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Old 10-04-2020, 08:55 AM   #101
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Some peoples kids.

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Old 10-05-2020, 11:15 AM   #102
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We're talking a 60+ year old truck with zero parts availability, not some run of the mill Ford/Chevy being chopped up like all the others. Even then, it's YOUR build to do what YOU want. As an IH scout owner/fanatic I love seeing people keep this old orphaned iron on the road by any means possible. I saw a 50's International pickup in Columbus this weekend someone had swapped onto a 1 ton 4x4 diesel. It looked sweet in a Mad Max kind of way.
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Old 10-05-2020, 02:29 PM   #103
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This is very saddening, should have sold the whole truck to someone else and let them restore it. Makes no sense to put it on a Dakota frame, putting that old body on a Dodge 1 ton dually frame would have been bad, but a Dakota? I refuse to what any of those shows where they butcher up old cars, saying they are customizing them, acting like they are making them better.

I can see doing a brake upgrade, maybe adding power steering for the wimps and a few other modern upgrades. I have seen so many, where someone has really Fed up some cool old vehicles.

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Old 10-05-2020, 02:42 PM   #104
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This is a sweet build, that thing will be one of a kind and coooool when its road ready.
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Old 10-06-2020, 10:19 PM   #105
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Here is a shot under the hood. Just the dodge 5.2l V8, auto trans, all squeezed in under the hood.


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Old 10-07-2020, 06:19 AM   #106
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Squeezed is right!
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Old 10-07-2020, 07:37 PM   #107
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Is the plan to build it, then tear down, sand blast and what not? Or you gonna keep the old patina? Gonna be cool either way.


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Old 10-07-2020, 07:51 PM   #108
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In on this.
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Old 10-09-2020, 03:08 PM   #109
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Lookin good!
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Old 10-14-2020, 07:21 PM   #110
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Bobc I will likely get it all built, then sand and paint. I like the old look since that is how I have always known it, but I get it--it looks rough. That is actually in the top 3 questions I get about it, is when am I gonna paint it and what color.

Cranked it up this past weekend and finished the last cab mount. Going to try to find some rims so I can buy tires.
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Old 10-16-2020, 06:05 AM   #111
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Old 10-16-2020, 06:56 AM   #112
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Back to the radiator....what did you end up going with?
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Old 10-16-2020, 10:51 AM   #113
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I got one on ebay for a 1965 mustang. It is rated supposedly for up to a 6 liter engine, I believe? Anyways, it is really narrow and fits just inside the grill on the front end. There is no way I could get the dakota radiator in there. If I remember the dakota radiator is like almost 3 feet wide and the mustang radiator was only 19 inches. Cost around $150 shipped for a brand new aluminum 65 mustang radiator.
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Old 10-16-2020, 10:58 AM   #114
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Bobc I will likely get it all built, then sand and paint. I like the old look since that is how I have always known it, but I get it--it looks rough. That is actually in the top 3 questions I get about it, is when am I gonna paint it and what color.

Cranked it up this past weekend and finished the last cab mount. Going to try to find some rims so I can buy tires.
Gonna look great. I dig the patina look.
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Old 10-16-2020, 11:00 AM   #115
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Thanks, bobc. I really like the old rusty look, but like I said, that is just because that is all I have ever known it as. thanks
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Old 10-30-2020, 01:27 PM   #116
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Any Updates on the is one? Been following along!
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Old 11-04-2020, 08:15 PM   #117
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sorry, no real updates--I bought a small camping trailer a couple weeks ago and have been fixing it up to take hunting this weekend.
Hope to get back on the '47 in a week or so.
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Old 11-05-2020, 07:44 AM   #118
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Where's the thread on the camper conversion?
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Old 11-10-2020, 04:26 PM   #119
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not much on the conversion. Just a 1972 aristocrat that I picked up. Had to put lights on it and some tires. Pretty good deal.
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Old 12-22-2020, 08:53 PM   #120
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Ok, so it isn't much of an update, but I figured I owed yall some pics. The bed had been just sitting on the frame, so a couple weeks ago I pulled it off and finally made mounts. Just need to drill some holes and bolt it on. I was able to drop the bed height a few inches to where I wanted it.
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Old 12-22-2020, 09:03 PM   #121
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That looks great, lowered bed looks really nice

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Old 12-28-2020, 09:41 AM   #122
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Just found this thread . Awesome build, love what you're doing.
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Old 12-28-2020, 09:50 AM   #123
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Super cool man. Not sure how I have missed it for so long. If you are on Facebook there is an international chop shop page that would love see your build and you can use it for ideas/help if needed.
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Old 01-04-2021, 09:50 AM   #124
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Old 01-06-2021, 06:52 PM   #125
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Fordnandez--gotta say I really like that name--thanks for the FB idea, but I am already in that group. But, I will post up some newer pics on there as well. You can see some early pics of the swap on there.
Hoping to get new tires on the next couple of weeks so I can do a little more tinkering with it.
Thanks to all for the support.
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Old 01-06-2021, 07:15 PM   #126
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Awesome job
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Old 01-18-2021, 10:52 PM   #127
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Dang this is a solid build! I like the idea, but now we need more interior pics. Whatre you doing for cluster and dash?
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Old 01-18-2021, 11:27 PM   #128
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Man this is the first time I’m seeing this. Looking great.
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Old 01-18-2021, 11:48 PM   #129
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Awesome build
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Old 01-19-2021, 04:50 AM   #130
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Sawwweeet...those middle tahoe seats??
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Old 01-19-2021, 05:15 AM   #131
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Dang this is a solid build! I like the idea, but now we need more interior pics. Whatre you doing for cluster and dash?
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Old 01-19-2021, 06:34 AM   #132
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Awesome build keep the pics coming sir
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Old 01-19-2021, 06:20 PM   #133
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Old 01-22-2021, 06:29 PM   #134
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This is very saddening, should have sold the whole truck to someone else and let them restore it. Makes no sense to put it on a Dakota frame, putting that old body on a Dodge 1 ton dually frame would have been bad, but a Dakota? I refuse to what any of those shows where they butcher up old cars, saying they are customizing them, acting like they are making them better.

I can see doing a brake upgrade, maybe adding power steering for the wimps and a few other modern upgrades. I have seen so many, where someone has really Fed up some cool old vehicles.
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And "The Jacka** Award of The Year" goes to RifleBowPistol!

I agree with Dale.

Don't worry about those that don't get it, as their opinions don't matter. If it makes you happy and you're into it......go for it! Great job so far!
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Old 02-04-2021, 02:42 PM   #135
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Sorry to be so long between posts. I finally found a couple more dakota spare tire rims, so I am only lacking one more for a complete set. I mounted new blinkers on the fenders, courtesy of Tractor Supply, and am planning to do some fender supports and some wiring soon. Wanted to show off the passenger side both matching rims! Will try to get some interior pics. Yes, tahoe seats they are. Gauge cluster?!?! Not sure, I think about morphing the dakota cluster behind the IH glass on the dash, versus just getting new retro looking cluster. Will see how much money/time I have.
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Old 02-04-2021, 02:47 PM   #136
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Old 02-04-2021, 02:48 PM   #137
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Old 02-04-2021, 04:42 PM   #138
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Looks cool! Congrats on getting it running (and to your liking)!
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Old 02-04-2021, 06:54 PM   #139
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Following!
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Old 02-17-2021, 05:24 PM   #140
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Old 02-19-2021, 08:38 AM   #141
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Well, the weather has set me back to say the least. Thought I would at least post a pic of it with snow.
I was able to get the running lights/blinkers installed on the front fenders before the snow, and figured out how to wire them up. Just some cheap ones ($7 at tractor supply) I picked up, but I like them.
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Old 02-19-2021, 09:05 AM   #142
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Great job!
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Old 02-24-2021, 04:52 PM   #143
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I am loving every bit of this build! Great job on it. Looking forward to seeing the progress.
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Old 03-08-2021, 08:52 PM   #144
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I will get a pic or two up in a day or so. Not much to report other than this past weekend I pulled the radiator and finally installed the transmission cooler fittings to it and hooked them up. Took it for a short run up the road today and all performed well. Going to tackle a few little items like getting brake lights done this weekend and bolting in the radiator. Not really stuff that shows up in pictures well.
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