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Joe's '63 Town Wagon
1963 Dodge Town Wagon Power Wagon owned by Joe Cimoch, cimoch@dodgepowerwagon.com
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As she arrived from Utah, purchased from Paul Rummell
"can't complain bro.. shit looks good..."
"How much do you want for it?"
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318 head - chamber above center intake port

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Dual master from Wildood

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LU-2 shaft

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NAPA 6021258 transmission mount 7/16" isolated studs.

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Frank Irons crossmember for M37 and NV4500 tranny. The crossmember was made from a piece of rectangular tubing (2 x 6 x .25wall)

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Tranny mount by Paul in (NY)

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Outside, winter 2006

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Taking measurements for Sal Rossi's crossmember.

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1/28/2006 Engine back in frame.

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Tail of trans mission should clear 4x4 levers.

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Oil pan of transmission resting on frame crossmember.

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Crossmember will have to be trimmed to get the automatic to fit in.

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Short tailshaft 727 automatic.

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"I own a 66 Town Wagon and a 59 3/4 T..."
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W100 front axle

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BRA 81530 Bearing Leg" $226.40

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Braden LU-2 part

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Driver's side steering knuckle

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Passenger side knuckle

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Warn Hub service procedure

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Warn hub assembly

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1963 W100 front axle with Warn hub prior to installing Ray Suiter's disc brake kit.

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Locking hub removed by removing bolts and snap ring. Wheel bearing retaining and locking nuts will come out next. I bent up the tab on the locking nut that was bent over the edge of the first nut, then, using a cold chisel, unscrewed the first nut.

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First nut after being unscrewed from the spindle.

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Locking nut after being slid off spindle.

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Inner wheel bearing nut unscrewed using a cold chisel.

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Wheel bearing.

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Brake drum pulled off revealing W100 brake shoes and wheel cylinder.

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Backing plates will be removed for this conversion to disc brakes.

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Now's a good time to look at this while its all apart.

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2/19/05 Frame sandblasted and painted.

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2/29/05 Ready to fit in a 318

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8/2/2004 318 put back together and painted, waiting for intake manifold.

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5/22/04 Removed Bradem LU-2 for a rebuild before sending the frame out for sandblasting.

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5/22/04 Big groove cut into housing by the winch cable.

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5/22/04 Braden LU-2

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5/22/04 Why is it that the last bolt to come out always has to break?

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5/22/04 LU-2 Driveshaft and carriers.

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3/07/2004 Dash components removed

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3/07/2004 Heater and glovebox

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2/16/2004 On the dolly, going in the garage.

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2/16/2004 Closer view of the front dolly.

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2/16/2004 Rear dolly, hospital gurney, wheels lock too.

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2/16/2004 Brake and clutch master cylinders

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2/16/2004 Driver side windows

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2/16/2004 Passenger side window.

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2/16/2004 Window frames removed

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2/16/2004 Window frames

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Braden LU2 winch

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Braden LU2 winch

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Chrysler 727 Automatic transmission with short tailshaft

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24" from the front to the back of the tail housing

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Transfer case levers and bracket

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I'll have to see how this will fit with the new 727 auto tranny

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12/03 More snow

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Front of cab on jack stands. I will build a dolly to support this end.

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11/22/03 Lifting rear of body with an engine lift.

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11/22/03 Sliding a 12 foot 4x4 under the body and resting on sawhorses.

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11/22/03 Body sitting on sawhorses high enough to be able to roll frame out from underneath.

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11/22/03 Another view on top of adjustable height Stanley sawhorses.

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11/22/03 Body dropped down and sitting on four jack stands.

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11/22/03 Inside view.

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11/22/03 My daughter Christine, cutting the grass next door.

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11/22/03 Body mount

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11/22/03 E brake

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11/22/03 Steering box

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11/22/03 Engine mount

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11/22/03 Transfer case

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11/22/03 Why did someone tape wood between the support and the gas tank?

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11/22/03 Rear spring

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11/22/03 Front body mount

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11/22/03 Rear bumper

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11/03/03 Notice how they never painted the bottom half inside, behind where the side panels go on.

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11/03/03 Night shot after removing the rear doors

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7/29/03 Cutting out the plywood floor. The plywood is 49 1/2" by 82 3/4".

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7/29/03 Floor gone, gas tank exposed.

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7/13/03 318 on the stand

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7/13/03 318 rear view

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7/13/03 318 another view

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7/13/03 Flywheel, I'll tuck this away, as I'll be going with a 727 Torqueflite automatic transmission

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7/13/03 Bellhousing from the 4-speed

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7/03/03 Dropping the transmission. I took off the driver's door and removed the steering column to make room for the engine hoist.

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7/03/03 I wrapped a chain undet the transmission and around the shifter post, then removed the four bolts and slid the tranny out.

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7/03/03 Lowering away.

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7/03/03 Another view

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7/03/03 Pulling the engine, I couldn't get the hoist any further back because of the winch and bumper.

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7/03/03 I lifted the engine high to be able to roll the Townie back out of the way.

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7/03/03 Pulling the Townie back out of the way.

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7/03/03 Free and clear

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6/03/03 Got the driver side fender, core support and hood off before the rains came.

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5/28/03 Removed pass side fender, pipe on tire is for leverage to remove some stubborn bolts.

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5/28/03 I love the smell of PB Blaster in the morning, gotta get some MAPP gas.

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5/28/03 Little bit of rot

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5/28/03 Pesky bolt above headlights, no easy way to get that one out.

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318 Mopar, note blocked port in center of head.

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318 oil pan. Bad fuel pump caused gas to get in the pan, cleaned it out pretty good.

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318 Mopar

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Townie on the truck from Utah

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Spacious interior

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Comfy driver's seat

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Reinforced diamond plate floor

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Ceiling

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Side windows

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Another view

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Some liquid sunshine on the hood.

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LU2 winch on custom bumper

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Sweet!

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Little rot, fixed by Ron from Indiana

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Barn doors

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Third seat

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Nice dash

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No cuts, even a magnetic ash tray on top.

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1957 GMC Suburban - possble color scheme for the Townie

 
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