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1953 Dodge custom build.

Post by bud.bergdahl on Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:29 pm

Hi. I have been building a 53 Dodge truck for the last few years (off and on), back on it again now, cab is off, bed is apart, finish bodywork underway. Here is a pic of it before I blew it apart to get the bodywork done.    
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Post by bud.bergdahl on Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:30 pm

and a pic of the motor.
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Post by bud.bergdahl on Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:52 pm

custom made bed front. I used a piece from another cab. It matches the curve of the rear of the cab.
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Post by bud.bergdahl on Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:55 pm

and a picture of the tailgate I made out of the old front panel from the bed. http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp187/moparman4gzuz/addl%20body%20mods/gate_zps729815f4.jpg
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Post by rich on Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:14 pm

good looking truck bud... sittin' low, did you put baggs under it? is that a dakota frame?

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Post by bud.bergdahl on Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:18 pm

Hi Rich, thanks. The truck sits on a 91 Dakota frame, it is not bagged, it has full suspension travel at that height. I put the Dakota firewall and front floor in the 53 and channeled the body over the frame.
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Post by rich on Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:21 pm

bud.bergdahl wrote:Hi Rich, thanks. The truck sits on a 91 Dakota frame, it is not bagged, it has full suspension travel at that height. I put the Dakota firewall and front floor in the 53 and channeled the body over the frame.

have you got pictures of the dakota firewall/floor installation?

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Post by R.A.D on Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:03 am



man that stance is right on. more pics?

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Post by rich on Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:31 am

any progress bud?

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Post by rapidtransitrick on Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:49 am

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nice stance bud. show us some more
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Post by bud.bergdahl on Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:28 pm

here are some shots of the fenders, fronts are done, rears are in process. the left rear is almost finished, the right rear is next.
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Post by bud.bergdahl on Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:30 pm

Here are the pics of the of the Dakota floor/firewall install on photobucket.   http://s410.photobucket.com/user/moparman4gzuz/library/BODY%20ON%20FRAME?sort=3&page=1
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Post by rich on Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:06 pm

bud.bergdahl wrote:here are some shots of the fenders, fronts are done, rears are in process. the left rear is almost finished, the right rear is next.

nice progress bud

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Post by rich on Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:08 pm

bud.bergdahl wrote:Here are the pics of the of the Dakota floor/firewall install on photobucket.   http://s410.photobucket.com/user/moparman4gzuz/library/BODY%20ON%20FRAME?sort=3&page=1

thanks for sharing bud. we appreciate it

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Post by Highwayman on Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:12 pm

bud.bergdahl wrote:Here are the pics of the of the Dakota floor/firewall install on photobucket.   http://s410.photobucket.com/user/moparman4gzuz/library/BODY%20ON%20FRAME?sort=3&page=1

wow that's some great work
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Post by froy on Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:51 am

i like this truck

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