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New dodge 1 ton

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by speedracer241, Sep 6, 2003.

  1. speedracer241

    speedracer241 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    These are some pics of my new 1 ton Dodge. It is a 1983 4x4 with low miles.

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    Last edited: Sep 6, 2003
  2. speedracer241

    speedracer241 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    heres another

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  3. speedracer241

    speedracer241 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    Here's the gauges. These are correct miles.

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  4. speedracer241

    speedracer241 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    Heres the interior. Most of the dirt is from me driving it.

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  5. speedracer241

    speedracer241 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    Heres a shot of the 360 engine. It has the original hoses on it and they are in really great comdition. The smog equipt. is still in place, never seen that before:eek:

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  6. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    WOW, she's a beaut! What are you gonna outfit her with? That looks like a great workhorse, my buddy has a 90 Ramcharger and its unstoppable!:gunsfiring:
     
  7. snowjoker

    snowjoker Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    Nice truck especially for 83. That will definitely be a good truck to plow with.:waving:
     
  8. snowplowjay

    snowplowjay Banned
    Messages: 890

    Nice truck.

    Hows the cab corners I know the cab was the first thing to start rotting out on our 1989 at the golf course. Slap a nice new Minute Mount on that old iron and im sure you will have a nice older plow truck for yourself.


    Jay
     
  9. speedracer241

    speedracer241 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    I have another 71/2' Western I am going to put on it. Like to have something just a bit bigger but that is what I already have. I am thinking a set of wings is a definite must.

    The cab is in great shape. There is 1 hole is the right hand rocker panel. It looks like something, maybe a steel fence post, was flung up by the tire and poked thru it. There is a little rust on the box sides but not bad yet.

    I have never seen an older vehicle with the smog equipt. in place. Looks to me everything is still functional, just throw the belt on the smog pump.

    I hope to be working in a bodyshop sometime in the future, then I will put a little paint on it. It was silver, and we all know that silver went bad.

    Well I'll quit rambling on now,
    Mark K
     
  10. meyer22288

    meyer22288 Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    Thats a work horse. Good luck with it:waving:
     
  11. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Very nice truck Mark.
     
  12. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    Sweet truck,defintely a rare find,most 1 tons are beat to death at 20 yrs old. Good luck with it.
     
  13. speedracer241

    speedracer241 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    Thanks for the compliments.:D

    Hope to start building the plow mount this weekend.

    Later,
    Mark K
     
  14. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 737

    Just sold my dodge :( . Had no use for it anymore it was a sad day for me. My dads cousin is taking it and going to finish what i never did so that is a good thing I guess. Were thinking about putting a plow on the 3500 chevy my dad has Nice new 8.5 Western and itll steer right and have a radio....:nod: Sorry for posting this on here but seeing that old one ton reminds me of mine. By the way nice looking dodge speedracer.
    Eric
     
  15. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 737

    Heres my 90 1 ton.

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  16. speedracer241

    speedracer241 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    Nice truck:waving:

    Wish mine had cab lights.
    Mark K
     
  17. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Mark,

    I'm not sure how difficult the headliner in those trucks is to remove, but I bought a kit from Pacer Performance for $27. It hadd all five lights, screws, bulbs and wiring for the installation. I also don't know what style of lights those Dodges would have come with, but they make many styles. http://www.pacerperformance.com

    The installation is very simple, measure twice, drill once, and you can be done in about 3-4 hours. I'm very happy with how they turned out.
     
  18. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 737

    Headliner comes down easy.....getting it back is a different story :rolleyes: yea you can get them right out of JC whitney too I bought them for my GMC took an hour to install and wire them. They give you a switch but I wired mine to the parking lights so they come on automatically.
    Thanks for the compliment its gone now though :( went the other night to its new owners house.
    Eric
     
  19. speedracer241

    speedracer241 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    I took mine out today to test the 4x4.

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