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old faithful

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by THEGOLDPRO, Jul 11, 2007.


    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    so i was inspired by the recient pics of the old dodges i saw on here, so i figured i'd post up old faithful, its a 91 ram 350 with the cummins, has somewheres around 250kish, and is rotted to hell, but damn will she push some serious snow.
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2007
  2. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    not tryin to be a shi.t head but there is no G in Cummins

    super cool truck tho and ill bet its fun as heck to drive

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    yeah im tired as hell lol fixed it.
  4. murray83

    murray83 Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    Funny thing is no matter how rusted those older trucks get,they will out live ANY of the trucks built today and will just keep paying for themselves over and over again.

    I'd rather buy 2 trucks for under 10 grand than buy just 1 for 20 payup
  5. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Nice truck! I love the older beaters. They are just built so well.
  6. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    An older Fisher... very nice! It will never die!!! I've always wondered if my grandfather's old 76 Chevy with a Speedcast is still out there 31 years later.

    Bet some people could do wonders with that body, though -- it could be worth a little $$ to fix her up.

    Thanks for sharing!


    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    a few years back i added a ton of extra leaf springs back there, because we used to use it for our sander, and we used to load it with so much sand you would have to do a double take when seeing it on the road, lol so anyways we had it loaded up and the truck just didnt feel right, felt loose back there, so we checked it out, and low and behold we snapped the frame right over the whhel well, lol so we put her into retirement, and swapped the sander over to our dump last year, but i think im gonna un-retire it this coming year, i feel bad having it just sit and rot any more then it allready has, so i mine as well put it to work.
  8. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    I know of a bed like new bed for that. Guy bought it, blasted it, primed it and linexed the underside etc. Then he decided to mount a utility body on the truck he was redoing. Last month I saw it still sitting up in the loft of his shop.

    Let me know if you want me to inquire.

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    yeah d0od def my bed is sooooooo rotted it feels like you could rip it off by hand, lol lif you dont mind asking how much he wants for it that would be great.
  10. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    nice old trucks like that are gettting harder and harder to find. how much work do you think its gonna be to fix the frame damage??

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    not to much work alittle welding here, some grinding there, and were all set.
  12. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    well get off plowsite and get to work!! lol

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    lol i have a long time till wonter to fix her up, lol
  14. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    You mentioned other older Dodge pictures. You have a link for them? I looked and didn't see anything recent.
    I have an 85 that is probably outrusting yours.....nanner nanner nanner. W150 w/ 360 4bl.

    I had visions of fixing it up too but it is slowly getting worse being parked outside. Engine, trans and t-case are all good but it needs some brake work in the front, new fuel and brake lines and an exhaust. In it's last few years of service I had put new timing chain, fuel pump, water pump, radiator, oil pump, pan and seals rear brake backing plates and brakes, front drive shaft and some other stuff in it. That makes it tougher to think of dumping it. Although, it provided a decent income, seldom left me stranded and I don't think I ever got stuck in a snow plowing situation where I couldn't get out under it's own power.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2007

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    i thought it was here but i made a mistake it was on a landscaping forum im on, my bad.

    and outrusting mine, lol i dunno it would be close im sure.
  16. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    When you're ready to let her go, give me a shout. I love those trucks. Very hard to find, but then even harder to find FOR SALE. There are two in my town just like that and I swear they just rolled out of the factory. Both owned by two old guys.
  17. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Hey GoldPro, I'm looking around at yard trucks and am just looking for some pricing info. If you were selling it what would you ask for it?

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    this truck??? lolbout 800-1000ish
  19. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    That sounds reasonable. A guy up here has one in worst condition than yours and won't budge off $2000.
  20. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,029

    Last fall, right by where I work, there was an 88 or 89 Dodge 3/4 ton with a cummins diesel sitting on a used car lot for sale, it was copper in color and had 6 leafs up front and 9 out back with 2" lift blocks, the truck also had a diamond snow plow on her and the truck was mint and did it ever stand out from the newer trucks on the lot.

    Those old trucks just keep going, and with bullit proof drivetrains, makes them hard to kill, and when there all done up, they still look way better than whats on the road nowadays.