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Old 12-31-2020, 11:19 AM
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Digging the house paneling door panels!

Looks like it was a use what he had builds, whatever was laying around, automotive or not.

Got confidence you can knock the rough off of it Pops!
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Old 12-31-2020, 11:24 AM
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Out of position and sheet metal stick welding can be messy. Don't know if that is the case on this project.
It will be super cool when you get it finished. I'll be watching from the peanut gallery.
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Old 12-31-2020, 01:42 PM
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Your drawing looks good.

That "welding" is terrible.

Looks like you have an early 283 with front engine mounts.(???) Just to satisfy my curiosity, can you post the casting numbers?

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Old 12-31-2020, 05:35 PM
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Your changes look good, POPS.
I did the inside of a van with that exact paneling waaaaay back when.
This thing was most likely built Waaaaay back then when every one had a Arc welder and that's what was used on frames. Save it and make some yard art out of it.

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Old 12-31-2020, 06:34 PM
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i like the squared off back of the cab much better. I had a whole living room full of that stuff in the 70s.
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Old 12-31-2020, 07:08 PM
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great start!
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Old 01-02-2021, 11:42 AM
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Digging the house paneling door panels!
Looks like it was a use what he had builds, whatever was laying around, automotive or not.
Got confidence you can knock the rough off of it Pops!
Thanks for the vote of confidence Bama.
Gotta love the paneling but I think I'll replace it with something else.

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Out of position and sheet metal stick welding can be messy. Don't know if that is the case on this project.
It will be super cool when you get it finished. I'll be watching from the peanut gallery.
Thanks Bob. It's going to be interesting.
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Old 01-02-2021, 11:47 AM
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Your drawing looks good.

That "welding" is terrible.

Looks like you have an early 283 with front engine mounts.(???) Just to satisfy my curiosity, can you post the casting numbers?

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I will do that. You can have it if you come and get it....
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Old 01-02-2021, 11:57 AM
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Your changes look good, POPS.
I did the inside of a van with that exact paneling waaaaay back when.
This thing was most likely built Waaaaay back then when every one had a Arc welder and that's what was used on frames. Save it and make some yard art out of it.

Torchie
The paneling is classsy in it's own kinda way.
Every one had a welder but not every one could actually weld.

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i like the squared off back of the cab much better. I had a whole living room full of that stuff in the 70s.
Me too on the cab.
I put some of the paneling up Then I took it down when we remodeled our house 25 years later.

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great start!
I think it has potential.
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Old 01-02-2021, 09:44 PM
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New Years Day my current wife and I crawled in the pickup at 4:00 AM and went to Carbondale, Colorado to pick up the donor for this project.
18 hrs.-988 miles and 60 gallons of diesel we pulled back in the gate at 10:00 PM.

It was a great trip with lots of beautiful snowy scenery with clear roads and cold temperatures. Check out the picture in that canyon. There is a river, a set of railroad tracks, and a uniquely built 4 lane hiway all in that narrow canyon.

I found what I've been looking for:
1995 Dodge Dakota 4x4 club cab
5.2 Magnum (318) fuel injected engine
518 46RH transmission
Detroit Lockers in the front and rear axles.
Good tires

The guy wanted $1000 for it and I got it for $750. He thought the fuel injection system was junk cause he couldn't get it to start after stalling.

I went out to the shop this afternoon and poured some gas down its throat and it started and ran while squirting gas in it. After about thirty minutes I found the electrical connector on the top of the in-tank fuel pump was corroded.
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