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1938 Fargo

Posted By someguy Sunday, August 16, 2009 7:18 AM
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I actually had to destroy one of the knobs to learn how it works. it was held on with a blob of lead so it was destined to be replaced anyhow.
Sunday, February 03, 2019 11:55 AM by someguy
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I managed to get the knobs off. if you look closely on the side of the knob there is a small slot that you can get an o-ring tool into to push the tab on what is basically a push on nut and it slides off. like the image more or less.



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some times light switches have a spring loaded button under the switch to remove knob and stem. not sure on your model? great truck! good luck.
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Anybody around these parts have any insight into how to remove the knobs from the dash light and headlight switches?

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Its not super obvious to me and even the shop manual doesn't cover it. I just don't want to damage anything.
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Great Dodge, ah, er, Fargo. Love the defrost vent! Sometimes you gotta make do with what ya got.

Life  is like a roll of toilet paper the closer  you get to the end, the faster it goes!  Enjoy each day.
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Hello all, I have finally done some more to the Fargo. Front end is on, rebuilt radiator is in, cleaned up and resealed the tranny, cleaned up and redid the drive shaft, cleaned up and resealed the steering box.

As you can see in the photos (camera lens on my phone was scratched up causing the hazy photos), I am still finding mouse nests and dead animals. the last photo shows how back in the day somebody used a Singer sewing machine oil can to thoughtfully craft a new defroster vent. I guess you have to do what you can in Rural Saskatchewan haha.

Every time I take a bracket out of the truck it seems they are either cracked or broken so there has been much sandblasting and welding as well. The poor old thing probably saw its share washboard gravel roads.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:35 PM by someguy
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Engine is now installed, hopefully I will have some more news soon.

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Hi all, I thought I would post the progress on this truck in the last year or three.

Went through the engine and it turned out pretty well if I do say.

A quick and dirty polish job on the body made what was left of the paint shine.

Powder coated the rims after much welding and grinding to repair some battle wounds.
Added reproduction GoodYear bias truck tires to them shiny new wheels.



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you should have good luck calling alvin white at 519 942 4033,he is the fargo guy in canada.He has several of them, and has had for many years.
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What a classic Great Plains survivor.  Your family did well in using it carefully, no dents!  Enjoy as-is and don't worry about radials until you start exhibiting at the judged shows.

Bruce

1932 White 643 restored in the working museum


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