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Well, I was up at Advanced today looking at parts for my truck. I got it cleaned up the rest of the way and noticed a couple small things, and a few big things (like I tore the left rear cab mount that goes to the frame, the steel part not the rubber bushing).

Anyway, the guy behind the counter said that his father was selling a Dodge truck but he wasn't sure what year or how much. So he called his dad and I talked to him for like 30 minutes. Its a 1973 Power Wagon 150 with the 318, he'll tke $150 for it. Its driveable but makes a lower engine knocking noise he said (probably a rod I think).

A buddy of mine has a 360 that he'll trade me even up for a 318. Don't ask me why, but he wants a spare 318 to go in his truck, hey it works good for both of us cause I want a 360.

Having that second truck will rock, cause I can put it in the yard while I work on it, drive my '79 to/from work and to get parts and stuff. Build the 360 (still thinking about a diesel, would be a great time to do it!) and stuff it in there, fix whatever it needs done (I haven't seen it yet, so I'm not 100% sure I'm gonna get it but his dad says its in great shape). Then swap my 6" lift over, or might get a 8" skyjacker lift for the '73. Who knows.

I can barely think I'm so excited about getting a true project truck that I can work on and not being without transportation.

Later all,

-Chris
 

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Well I assume that you putting a lift on it means it's 4WD - which is something you have not mentioned (2wd or 4wd)!!!
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Ohh my bad <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif"> LOL

I'm almost positive its 4 wheel drive (by what the guy was talking about) but I didn't actually ask. If its not I'm not gonna buy it.

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Well, I would like to actually see a company that makes an 8" lift for a 2wd '73 Powerwagon! <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif">
If anything you definately will spend more than $150 for junkyard parts. See, if you'd had that '73 I bet your steering problem wouldn't have taken so long for "fabrication."
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SKYJACKER! LOL <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif"> Its in their catalogs and advertisements.

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FOR A 2WD?!?!?!? NAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!
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Well Hell a 150 is great,you could make an excellent project out of that. Let me know how it goes and the modifications you makes, just keep us updated. Cya later
 

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well i have a 1972 w100 powerwagon standard cab shortbed, 360 (origanlly a 318), 4x4 3speed automatic, My dad and I have done millions of modifications and fabrications to it theres only a 3 inch lift on it but the truck gets around. we use to have almost every performance part on the truck but it wouldnt pass smog, but now that we dont have to smog it anymore performace parts are being put back on.
I am lookin for a new front axle with disc brakes or if someone makes a axle brake conversion kit.
anyways let me know if you run into any problems (if you get the truck) im sure i can help.
 

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Thanks Rawkon,

I'll have to drop you a line when/if I get it tommorow.

I stopped by the MVA and the state police barracks today. If I get street rod tags for it I can do damn near anything I want. The only requirement for streetrod tags is "the vehicle is severely modifed beyond the manufacturers specs." Plus its exempt from the dreaded Maryland State inspection cause of its age (THANK GOD!, it was hell gettin my '79 thru it).

-Chris
 
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