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1965 Dodge M37: The Dumpster

Posted in Project Vehicles on April 1, 2011 Comment (0)
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The Dumpster is my '65 Dodge M37. It has been packed full of the leftover parts I had lying around (hence the name Dumpster), but this month it is all new stuff. No matter how hard you try, it's almost impossible to build a capable 4x4 without having to buy something, and little stuff like wiring and cooling systems can add up quickly. This month I sent my business to a few companies that have been in the business for a while ( Be Cool, Summit Racing Equipment, and Truck-Lite) and was rewarded with topnotch service.


One other thing about project vehicles: They don't always go according to plan. When it was time to finish up this truck I had to call in some favors from some good friends. Leah, Brian, Brian, Jeff, and Harry were willing to come lend a hand when I needed it most, and for that I'm indebted to them. Thanks a lot, everyone!

Under the hood of my M37 is a GM 6.0L V-8. With such healthy power, this engine needs to be kept cool. I had never worked with Be Cool before but had heard of the company for years, and when I called asking about a radiator I was pleased by the topnotch service. Be Cool's technicians worked with me to figure out exactly how much radiator I needed and, more importantly, which off-the-shelf unit would fit.
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Essexville, MI 48732
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Morgan Hill, CA 95037
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Classic Instruments
Boyne City, MI 49712
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Gilroy, CA 95020
Falconer, NY 14733
4 Wheelers Supply & Off Road Center
Phoenix, AZ 85034


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