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Mike P
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Reged: Aug 09 2007
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37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction
      #6516616 - Mon Mar 07 2011 04:15 PM

The problem with letting a project sit too long after it goes thru mock-up is that plans can change.

When I did the initial setup on the 37 Dodge several years ago the plan was to build a Street Rod with most of the bells and whistles (AC/Cruise/Power Windows/mild engine/SB 727/highway gears etc).








I actually even got the engine built......but ended up with a bit more compression and a lot more cam than I originally planned on. It sounds especially good thru open headers ....just ask the neighbours



Iíve collected some more parts and have re-thought the whole Street Rod thing and decided to head in a more performance oriented build and lose a lot of the creature comforts like AC, cruise and Power Windows.

The first step in that direction is getting rid of the Nova 10 bolt with 3.08s (yeah I know .......but it was the right width and available when I mocked it up). The new rear end will be this 69 B Body Dana 60 with 4.56s and Powr-Loc.



I still want to actually cruise down the highway and after some research over the last few days I figured a 518 would be the ticket to do that. Ironically I end up with slightly better ratio with the OD and 4.56s than I would have with the 3.08s, plus the advantage of a lock up convertor (if I decide to go with that version). A friend of mine set me up with this empty case so I can modify the templates I made for the floor to make room for the larger OD section of the trans. Iím glad I only got to the cardboard template stage instead of actually bending and welding metal. Iím currently in the process of looking for a good or rebuildable 518, but have time for that.



With the Dana and Dual exhaust there is not a lot of room under the truck for a fuel tank. Rather than run a modern fuel cell in the bed I sure am considering cleaning this up and using it (with the proper modifications and suitable mounting brackets).



Anyway with some luck I should get the truck in the shop in the next couple of months and re-do some of the original mockup work and get it a bit closer to moving under its own power.

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1957 Plymouth (Tri-Power Hemi)
1937 Dodge Pickup (6x2 Hemi) Under Construction

Edited by Mike P (Mon Mar 07 2011 04:17 PM)


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B1arno
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: Mike P]
      #6516898 - Mon Mar 07 2011 06:49 PM

Awesome project!

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stumpy



Reged: Jan 19 2003
Loc: Grand Prairie Texas
Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: B1arno]
      #6516995 - Mon Mar 07 2011 07:23 PM

If you want to see what tire sizes and gear ratios do to your set up play with this. Set your final drive at .65 for an OD trans. http://vexer.com/automotive-tools/speed-rpm-calculator

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High Impact
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Loc: Manistee, Michigan.
Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: Mike P]
      #6517152 - Mon Mar 07 2011 08:24 PM Attachment (215 downloads)

Cool ride, heres mine that Im working on right now. The entire drive-train is all 69 Road Runner. It has the mustang II front end and drives super nice and is a 4 speed to boot! Lots of fun, I've been looking for small parts and weather strip and have had no luck finding much.

Anyways, just wanted to share~


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High Impact
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: High Impact]
      #6517158 - Mon Mar 07 2011 08:25 PM Attachment (183 downloads)

another~

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High Impact
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: High Impact]
      #6517169 - Mon Mar 07 2011 08:28 PM Attachment (183 downloads)

Last one. All these pic's were taken the day before I bought it. Lots of detail work has taken place since and money spent. I'll show current one's later when the snow melts!!

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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: High Impact]
      #6517256 - Mon Mar 07 2011 08:52 PM Attachment (241 downloads)

your truck is looking good heres a pic of my 38 has a 81 dodge mirada drive tran 360/auto posi 3/55s

high impact try roberts motors for parts where i purchased mine

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70 superbee
38 dodge truck


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poorboy
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: beesting]
      #6517269 - Mon Mar 07 2011 08:56 PM

Yep, www.robertsmotorparts.com for weatherstripping. They are actually Mopar people that know these 30-late 50s Mopars. Gene

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earlymopar
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Reged: Jan 30 2003
Loc: Oregon
Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: Mike P]
      #6518029 - Tue Mar 08 2011 08:45 AM

Mike: I wasn't sure why you were considering the fuel tank in the bed. I mocked up a 20 gallon aluminum fuel cell on my frame (also 37 Dodge) and it fits fine under the bed.

FYI. Even though it doesn't look like you're needing any 37 Dodge pickup parts, I'll be selling a few pieces soon.

Best of luck.

- EM


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PocketThunder
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Reged: Jul 02 2004
Loc: Minnesota
Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: Mike P]
      #6519348 - Tue Mar 08 2011 08:18 PM

Quote:

The problem with letting a project sit too long after it goes thru mock-up is that plans can change.




Mike, what are you using for a frame? Post pics if you would please.

Paul

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69 Charger R/T. California car, 99 99 Special Order paint car, Omaha Orange. Original Paint, Interior, drivetrain, etc..


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Mike P
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: PocketThunder]
      #6519827 - Wed Mar 09 2011 02:48 AM Attachment (177 downloads)

Paul itís the original frame that has been partially box where the Mustang II front suspension was added. When I get to the point of pulling the body off I will go ahead and box the rest of it.

Iím looking at keeping the rear suspension leaf spring but redoing the cobbled hangers the PO had built. Iíll probably change out the original spring packs for something a little softer and build a set of Cal Tracs for it......Iíd kind of considered ladder bars but donít know if I want to give up the ground clearance for it.

EM Iím considering/planning on running a full exhaust to the rear bumper and was kind of considering bringing the tail pipes together in the center of the rear. Now that I have the keg it also makes a good excuse to use it. I remember back in the late 50s-early 60s when the keg gas tanks were popular in a lot of that eraís hot rods. Itís even period correct LOL.

Stumpy Iíve used that calculator before, itís fun to play with but not really my favourite to do real calculations with.

Anyway I ordered the trans adaptor yesterday so when I get some time I'll bolt the 518 case to my spare Hemi and get start figuring out the Fire wall and floor (again).

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1957 Plymouth (Tri-Power Hemi)
1937 Dodge Pickup (6x2 Hemi) Under Construction


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PocketThunder
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: Mike P]
      #6520021 - Wed Mar 09 2011 08:29 AM

Quote:

Paul itís the original frame that has been partially box where the Mustang II front suspension was added. When I get to the point of pulling the body off I will go ahead and box the rest of it. keg it also makes a good excuse to use it. I remember back in the late 50s-early 60s when the keg gas tanks were popular in a lot of that era

Iím looking at keeping the rear suspension leaf spring but redoing the cobbled hangers the PO had built. Iíll probably change out the original spring packs for something a little softer and build a set of Cal Tracs for it......Iíd kind of considered ladder bars but donít know if I want to give up the ground clearance for it.

EM Iím considering/planning on running a full exhaust to the rear bumper and was kind of considering bringing the tail pipes together in the center of the rear. Now that I have theís hot rods. Itís even period correct LOL.

Stumpy Iíve used that calculator before, itís fun to play with but not really my favourite to do real calculations with.

Anyway I ordered the trans adaptor yesterday so when I get some time I'll bolt the 518 case to my spare Hemi and get start figuring out the Fire wall and floor (again).




What MustangII front suspension did you buy? I'm green in this dept and have no idea which one to buy.

I have the same truck and would like to do the same project someday. thanks!
Paul

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69 Charger R/T. California car, 99 99 Special Order paint car, Omaha Orange. Original Paint, Interior, drivetrain, etc..

Edited by PocketThunder (Wed Mar 09 2011 08:34 AM)


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Mike P
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: PocketThunder]
      #6520411 - Wed Mar 09 2011 11:55 AM Attachment (201 downloads)

Paul I really don't know who's front end is under it that part was done when I bought the project. By me buying it I did save it from having a Ford 2.8 V6/C3/4 bolt 8" Mustang II drive train. Here is a picture of the suspension as I was starting the Hemi swap.

EM the one part I am hunting for is an inner fender brace for the fron fender one was gone when I bought it.

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1957 Plymouth (Tri-Power Hemi)
1937 Dodge Pickup (6x2 Hemi) Under Construction


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earlymopar
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: Mike P]
      #6522299 - Thu Mar 10 2011 09:16 AM

Is this the piece that attaches to the frame and then extends out to the front lower edge of the fender? Drivers side or passenger?

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DaytonaTurbo
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: earlymopar]
      #6522517 - Thu Mar 10 2011 11:20 AM

Cool project! Heck, even on my car my plans waffled around 1000 times. Eventually you just gotta pick a direction and commit.

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Mike P
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: DaytonaTurbo]
      #6522695 - Thu Mar 10 2011 01:30 PM Attachment (199 downloads)

EM This is the part I'm looking for. It attaches to the grill/radiator support curves under the bottom of the fender, then attaches to the outer edge of the wheel well.

As far as I know they are the same for either side.

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1937 Dodge Pickup (6x2 Hemi) Under Construction


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poorboy
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: Mike P]
      #6523164 - Thu Mar 10 2011 06:37 PM

Quote:

EM This is the part I'm looking for. It attaches to the grill/radiator support curves under the bottom of the fender, then attaches to the outer edge of the wheel well.

As far as I know they are the same for either side.




Just looking at that part, it has to be a left or right. The end that bolts to the rad support has an ear extending towards the rear. Past experience with these old Mopars tells me the other side will be a mirror image with the ear also extending towards the rear. If the one you have is for the right side, you need a left side one (or the other way around) or the brace will fit too far forward or too far backward to match up to the fender hole. Gene


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Mike P
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: poorboy]
      #6523359 - Thu Mar 10 2011 07:53 PM

I angled it for the picture to give a better idea on what it looks like. When you look at it straight on it appears to be symmetrical i.e. no bends or twists in either direction. As near as I can tell in a dark shed and working around the tire it fits equally well on either side.

The ear you see is a bolt on part (and note there is a hole also drilled on the close side of the bracket). You may be correct but as far as I can tell I believe they are the same.

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1957 Plymouth (Tri-Power Hemi)
1937 Dodge Pickup (6x2 Hemi) Under Construction


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earlymopar
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Loc: Oregon
Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: Mike P]
      #6524068 - Fri Mar 11 2011 08:27 AM

I do have 2 of those (a pair) but was not planning on breaking up the set. PM me and we can talk about this further.

- em


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fstfish66
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Reged: Dec 26 2004
Loc: levittown pa
Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: earlymopar]
      #6577711 - Sun Apr 10 2011 01:45 AM

all these trucks are kool

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1966 barracuda prostreeter super charged 340(SOLD)
1940 dodge coupe 241 hemi street rod
2014 ram express hemi 4x4 dailey driver
2008 pacifica
2013 R/T classic


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AZ_A12_BEE
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Reged: Aug 19 2003
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: fstfish66]
      #6578075 - Sun Apr 10 2011 10:48 AM Attachment (193 downloads)

Quote:

all these trucks are kool




Here is mine

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69.5 A12 Bee, first purchased in 1976, car 169 on registry
69 Coronet R/T 440/4 spd
69 Coronet 500 Conv H code 383 4bbl/auto
37 Plymouth PU

Find your spot on earth and ride it.


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Mike P
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: AZ_A12_BEE]
      #6696519 - Thu Jun 23 2011 07:51 AM



Just a quick update. The Dodge got moved from the back shed (also known as the land of forgotten projects) and into the shop yesterday. At least itís where I can get some work done on it now.

The immediate plan is to get the mockup up hemi and 518 in so a can build the floor and firewall and redo the rear suspension and hang the Dana 60. While I have the front fenders off, Iím going to take the passenger fender to a friend of mine and see if we can eliminate the spare tire well. I know I could buy fiberglass front fenders without the well, but I really want to keep the body all steel.







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1957 Plymouth (Tri-Power Hemi)
1937 Dodge Pickup (6x2 Hemi) Under Construction


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fstfish66
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: Mike P]
      #6702236 - Mon Jun 27 2011 11:45 AM

kool truck

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1966 barracuda prostreeter super charged 340(SOLD)
1940 dodge coupe 241 hemi street rod
2014 ram express hemi 4x4 dailey driver
2008 pacifica
2013 R/T classic


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PocketThunder
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: fstfish66]
      #6702343 - Mon Jun 27 2011 01:07 PM



Will the gas filler stay in the stock location?

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Mike P
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: PocketThunder]
      #6702384 - Mon Jun 27 2011 01:42 PM Attachment (93 downloads)

"....Will the gas filler stay in the stock location? ...."

No, one way or another the tank will be re-located and the hole filled.

This isn't 100% set in concrete, but more more I look at it the more I like it.

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1937 Dodge Pickup (6x2 Hemi) Under Construction


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Mike P
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: Mike P]
      #6812777 - Mon Sep 05 2011 09:26 PM

Itís been a while so I figured Iíd post a quick update.

The mock-up engine and 518 are in,






The original floor was flat and wood, which doesnít work real well with the 518, so I spent most of the weekend building a new floor and toe board for it.







For now the floor is bolted in, but as there is nothing that will be serviceable by taking the floor off, so Iíll be welding it in. That should keep me busy for a while.

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1957 Plymouth (Tri-Power Hemi)
1937 Dodge Pickup (6x2 Hemi) Under Construction


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fstfish66
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: Mike P]
      #6813017 - Tue Sep 06 2011 12:29 AM

Quote:

Itís been a while so I figured Iíd post a quick update.

The mock-up engine and 518 are in,






The original floor was flat and wood, which doesnít work real well with the 518, so I spent most of the weekend building a new floor and toe board for it.







For now the floor is bolted in, but as there is nothing that will be serviceable by taking the floor off, so Iíll be welding it in. That should keep me busy for a while.






sweet comming along nicely,,,

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1966 barracuda prostreeter super charged 340(SOLD)
1940 dodge coupe 241 hemi street rod
2014 ram express hemi 4x4 dailey driver
2008 pacifica
2013 R/T classic


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Mike P
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: fstfish66]
      #6863342 - Sun Oct 09 2011 12:13 PM

I got the steering column connected to the rack and pinion. It would have been a pretty straight shot except for that whole engine being in the way thing.



I decided to clean out the back of the bed and put the sheetmetal back on. Itís starting to look like a truck again.







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1957 Plymouth (Tri-Power Hemi)
1937 Dodge Pickup (6x2 Hemi) Under Construction


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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: Mike P]
      #6863659 - Sun Oct 09 2011 04:41 PM



Looks awesome!

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B1arno
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: CrAzYMoPaRGuY]
      #6863729 - Sun Oct 09 2011 05:48 PM

Lookin' good!

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fstfish66
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: Mike P]
      #6869499 - Thu Oct 13 2011 11:44 AM

Quote:

I got the steering column connected to the rack and pinion. It would have been a pretty straight shot except for that whole engine being in the way thing.



I decided to clean out the back of the bed and put the sheetmetal back on. Itís starting to look like a truck again.










CRAZY looking steering linkage,,but very KOOL truck

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1966 barracuda prostreeter super charged 340(SOLD)
1940 dodge coupe 241 hemi street rod
2014 ram express hemi 4x4 dailey driver
2008 pacifica
2013 R/T classic


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Mike P
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: fstfish66]
      #6870174 - Thu Oct 13 2011 08:23 PM

".....CRAZY looking steering linkage,,"


It could have done it a bit more straight forward.....but that would have involved using a small block Chevy.

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1957 Plymouth (Tri-Power Hemi)
1937 Dodge Pickup (6x2 Hemi) Under Construction


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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: Mike P]
      #6870242 - Thu Oct 13 2011 08:52 PM

Sweet!

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Lee



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fstfish66
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: Mike P]
      #6871209 - Fri Oct 14 2011 01:43 PM

Quote:

".....CRAZY looking steering linkage,,"


It could have done it a bit more straight forward.....but that would have involved using a small block Chevy.




no no crazy is good,chevy is not lol

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1966 barracuda prostreeter super charged 340(SOLD)
1940 dodge coupe 241 hemi street rod
2014 ram express hemi 4x4 dailey driver
2008 pacifica
2013 R/T classic


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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: Mike P]
      #6872049 - Fri Oct 14 2011 11:29 PM

On that spare tire well,Could you have a cover made mocking the original fender lines and use it to store ice and beer?

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This would be so much easier if I knew what I was doing...


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Mike P
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: Polarabill]
      #6872197 - Sat Oct 15 2011 05:19 AM

Bill I had actually considered that at one point and were I still building it as a street rod I might have done it

Now that it's headed more towards a traditional 60s Hot Rod and likely to see some strip time I'm just going to eliminate it. While I was waiting on steering parts I got as far as cutting the well out. Hopefully I can get a decent looking patch in it. I really want to keep the truck all steel....but if push comes to shove there is an outfit that makes fiberblass front fenders with and without the spare well.





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1957 Plymouth (Tri-Power Hemi)
1937 Dodge Pickup (6x2 Hemi) Under Construction

Edited by Mike P (Wed Oct 19 2011 06:30 AM)


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earlymopar
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Reged: Jan 30 2003
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: Mike P]
      #6872222 - Sat Oct 15 2011 07:15 AM

"if push comes to shove there is an outfit that makes fiberblass front fenders with and without the spare well."

If you get to that point, I have a pair for sale without the well and at a price that they couldn't touch.

- EM


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Mike P
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: earlymopar]
      #6873718 - Sun Oct 16 2011 08:41 AM

Iíll keep that in mind EM. I might start on the patch this week, so weíll see how it goes.

I spent last week figuring out the shifter. When I did the original mock up as a street rod I had wanted to have a column shift and rather than build a lot of mechanical linkage I modified the column for a cable, which worked well with the 727 I had in it at the time.



Going the more traditional Hot Rod route this time, I wanted something more in keeping with the 50s-60s. There wasnít a lot out there that I liked, pretty much ratchet shifters and Lokar, neither which did much for me. I thought for a long time about using a 50ís push button shifter, but decided I did not want to give up the park feature. I eventually settled on a simple universal shifter that has been around since the 60s. Iíve seen these exact marked as Mr Gasket, B&M, Hurst and Indy over the years, but this one has no name on it. Iíve used a couple of them before and they are really not a bad unit for the cost.



First thing I had to do was get a valve body in the 518 case and fortunately thanks to the board I found out that a 727/904 body would physically bolt in to give me the manual shaft and detents (and I happened to have a junk 904 laying around).

I spent a day figuring out that straight mechanical linkage would not work because of how close the 518 is to the sides of the transmission tunnel. I eventually converted the shifter to cable. Rather than a long cable with two 180 degree loops I opted for a short cable to a bellcrank and mechanical linkage from there.






The last thing I still have to do is go into the side plate of the shifter with a die grinder and cut some additional detents so it canít be accidentally bumped into a lower gear and provide a positive reverse lockout.




Overall the shifter gives me the look I want and feels good, especially manual upshifting.



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1957 Plymouth (Tri-Power Hemi)
1937 Dodge Pickup (6x2 Hemi) Under Construction


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fstfish66
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Reged: Dec 26 2004
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: Mike P]
      #6875103 - Sun Oct 16 2011 10:00 PM

Quote:

Iíll keep that in mind EM. I might start on the patch this week, so weíll see how it goes.

I spent last week figuring out the shifter. When I did the original mock up as a street rod I had wanted to have a column shift and rather than build a lot of mechanical linkage I modified the column for a cable, which worked well with the 727 I had in it at the time.



Going the more traditional Hot Rod route this time, I wanted something more in keeping with the 50s-60s. There wasnít a lot out there that I liked, pretty much ratchet shifters and Lokar, neither which did much for me. I thought for a long time about using a 50ís push button shifter, but decided I did not want to give up the park feature. I eventually settled on a simple universal shifter that has been around since the 60s. Iíve seen these exact marked as Mr Gasket, B&M, Hurst and Indy over the years, but this one has no name on it. Iíve used a couple of them before and they are really not a bad unit for the cost.



First thing I had to do was get a valve body in the 518 case and fortunately thanks to the board I found out that a 727/904 body would physically bolt in to give me the manual shaft and detents (and I happened to have a junk 904 laying around).

I spent a day figuring out that straight mechanical linkage would not work because of how close the 518 is to the sides of the transmission tunnel. I eventually converted the shifter to cable. Rather than a long cable with two 180 degree loops I opted for a short cable to a bellcrank and mechanical linkage from there.






The last thing I still have to do is go into the side plate of the shifter with a die grinder and cut some additional detents so it canít be accidentally bumped into a lower gear and provide a positive reverse lockout.




Overall the shifter gives me the look I want and feels good, especially manual upshifting.






dumb question,,why are you running a 904 valve body in a 518 ?

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1966 barracuda prostreeter super charged 340(SOLD)
1940 dodge coupe 241 hemi street rod
2014 ram express hemi 4x4 dailey driver
2008 pacifica
2013 R/T classic


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Mike P
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Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: fstfish66]
      #6875327 - Mon Oct 17 2011 05:26 AM

When I started working on truck again I didnít have a 518 so I picked up a bare case with pan from a friend who runs a transmission shop. I didnít occur to me at the time to get a valve body. Just to set up the shifter it really doesnít matter what VB was in there.

Iím still looking for a donor truck to hopefully pull a good 518 out of, but if I canít find one by the time Iím ready to actually make the truck move, Iíll just buy a rebuilt. I really donít want to buy a rebuilt at this point as by the time the truck is ready to drive chances are any warranty would be long gone.

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1957 Plymouth (Tri-Power Hemi)
1937 Dodge Pickup (6x2 Hemi) Under Construction


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