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Got a $700 plow truck because snowblowing's lame. #4409594
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1985 Dodge W250 with 318, 4 speed stick.



Aside from the cab floor being stove up from rust it's pretty solid.





If I kick the high beam I think my foot will fall through the floor.



Fuses? We don't need no stinkin fuses! Also the PO decided a marine battery was the best way to get more terminals to wire her up all mint.



Can't decide if this pump bracket is a legitimate Fisher(tm) part. There's also an odd piece of allthread that goes off to somewhere on the intake manifold. It's nice that it's a 100% hydraulic system so the lights don't dim when I crank the plow all around.



Michelin tire with 2000 date code and no cracks at all!




If this thing rocks in its first winter I see this bumper getting some LED light bars!



Measure once, drill twice:


Re: Got a $700 plow truck because snowblowing's lame. [Re: eljefino] #4409599
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I'll give you free Dunks if you come and plow my driveway... ;^)


2014 Forester XT, 95000 miles
Last Change;
M1 0W30 AFE d1G2
Tokyo Roki 15208AA170 filter
Re: Got a $700 plow truck because snowblowing's lame. [Re: eljefino] #4409600
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Nice, any funny stories when you were haggling with the seller? smile

Re: Got a $700 plow truck because snowblowing's lame. [Re: Virtus_Probi] #4409602
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Originally Posted By: Virtus_Probi
I'll give you free Dunks if you come and plow my driveway... ;^)


Find me an inspection sticker and I'll give you the Dunks. crackmeup

Re: Got a $700 plow truck because snowblowing's lame. [Re: eljefino] #4409606
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Fix that truck up.There is a big demand for that 70s/80s generation Dodge.Way tougher trucks than the later Rams that came along (94-up).Me personally,I would have no issue at all with obtaining a D150 shortbed for daily use....

Re: Got a $700 plow truck because snowblowing's lame. [Re: NHGUY] #4409608
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Originally Posted By: NHGUY
Way tougher trucks than the later Rams that came along (94-up).


Leaf springs the whole way 'round! That's some conestoga wagon tech.

Re: Got a $700 plow truck because snowblowing's lame. [Re: eljefino] #4409621
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Originally Posted By: eljefino
Originally Posted By: Virtus_Probi
I'll give you free Dunks if you come and plow my driveway... ;^)


Find me an inspection sticker and I'll give you the Dunks. crackmeup


Ha! Good one!
Is it good enough if I write "PASD ENSPEKSHUN" on an index card in green crayon?


2014 Forester XT, 95000 miles
Last Change;
M1 0W30 AFE d1G2
Tokyo Roki 15208AA170 filter
Re: Got a $700 plow truck because snowblowing's lame. [Re: Virtus_Probi] #4409651
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Originally Posted By: Virtus_Probi

Ha! Good one!
Is it good enough if I write "PASD ENSPEKSHUN" on an index card in green crayon?


http://www.wmur.com/article/police-nh-dr...wrapper/9622207

Re: Got a $700 plow truck because snowblowing's lame. [Re: eljefino] #4409682
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It's a cream puff!


God Bless Our Troops

Re: Got a $700 plow truck because snowblowing's lame. [Re: eljefino] #4409685
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Deep in the heart of Jersey
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How's the clutch in it?. I had an old willy's pick up and my knee was killing me after my first plow job with it. I guess the extra holes for the mirrors was just because the new mirror holes didn't match up with the old holes.,,

Re: Got a $700 plow truck because snowblowing's lame. [Re: eljefino] #4409705
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Clutch is light and works like an on/ off switch. Figuring with limited traction and 4-lo that's not all that bad.

Re: Got a $700 plow truck because snowblowing's lame. [Re: eljefino] #4409718
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Just a bit of rust to work on no big deal


2016 Golf Wagon 5MT, 2014 Accord Sport 6MT, 2016 GMC 1500 SLT 6.2
Re: Got a $700 plow truck because snowblowing's lame. [Re: eljefino] #4409746
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-5 points for real sheet metal on the floorboards and not having stolen road signs
-10 points for tires w/ tread
-15 points for having an actual seat and not a milk crate
+5 points for ratchet strap battery holder but I would like to see bailing wire instead


Life's little problems can be solved with a shovel and silence.
Re: Got a $700 plow truck because snowblowing's lame. [Re: eljefino] #4409753
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Originally Posted By: eljefino

Can't decide if this pump bracket is a legitimate Fisher(tm) part.


Back in the 80s, this company was still taking baby steps and it ALMOST looks like something they would've had in their catalog.

https://www.deweze.com/hydraulics/find-kit/

Re: Got a $700 plow truck because snowblowing's lame. [Re: eljefino] #4409774
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Better put down some more floorboard. That one will be mighty drafty this winter


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