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    Congrats on the new Dodge project. Looks very complete and good shape-- a good start there.

    You mention about doing a carb rebuild----------hhmmm-- two years ago I went to Montana and picked up a Chevy G506 1 1/2 ton truck. It had been sitting for about 10 years. I get it home and finally a year later I get time to tinker on it. Hooked up a clean 5 gallon can so as to eliminate the fuel tank crud possibilities. It would start but not stay running. Peed gas out the tube at the top of the carb.

    Gave up and headed for town for a rebuild kit. Parts Guy tells me an old trick. Before putting out the money and time to rebuild the carb try using a small hammer to whack on the side of the carb. Use the wooden handle -NOT the steel head of the hammer so you don't break something. With fresh gas, it may unstick itself with a little gentle persuasion.

    It stopped peeing fuel out the top tube and continued to run, idled great, runs good. Starts right up. No hesitation on acceleration.



    It may be worth a try ----your mileage may vary.
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    Nice looking straight truck, Good Luck!!
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    Check Doyle's book on Dodge military trucks. Side doors may have been locally fabricated rather than an issue item.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasttruck View Post
    Check Doyle's book on Dodge military trucks. Side doors may have been locally fabricated rather than an issue item.
    I've been told that they are a post-war item.

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    Have not had much time to work on it, so very little progress. But I have been ordering parts for it from MIDWEST MILITARY. Hopefully I will get some time to work on it this coming weekend. I'll try and take some pictures this weekend and post them here. I have ordered the canvas for it and a new wiring harness from VINTAGE WIRING of MAINE.

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    Beautiful truck, hard to believe it is that original!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rumplecat View Post
    Beautiful truck, hard to believe it is that original!
    Ran into a problem today with my WC63. Crawled underneath it with a wire brush and wire brushed the frame behind the drivers side front wheel. Could not find a serial number. Any suggestions?
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    Not sure what you mean by behind the front wheel,but if you are looking at the wheel from the side,it will be left of center.
    sometimes the vin #is very faint,and can be covered with paint.

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    Wow, awesome project!

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    Hopefully I will have time after work today to take sandpaper to the area where the frame serial number is supposed to be.

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