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1977 D-150 Adventurer #55767
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Here we go. I've started to disassemble "Old Blue". I'm hoping to get it stripped down and sandblasted so I can get the body work and paint finished by the end of summer. It will be a slow project but I'm pretty excited about it. More so than when I did my Superbee. I've had the truck for almost 15 years and my Grandfather bought it brand new. I figured I'd share it with you guys for motivation. So if I don't keep up on this, please drop a post to get my butt in gear.

Old Trucks Rule!!!

Mike

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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55768
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And another pic.

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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55769
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Are you going with the same shade of blue?I think it's cool that you hung onto your Grandfather's truck.I'd love to have one of my Grandpa's trucks to restore to keep in the family.I'll keep an eye on your progress!

Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: Sidewinder] #55770
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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55771
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I'm hoping to get it stripped down and sandblasted so I can get the body work and paint finished by the end of summer. It will be a slow project but I'm pretty excited about it.




Mine has been disassembled and worked on for 3 years! Now that's a slow project. If you ever feel like you're not getting enough done, give me a yell and ask me how mine's coming along. It's sure to make you feel better.

Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: adakota4x4] #55772
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Looks like a great project, keep us updated.

Small block or big block? What tranny? Are you putting it back stock or planning upgrades?

If you ever want motivation, all you need to do is watch 77440se's build thread.


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55773
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yes, i'm very excited to see the new paint. love color scheme.


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55774
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Very cool. What dealer did he buy it from? Any original paperwork?


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: LAST440] #55775
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Can't wait looks like a good truck to start with.


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: panzerray] #55776
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It's a 360-2 with a 727. Factory air, rallye wheels, and a side tool box. I wish it was a 440 or even a 400 but I'm going as original as I can make it all the way down to the smog pump. The only things I'll be changing is the interior to black and a few years ago I switched the 8 1/4 rear to a 8 3/4. It was a light blue interior but I can't find any good replacements. I'm keeping the original paint sceme. I love the factory medium metallic with the light blue two tone. I've never seen another like it. My grandfather bought it at Carl Burger's Dodge in the San Diego area. When I turned 16 he gave it to me. My friends think I'm crazy spending money on a truck worth a couple hundred bucks but it's a love thing, not value. Besides, I have a value car and it's not fun worring about something happening to it and the truck guys are normal car guys. All the muscle car guys are stuck up and to worried about numbers matching and how rare their cars are. Glad to be part of the truck scene.

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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55777
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Here is a little progress with Old Blue. I was able to remove the entire A/C system complete through the heater box opening. I didn't want to lose the R-12. I fought the heater box bolts but was able to sawzall the bolts off after the fenders were removed.

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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55778
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Also was able to remove the interior. Don't hate my floors and the lack of rust.

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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55779
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Don't hate my floors and the lack of rust.




Too late! Just kidding!Looks like you're making progress! Maybe if I shut this darn computer off, I could too!


Nothing to see here. Carry on.
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55780
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The only things I'll be changing is the interior to black and a few years ago I switched the 8 1/4 rear to a 8 3/4. It was a light blue interior but I can't find any good replacements.

Mike




mike,
have you tried contacting Just Dashes.
they seem to do a pretty good job of color matching interior parts. they would be able to redo the dash hood, glove box door and door panels.
i'd really hate to see blue get beat up by black again.


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MachoMan] #55781
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The only things I'll be changing is the interior to black and a few years ago I switched the 8 1/4 rear to a 8 3/4. It was a light blue interior but I can't find any good replacements.

Mike




Please consider keeping the blue interior. Mopaint ibelieve the company was had interior paint that i have had really good luck with. You might not find th perfect shade, but even close would do better than black.

I had a light blue (B1 code) 74 dart with a B7 interior, i had to go a little bit off on the color to what they had but i always got compliments on it, and the paint wore well--or should i say didnt wear off---it was good stuff. I painted right over good factory black plastic panels (after cleaned really well), the coverage is really good.


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: 85_Ram_4speed] #55782
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I'd love to keep the blue. Since everything is bad and needs to be replaced, should I look for a certain color plastic to dye or will black panels dye light blue. I've been thinking of taking my door panels and covering them with a vinyl. I'm not looking for a custom look but it could be nice. I've seen alot of cars with the plastic paint and I tried painting a set with the black to see if I liked. I'm not to sure I like it and it seemed to scratch easy. I have kids and things get scratched fast. It was also a little to shinny. A long time ago I had a spray in bedliner buisness and I shot a set of panels and some dash pieces to see what they would look like. Needless to say, I'm still looking. The picture is of the bedliner interior. I'm hoping that someone on this site would chime in and say they have a set of light blues

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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55783
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Also was able to remove the interior. Don't hate my floors and the lack of rust.







Wow ..so thats waht the fkoors should look like(LOL)


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: panzerray] #55784
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A little progress.


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55785
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One more.

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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55786
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Looks like some good progress.

Over the last week I did all my interior plastic (dash, door pannels, glove boxdoor and kick pannels) with SEM paint.

It's supposed to be pretty good for plastic, but a bit pricey at $10 bucks a can (took about 1 can per door pannel). I did like the way it sprayed on and it's pretty much a satin fnish. One of those things though...I'll tell you how good it is in 5 years or so.


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: Mike P] #55787
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that's not progress, that's deconstruction. i watch Overhaulin, i know.


love the rust free


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MachoMan] #55788
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that's not progress, that's deconstruction. i watch Overhaulin, i know.


love the rust free




Ya, rust free is nice.


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: Robbins] #55789
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A small bit of progress for old blue. To many summer project to deal with to make any head way on it. This cost me a 30pack of BL and 15 bags of sand. I'm hoping he will do the body panels for the same price.

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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55790
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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55791
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Nice.


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I just found this thread, and am surprised we've never crossed paths. I'm also a Dodge truck/musclecar guy. A friend of mine back east found the NOS blue plaid seat upholstery last year. Send me a pm and I'll get you in contact with him.


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55793
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Looks like some nice progress. Having a floor is definately putting you at an advantage.

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With a huge set back of trying to build another car for my cousin, Old Blue finally gets some love. I wanted to get some paint on the frame before it gets cold. Don't laugh but I used Rustoleum Satin finish by the quart and reduced it enough to spray with my HVLP gun. 3 quarts later and I'm very happy with the finish. I was planning to go with POR15 but after seeing how much it is, I'll stick with simple. Besides if I need a little repair, I'm sure a rattle can will match. Talk to you guys later

Mike

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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55795
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looking good.


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Nice when you're done with that you can come do mine.

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A little more progress. I have added the fuel tank and some of the lines along with the rear axle.

Mike

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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55798
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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: LAST440] #55799
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Added a few more pieces. The steel lines are a huge pain. Steel wool, a scotch brite pad, and a lot of elbow grease. Now its time to start on the engine and trans. I ordered the suspension rebuid kit, just waiting it's arrival.

Mike

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another angle...

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That's looking great .

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Good question!!! I always wondered why nobody speeds down my street.


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55804
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Great looking work! I have one kinda crazy question, what is the distance from frame rail flange to frame rail flange above the spare tire? I am looking to put a fuelsafe fuel cell under my 1972 D100. Also would you happen to know the spacing between spring perches?

Looking good!


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: amixon] #55805
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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: amixon] #55807
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Quote:

I have one kinda crazy question, what is the distance from frame rail flange to frame rail flange above the spare tire?




Mine shows 33 7/16" as shown in the picture.

The outside of the frame rail to the outside of the frame rail is 38". The perches mount to the outside of the rail. If you need the distance from spring to spring it is 40 3/4" inside to inside. If you need other measurements, let me know.

Mike

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Thanks, I just saw those on another post AFTER I posted this request. Thanks for posting them here!


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South Holland, IL 60473
1970 Plymouth Suburban
1971 Plymouth SportFury
1978 D100 ClubCab
Re: It does help [Re: amixon] #55809
12/03/08 04:10 PM
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Sparks, Nevada
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A little eye candy. Est. 170 Hp of stump pulling 2bbl power.


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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: It does help [Re: MoparMike23] #55810
12/03/08 04:13 PM
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That looks great, your doing a real nice job on it. Sure makes it real easy with the body off it.

Re: It does help [Re: MoparMike23] #55811
12/03/08 05:58 PM
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A little eye candy. Est. 170 Hp of stump pulling 2bbl power.







engines so BRIGHT, i gotta wear shades.


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Re: It does help [Re: MachoMan] #55812
01/15/09 08:50 PM
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Geezzz!!!! The progress seems so slow. I swear I'm doing alot but it doesn't show. I'm working on the front end today. I painted the sway bar and I think it is too bright. I'll bolt it on to see how it looks. Also have an extra sway bar if anyones needs one. Had one from the junk yard and found one even nicer. Note to all. Be extra careful with the a-arms. They like to bend while removing the bushings.

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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] #55813
01/15/09 08:54 PM
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Heres how to clean a D-150 front spring.


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1977 D-150 Adventurer
2000 Jeep TJ
2018 Challenger Scat Pack Shaker
2019 Ram 2500 CTD
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55814
01/15/09 10:25 PM
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Sunnyvale, CA.
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Heres how to clean a D-150 front spring.






Where there is a will there is a way!


1975 Ramcharger 6" lift 35" Mud Terrains 8 lug 44 front, 60 rear. (R.I.P.)
1976 D100 lowered 3" & 5" Now with a 440!!! (sold)
On the hunt for another beauty to build.
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: 3XCHARM] #55815
01/15/09 10:53 PM
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Joplin, MO USA
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It's looking good.


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: Robbins] #55816
01/15/09 11:29 PM
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Yes progress does seem slow at times, believe me , theres more more to it and oh the little things....
lookin good..

Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: 70Challengerse] #55817
01/16/09 07:44 PM
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So I started painting the sway bar silver (aluminum) and it looked to shinny. More like cheap chrome in a can. Tried charcoal and it gives it that cast iron look. I think this is the winner. Did the springs the same way. I'm trying to break up the colors a little.

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1977 D-150 Adventurer
2000 Jeep TJ
2018 Challenger Scat Pack Shaker
2019 Ram 2500 CTD
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55818
01/17/09 02:45 AM
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That looks really nice!!! Its nice looking at others projects and seeing how they have come! Keep them comming! Looks like theres a few of us around the same stage!

Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: nike_hockey85] #55819
02/11/09 01:27 PM
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Well, this will put a damper on the project. Maybe when the weather warms up, my back won't be so sore. Someone had a little to much... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beer.gif" alt="" />

http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/200902101059/NEWS18/90210014

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Mike

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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] #55820
02/11/09 01:30 PM
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Orange Park FL.
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Dang - hope you are alright physically and can get back to work soon.

Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: LilRed7879] #55821
02/11/09 02:18 PM
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I clicked on your link and the girl under the picture of your car scared the heck out of me . Your trucks looking great and I hope you heal up quick and get back to working on it soon . Have you been driving your ramcharger at all?

Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: 79machocharger] #55822
02/11/09 02:50 PM
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You can get the cast iron look in a can. It's called cast coat and looks great when sprayed.

Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55823
02/11/09 04:56 PM
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Damn that sucks, hope your ok man! Im usually the one running into cop cars. I was sober when i did this though! Im held up too waiting for the bodyman to finish the paint!

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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55824
02/11/09 09:22 PM
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Monroe,Connecticut
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Certainly glad to hear you are alright. That story stirred up some bad memories of what happened to board member Unlawfl. My hat is off to you guys in uniform. I think we all forget the chances you often take and the situations you are placed in at times. Hang in there and good luck, the truck isn't going anywhere.

Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: BigEdsGarage] #55825
02/11/09 11:20 PM
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Saw it on the tube first they showed
your car then they showed the person
that hit you, (same mug shot)
I about blew milk out my nose!

Truck looks way cool!


Truckin' Thru Life
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: LAST440] #55826
05/11/09 05:16 PM
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Sparks, Nevada
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Ok, some what back up to speed. I have been working on the front end. Here is some of the progress.

Mike

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


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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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Back home in PA
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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: BulletBob] #55832
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Sparks, Nevada
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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.


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1977 D-150 Adventurer
2000 Jeep TJ
2018 Challenger Scat Pack Shaker
2019 Ram 2500 CTD
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55833
07/13/09 10:00 PM
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It looks great!

Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: BulletBob] #55834
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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?


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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
04/23/11 07:19 PM
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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.


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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.


It takes gasoline to interest me.
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.


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: 1moparman] #55847
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Quote:






1moparman...I'm looking at your location and this truck spent most of its life in Lakeside. My grandpa who owned it 1st lived off of highway 67 at the Lakeside View Estates. This was back from the 70's up to the early 90's.


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1977 D-150 Adventurer
2000 Jeep TJ
2018 Challenger Scat Pack Shaker
2019 Ram 2500 CTD
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #55848
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Geezz...I really should get some work done on this. I still have Old Blue and it's still sitting in the garage.

I'm looking for NOS blue interior parts, or pieces that look new. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
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] #2868831
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Update....


Last January I road tripped to Tuscon with the Bee for the Roadkill Zip Tie Drags. It was 1800 miles round trip and was an absolute blast. I decide I wanted to get this truck done for the 2021 event. Now that Covid has canceled that event, I made a goal to have this truck on the road by Presidents Weekend so I can road trip it to see my Dad in Bullhead City, Arizona. This trip will be about 1100 miles round trip. I'm not planning to have the paint finished by but at least it will be on the road.

I began working on the body over the weekend. I'm going to spray it myself and hope for the best. Still planning to go with the factory medium blue over light blue two tone. I purchased all of the product to get the body done and boy was I shocked on how much this stuff cost. The base coat was over $300 a gallon.

I am close to finished with the drive line and chassis and it sure looks good with a 440 sitting there. I rebuilt the 440 using a 75' motor out of a W300 that had 53k original miles. After porting the heads, I added a larger camshaft (.466/.488 @ 224/234 with 114 * - advanced 4 degrees) and edelbrock performer intake. I'm going to use the stock exhaust manifolds for now. The 727 is rebuilt and ready to go. I bolted the 440/727 in about a week ago so I'm makiing pretty good progress at this point. Still looking for nice blue door panels if anyone has a set.

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2000 Jeep TJ
2018 Challenger Scat Pack Shaker
2019 Ram 2500 CTD
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #2868832
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Two more pics

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2018 Challenger Scat Pack Shaker
2019 Ram 2500 CTD
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #2879198
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Finally have some paint on the cab.

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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] #2879331
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Excellent!


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #2880024
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Make sure to write down notes on the sparying- ie gun inlet pressure, pattern width, distance of gun from sheet metal, etc. They can all make a difference in how the metallic lays down. It is easy to forget those things if there is much of a time in between painting different panels. Notes on thinners used and air temp in the shop would also help.

Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: mgoblue9798] #2880033
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Sparks, Nevada
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Originally Posted by mgoblue9798
Make sure to write down notes on the sparying- ie gun inlet pressure, pattern width, distance of gun from sheet metal, etc. They can all make a difference in how the metallic lays down. It is easy to forget those things if there is much of a time in between painting different panels. Notes on thinners used and air temp in the shop would also help.


Great Advice...Thank You


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] #2880040
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I spent the weekend finishing up the cab. With the help of my son in law, we were able to get it back on the chassis. I'm hoping to get things like the dash, steering column, and brakes completed while I smooth out the doors and front fenders. After setting the cab on the chassis, it seemed unbelievable that its going back together. I was just about to give up hope on it. I've done a lot of research regarding appling paint and I think I'm getting the hang of it. I'm hoping by the time I spray out the other panels, I'll have it dialed in perfect. Stay tuned....

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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] #2880658
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That looks great, nice color combo, and looks like excellent quality work. up I've got a '79 Macho coming along at about the same state of completion:

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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: 4x4 Roundup] #2881020
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Your truck is looking good...well done!


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1977 D-150 Adventurer
2000 Jeep TJ
2018 Challenger Scat Pack Shaker
2019 Ram 2500 CTD
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: MoparMike23] #2881115
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Originally Posted by MoparMike23
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Your truck is looking good...well done!


Thanks! A member on here is the one actually doing the work.


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: 4x4 Roundup] #2881208
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lookin good guys!


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1981 Dodge D150 360 auto
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: basketcase] #2897100
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Made some progress.....Built the core support, painted the doors and inner fenders....

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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] #2897241
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Looks great, I love to see the old gals restored to their former glory. boogie


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'79 Power Wagon W14JE9S137761 or 763
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: 4x4 Roundup] #2911951
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Another update......The bed and some trim are all that are left. It's been so long since this truck was together, it seems like a dream having it this far.

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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] #2912216
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up up up up up


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'79 Power Wagon W14JE9S137761 or 763
Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: 4x4 Roundup] #2912273
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I love it


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: larrymopar360] #2912554
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Beautiful!


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Re: 1977 D-150 Adventurer [Re: 4x4 Roundup] #2912662
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Truck is looking great. Color combo looks cool. Keep up the great work up


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