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Re: New project truck found! [Re: Hugh Jorgan] #2818831
09/09/20 09:01 AM
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Thanks for the links, looks like I found a seal that will work at Speedway Motors and through the links I also think I found the clips at Mopar Truck Parts out in California, going to call them soon as they open up


1968 Plymouth GTX 440 4 Speed Dana
1967 Small block Dart under construction (almost finished)
1974 Dodge P/U Long Bed Stepside 318 Auto
1976 D300 in work
1981 CJ 7
2016 Dodge Ram Hemi 1500
Re: New project truck found! [Re: RapidusMaximus] #2819279
09/10/20 12:18 PM
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Pic update, waiting on parts to finish putting the doors together, gaskets for the dually fenders and clips for the tail gate trim

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1968 Plymouth GTX 440 4 Speed Dana
1967 Small block Dart under construction (almost finished)
1974 Dodge P/U Long Bed Stepside 318 Auto
1976 D300 in work
1981 CJ 7
2016 Dodge Ram Hemi 1500
Re: New project truck found! [Re: RapidusMaximus] #2819630
09/11/20 11:05 AM
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perfection!


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Re: New project truck found! [Re: RapidusMaximus] #2819870
09/12/20 01:16 AM
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You did a great job! bow up up

Re: New project truck found! [Re: JDMopar] #2820150
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Thanks guys up Still have stuff left to do...waiting on parts to put the doors back together and the gaskets for the rear fenders. Cant seem to get the dash lighting to work or the horn, so there's that, changed the bulbs and plug in resistor still no worky...I just love working under the dash...not... laugh2


1968 Plymouth GTX 440 4 Speed Dana
1967 Small block Dart under construction (almost finished)
1974 Dodge P/U Long Bed Stepside 318 Auto
1976 D300 in work
1981 CJ 7
2016 Dodge Ram Hemi 1500
Re: New project truck found! [Re: RapidusMaximus] #2820932
09/15/20 07:04 AM
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Got the parts for the rear fenders and trim clips, still waiting on door parts, turned on the wipers for the first time and it broke every single bushing in the linkage laugh2, got the inside dome light working, ordered new headlight switch and dash light voltage reducer in an attempt to fix the dash lights...getting closer to a test drive up

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1968 Plymouth GTX 440 4 Speed Dana
1967 Small block Dart under construction (almost finished)
1974 Dodge P/U Long Bed Stepside 318 Auto
1976 D300 in work
1981 CJ 7
2016 Dodge Ram Hemi 1500
Re: New project truck found! [Re: RapidusMaximus] #2820955
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1981 Dodge D150 360 auto
Re: New project truck found! [Re: RapidusMaximus] #2821291
09/15/20 09:32 PM
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You do fast work.....and it looks nice up what the story on the the other Dodge truck with the blue /white top?

Re: New project truck found! [Re: racerx] #2821372
09/16/20 06:46 AM
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Thanks, yeah I'm kind of OCD about working on stuff, I like doing projects but it's more fun to drive them so I tend to work from dawn till dusk just so I can drive it boogie. The blue truck is a 74 318 2bbl Auto, long bed stepside, it was bought new by my grandad, he was a cotton farmer in north east Louisiana, since he was only about 5'6 he hated fleetside trucks because they were too hard to get stuff out of the bed, his old 65 Chevy step side was worn out and the local Chevy dealer didn't have a long bed stepside in stock and according to him weren't very cooperative about getting him one...so down to the Dodge dealer he went...they had this blue one in stock, he had had a good crop that year so my grandmother wrote a check for it (3676.56). My grandmother was an incredible record keeper so I have every single piece of paper from the dealership and the maintenance records. When the first gen diesel Dodge pick-ups came out my grandad said he was going to trade the old blue truck in on one, I begged him not to and told him I would pay him whatever the dealer offered him on trade in, he agreed said he would let me know. The years rolled by, my grandmother passed away, my granddad developed Alzheimer's and began sneaking off in the blue truck and getting lost, driving through fences out into plowed fields and not knowing how he got there. The truck and it's keys were hidden from him as his condition worsened, he passed away with the truck still hidden in the barn. My aunt called me after his estate was settled and offered the truck to me if I would come get it out of the barn and get it running, it was a mess, the barn rats and mice had eaten most of the fuel lines and a lot of wiring but my dad and I got it all fixed and drove it home...that was in 2001. The odometer shows 256k miles, it is rust free, I finally pulled the original engine last year and built a 360 for it but the original engine will be rebuilt and reinstalled soon as I get around to it...long story of the old blue truck... beer


1968 Plymouth GTX 440 4 Speed Dana
1967 Small block Dart under construction (almost finished)
1974 Dodge P/U Long Bed Stepside 318 Auto
1976 D300 in work
1981 CJ 7
2016 Dodge Ram Hemi 1500
Re: New project truck found! [Re: RapidusMaximus] #2821583
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great story! But don't be a tease...show us that truck!


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1981 Dodge D150 360 auto
Re: New project truck found! [Re: basketcase] #2821647
09/16/20 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by basketcase
great story! But don't be a tease...show us that truck!

Here are a couple of pics of the old blue truck, I bought new door seals for it so the doors are apart and my dad and I put the new Oak bed in back in 2006

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1968 Plymouth GTX 440 4 Speed Dana
1967 Small block Dart under construction (almost finished)
1974 Dodge P/U Long Bed Stepside 318 Auto
1976 D300 in work
1981 CJ 7
2016 Dodge Ram Hemi 1500
Re: New project truck found! [Re: RapidusMaximus] #2821741
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1981 Dodge D150 360 auto
Re: New project truck found! [Re: basketcase] #2822142
09/18/20 06:24 AM
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Well, the old/new Dually got it's maiden voyage yesterday, drove it into town to get it inspected, licensed and filled both tanks with gas.
Discoveries...
1. That 4:10 gear sucks, that has to be improved either with a gear change or overdrive,
2. When I left the gas station guy pulled up beside me and told me I have no tail lights, sure enough, get home no taillights, no clearance lights, nothing, headlights a, breaklights and turnsignals....nothing else...looks like I'll be chasing sparks today...ugggh
3. Runs good, stays cool, no leaks, stops good, no wind noise, no rattles
4. Got lots of looks, kid at the gas station in a tuner car asked the "what the heck is that" ...lol

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1968 Plymouth GTX 440 4 Speed Dana
1967 Small block Dart under construction (almost finished)
1974 Dodge P/U Long Bed Stepside 318 Auto
1976 D300 in work
1981 CJ 7
2016 Dodge Ram Hemi 1500
Re: New project truck found! [Re: RapidusMaximus] #2822151
09/18/20 07:12 AM
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Out here, the first question is...

Is it a diesel?

followed by...

is it 4wd?

followed by...

is it an automatic?

then the final question...

is it for sale?


I had a kid stop by last week asking about the 85 D350 in the driveway and I answered his questions before he asked them. I get about 6 or 7 inquiries a year from folks that stop by. It baffles the ol' lady why anybody would want it and it's no where near as nice as yours. lol

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