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  1. Does anyone have information on what standard tools like jacks, engine cranks, wheel wrenches etc. came with 1937 Dodge MC/MD trucks?  I think they were usually stored under the seat.  I have an engine crank and an old jack but I think the jack is for a Ford.  

  2. You are correct. There is a misleading drawing on what the '37 Dodge truck dash looks like in one of the books. I think it is in one of Don Bunn's books on the the restoration of Dodge trucks. The drawing shows the dash of what appears to be a 1936 truck.

    I'll give you advanced warning that the windshield crank, window cranks, door handles and front grill parts are extremely difficult to find and if found can be very expensive. The hubcaps are also hard to find as they are not being reproduced. It looks like your tailgate may be in good shape. That is good as they are hard to replace.

    Measure your block length. It should be the longer 25" block that was used in the '37 and '38 Dodge MC and RC. The longer length allows you to drop in a 265 CI engine without any major modifications (the original block has a displacement of 218). Engine parts are much easier to find. The newer 25" blocks have provisions for full flow oil filters. Overdrives and 5 speed T-5's can be substituted for the 3 speed.

    Kits are available for redoing the interior.

  3. The dash in your photo of the 1937 MC is correct for both the 1937 MC and the 1937 RC. The 1937 and 38 dashes were identical as were the cab, fenders bed and engine. The main difference between the two years were changes in the grill and hood side panels.

    The original engine block would have the letters T38 xxxxx on the side boss located on the upper left hand corner of the ignition side of the block by the water pump and just below the head.

  4. Yes, I believe that all 36, 37 and 38 Dodge and Plymouth 1/2 ton pickup fenders (and most other sheet metal parts) are interchangeable. I believe that the dash on the 37 and 38's is different from the 36's. The engine blocks on the 37 and 38 Dodge 1/2 ton trucks are 25" the blocks on the 37 abd 38 Plymouth PT's are 23".

  5. Man would I love a 3.54 center section for my 36 DB LC! Does anyone know if that 3rd member will fit in a 36? 1936 is the last year of the non-hypoid differential.

    My guess is that you'd have to swap the whole rear axle. It would probably be more productive to put in an overdrive or a t5 5 speed.

  6. Beautiful truck, Joe. After you get the photo thing worked out, I'd like to see some shots of the engine compartment.

    My 1937 MC came with a 3.9 rear axle ratio. I was able to swap in a 1940 Chrysler Windsor 3.54 third member into my rear end.

    To me, the best possible solution is to add an overdrive or put in a T5 transmission. George Asche sells refurbished MOPAR overdrives.

  7. I do not have the correct straps to hold the rear U joint on to my 1948 Chrysler Windsor rear differential (3.54-1 automatic tranny). As a result, the drive shaft slips out of alignment with the U joint and complete breakdown or permanent damage may occur. The only straps that I could find at a local parts store were for a '75 Chrysler and they are a poor fit.

    Does anyone have or would take photos of the rear U joint assembly or possibly the page out of the shop manual that shows me the correct strap bolt assembly that I need?

    I am not sure what other years this part fits. Knowing this would help broaden my search base past 1948 Windsors.

    Better yet, does anyone have any spare straps for sale?

    I have attached photos of the alignment problem that is causing the violent vibrations with the incorrect straps.

    Thanks for your time.

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  8. I have a 1937 Dodge Pickup with the Windshield Regulator Assembly Part Number listed as: 745251 and Bracket Part Number listed as: 489233.

    Would someone please check out their Hollander Parts Interchange Manual to see what other vehicles used these numbers and what part numbers interchanged with these numbers?

    From what I can tell, these parts fit 1937 Dodge MC, MD, ME, MF and MH trucks as well as 1937 Plymouth PT50's.

    I think that they also fit the 1938 model trucks.

    My potmetal bracket broke and I need to know what other part numbers and makes and models could be used as replacements. My bracket has the number "265" cast on the right front side. I have seen some brackets with "259" on them but do not know their part numbers and have been told that they fit only on cars.

    Thanks for your help.

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  9. I have a 1937 Dodge Pickup with the Windshield Regulator Assembly Part Number listed as: 745251 and Bracket Part Number listed as: 489233.

    Would someone please check out their Hollander Interchange Manual to see what other vehicles used these numbers and what part numbers interchanged with them?

    From what I can tell, these parts fit 1937 Dodge MC, MD, ME, MF and MH trucks as well as 1937 Plymouth PT50's.

    I think that they also fit the 1938 model trucks.

    My potmetal bracket broke and I need to know what other part numbers and makes and models could be used as replacements. My bracket has the number "265" cast on the right front side. I have seen some brackets with "259" on them but do not know their part numbers and have been told that they fit only on cars.

    Thanks for your help.

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  10. Rance,

    The 1937 and 1938 Dodge MC and MD (1/2 and 3/4 ton) pickups used the 25" block which was the same size as the Canadian models. The 1937-38 Plymouth pickups used the shorter 23" block. In 1939 the Dodge 1/2 ton pickups went back to the 23" block. Since my 1937 had the 25" block (rated 218 cubic inches). I was able to drop a newer 265 cubic inch L6 in with only minor changes. Had to switch drive shaft to 8 bolt instead of 4 bolts and drill extra holes for the flywheel.

    Also.... I need the front windshield crank mechansim off of a 1937-38 Plymouth or Dodge truck. It has the number "265" cast on the right front side.

    Feel free to contact me if you have any questions on your project.

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