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Re: Needs help with Restoration Questions.

Postby jimmy » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:22 pm

Sweptline is a name (Dodge I think) used to describe the body style of trucks from 1961 to 71. Sweptline refers to the body line that extends from one end of the truck to the other.
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Re: Needs help with Restoration Questions.

Postby POWWAG » Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:08 am

In reference to what I posted: Sweptline refers to an internal (Wide) fender box, Utiline is one with the fenders external (Proud), and no reference means it is a cab and chassis.

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Re: Needs help with Restoration Questions.

Postby soopernaut » Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:59 am

Seff wrote:what does sweptline mean?


In this case it is the style of bed. Wide bed is refered to as sweptline.
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Re: Needs help with Restoration Questions.

Postby jimmy » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:18 pm

Thanks - I learned something new. Doh
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Postby Anthonyertl » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:12 pm

I have a 1955 dodge m37 Canadian military truck and the engine smokes really bad, it has a np420 transmission in it and I was wondering if there is a newer engine that will bolt in without any major fab work?
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Re: Needs help with Restoration Questions.

Postby Dman » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:59 am

Here is a link to some axle identification info. If you look around you can find lots of info online with some simple google queries: http://www.therangerstation.com/tech_library/Dana44.htm

I didn't see any mention of lug nut count, so just in case: 6 = 100 and 8 = 200

If the truck is from the forestry service any number of things could be going on. I bought a '67 c20 (yes bow tie) that had been a forestry truck. The id said it was a six with a utility bed but it had an eight and a full bed. I think the guys at the garages just swap in any parts they have laying around. The trucks in the forestry service take quite a beating so they just do as needed. It would be a good idea to check both vins to see if they match. You never know if someone dropped a tree on the cab and they just swapped it from another truck. Just a thought.
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Re: Needs help with Restoration Questions.

Postby RussRoth » Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:52 pm

soopernaut wrote:
Seff wrote:what does sweptline mean?


In this case it is the style of bed. Wide bed is refered to as sweptline.


And that ran at least through '73 because my '73 W200 was also a Sweptline (LWB) bed model.
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Re: Needs help with Restoration Questions.

Postby Seff » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:00 pm

ok i have my parts truck now. but does it matter if its a adventurer or camper special? its a 2wd but the body is straight and there is like a compartment in the passenger side of the bed. is that normal?
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Re: Needs help with Restoration Questions.

Postby Seff » Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:25 pm

anyone know a cheap lift? im looking at either a 4 inch lift, but i dont know anything about lifting. so please help me.
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Re: Needs help with Restoration Questions.

Postby Hobcobble » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:32 am

Seff wrote:anyone know a cheap lift? im looking at either a 4 inch lift, but i dont know anything about lifting. so please help me.

Google:
Skyjacker
Rough Country
Tough Country

Kits run a few hundred dollars.
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Re: Needs help with Restoration Questions.

Postby Seff » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:56 pm

thanks
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Re: Needs help with Restoration Questions.

Postby POWWAG » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:18 pm

I can sell you this one for $27.37

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Re: Needs help with Restoration Questions.

Postby tinbasher » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:09 am

I can sell you this one for $27.37


you don't see that sort of engineering every day.
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Re: Needs help with Restoration Questions.

Postby Hewy » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:02 am

Ralph Nader wrote a book called "Unsafe at any speed "
This applies :pale
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Re: Needs help with Restoration Questions.

Postby Seff » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:39 am

that Doesnt even look like it could handle off road.
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Re: Needs help with Restoration Questions.

Postby POWWAG » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:40 am

Seff wrote:that Doesnt even look like it could handle off road.


I laugh every time I look at this, it does not look like it is handling just sitting still.

Check Super Lift for kits for older trucks.

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Re: Needs help with Restoration Questions.

Postby Seff » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:06 pm

thanks don, does anyone know where i can find an automatic transmission for a 73 w200? im also looking at prices for a complete 440 engine. if you know where i can find either, please let me know.

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