I'm converting a 1979 RC pop top to a second generation Cummins 5.9 with the TF auto trans divorced NP-205.
When I was in Iraq from 07-09 I bought off the Fed a 1995 Flight Line Tow Vehicle (FLTV) made by Entwistle for the Air force to tow aircraft around flight lines. The FLTV is a modified Dodge 2500 with a Cummins IC 5.9 . They remove the bed cut the frame and then strengthen it. Then the axle is moved about 1-3 feet behind the cab, add a HD spring setup, HD aux trans cooler, you get the picture...HD. This thing would make a awsome off road vehicle and the body and frame is for sale. Anyway on to my project....
The 79 pop top RC was sourced from Arizona and it has zero rust and no body damage...
I bought a set of dana-61 axles (3.07) ratio and a divorced dodge NP205, and the short stub drive shaft.
New fuel pump..I'm going straight from the tank to the P-7100 bypassing the on board pre-filter, LP and heater, bypassing the problem areas.
New marine HD fuel hose all the way around.
New front drive shaft, reuse the old rear one.
Replaced all hoses on the engine, they are all original, the FLTV only has 14k on it, yep 14k and 800 hrs on it...
New SS brake lines, front and back
New Gen 1 motor mounts, Gen 2 motor mounts will not work
Fab up a
6 inch lift
33 inch tires and wheels, TBD
New exhaust minus smog and muffler
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