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52 Dodge B3B Hemi Project

Post by 70chall440 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:52 pm

Hi all, as with the other thread, I have a running build on the HAMB but thought that since this is Dodge specific I would throw something on here. Here is the back ground; I am a die hard Mopar fan and currently have a pile of them which include a 70 440 6-pack Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 73 Road Race AAR Clone Cuda (under construction), 01 Dodge Ram 4x4 1500, 99 Dakota 4x4, 05 hemi Durango, 09 Caliber, 70 Roadrunner with 66 426 Hemi, 10 Challenger RT and of course my 52 B3B. Last year I got the bug to build/have a old Dodge truck as a parts hauler/street rod. Subsequently I looked around Craigslist and found this "gem". It was completely blown apart with the exception of the drive train, suspension and frame which were all one. The cab and box were completely disassembled and in various stages of "repair". I picked up the truck for virtually nothing as I traded something that I had zero $$ in. Within 4 weeks I had the truck reassembled and running. It was then that I was reminded that 50's era pickups were not designed (or suited) for modern roads and traffic as it did a blistering 45 MPH while squeaking and rattling (as an old truck does). Around this time a friend told me about a 56 Desoto with a 330 Hemi that could be had cheaply, so... off I went and picked it up. Subsequently I decided that if I were going to keep this truck, it needed to be cool but drivable. In order to do this, I decided that I needed more modern front suspension, better brakes and of course a better drive train. Since I had the 330, the plan was/is to install the 300 with a SB 727 behind it, install a 8.75 with decent gears (3.55) and a modern front suspension. After some investigation, I decieded to go with a 88 Dakota front end with R&P steering, coilover suspension. I had some E body leaf springs which I went with and a E body 8.75 (chrome no less). Currently, I have mocked up the rearend and will hopefully get it all burned in this weekend. Then it will be onto the front end. I will post pictures and see how this goes.

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Re: 52 Dodge B3B Hemi Project

Post by 70chall440 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:54 pm

well I have tried to add a pic without success. Not sure what the deal is.

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Re: 52 Dodge B3B Hemi Project

Post by 70chall440 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:22 pm

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Re: 52 Dodge B3B Hemi Project

Post by 70chall440 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:23 pm

Obviously I figured out the picture deal, a bit of a pain but I got it.

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Re: 52 Dodge B3B Hemi Project

Post by 70chall440 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:24 pm

So here is a picture afer paint; this is a black laquer job, very cheap. [img][/img]

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Re: 52 Dodge B3B Hemi Project

Post by rapidtransitrick on Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:14 pm

NICE.. i can't wait to see more!

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Re: 52 Dodge B3B Hemi Project

Post by 70chall440 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:52 pm

Here is the engine that is going in it. [img][/img]

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Re: 52 Dodge B3B Hemi Project

Post by rapidtransitrick on Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:49 pm

great surprises look at that!!!

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Re: 52 Dodge B3B Hemi Project

Post by froy on Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:26 pm

man thats alota cars you got there. i had a bass boat once with a hemi in it

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Re: 52 Dodge B3B Hemi Project

Post by 70chall440 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:48 pm

thanks, I am hopeful that it turns out well.

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Re: 52 Dodge B3B Hemi Project

Post by 70chall440 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:40 pm

Here are pictures of the rear end effort
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Re: 52 Dodge B3B Hemi Project

Post by 70chall440 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:43 pm

I still have to get it all burned in, and then I am going to put the rear end together, throw the axles in and some wheels/tires, then lower it and see where I am.

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Re: 52 Dodge B3B Hemi Project

Post by 70chall440 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:46 pm

These are not too exciting, but worth seeing I guess. I still have to make the shock cross member and get it positioned and welded in. Once I am at that stage it will be time to begin the front end work. The engine is all rebuilt and ready for paint, but I dont think I will paint it until I have the mounts and everything else figured out. I also have to build some headers for it, bought the plates off of ebay and will cut up some shorty headers I have from another project. Good time to practice my TIG welding.

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Re: 52 Dodge B3B Hemi Project

Post by 70chall440 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:51 pm

Here you can see where I extended the frame 2" due to the rear sliders. I am going to install a rectangular cross member between the frame rails to add strength and then build brackets for the rear bumper off of that.

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Re: 52 Dodge B3B Hemi Project

Post by Paul on Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:37 pm

70chall440 wrote:These are not too exciting, but worth seeing I guess. I still have to make the shock cross member and get it positioned and welded in. Once I am at that stage it will be time to begin the front end work. The engine is all rebuilt and ready for paint, but I dont think I will paint it until I have the mounts and everything else figured out. I also have to build some headers for it, bought the plates off of ebay and will cut up some shorty headers I have from another project. Good time to practice my TIG welding.

dude it's always worth seeing

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