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  • A salute to Gordon Maney

    I never got to meet Gordon but I did buy one of his power wagons from his estate. It's been 3 years already. Time flies in some respects. Anyway, the following is what I have done with his power wagon. It was not running when I got it and I had several boxes of misc. parts that had been removed over the years but it is back together now and tonight I took it out for its maiden voyage around the block. So here it goes-


    a link to the one I bought- http://www.powerwagonadvertiser.com/...ad.php?t=14932

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    I changed the color after much deliberation and to keep my wife happy. I am not a purist. I like keeping things original but I am also open to some mechanical updates when the budget allows. I did upgrade to power disc brakes all around. Thanks to Charles Talbert for those. Most everything I did myself. I stripped it down to a bare frame and started from scratch. Here is where I am at now-
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    • #3
      Nice Job!!!
      Gordon would be Pleased.
      I'm sure It would bring him to a smile.
      Tom
      WDX & Misc. Pics.
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      • #4
        Wow, the truck looks great. What a tribute to Gordon. Nice job!

        Did you have to go through the engine or the driveline?

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        • #5
          Very Nice, Great work, and Gordon would be very happy.
          I drive a DODGE, not a ram!

          Thanks,
          Will
          WAWII.com

          1946 WDX Power Wagon - "Missouri Mule"
          1953 M37 - "Frankenstein"
          1993 Jeep YJ - "Will Power"
          1994 2500 4WD Regular Cab - "Old Gray"
          2006 3500 DRW 4WD Mega Cab - "Power Wagon Hauler"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Matt Wilson View Post
            Did you have to go through the engine or the driveline?
            I did. I will post more pics of the inside and engine when I take them. I rebuilt the motor. Had to have it bored .040 over to clean it up. I also bought a new carb and HEI ignition from Langdon's and I made the move to 12v. I went thru both axles and transmission while I had it torn apart too. I had it just about completely torn apart as you can get.

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            • #7
              Thanks for all the comments. Here are some motor pics-
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              • #8
                And some interior-
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                • #9
                  a little dirty yet but one of the bed-
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                  • #10
                    This is stunning!! I remember pulling this truck out of the building, looking nothing like this. At a loss for words really quite amazing
                    1967 W200.aka.Hank
                    1946 WDX.aka.Shorty
                    2012 Ram 2500 PowerWagon.aka Ollie

                    Life is easier in a lower gear.

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                    • #11
                      What a beautiful machine! I too never got to meet Gordon, but from the conversations we had and the guidance he gave when we first spoke (I was only 21 at the time) I'm sure he would be absolutely pleased with the truck. Its life has been extended and its in the hands of someone who can care for it well! Great work! Beautiful machine!
                      1942 WC53 Carryall in progress.

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                      • #12
                        Wow, very nice, indeed. You sure have done a lot of work for 3 years' time!

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                        • #13
                          Thanks everyone. It has been a fun project. I have a lot of little odds and ends yet but at least its on the road again.

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                          • #14
                            What a beauty
                            Andy

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                            • #15
                              Looking good. I think Gordon would be pleased.

                              Bucky
                              1975 W600

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