Exline Shop Projects
I have just finished making new 1961-71 Dodge truck door mirror pedestals. If you have ever tried to find a set of originals you know how hard they are to find! I made the first set in mild steel like the originals were then I made the next set in 304 stainless and polished them. So now you can have a nice set of mirrors and either paint them or get a polished set and never have to worry about them rusting!
You can find mirror heads at places like summit racing or ebay. There are many different sizes to chose from and any mirror head that mounts using a stud will work. The pedestal mounts with 3, 5/16" oval head Philips machine screws.
I purchased a 70 Dodge pickup bed a while back that some one had converted into a trailer, it was pretty beat up but it did have a step bumper on it like I have seen on several old dodges from the 60's. It gave me the idea that I would like to have a step bumper on my 68 D100 since I use it for a shop truck and the smooth bumper is a little hard to stand on while climbing into the bed. I took some measurements and made some patterns to build a new bumper.
I used 4" channel and 14 gauge diamond plate just like the original. The channel was a real challenge to bend but I was able to get it done and the finished product came out really nice. This is going to be one tough bumper! I have added these bumpers to the list of parts I will have for sale in the parts section. If you have the early style bed, 1961-65 and want a bumper like this, I would like to make them to fit those years also but I do not have an early bed to use for patterns. If you happen to live near south central Pa and want one of these bumpers contact me and i could possibly use your bed for patterns.
I have had a ton of request for the tailgate hinges for Dodge trucks so I have finally started making them. most of the time the originals are rusted and worn out. so now you can get your tailgate swinging like it should with new hinges. These will fit 1961-71 sweptline Dodge pickups.
Picked up this old Gilbarco gas pump at an auction last weekend. I didn't go looking to buy a gas pump but I just couldn't let it go. I hope to restore it to its original glory and find a good spot at the shop for it to hang out. I believe it is from the late 50's and was originally an esso pump.
It was used until 1996, I found it at an auction inside an old church where it had been stored along with a bunch of other cool old items, including some old ford cars and flathead motors! Cant wait to get it cleaned up and repainted.
I rebuilt this tailgate rather than build a new one so that we could keep the Dodge letters, I do not stamp the Dodge letters in the new tailgates. The top section of this one was dented pretty bad and the bottom section was rusted up but the section with the letters was only dented, so I hammered the dents out and cut out the damaged areas and welded in new metal that I shaped. It turned out pretty good.