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    I seen these advertised on FB swap and for once I was the first one to message him 16 minutes after he posted it. Pretty much got about 2 whole Dodge pickups and a bunch of extra parts. The cab on my trailer is the most rust free cab of this vintage I've ever seen and I was glad to get a pilot house cab also. I think I'm going to swap the rear half of the pilot cab onto the nice cab. It doesn't show it on the pics but both boxes were chuck full of all the extra parts. The plan for this build is to either find a running V8 Dakota or use a Dakota frame with a 5.3, I read that is about the best fitting frame for 50's pickups. I'm not going to do anything to the body, going to leave it all natural I'm looking forward to this build after I get my wife a new kitchen I think I got a steal for $500
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    Looks like a good start. Congrats! Subscribing to this one so I can follow along. Good luck.
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    Heck of a good catch Seth, should be a good project---or two!
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    ......score !!!! (this was written in all caps, but this site won't allow you to do that). Here's an article I wrote many years ago that may be of interest to you. The other names on the top of the article are fellows who added a little something of their own along the way. You'll see at the bottom that this article has been accessed over 72,000 times......
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    I'm gonna guess the kitchen remodel won't be that cheap . But if you're going to have to do a comparative budget you'll have plenty for the truck(s). Good score!
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    You know that would be good candidate for late model Hemi!
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    You're going to kill that patina when you put the pilot house rear on. Nice score! That's a great deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techinspector1 View Post
    ......score !!!! (this was written in all caps, but this site won't allow you to do that). Here's an article I wrote many years ago that may be of interest to you. The other names on the top of the article are fellows who added a little something of their own along the way. You'll see at the bottom that this article has been accessed over 72,000 times......
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    Thanks for the article, I didn't realize the gen II Dakota's got wider. It was a worth while read for that alone so I can stop looking at them, the square ones are getting harder to find around here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Parmenter View Post
    I'm gonna guess the kitchen remodel won't be that cheap . But if you're going to have to do a comparative budget you'll have plenty for the truck(s). Good score!
    The remodel won't be cheap but it's needed, it's going to a pretty simple farm kitchen with painted cupboards so that will help. We will have to let the pocket book heal a bit before spending too much on the Dodge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotrod46 View Post
    You know that would be good candidate for late model Hemi!
    That is a great idea! It was enough to get me looking on FB for one. Turns out the guy I bought my Ram from has a 2014 44k Hemi with all the accessories and computer listed for $2000. That's cheap enough but too early in the build to buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    You're going to kill that patina when you put the pilot house rear on. Nice score! That's a great deal.
    I thought the greens were a close enough match but they probably aren't. I got some figuring out to do yet, I may just repair the rust on the pilot cab if need be. I hope I can get it all to blend well, I might start messing around with some extra panels and see if I can perfect some faux patina. I really never care much for faux patina though, It's like faking a war wound.
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    'Scuse my ignorance Seth; but what is this 'Pilot Cab' you speak of?
    It's a term I've not heard before.
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    From what I understand, I thought the pilot cab is what Dodge called their 5 window cab. After some more reading , I'm not sure that's correct. I'm still learning this Dodge thing.
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    Glad you liked the idea. Always happy to help someone spend their money!

    Seriously, I don't know much about how difficult swapping the late model Hemi is, but I can tell you that I have a 5.7 in my 2013 Ram half ton and I have never wanted for more power. I think it was rated for 385 HP and would probably easily go over 400 without the cats and with a little tune.

    Your truck would probably be much lighter than a late model Ram, so tire shredding performance should be a slam dunk with the Hemi.
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    Maybe we should start calling you and Falconvan the Dodge Brothers?
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