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1968 Dodge A100 pickup - tribute to the 'Little Red Wagon" - pic heavy

Discussion in 'Member Restorations' started by kiwigtx, Aug 22, 2018.

  1. kiwigtx

    kiwigtxInternational Mod Staff Member

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    Back on all four now....
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    Finally getting some tintable primer on the body....
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      Some time between body and paint shops allowed the dash to be pulled apart and rebuilt....
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      I found an old Chrysler temperature gauge that I converted to be an Oil Pressure to replace the idiot light....
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      Emergency brake assembly was removed and cleaned up....painted and lubricated ready for installation...
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        kiwigtxInternational Mod Staff Member

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        Transmission was left untouched....except for a new front end seal, and a change of fluid once re-installed. No leaks and it shifted well, so no need to mess around with it...

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        Engine was put on the dolly ready for reinstalling...
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        Entry hole is nice and clean.....
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          So I arrived at my Painter's house the next day after a longish day....and the paint was done...a huge surprise - he must have been up all night doing that for me....and I left around midnight...
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          All sorts of people pitched in to help get this truck ready for the Whangamata Beach Hop 2010....
          Matt here is a Police Officer....(expertly installed the Dynomat with such little wastage, you could swear they were diecut pieces)
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          The one of many work spaces....
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          My buddy Wally (in the overalls) came by after work each night, he did long days at work as well...
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          Personalised plates had been ordered in advance....
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            All important firing of the engine for the first time in 3 months....
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              Seats are from a Toyota Cynos....the original A100 seats were long gone, and not that comfortable I imagine....
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              Time for the Sign Man to start his magic.....
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                Well, after only 90 days from the truck landing in New Zealand, till the time the Beach Hop cruise weekend started....thousands of man and woman hours went into to a total and pretty thorough rebuild. I still find it hard to believe we did make the deadline....and cannot get over how much a small and dedicated team can do....and how little sleep we could do it on...
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                  A year or so later I added a SunPro tach to the dash - fitted nicely where the ash tray would normally be - I kept all the original fixings. :)
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                  Here's a few more shots missed out earlier...
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                  Took me another couple of years to snag the bracket for the Emergency Brake handle off the Doghouse....now fitted.
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                  Parked next to my GTX at home....had a total of 800 inches that day. :D
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                  At my buddy Cliff's house....
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                    90 days!?! Dedicated is an understatement! Thanks for sharing the transformation.
                     
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                      90 days...give or take an hour or two. :D
                       
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                        Good to see the back flange on the engine block was cleaned of paint. The starter will like that.
                        90 days. Its hard to imagine just hours of assembly line time did it the first time.
                         
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                          fantastic truck!
                           
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                            Thanks guys...stay tuned for the next installment - rebuild 2018. :D
                             
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                            Is it getting a hemi?
                             
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                              That's a little bit too wishful. :D