I got my first car...well truck!!!!!! PICS - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > General Discussion> Hotrodders' Lounge
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2005, 04:37 PM
Nightfire's Avatar
Young & Idealistic
 
Last wiki edit: How to rebuild an engine
Last journal entry: 1950 Fargo - losing hope
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Canada
Age: 26
Posts: 1,192
Wiki Edits: 4

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I got my first car...well truck!!!!!! PICS

Hey gang,
that's right, you read right. I finally got myself an old truck. This will be my first vehicle ever, you know the special one after 3 years of looking around (specifically for 1/2 tons) my journey has led me to this great 1950 Fargo 1/2 ton. I've looked at plenty 1 tons and 3/4 tons and they were all in the 1-3 grand area. 1/2 tons were always higher than that in good shape. But, when I was looking in my local classifieds on thursday I saw this beauty for sale and rushed over there to look at it. I went back a second time on friday with my mom, then called my dad in south america (on business trip) to ask him if it was ok, then went back with my uncle who's a mechanic and bought it today for a solid $2600 CND (about $2k US). Asking price was $3K.
It's solid, good body, flatty 6, runs and drives, will need new brakes and fixed windshield wipers to pass safety inspection.
Here are the pics





nice interior




I'm gettin her home tomorow or tuesday. I'm so excited!!!!!! I should have her road worthy in a month if all goes well.

Things to do:
-rear brakes
-windshield wipers
-new battery
-new weatherstripping
-new rear tires
-engine tune up
-rear axel seals
-fix the slack in the steering column (adjust the box I imagine)

Plans for later
-dual exhaust with glasspacks,
-clean up and dress up engine
-lower a bit
-new headliner
-radio
-eventually new paint job but this metallic blue will do it for a few years


So, thats about it.....so excited!!!!!



Mike

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2005, 04:51 PM
WakBordr7387's Avatar
Gone fishin'
 
Last wiki edit: Removing stuck fasteners
Last journal entry: blah.......again
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Texas Coast
Age: 29
Posts: 667
Wiki Edits: 2

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Way to go mikey!! Looks like you got a great deal, the truck looks great! Im sure you'll have alot of fun with it. Just one thing though, its gonna be a pain in the butt sometimes with it when something goes wrong with it if its gonna be your daily driver. Beleive me, My truck is my project/daily driver and it gets annoying every so often when something goes wrong, but its a hell of a lot more fun to drive it around than some boring import for a daily driver!
Good luck with it, and have fun!


Brad

EDIT: btw, I rated your thread a 1 star just because I can,MUWAHAHAHAHA!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2005, 05:39 PM
redlightning's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: TN
Age: 49
Posts: 1,082
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3
Thanked 9 Times in 3 Posts
That looks like a great deal.Awesome truck!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2005, 05:40 PM
Nightfire's Avatar
Young & Idealistic
 
Last wiki edit: How to rebuild an engine
Last journal entry: 1950 Fargo - losing hope
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Canada
Age: 26
Posts: 1,192
Wiki Edits: 4

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Just worked it out, its actually $1850 american, my bad. time to learn how to drive a 3-on-the-tree.



Mike
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2005, 05:43 PM
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: Mopar tapered axle rear brake conversion
Last journal entry: What I'm doing now...
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 4,267
Wiki Edits: 49

Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
I love it when someone dares to be different.

Remember down the line.... Fargo was a division of Chrysler so if you decide to do an engine swap later it would be a great candidate for an early HEMI.

Here's a little Fargo history for ya.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2005, 05:44 PM
1Fast65Elky's Avatar
Left Nut, Right Nut....Squish!
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2004
Location: California
Age: 32
Posts: 363
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
CONGRATS. Thats a real nice lookin truck.
Around here that thing would probably pick up a pretty penny...
good deal ya got.

-thx cl, i was wondering who made a fargo ...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2005, 05:58 PM
Fast Orange's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hightstown,NJ
Age: 58
Posts: 174
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Is that your trade-in on the right in the first two pics? J/K
The truck looks real good-she must've had a good home.
Just make sure you do the safety stuff first,then tune 'er up and make 'er shine.
Congratulations on a nice find,George
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2005, 06:00 PM
Nightfire's Avatar
Young & Idealistic
 
Last wiki edit: How to rebuild an engine
Last journal entry: 1950 Fargo - losing hope
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Canada
Age: 26
Posts: 1,192
Wiki Edits: 4

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Centerline
I love it when someone dares to be different.

Remember down the line.... Fargo was a division of Chrysler so if you decide to do an engine swap later it would be a great candidate for an early HEMI.

Here's a little Fargo history for ya.
LOL, I seem to go for the mopars, dunno why I always thought I was a Ford guy. Almost bought a '65 Fury, then almost bought a power wagon, now I bought this. My uncle did say that I should drive it till the flatty dies, then drop a HEMI in. Just a 331 would do
Thanks for the link as well, that seems to be a pretty good site. Do you know any places to get weatherstripping, rear axel seals and stuff like that for the Fargo?


Mike
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2005, 06:06 PM
Kevin45's Avatar
Just one of the guys
 

Last journal entry: Garage Toys
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Urbana, Ohio
Age: 58
Posts: 3,058
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Congrats Mike on the newly aquired ride. You may want to Check this out

Kevin
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2005, 06:28 PM
Fast Orange's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hightstown,NJ
Age: 58
Posts: 174
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Suprizingly enough,I don't think that parts for your new ride will be that hard to find-
Brakes,seals,belts& tune-up stuff is probably still available at the local parts store,weatherstrip from Steele Rubber Products.
The driveline and engine were used throughout the Chrysler/Dodge/Plyyymouth lines in both cars and trucks,so major parts like waterpumps fuel pumps etc. are probably available as reproductions from various manufacturers.To find some of the repop outfits,pick up a copy of "Hemmings Motor News" at a local newsstand or magazine shop.
Not to rain on your parade,but take agood look at the wiring in the old girl-wire of the type used back then probably isn't in real good shape now,and being a 6 volt system,it has to carry twice as much current as a 12 volt system to do the same work.

Good Luck,George
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2005, 07:26 PM
1ownerT's Avatar
Home School Valedictorian
 
Last wiki edit: Health and safety in the shop or garage Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Iowa
Age: 53
Posts: 1,645
Wiki Edits: 4

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nightfire
My uncle did say that I should drive it till the flatty dies, then drop a HEMI in. Just a 331 would do

Mike
Nice truck!
You might not have to wait to long, without leaded gas the valves might be the thing to do it in. (not intended to be mean, only that the Hemi might not have to wait too long.)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2005, 07:52 PM
helrazr3's Avatar
im on a highway to hell
 

Last journal entry: new wheels and seats
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: billerica, mass
Age: 49
Posts: 689
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


good luck dude thats a nice looking ride.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2005, 08:25 PM
Nightfire's Avatar
Young & Idealistic
 
Last wiki edit: How to rebuild an engine
Last journal entry: 1950 Fargo - losing hope
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Canada
Age: 26
Posts: 1,192
Wiki Edits: 4

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts


yes I'm happy thanks for the link Kevin, that'll help me a lot down the line!

Now I gotta learn how to drive a 3-on-the-tree...




Mike
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2005, 08:33 PM
ChevelleSS_LS6's Avatar
Jeep XJ and a Javelin
 
Last wiki edit: Compression test
Last journal entry: August 9, part III
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Age: 28
Posts: 1,610
Wiki Edits: 7

Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Centerline
I love it when someone dares to be different.

Remember down the line.... Fargo was a division of Chrysler so if you decide to do an engine swap later it would be a great candidate for an early HEMI.

Here's a little Fargo history for ya.
/\I love "different engines" and era-correct engines.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2005, 09:44 PM
4 Jaw Chuck's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Age: 46
Posts: 4,937
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2
Thanked 82 Times in 68 Posts
She's a beaut Mike, I'll keep an eye out for it and drag ya! What a great project truck.
__________________
Outlawed tunes from outlawed pipes
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodders' Lounge posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Basics of Basics" Photographing your car. MARTINSR Hotrodders' Lounge 3 06-01-2005 05:25 PM
Truck blocks vs car blocks whats the differance? Jag Daddy Engine 14 05-31-2003 11:12 AM
12 Bolt car and truck rear ends the same? zachscc Transmission - Rearend 2 01-18-2003 07:29 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.