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The Cab is ready to go on now! Glass all done.
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Willy-N    Posted 04-15-2003 at 10:59:09       [Reply]  [No Email]

Took a while to get the glass all in the doors but it turned out OK after the second time putting it in. Lot of little parts to the trim for the doors. I hope to put the cab on this weekend if all goes well. Mark H.


Alberta Mike    Posted 04-16-2003 at 06:29:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Lovely job there old boy. What is the history on your truck? Things like year, how long you've had it, maybe some history about it like where it came from and what it was used for, etc. Maybe you've posted this stuff before but I missed it if you did.


Willy-N    Posted 04-16-2003 at 11:39:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't have to much history on it. It is a 1948 Dodge B-1 Power Wagon rated 1-Ton. It is 4 wheel drive with a 2 speed tranfer case 1 to 1 and 1 to 1.98 ratio. 4 speed transmission with 5.83 gears in the differentials. Tire size is 9.00 X 16, Split Ring Budd Rims. 230 Cubic Inch 6 Cylinder Original Flat Head Engine. The Truck came from California originaly and I think it was used by the County Road Dept. It spent about 17 years stored inside, taken apart down there and made it way up to Washington State. The guy who had it here wanted to restore it and had it for several years and it just sat. He rebuilt the engine for his son but relised it was going to cost a lot of money to restore. Since his son just went into the service it went up for sale. That is when I got it. After being apart for 20+ years or so it is now just about back together and ready for a new life again. There were about 4200 of this year & modle made and a little over 400 made at the plant in California where this one was assembled. I was told they sold new for over $4,000.00 back in 1948 so they were a expencive truck in there time. I think that is why so many were not made or sold. Parts are hard to find to for restoring them unless you pay a arm and a leg for them. Not many reproduction parts made like for the Fords and Chevys of the same era. Mark H.


steve II JD4000    Posted 04-15-2003 at 17:40:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
willy.. that looks real good can't wait to see the look when it's all done! I do own a power wagon but it's a 74 3/4 ton sure I do enjoy driving around in it alot! I would never sell it but am looking for other one that is a 74-75 to buy and fix up.

every time I drive it, it kind makes me miss my dog!!! she always come with for rides. it been only 20 days from time she was put to sleep. Sheba, (wolf)..



ger    Posted 04-15-2003 at 16:08:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
nice job mark, haven,t had time to post much , but get a chance to check in on your progress, know all the work and fun involved in something like this, you should be proud of the outcome,great job.later ger


Fawteen    Posted 04-15-2003 at 15:45:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am SOOOOOOOO jealous! Them Power Wagons is tied with B-model Macks for the Purdiest Truck on the Planet!

You've done a first rate job on that pup, can't wait to see the final results.


Willy-N    Posted 04-15-2003 at 16:17:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
They were nice looking trucks. Last of the real breed of trucks with that tuff strong look. Now the trucks look like they could fly. Mark H.


DeadCarp - hustle man!    Posted 04-15-2003 at 15:16:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hear it run heck, i wanna drive it! lol



Willy-N New Nose look also. PIC    Posted 04-15-2003 at 11:37:43       [Reply]  [No Email]

This is the Nose complete now except the cab and hood. Starting to take shape. Mark H.


Dave Smith    Posted 04-15-2003 at 13:10:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It's lookin real good Mark. Did you have to replace the glass?
Dave <*)))><


Willy-N    Posted 04-15-2003 at 16:14:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
The glass was in the wind sheild and the rest was out. Slightly smoked new glass came with the truck but not installed in the frames. That was the part I had to do. I had to remove the broken chunks out of the frames and put the new stuff in them. That is what took so long getting them in. Mark H.


Yankee    Posted 04-15-2003 at 18:21:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Perfect color for the kind of truck sir.I liked the shot of the front end.This thing is going to be able to climb a tree if you let it.All the hard work is paying off.Good job mark.


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