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  • #61
    Also got lucky and found what is in my opinion the only hood ornament befitting this truck. Was lucky to find one that was not pitted, and didn't have to pay eBay prices!
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    • #62
      The Ram is sweet!!!!
      Andy

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      • #63
        Yesterday I decided to go back to the seat issue I have had. I previously researched through the archives for a substitute that would give my midsection the room it needed with the original large steering wheel. Last summer, I took the seat from the parts truck, repaired it, put a pull over cover on it and it bolted right up. I think it was an early 70's seat judging by some numbers I found on the underside.
        Anyway, I had a late 60's Chevy pickup seat, so I removed the one I had put in last year, did some comparative measuring and decided I wouldn't gain much. I glanced at a pilothouse seat I had picked up last summer with a load of spare parts in Michigan. My next project is a 50 B2C. I didn't really need the seat since I had a serviceable one already. I tracked the frame for it in my storage container and pulled it out........hey, I don't remember it being red, I'm thinking. Hmmmmmm............
        So I set the frame in.......thinking I have to make this work. Getting windy here so I will wrap it up. With minor modifications, the seat fit and it gives me several inches of breathing room! Here are some pics......
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        • #64
          Here are some pics of modifications.....first pic is the notches I had to cut on the side skirt to get the seat down in back, since I didn't want to cut the cross brace in the cab. Second pic is the original mounting tabs, I loosened the bolts and turned them. They fit over the original seat mount rails closely. I am in the process of drilling through from the inside out for new mounting bolts.

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          • #65
            Oops....pics
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            • #66
              IMG_20180803_170206311.jpeg Today I sealed my floorboards with Chassis Saver and installed the shifter boots I finally settled on. A also finished the seat install. IMG_20180803_170311130.jpeg

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              • #67
                Those fit nice I will get mine soon
                Andy

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                • #68
                  This weekend I finally got to the point of getting my rims finished and tires mounted. It's amazing how much of a difference wheels and tires make!
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                  • #69
                    Here are some before pics I found.....for a little perspective. Been at it for just over a year now.
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                    • #70
                      I solved my fuel tank issue last week. I went with a 57' Chevy tank from eBay. It was the closest in dimensions I could find. Plus, it bolted into the original brackets and straps nicely. The plumbing is a bit different but workable. My original tank was way to thin to mess with. I will get some pics of the install posted asap.

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                      • #71
                        Here are some pics of fuel tank install. I used a Gates 90 fuel hose, and a 1950 Dodge pilothouse filler neck which I happened to have lying around. I ordered a rubber grommet on eBay that will fit perfectly where the filler neck goes thru the bedside.
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                        • #72
                          Nice work!! It has come along way Buddy
                          Andy

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                          • #73
                            That tank fits incredibly well in that area and doesn't hang down the way the stock fuel tank does. That is great. Did you make new tank straps and or modify your factory tank straps?
                            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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                            • #74
                              Thanks Pismo!
                              Matt, the original straps fit as-is, was even able to get rubber in between the brackets and straps. It was tight, planned on longer bolts if needed, since this tank is actually 2" deeper. But it fit and exceeded my expectations. I checked into a custom made tank @ $600.00, decided to go with this tank for less than two hundred.

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                              • #75
                                If my rear tank doesn't look good inside I do the same, thanks.
                                Andy

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