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Old 04-04-2016, 10:32 PM   #1
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Powerwagon Project

Well...after many delays, the project begins. 1955 Powerwagon body on to the frame of a 1990 Dodge WD250. Hang on wallet!!!
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Old 04-05-2016, 06:55 AM   #2
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Wow.... Interesting project.... I like those old truck body's... Keep us post with all the cool up dates on the build... Going to be awesome !!!!!


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Old 04-14-2016, 05:00 PM   #3
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Mocked up. Frame will be shortened by about four inches. Next step will be to get cracking on the body work.
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:26 PM   #4
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Now thats going to turn out Bitch'in.....
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Old 04-15-2016, 05:27 AM   #5
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What do you have for power?
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Old 04-15-2016, 10:25 AM   #6
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I am going with the drive train that was already on the 90 frame, a 360 4 speed.
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Old 04-15-2016, 10:52 AM   #7
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That will work great, I thought you might have an oil burner in it.
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Old 05-05-2016, 08:51 PM   #8
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Still mocked up. Some cab work done. Lots of measuring happening. Will require some custom work to make everything fit to give it as original a look as possible.


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Old 05-06-2016, 08:47 AM   #9
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Looks like those front springs are kind of mad at the moment?
looks like they are reversed arced?
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Old 05-06-2016, 06:54 PM   #10
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Looks like those front springs are kind of mad at the moment?
looks like they are reversed arced?
Not sure. That's the way they came on the 90 when I purchased it.
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Old 05-12-2016, 08:57 PM   #11
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Work is progressing. Welder in next week to shorten the frame.
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Old 05-13-2016, 07:41 AM   #12
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Nice... Really coming along.... Looking good !!!!
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Old 05-26-2016, 09:08 PM   #13
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Firewall in. Modifications next to get rad cowl at correct level. Final mockup in the next week or two hopefully. Then the body work can begin.
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Old 05-27-2016, 07:23 AM   #14
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Looks good...... How did the shorting of the rear turn out?
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Looks good...... How did the shorting of the rear turn out?
That got delayed...but should happen overnight the next week or two. Cab is now in place and rad cowl mount in process of being modified. Box is just about set....still discussing how high we want it to sit. If all goes well actual body work should be underway by end of June. Hurry up and wait I am finding...lol
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Well..... Thats a big project... Should come out awesome and worth the wait....
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Old 06-09-2016, 09:19 PM   #17
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Frame finally shortened. Metal arriving tomorrow so fabricating of running boards can begin. Rad cowel mount modifications about to start. Discussed design for rear bumper which these didn't have, but we think a modern touch with a step type bumper might be a good idea as this is going to be a daily driver and not a garage queen. She'll be asked to work like any other pickup.


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Coming around Nicely !!!!!
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Old 06-15-2016, 08:19 PM   #19
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Work progresses. Boys working on aligning clutch and brake pedals. Steering modifications just about ready to start...matter of ordering some parts. Bottom 6 or so inches of cab rear and corners about to be replaced. So much going on at once...sometimes seems like nothing happening...but it is...lol
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Old 06-17-2016, 04:13 PM   #20
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Lot's of progress.... Looking neater every time we see it.... Keep us posted... Really like the build !!!!!!!!!

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Old 06-18-2016, 05:35 AM   #21
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Your making good progress , going to be a cool driver!
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Old 06-23-2016, 06:59 PM   #22
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Work on steering column and pedals progresses. Driveshaft back from being shortened. Nice Monte Carlo being finished up.


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Old 06-30-2016, 04:33 PM   #24
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Pedals set. Looking for tilt steering column. Box removed to replace lower cab.


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Old 06-30-2016, 06:45 PM   #25
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Man... That is really coming along... Looking sweet...
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Metal fabrication is my passion, sure miss it.

It's looking good!
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Old 07-05-2016, 12:57 PM   #27
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Bottom of cab replaced. Inching closer to the actual body work.


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Old 08-03-2016, 09:02 AM   #28
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Work slowed a bit last couple of weeks. Wrong parts arrived, weather got nice and the beer flowed. Lol. Getting back on track. Waiting for seats to arrive so final setting of steering column can take place. Getting closer to actual body work being done. But first, many components like wiper motors and heater being fit as some custom work has to be done there. Once that's done, cab can come back off.
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Nice...
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We'll forgive the slow process this time just don't let it happen again!


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