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This started live as an 85, D150, 318, auto. Picked her up for $50, with a blown trans. (I actually offered to give my friend the good trans I had, he just had to help me install it. But he was more willing to take her to a scrap yard). So for $50, I saved him some towing, and got my self a long term project.

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Then I picked up this 84 W250/ 4 speed, with a blown 318, Thinking I paid $100 or $200. That was back around 2000 or so.

Ended up being a 318/435/208, with D44 8 lug front, and D60 rear end.

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Here is the clutch linkage fix I did. Swapped the worn pivots for heim joints.

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Poser pic with Petes 78 D150 Clubcab

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Push bar added 2002 or so

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Another poser pic with the 85W250 I picked up about 2010

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Then after relocating to Colorado, I acquired this 90 W250 with a good running 360 TBI, and a 4 speed, (D44 8 lug front axle, and D60 rear with a NP241 transfer). So once again, we swapped the body over to a new frame. Number 3 if you are counting. That was about 2012, or so.

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Here She is after that bit of fun. I kept the bed from the 90.

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I cannot find many pics of the winch install. I made a custom 1.5" body lift to raise the body enough to fit the winch up tight against the front crossmember.

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The shackle mounts are also the bracket the bolts to the frame, and the winch mount attaches to the top of them. The mounts were made from 2"x4" steel tubing, with roughly 3" steel donuts welded in essentially making the front 1/3 solid steel.

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Here is some early mock up shots. The bumper mounts to the top 2'X4"

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A before and after shot of modifying the rear bumper brackets to line up after the body lift.

Cannot quite see the matching pickup bed trailer made from the old frame, and bed.

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Here is an older pic of the matching trailer.

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Roof racks, boxes, winch, push bar, simple ball hitch, cb; like how your truck is set up to do truck things.
If the side mirrors fold out and flip for wide loads....? That's deluxe.
 

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Thanks.

Yes the mirrors do fold outward. I have since added a receiver hitch, with trailer brakes. I also picked up a set of airbags for towing, but still deciding on which truck to put them on. I tend to use the85 W350 more for towing, it just seems to handle the loads better.
 

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don't forget to post pics of it at our RamJam Moab gig - was it 2014? :)
 

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Yea, 2014, I have them, just got tired of hunting through all my folders to find pics. Will get back to this later.
 
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Here is where I got stuck. So much for keeping up with Sam.



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