trailer pics coming soon
Body: Â 1973 W150 Long Wheel base dodge, with that cool stowage box!
Frame: Stock, notched and bent with a lunette recessed channel to bolt in the ring.
Removed: Gas tank, brake lines, everything cab forward and wiring. wired in a kit for a 4 flat. we also ditched the brake shoes and springs. i want to figure out a way to hook up a pinion disc brake but im thinking of going to a lighter axle. not a truck axle but a beam with hubs and same size lug pattern. all to reduce weight.
Axle: i believe its an 8-5/8? it is not a 9-1/4 but it is a 5x5-1/2 pattern lug which matches my RC.
Tongue: lunette and pintle hook. stronger and allows more range of movement when off road. no ball popping off.
when we cut the frame (notched to bend) we added in extra material to brace it up. plus a piece of channel between the rails midway of the fold and meet of the tongue.
Weight: Â unloaded. Â 1420. i had the jack (hydraulic big mutha) and the lug nut wrench in it when weighted. that was an unhooked weight. after i read up how i will add a tongue weight so folks can see how it is balanced.
Tires: Big O 31x10.50s on generic aftermarket Steel rims.
everyone does a shortbed. why sell yourself short? Â we used a longbed when a friend bought a parts truck and i went in half. i got the rear an he got Â the drivetrain. all he needed was the drivetrain and other pieces. 300$ got this back of a bed and another $200 for the making of the pintle hook setup (reciever hitch part included!)
i sold the grill of the truck for a $100 and bartered off bits and pieces here and there. (doors, electrics, wiring.) we also sent a lot of metal to the recyclers and JYs. if i was smart i would have cut up the cab and recycled that too. i still have the door windows and some other pieces.
ive towed it with my Ramcharger and my 04 Dakota above. it pulls fine and tracks well. its well balanced an i can move it around empty easily. it rules out the need for a long bed truck!
Questions? shoot me an IM