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Old 06-16-2006, 01:52 AM
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Classic Dodge information?

ok heres the deal. Im having a hell of a time trying to find any information on a peticular truck made by Dodge in the mid 1950's. The truck is a 1956 Dodge D300 (see pics below). I have come across a couple pictures, but cant come up with any information on the vehicles whatsoever. If anybody knows somewhere on the internet I could do some research that would be greatly appretiated. Also any store sites that deals in that era truck for repro parts would also be handy.

Thanks alot. I cant seem to do this on my own, so I hope the brainchild that is hotrodders.com can come up with something!







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Go here all kinds of info on those trucks..

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Old 06-16-2006, 06:18 AM
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Am I correct when I call this truck a D300? judging by the other pictures im finding, its a C-series truck... maybe I should just stick to chevy lol.

if someone could correctly identify this truck it would be a big help
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Old 06-16-2006, 07:45 AM
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possibly folks over at www.moparts.com could help. What kind of info are you looking for?

That body style ran from 48-56 with slight diferences. 57 they made the hoods one piece and open like a modern car.

That grill being on the 54-56 ones.
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Might try www.allpar.com, I know its my answer to about everything mopar, but it is (All-Mopar)...They have a truck section in there, I think i might have read through it. Forums too...

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Old 06-16-2006, 11:35 AM
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A few pics:

http://www.carnut.com/photo/list/dodge.html

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http://www.allpar.com/model/ram/ram-history.html

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http://www.chryslerclub.org/index.html
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Nice looking truck!

What info are you looking for?
I owned a 1956 Fargo 3 ton car hauler for about 10 years, it was my driver...

MoParts has a ton of guys full of knowledge, there is a "street rodder" forum there too now.
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Old 06-17-2006, 03:48 PM
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thats not the truck, its just a pic of one I found on the internet haha.

Well I bought the truck today. Its being towed to my house as we speak, so Ill have pics up shortly. Its a 1956 D300 1 ton, inline six (I was praying for an early hemi... but no such luck )

as I said, ill post pics soon
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ok, so the truck has finally been delivered (stupid tow-companys taking there sweet *** time ) and here are the pictures I promised!

















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Old 06-19-2006, 11:11 PM
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Truck looks great! Make sure the brakes and steering are good and have a great summer. When are you and Nightfire going to meet up at the strip?
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haha good call, nightfire where abouts in canada are you?
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Nice find, clean looking too!
My 56 looked identical but was a 3 ton, bigger fenders etc. I'll see if I can dig out pics..
My flathead 6 looked identical too, wonder if it was the same ? There was a tag on my driver's door pillar... maybe take a look see if you have one?
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Nope sorry, no tag in any pillars in the cab. did you ever have to get any replacment parts or performance parts for that '56 or the flat 6? if so what sources did you use. im having some trouble finding manufacturers of parts for the truck. Ive always been a chev guy, but when i seen this beauty my eyes lit up. wheres a good place to look up performance parts on the engine?i do not know awhole lot about Mopar so any help is apretiated
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Inliners is a good site for you. Click on Bulletin Board and then Mopar.

http://www.inliners.org/
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