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1-Ton Power Wagon Dodge called it the General Purpose Power Wagon; 1946-1968 WDX-WM300, the civilian truck with the military look. Also has come to be known as the flat fender Power Wagon, abbreviated FFPW

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Old 12-13-2017, 09:05 AM   #61
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Just one more reason to own a lathe. Bet you could knock out some pushrods that wouldn't break.
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Old 12-15-2017, 10:09 AM   #62
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My bucket list, a lathe in the shop at home...someday. I hope.
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Old 12-16-2017, 10:54 PM   #63
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Back to body work - removal of passenger hood dent

I did a little bodywork today. Removed the dent on the passenger side hood. Lost my favorite tool in the process this evening. I’ll go grab a new one in the morning before I start on the drivers side hood.

As you can see from the second photo the edge by the radiator keeps popping down with slightest amount of pressure. Had to do a little heat treating to tighten that up and prevent it from happening again.

Not the best at this but wanted to make sure that I could do it before I look at replacement hoods. Still have the smallest of dents that need to be worked out however I will do later once I determine I can get the drivers side fixed.
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Old 12-16-2017, 10:55 PM   #64
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Another view of the repair.
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Old 12-17-2017, 12:41 PM   #65
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My bucket list, a lathe in the shop at home...someday. I hope.
Watch the online GSA auctions. They come up frequently. Enough you can B picky. Pretty sure you have the means to move one. Last one I saw was at an estate auction. Clausen 6300. In a basement. On a homemade bench. With the home sold to a rental/flipper type. Reluctantly I passed.
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Old 12-17-2017, 07:43 PM   #66
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Driver side hood dent removed

Worked on it the drivers side hood today after getting another rubber mallet. Do not like the handle on the new mallet but was able to complete the job. The remaining low spots are so shallow sandable primer will cover them up. It ended up much better and faster than the passengers side that I went back and smoothed it out some more and is also now ready.

Noticed a couple of cracks at the hinge pin ends that I fixed those while I had them on my welding table.
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:41 PM   #67
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WOW, Nice work.
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Old 12-17-2017, 11:37 PM   #68
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Mmmmmmmm, Welding Table......
Nice work on the hood. They are tricky.
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Old 12-18-2017, 09:21 AM   #69
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Yes that hood is turning out beautifully, Very nice work!
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:43 PM   #70
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Build sheet

Finally sent in for my build sheet and this is what I received. Of all the extra equipment ordered with truck the only one to survive 69 yrs was the PTO.
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Old 12-20-2017, 12:31 AM   #71
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Do you still have the 4.89 gears and 7.5 x 16 tires? Just curious if those made it all these years.
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Old 12-23-2017, 01:58 AM   #72
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Thanks for the complements guys. I still have a long way to go to get in the same ball park as you guys. For my first time doing any of this I am happy but frustrated at the same time as I know if I had more experience/knowledge it could be better.

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Do you still have the 4.89 gears and 7.5 x 16 tires? Just curious if those made it all these years.
Matt, afraid to say that those did not make it through the vehicles history either. I would have loved to have the 4.89 gears.
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Old 12-23-2017, 09:15 AM   #73
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Matt, afraid to say that those did not make it through the vehicles history either. I would have loved to have the 4.89 gears.
Aw, that's too bad. Well, hopefully VPW will get another run of them made before too long.
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Old 12-23-2017, 11:29 PM   #74
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Christmas gift arrives early.

Steel for my flatbed arrive today. Excited to get started on that project with my oldest son who is back in town from college. However I still have a couple projects that need to get done; finish painting the frame (gloss black) and the engine accessories. Engine was painted couple days ago; dark charcoal, that was the color my youngest son picked. Ill send a couple of photos with the two completed in a couple of days hopefully.

Installed the missing dowell pin with the starter removed. Freeze plugs were also replaced as one was leaking from the sand blasting. I was amazed at how much junk I found in the engine block. Was able to flush it quite efficiently with all the freeze plugs out.
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Old 12-25-2017, 10:43 AM   #75
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Love seeing your build sheet, do you have a game plan for your bed?
Do you already have a design in mind?
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