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Dafz

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Hello all,
I am excited to say that my new project has arrived safely from Kansas!

We believe that she's a 1946 3 ton tipper truck. (178 inch wheelbase)

Has anyone got any information about these trucks in particular, I was a bit surprised to find two fan belts on the engine (T135) and what I believe to be vacuum brake system?

I'm new to the classic American scene, and extremely new to Dodge (this one that I have is the only known one in Europe!)

So I'm here for information, guidance and advice if I may.

Looking forward to getting tucked into this project and get her running again like the good old days!

Thank you
Stay safe
DW

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7mopar

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Only been around one and that was years ago. Brakes are probably hydro-vac. Parts are still available on the web for the braking system. Look for the unit under the cab as that is were most got hidden.
 

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Nice old truck! What are your plans for behind the cab? All kinds of possibilities.
 

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Im thinking of doing this project in a two pase (maybe three) restoration.... Phase 1, get all the old running gear and engine working and driving again, slapping a custom built flat bed on the back and using it for a while.

Phase 2, I'm going to convert the back into a custom built vehicle transporter with tilting bed and winch.

Phase 3 (I'd prefer not to need it) - might end up converting to a Cummings diesel and modernization. Depends on how well I can get the original stuff working. (If I do this I'm going to paint it black too)

I'll be looking for parts and bits to get the original going as best I can first!
 

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Phase 2 would be my preferred choice as well. I hope you can keep it original, just don't see many that haven't been modified.
 

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there is a older guy here in calif , sonoma area that has the collection of those year and model dodge trucks . if info or parts are needed , call bryan's salvage 707-642-5408 bryan or rosa will answer tuesday through saturday 9-5 california time . second pic in is his hauler he uses weekly .
 

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oh ya i have my old 41 dodge army issue with a standard cab my father put on it , i learned to drive in it back in 1968-70 during the winter months . that was some fun , my father and grandfather with me in the cab of that truck on a dirt road crossing creaks and climbing up n down the rail , lol .
 

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