By Patrick Rall
While the majority of the project threads here on DodgeForum focus on trucks build and sold in the last 30 years, the thread posted by DF member PilotHouse2500 offers us all a great look at a full restoration of a 1951 Dodge B3D 1 ton truck. This thread provides a gorgeous example of an old school Dodge truck and while the trucks from that era don’t receive the attention of the cars from the same years – this awesome 51 Dodge deserves some special attention here on DodgeForum.
Based on the “before” picture, this 1951 Dodge truck project had a pretty good start (as the truck appears to be all there in the one pre-restoration image) but when a project ends up with a truck that is over 60 years old looking better than it did the day that it rolled off of the assembly line, it doesn’t matter what the “before” looks like. This Job Rated 1 ton pickup has received a full frame off restoration complete with images of each major step of the process and the final result is one of the best looking 50’s era trucks Ive ever seen – although I am clearly and admittedly biased.
Click here to head into PilotHouse2500’s thread showing his awesome 1951 Dodge B3D from the way that it was purchased to being torn completely down to the show quality final product.