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Re: 1924 dodge roadster updates
« Reply #60 on: May 14, 2018, 07:04:10 PM »
I'm sure you are not the first guy to put one of these in pre-computer home. I was surprised back in '08 when we did a demo at Bonneville and ran my 270 GMC on early '90s GMC TBI. It took just a few wires and sensors. Ignition would have only been a few more. It took about 30 minutes to get it running. I know new stuff is more complicated because of the integrated systems but you can do it.
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Re: 1924 dodge roadster updates
« Reply #61 on: June 05, 2018, 09:55:10 PM »
The engine and trans are mounted in the frame. I brought the body home to check on fit, it all looked good until I sized up the bed. I would have had to cut the bed down 5 inches to make it work, but that would have made the little truck look like a t bucket. I decided since the firewall needed to be replaced along with a 6.5 inch setback it was the place to cut, and leave the bed proportions alone. I then set the cab in it's place and set the 28 chevy fenders and boards, well I found out the 29 ford bed is quite a bit narrower than a chevy bodyby about 6 inches, but no problem I made a couple of extension to mount to the bed so the fenders will be in the proper position just like they did ford trucks just a bit larger. HAVE A LOOK.

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Re: 1924 dodge roadster updates
« Reply #62 on: June 06, 2018, 06:59:40 AM »
Nice work Ghost.  Boy that's going to be a tight little package!
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Re: 1924 dodge roadster updates
« Reply #63 on: June 06, 2018, 10:14:37 AM »
Actually there is a lot of leg room

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Re: 1924 dodge roadster updates
« Reply #64 on: June 06, 2018, 01:32:48 PM »
That's going to be a sweet  ride.......looking good

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Re: 1924 dodge roadster updates
« Reply #65 on: June 06, 2018, 04:41:21 PM »
That's some great work Ghost, but here's a thought. Unless the rear differential sticks out way past the frame rails, how about widening the rear fenders instead of the extensions? Just my 2 cents... :-X
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Re: 1924 dodge roadster updates
« Reply #66 on: June 06, 2018, 04:56:25 PM »
Thats quite the project Ghost. Looks like you have a plan. I still find it strange that 6yrs ago I never seen a '24 Dodge. When I got my Dodge  coupe I had no idea what year it was or if it was actually a Dodge. Friend of my dads ID'd it for me. When I give it to my buddy Shane, he ran across another '24 coupe and bought it at an auction 6 months later. ;D

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Re: 1924 dodge roadster updates
« Reply #67 on: June 06, 2018, 06:17:08 PM »
the rear fender looks good widened in this way , reminds me of my friend Bobs 1931 ford pickup rear fenders.  That's the way ford did them.  Breaks up what could be have been a very wide looking rear fender.  Gets my vote.

My friend frank bought a 1925 dodge bros 4 door sedan and street rodded it with a 454 under the hood and later replaced with a 1984 TPI 350.  Big problem with these cars is filling the rear wheel wells as they came with a 33" tall tire and a large rim 17--20" and tire are difficult to source.  Silly narrow side walls are not the program on these.

gonna be another great GHOST build

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Re: 1924 dodge roadster updates
« Reply #68 on: June 06, 2018, 07:06:43 PM »
Thanks guys. chopper. the 29 chevy frame cuts out past the side of the bed, so this way is the less of 2 evils. Madmike. thank heaven these are 28 chevy rear fenders so it won't be as hard to fill them up. sammons I know what you mean when I started this build the very next swap meet had a phaeton 24 dodge project with a hemi for sale.
I have all the fenders and boards installed, I also set the 28 chevy radiator shell where I want it to sit.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2018, 07:08:28 PM by ghost28 »

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Re: 1924 dodge roadster updates
« Reply #69 on: June 14, 2018, 03:51:43 PM »
I recieved my harness and comp back from hot wire, man they do a nice and tidy job. They also do harness and computer stuff for LS engines.

 


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