.

I have now talked him into installing a fire extinguisher...


X2, I used to carry one in my Corvette all the time.

Forgot that I was once a younger.....

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Post  Cribbs74 Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:19 pm

Who is that stylish young man?
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Post  Jason_WI Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:43 pm

My grandpa had a Dodge station wagon with a slant 6. The leaning tower of power as they were called. Tough old engines.

Cool old Vette.
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