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  1. #1
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    Default 1961 Dodge COE / Step Van type thingy - just rescued it this weekend...

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    title says 1961 Dodge Van. I think it was a former Postal truck. Slant 6, pushbutton automatic trans. looks like a 1-ton chassis, with 8-bolt wheels, straight front axle, manual steering, manual brakes, the guy converted it to a camper - actually really well done inside.
    dragged it from the woods of McGregor, MN Saturday.


    1946 Ford Sedan
    1935 Chevy Sedan
    1974 Dodge Charger

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    here it is after I got it home, pressure washed off the barnacles, and added some wheels with tires that hold air. I call it "Ugly Truckling"

    got the slant 6 running - tonight I hope to see about bleeding brakes and if I get brakes, then seeing if it actually moves under its own power...

    stay tuned - it will be for sale soon!
    1946 Ford Sedan
    1935 Chevy Sedan
    1974 Dodge Charger

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    Any photos of the inside?

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    i'll get some posted - took it for a slow-speed drive around the neighborhood last night (E-Brake only) but that was fun!
    1946 Ford Sedan
    1935 Chevy Sedan
    1974 Dodge Charger

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    here's a few crappy pics
    1946 Ford Sedan
    1935 Chevy Sedan
    1974 Dodge Charger

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    For sale $1750 b/o
    1946 Ford Sedan
    1935 Chevy Sedan
    1974 Dodge Charger

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    Hey, Andy Larson. I brought the no longer ugly truckling & now the Rod and Fun Club from you. Was stoked to be scrolling through pictures on the internet and actually run across the photo in the field of Minnesota & then this site. Would post some updated pix, but don't know if I can or how here. Slow progress have a 70 340 almost built for her. A little heartbreaking to tear the interior out. So well built and made it a chore!! Grinded down any rust on the inside & applied POR (paint over rust). Had a new quarter skirt made. Ready to take the body off. Have all parts from 30 ft RV & she'll be fully self contained rat rod camper....someday! 😁

 

 

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