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Billb66
03-09-2016, 02:22 PM
New to me.
My Dad fixed this up back in 1983. Before he passed, he gave it to my older brother. It's been sitting in his barn covered for years.

New battery, new gas and some starting fluid and I'm driving it home this afternoon.

Shes going to to need brake work and the front end has a shimmy but she doesn't look so bad.

All orginal. Dad gave it to him so I wouldn't rod it :D I guess I can't now.

http://www.dodgecoronet.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8022&stc=1

67r/t4speeder
03-09-2016, 03:24 PM
JOB RATED WOW


Nice truck you have there Bill, your Father did a fine job on that one.

ws27
03-09-2016, 03:35 PM
Beautiful truck. Flat head motor?

theman440
03-09-2016, 03:42 PM
Love it!

4404spd
03-09-2016, 04:31 PM
Nice ... I also have my Dads 1952 Fargo 1/2 ton short box that he bought brand new in in 1953... it still runs and drives with well over 300000 miles on it ...

awesome trucks !!

Yours must be a 53 ? and I have never seen a 3 piece back window on a Dodge in those years !!!

Billb66
03-09-2016, 08:18 PM
Thanks!

It's a 1951 three window.

flathead 6. Don't know why the coil is upside down?

http://www.dodgecoronet.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8026&stc=1

67440Dodge
03-10-2016, 12:39 AM
All I can say is the pictures don't do it justice... it's a beautiful truck..

Warhawkfight34
03-10-2016, 07:58 AM
sweet

67RTBlue
03-10-2016, 11:10 AM
Cool Truck!!

Racer Brown
03-10-2016, 02:29 PM
A guy in the area here has a 53, he put a 392 Hemi in it!

Robb
03-10-2016, 07:47 PM
Great story. I'm a Mopar man because my dad gave me his. :}

Billb66
03-10-2016, 10:22 PM
Thanks all. No Hemi for this one. Dad wanted it left alone so I will.

Searching for for brake parts now. It's got a bad chatter when the brakes are applied. The brake pedal bounces:eek:.

Im sure wheel cylinders are in order.

67440Dodge
03-11-2016, 06:16 PM
Wonder if the drums are rusty from sitting?

thebankerstoy
03-11-2016, 06:27 PM
That is a FANTASTIC looking truck Bill! Cool to hear that it will be staying in the family and I know that you'll take excellent care of it! Your Dad did some wonderful work on that beauty!

Richard

1969 Hemi RTs
03-11-2016, 06:35 PM
WOW! awsome for sure.

Dave Wallace
03-11-2016, 11:50 PM
very nice! Look at it this way, Anyone can "rod" at truck like that but how many people can make it stock?

Mopars & Missiles
03-12-2016, 09:35 AM
Thanks!

It's a 1951 three window.

flathead 6. Don't know why the coil is upside down?

http://www.dodgecoronet.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8026&stc=1

The coil ISN'T upside down, that's the way they were mounted at the factory. Nice truck you have, something to hang on to and enjoy. I learned to drive in my father's '49 Dodge truck, almost identical to yours back when I was about 10 yrs old. Wish I still had it, but he traded it years ago for a newer truck. Looks like that one has been converted to 12V system. They were originally 6 volt system, at least in '49.

Billb66
03-12-2016, 10:00 AM
Thanks!

drums are probably crusty I haven't pulled anything yet.

Dad converted it to 12 volt back in the 80's.

I didn't know a coil was ever upside down on purpose (thanks for the info). MSD blaster coils specifically say don't mount upside down so I Was projecting that knowledge back a few years.

Mopars & Missiles
03-12-2016, 10:27 AM
Here's a photo of a '53 that looks VERY close to factory original, at least as far as I can remember how they looked back in the day. We're talking about 55-60 years of my old memories, so I could be wrong of course.

http://www.dodgecoronet.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8044&stc=1

Billb66
03-12-2016, 10:04 PM
Here's a photo of a '53 that looks VERY close to factory original, at least as far as I can remember how they looked back in the day. We're talking about 55-60 years of my old memories, so I could be wrong of course.

http://www.dodgecoronet.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8044&stc=1

Whats the cone on the firewall? Horn?

this truck has duel horns on the inner fender.

Mopars & Missiles
03-13-2016, 11:31 AM
Yes, that's the horn. Its exactly the same as my Dad's '49 truck. I know they changed the style of the horns later on, but for quite a number of years they all looked just like this one. Your horns may have been changed to a more modern style. The black box next to the horn, I believe is a relay to operate the horn. Don't recall for sure.

Your air cleaner should be an oil bath type of cleaner. I remember them being black, maybe yours was painted red for some reason? And of course, the oil filter is the black cylinder just above the starter and next to the coil. Its a replaceable cartridge type filter, not the spin on type we're used to nowadays.

Billb66
03-13-2016, 07:31 PM
Probably painted the air cleaner to match the truck.

I bet Dad changed the horn when he converted to a 12 volt system.