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Old 07-30-2005, 09:50 PM
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Life when you have an old Dodge truck

New draglink --- $425
4 rear wheel cylinders --- $70 a piece
2 front wheel clyinders --- $98 a piece
4 rear brake shoes --- $75 a pair if you ship them the old ones
4 front brake shoes --- $85 a pair if you ship them the old ones
New parking brake cable --- $80
New speedo cable --- $20
Rear axel seals --- $14 inner a piece (need 2)
$18 outer seal a piece (need 2)
The feeling of pride, joy and accomplishment I'll have once I get 'er street legal --- priceless (well I havent actually gotten her street legal but I asume its a priceless feeling)

So if you have an old Chevy or Ford truck, be happy your parts are wayyyyyy cheaper than mine, cause an oddball Dodge truck like mine can get pretty expensive but I love it!


Have a good day





Mike

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Old 07-30-2005, 10:05 PM
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Yep, I am glad my parts are cheaper!
Dont worry Im sure you'll get the money for it, just about every gearhead gets the parts he wants somehow or other.
But maybe you could swap in some chevy parts to the old truck? Replacement parts would be cheaper and it would be better


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Old 07-30-2005, 10:14 PM
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Look at it this way-exclusivity has it's price. You'll rarely see another truck like yours,unlike the guys with Fords and Chevies who see another truck like thier own at every show or cruise.
Plus,the parts you bought are some of the most important pieces on your ride-without brakes and steering,you're not going anywhere.The main thing is just be glad you could get them-I have a friend doing a Hudson who pulls his hair out for many of the parts he needs.
Keep up the good work-the feeling when your truck is right is priceless.
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Old 07-31-2005, 12:25 AM
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nice shorts.

I know what you mean about the prices...actually I don't know what you mean I drive Caprices and a Honda. To own something so different makes spending the extra dollars worth it, but you still have every right bich about it.
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Old 07-31-2005, 03:06 AM
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They are around http://www.freenet.tlh.fl.us/~clarkcm/trucks.htm / http://www.oldtrucks.com/cgi-bin/rea...s=View+Records
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About 15 years ago, a friend of mine restored a 52 Dodge PU and all the items you mentioned were available through the dealership (he was the co owner and the parts people still knew how to use the books and did not rely totally on computers). Many of the brake parts were still in production then. I think you may want to start visiting some of the small out of the way Dodge dealerships.

Trees

PS Nice truck!!
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Those are some high prices.If the wheel cylinders are not pitted you should be able to hone them out and put in a kit.It should be a lot cheaper.
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Those prices are from a Chrysler/Dodge dealership in Ontario called Dodge City Ontario. They're the closest dealer to me that can get me this stuff, www.moparts.com has all my parts as well but with shipping cost, conversion to candian dollar and customs fees I'll pay 30-40%more untill its at home sitting on my workbench
I know I'll get the money eventually, I only make $400 every second week so it'll be another month untill I can do anything on the ole Dodge. I might just get the shoes relined and that might be cheaper, and maybe I can rebuild my wheel cylinders (hone 'em and put new rubbers in ) but the draglink is a definite must. I can have 1/8" play to pass safety inspection, and on I have about 1/4" .... speedo and brake cable are a must also. But I couldnt be any happier with it, it's my first truck/car ever and I'm happy its a bit "different".



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