For the question above; "will it be helpful, or not" - every question I ever had, was answered directly - right here.
It looks like the same copy type as a Chilton manual, with the same vague, generic information.
One above post lists a copy in openlibrary.com or archive.org - give that a read...
Please put me in - and thank you for the opportunity!
Briefly, its been a hectic and busy summer, and I did not get the time to work on my 1952 M-57 at all. :(
Being responsible sucks sometimes. We do what needs to be done, but would rather be wrenching on that.
Guess it's a "Next summer"...
Just had a minute to open attachments and look at picture #3 to see rust.
Rust is indicative of flexing that allowed water intrusion thru the paint.
If you were to add 1/4 X 1" angles vertically, on both outside edges behind this plate,
so the two legs are flat on plate, (so it looks like two...
In a previous life I had a 1969 1 ton Chevy 4 X 4 pickup with a 6"body lift. Installing a drop hitch was a challenge.
I ran two 1/4"X 3" Hot rolled steel straps, on a 45 degree angle, up from back of hitch to the top inside of frame rails.
Bent appropriately to be level, then incline, then...
The pictures are great!
And the phrase "so ugly it's beautiful" applies here.
SOMEBODY near you should come and save this. The tailgate is straight? Unbelievable.
It looks like you could start that engine without too much trouble.
Good on you - for getting it before they shredded it for scrap...
Wasn't ignoring you, just been real busy, and had a hospital stay with acute septicemia from a tick bite.
Back in action now, and waiting on a big snowstorm to drop 20" of snow on us. Not my thing, but it is what it is.
I just ordered my seat covers and top straps, and noticed they made slings...
Thank you and everyone for the warm welcome.
I am as they say, a "local," and have watched the progression, or seep, from NYC and Phila, starting as you mentioned with a "Summer cottage," to ski the weekend, to the multi-thousand Sq. Ft. Mc Mansion of today.
They now stay year round, and no...
Roger that - I am, and you have a good picture that shows them perfectly.
And - I have a really good top, but missing these two items. (Good, except for the 1" mouse hole from storage.)
"Cab top cover bow-to-windshield straps" is better nomenclature.
I also searched for "1951 Dodge M-37 manuals"...
Seem to have issue finding "1951 Dodge M-37 manuals?"
When I search I get an error that M-37 is excluded; wow, that's what I am looking for?
It's not that I am computer illiterate, but why exclude the main search term?
( I work at an Army Depot, in Logistics Management for 18 yrs.
as a Supply...
Thanks for the welcome.
I already took plugs out, took a manual oil can with a 1' flex end, and put a squirt of 30 wt. oil in each cyl. and spun it around several cranks by hand. I replaced with the new plugs, and next step is to put on TDC #1 cyl. and yank the old distributor from 1951, and...
Just recently purchased a 1951 Dodge M-37 and loving it!
This beauty needs a lot of help, but with the right assist from the Troops it is more than possible.
Looking it over there is no rust damage anywhere. Hard to believe.
In the boxes of parts is a brand new distributor.
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