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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55827
05/11/09 05:17 PM
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And the other side...

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1969 Superbee 440-6
1977 D-150 Adventurer
2000 Jeep TJ
2018 Challenger Scat Pack Shaker
2019 Ram 2500 CTD
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55828
05/12/09 10:06 AM
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About 75 days (nights) to Hot August Nights?
Cruise


Truckin' Thru Life
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: LAST440] #55829
05/12/09 10:48 AM
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Yeah I never get those days off. Maybe stopping some old chevies and citing them for no gloves in the glove box will cheer me up.


1969 Superbee 440-6
1977 D-150 Adventurer
2000 Jeep TJ
2018 Challenger Scat Pack Shaker
2019 Ram 2500 CTD
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55830
06/19/09 12:47 AM
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Missouri
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Any updates?

Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: Promopar] #55831
06/20/09 01:56 AM
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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: BulletBob] #55832
07/13/09 03:57 PM
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I've been away from the project. I did manage to get the A arms on and the spindles. I blasted the spindles and sprayed them with clear coat. I was shocked to find clear coat in semi gloss and flat now. Waiting for $$$ so I can finish the front brakes and some steering parts. I post pics soon.


1969 Superbee 440-6
1977 D-150 Adventurer
2000 Jeep TJ
2018 Challenger Scat Pack Shaker
2019 Ram 2500 CTD
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55833
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It looks great!

Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: BulletBob] #55834
12/21/09 09:26 PM
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I haven't done anything with Old Blue for a long time. I was planning to do a complete stock restoration but I'm thinking of upgrading so I can tow my Bee on 400-500 mile trips. I'm thinking about pulling the 360-2 and going to a 440-4. I'm going to keep it stock appearing if I switch. What do you think?


1969 Superbee 440-6
1977 D-150 Adventurer
2000 Jeep TJ
2018 Challenger Scat Pack Shaker
2019 Ram 2500 CTD
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55835
12/21/09 11:50 PM
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CA, Proprietor; The "PALOMINO"...
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it's all about what you want.....it would be cool with a 440 in it though...


Dinuba, California, Home of the PALOMINO ranch and 440 truck farm, where dodge trucks have a home. Have Four 1979 dodge PALOMINO trucks now.
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: dynotune440] #55836
04/23/11 01:27 PM
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Geez, almost 2 years and I haven't touched it. Sorry Old Blue.

In fear of loosing this topic, I'm posting to keep it current.

Mike


1969 Superbee 440-6
1977 D-150 Adventurer
2000 Jeep TJ
2018 Challenger Scat Pack Shaker
2019 Ram 2500 CTD
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55837
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Looking back...you have done some real nice work

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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: Webster] #55838
04/24/11 12:23 PM
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Quote:

Longing back...you have done some real nice work




Thanks... If I hadn't taken on the Crew Cab Oil Burner, Old Blue would probably be finished. Oh well.


1969 Superbee 440-6
1977 D-150 Adventurer
2000 Jeep TJ
2018 Challenger Scat Pack Shaker
2019 Ram 2500 CTD
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55839
04/24/11 12:27 PM
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yep, some really nice work!


Dinuba, California, Home of the PALOMINO ranch and 440 truck farm, where dodge trucks have a home. Have Four 1979 dodge PALOMINO trucks now.
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55840
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Look to me for encouragement- it has been about 8 years since I have turned a wrench on my project. About all I have done is pile stuff on it.Maybe someday.
My 74 W200 (bought it new) had a 360, the very best thing I ever did for it was toss the stock carb,(2 bbl) merely replaced it with a Carter from a 68 Chrysler 383 also 2bbl. Ran great, plenty power, decent mileage. Of course it had 4.10s, tall tires. Towed great.
Point is, I think the 360 will have plenty of towing power, with maybe something like 3.73s.
Short wheelbase and lighter weight will have more of an effect.
Very nice truck to start with, and nice job so far on the resto.


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55841
04/12/13 12:30 PM
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WOW.....some progress

$1300 later, Old Blue is Naked. I'm a little disappointed with the company that did the work but this is better than nothing. There are a few places that they could have payed a little more attention too. They said the factory primer on the cab was a lot of work to get off and they said they under charged since they did the bottom too.





1969 Superbee 440-6
1977 D-150 Adventurer
2000 Jeep TJ
2018 Challenger Scat Pack Shaker
2019 Ram 2500 CTD
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55842
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Wow, very nice!

Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: 79machocharger] #55843
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Looking good.. Same thing I'm fixing to do to my Lil Red Express. As for as the 440, I was going to put one in my Lil Red and make it look stock and original like it came from the factory but I changed my mind and going back with the 360.. I think it would be nice to go with the stock look of a 440 or the other option would be to build up the 360 and put some steeper gears in the truck to pull with.. Don't stop now keep going..

Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: Mopar2DBone] #55844
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$1300 to blast the box and cab. thats all they blasted?

as a media blaster i can pick apart their job from the pics they made HUGE money on that job. allways nice to start fresh though. i see guys hand sanding to bare metal now and wonder why we ever did it that way.

good luck,. looks solid

Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55845
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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: 1moparman] #55846
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$1300 was pretty high but it was more than the cab and bed, they did all the sheet metal (doors, fenders, hood inner fenders etc) Still, they did a pretty crappy job, but its one of those things where I wasn't going to leave it again and drive all the way back out to pick it up on another day.


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1977 D-150 Adventurer
2000 Jeep TJ
2018 Challenger Scat Pack Shaker
2019 Ram 2500 CTD
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