3macboys

Restoration of 1930 Dodge DD6 Coupe

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I've been reading a lot on here and decided that it was finally time to post what I've been working on.  This was an abandoned project that was picked up a few years ago and last year about this time the chassis was moved into it's current location for the winter as the space is a lot cheaper to heat than the full shop.  The plan was to have the motor running by Christmas....so far it's a good thing that we didn't specify which Christmas.  So far the chassis has been painted, the brake cylinders rebuilt and new lines have been started.  I'm currently working on painting the rims and brake drums and getting them back on the chassis.  I will up with the progress as I go along.  One thing that I am looking for is if anyone has pictures of the carb linkage.  I have two spare motors but neither of them have the linkage either.  

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I will add a couple of more pictures - I apologize that I haven't figured out how to adjust the size of the files to get them all into one post.  

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The last one for tonight - the body is fairly solid and I hope to have it off to the body shop in the next month or so for paint.  

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Cool car. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

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2 hours ago, 3macboys said:

I've been reading a lot on here and decided that it was finally time to post what I've been working on.  This was an abandoned project that was picked up a few years ago and last year about this time the chassis was moved into it's current location for the winter as the space is a lot cheaper to heat than the full shop.  The plan was to have the motor running by Christmas....so far it's a good thing that we didn't specify which Christmas.  So far the chassis has been painted, the brake cylinders rebuilt and new lines have been started.  I'm currently working on painting the rims and brake drums and getting them back on the chassis.  I will up with the progress as I go along.  One thing that I am looking for is if anyone has pictures of the carb linkage.  I have two spare motors but neither of them have the linkage either.  

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These pictures might be of some help.

 

 

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Thanks Dave those will definitely help!

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One wheel done - three to go.  I used a two coats of a good quality marine paint.  It flowed out well and should hopefully do the trick long term being suited to both wood and paint.  The rims aren't perfect but our intention is for the car to be a driver and enjoyed and not a show car when we are done.  My niece will do the pin stripping of the spokes before the wheels go back on the chassis.  

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So the polishing begins.  I'm hoping someone can help me out - I'm looking to find out if the inside area of the outer detail ring was painted on the hubcaps.  The ones that I have started to polish are bare aluminum, however, I have another set that are chromed with that area painted on those one.  The second set may have come off the front axle from a 31 that I have, I just can't remember now if that's where they came from or in another collection of parts.  Any help is appreciated.

 

Don 

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Thank you sir!  I couldn't find anything online with that much detail.  Don 

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Hello Don,

                     John is correct in his picture. Here is what a properly restored DD-6 artillery wheel and hubcap should look like.

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That is excellent!  I had some other wheels that had traces of the pin striping on them as a reference but none had the complete details.  Don  

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Hello Don,

                   Please remember when selecting hubcaps for your DD-6 that the 1929-30 DA-6 and the 1930-31 DD-6 wood artillery wheel hubcap look the same on the front side but they are very much different on the backside. The DC-8 and the DD-6 hubcaps have two notches on the backside to facilitate the use on the hubcap wrench. Here are two images that will show you what I am talking about. If you mistakenly put DA-6 hubcaps on your DD-6 you could receive a nasty visit from the originally police:) 

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Why do I suspect that the bit of polishing that I have done will be all for not?  But now I have another excuse to go to the shop.  

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