Well it's a 1978 W200 It came with a 360 2bbl 435 transmission 203 transfer case and Dana 60's front and back with a lsd in the rear factory air and buckets and a console. I added a set of 35x15 16.5 Super Swampers on 16.5x9.75 rims a week ago all it needed was a little front fender trimming.
My Dad ordered it in the fall of 77 he wanted a 440 int it. About 3 months later he gets a call from chrysler telling they don't make 440's anymore would he take a 400. Dad say ok thats fine. A month later he gets a call saying they don't make 400's any more is a 360 2bbl ok. Dad agrees. Then they call him and say they can't find any dana 60 axle's so he can't have a/c. Well this time he tells them if he can't have a/c he doesn't want the truck. So Chrysler finds an axle and the truck gets shipped with a load of 79's. Dad was a farmer and he figured keep the truck for a few years then buy a new one. Well farming went to hell and it was the last truck he ever bought.
Now that I have it I've bought some new tires put a new 360 in it. Next on the list is the cross over steering.
3 months!!! yeah, i would've told'em forget it then. i wouldn't have waited another 4-5 to get my new truck when yo probably could've ordered a 79.
the Big Block story may be right tho. the latest BB i have is in the beginning of the 200,000 series at the Warren plant.
will you PM me the VIN #.
How do you like the truck in the mud? I have a 78 club cab but every one says it is to long and big. I think it would work good in the mud from the weight and width. Can you give me some some info.......Nice truck by the way.
It's perfectly fine in the mud the lenght is not an issue. It's tight trails that are tricky it's no samuri that's for sure but if you use your head there's never a problem. What info did you want in perticular?
It's got a rebuilt 360 with a 4bbl so no power problems. Stock 4.10's no rub at back but I haven't driven over anything that rough. Rubs on the pitman arm on a hard right turn but I want to get the crossover steering to solve that.
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