How this 1934 Dodge Pick-up found me.
One day while I was shopping, a gentleman saw the jacket I was wearing. The jacket said ‘Vintage Mopar’ he asked me if I had a shop. I told him, “no” that I just did it as a hobby. He told me his Uncle had a 1934 Dodge Pick-up that the family had purchased new and had been passed down for 3 generations. The 34 Dodge was the families pride and joy and was kept in the shop to keep it safe. One day the shop caught fire with the pick-up inside. The 1934 Dodge was pulled from the burning building and put underneath the trees where it sat for almost 30 years. He gave me his uncle’s phone number if I was interested in the pick-up. Shortly after I contacted the Uncle and purchased the 1934 Dodge Pick-up.
I finished the 1934 Dodge May 2017 and was able to call the family and get with them to see the finished product. It brought them to tears to see the family truck brought back from the dead. They were able to show it to friends and family and took pictures that they will cherish forever.
Displacement: 5.7 Litre
Induction: Fuel Injestion
Valve Covers: Chrome OEM
Ignition: Push button Start
Headers: Sanderson Ceramic Coated
Exhaust: 2 ½” stainless steel with Magna Flow mufflers
Interesting facts or Specs: 5.7 Hemi all computerized from 2006 Dodge SLT Truck.
Frame: Custom built 2 x 5 box steel
Steering: power rack and pinion
Front suspension: TCI independent with air-ride shock waves
Rear Suspension: Triangulated 4-link with Air-ride shock waves
Differential: All chrome Ford 9” with a trac-lock possi
Brakes: Wilwood 12” Disc brakes
Wheels front: Foose Knights 17 x 7 Front Tires: Goodyear Eagle 245 x 34 x R17
Wheels Back: Foose Knights 20 x 10 Rear Tires: Goodyear Eagle 275 x 40 x ZR20
Interesting facts or Specs: I used approximately 3 feet of the original Dodge Brothers frame and X-member. 2 x 5 box steel was used to complete the rest of the new frame. 1” conduit was used inside the frame for the fuel and electrical lines in order to that the bottom was as clean as the top. All unnecessary holes in the factory frame were filled and the body work was done and painted Viper Red.
Manufacturer: Dodge Brothers
Body Style: ½ ton Pick-up
Paint Brand and Color: Dupont Chromium Base LRN Viper Red
Modifications: The cab was extended 12”. The lower portion of the stretch was filled by using the back doors from a 34 Dodge 4 door sedan. The roof was filled with a roof section from a 79 Chevy celebrity. The bed was all hand crafted from 12 gauge steel to match the factory specs. The bed header panel and tailgate came from a 1956 Dodge truck. They were trimmed and shrunk to fit the bed. The Bed planks were laid out on a 4 x 8 table and were constructed of 2 layers of carbon fiber on the top and bottom with a piece of high density foam in the middle an then covered with 12 coats of clear. The rear fenders are from a 1928 Pontiac that were widened 3”. The scallop in the rear fenders were taken from a pair of 1928 Pontiac front fenders. The front fenders were rolled back to match the curve of the back fenders. The hood is from Rootlieb. The cowl and vent was filled in. The front grill as well as the radiator cap was shaved. The running boards were custom made from a pair of 48 to 52 F1 Ford running boards (I only used them for the ribs). Hidden hidges were used in place of the stock external ones. The door handles were shaved to keep the outside clean looking. The door mirrors are taken from a 2015 CVO Brake Out Harley Davidson. A custom roll pan was made and the license plate was frenched in. A back up camera was installed inside the license plate as not to be seen.
Dash: Custome built
Gauges: Classic Instruments BOG
Steering Wheel: Billet Specialties
Shifter: Custom built Lokar
Seats: All Leater bucket seats
Upholstery Materials: Leather and Carbon Fiber
By: Chester Jackman and Friends
Other Notes: All of the carbon fiber panels on the inside were made form molds that were constructed by me. The molds were taken to Lee Skidmore of Northwind Composites. We layed up and then bagged carbon fiber. We then covered the panels with 12 coats of clear to make them look as good and shiny as the paint.
The truck was so badly warped and rusted that I thought I would take a few liberties and extend the cab into a five window truck. I wanted to keep all the body lines so that if they built a 5 window back in 1934 this is what it would look like. I used the roof from a 1929 five window coupe, extended the frame with 2x5 box steel. I used a 2006 5.7 Hemi from a Dodge SLT truck with a 545RFE automatic transmission with overdrive. The front end was purchased form TCI with shock waves and disc brakes in all four corners. The rear fenders were widened 3” and custom running boards were built. We used 12 gauge steel to make the bed sides and I used a header panel and tailgate from a 1956 dodge truck that was heavily modified to fit the original dimensions of the 1934 bed. I used carbon fiber to make the planks for the bed floor and interior panels, all leather seats and headliner were installed in the truck along with an all-touch screen navigation, blue tooth, thumb drive stereo and a backup camera. Power windows, AC, vintage air, push button start along with Viper red paint over white sealer.