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Old 04-15-2019, 09:00 AM
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1991.5 w250 build

Hey everybody, new here to DTR and 1st gens. I bought a 1991.5 W250 141K miles, last week from up around Detroit Michigan. A farmer had the truck and didnt use it, it just sat in his garage and decided he wanted to get rid of it. I had been looking for a clean 1st gen for awhile so i went up and looked at it and had it shipped back home. The truck was repainted a few years ago Orange and Matte black. At the moment i havent done anything to the truck but the first thing on the agenda is to get the front end/steering under control. Its very sloppy. Plan on doing Red Head steering gear box, Tie Rod ends, Drag link, Borgenson Shaft in the coming weeks. This truck is just a fun truck for me, not a daily driver.




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Throttle Linkage popped off on a short drive through town. Ordered a Crazy Carl Throttle Linkage will be getting that on hopefully tonight. Temp fix i just wrapped it in electrical tape to get me home. Most front end parts are ordered and making their way to the house, will be installing when i get the time.
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Nice looking 1st gen!
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Indeed...I like the color scheme......Ben
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That is a clean looking rig!
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Welcome to the 1st gen addiction forum. I have never heard of Crazy Carl throttle linkage, I always upgraded to 2nd gen throttle ends. But its always good to have a back up source for repair work.
That is a clean looking truck, though I don't like the wheels and O-ring style tires and smoke stack, but that's my opinion. I would drive it everyday, because I drive that kind of stuff everyday!
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welcome, great looking truck!
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Welcome to the 1st gen addiction forum. I have never heard of Crazy Carl throttle linkage, I always upgraded to 2nd gen throttle ends. But its always good to have a back up source for repair work.
That is a clean looking truck, though I don't like the wheels and O-ring style tires and smoke stack, but that's my opinion. I would drive it everyday, because I drive that kind of stuff everyday!
I would drive it everyday but my work is an hour away so I have a car just from MPG. Iím not the biggest fan of the tires I wanna lift and go bigger. The stack is growing on me. Iíve only had it for a week but have some plans! Thank you for the compliment!
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All my front end parts have made it to the house. Hope to get to work on it some this weekend. RedHead box showed up yesterday, Moog Tie Rod Ends, Moog Drag Link. Did figure out that the truck already has the Borgeson Shaft.

Also got the Crazy Carl Throttle Linkage installed. The ball studs on mine were kinda a pain to get off.


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Wow! You scored big time!! Awesome ride!!!
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All my front end parts have made it to the house. Hope to get to work on it some this weekend. RedHead box showed up yesterday, Moog Tie Rod Ends, Moog Drag Link. Did figure out that the truck already has the Borgeson Shaft.

Also got the Crazy Carl Throttle Linkage installed. The ball studs on mine were kinda a pain to get off.


Crazy Carl Throttle Linkage
They need to make some sort of "Patina Spray" for new parts to make them blend in with the old ones.
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Haha yeah the patina spray would be arlight for now... hoping one day they can all look new under the hood!
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So I undid the power steering hoses from the steering box and have heard there is an O-Ring Iím supposed to check for. Where is it located? Between the hose and nut? Or on the end of the hose?

Also saw my steering box mount was cracked so I had a buddy weld it back up for me.
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Anyone who wants to know the part number for the O-Rings that go on the power steering hoses is 5205254
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Front end is finished! Alignment is done. Ordered a dual steering stabilizer from skyjacker I hope to get put on this weekend.

Had several cosmetic changes so far. Tailgate letters in black, Black LED headlights, painted the headlight bezels black, Black hood ornament, and 50 cal. radio antenna.

Also got a new rear view mirror that acts as a dash camera and will be wiring in a backup camera that it came with also!


Headlights, Hood ornament, 50 Cal Radio antenna

Vinyl Tailgate letters
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