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Old 05-17-2018, 06:36 AM   #1  
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I think I've narrowed it down to 2 trucks

I realized a few days ago that I was looking at this truck thing all wrong. I don't have to have just one truck. I sold my race car, which was a toy I wasn't using so why couldn't I replace it with a toy truck. I keep my 92 for the heavy work and get a crew cab Power Wagon for my toy, it doesn't have to be diesel powered. Cheap collector car tags and insurance I'm thinking. So either way here are my two candidates. Both are 360 powered with NP435 transmissions and NP205 transfer cases. Dana 44's and 60's in each.

Truck #1 has a $12900 asking price.

Truck #2 has a $7000 asking price.

So vote for your favorite. Tell me what you think.
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:25 AM   #2  
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Going on looks alone #1 would have been my choice until you look at the price, the extra 5900 will go a long way into making it YOUR truck, of course the pics don't show the interior, sheetmetal, overall condition of the vehicles. I'm thinking that as much as you know about mother mopars drive trains that either one you pick it will be a very sweet running machine in notime
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I know I can get #2 for less than the asking price, #1 I'm not sure about yet, I'll know today though. But you are right, truck #2 would leave me a lot of money to get that truck looking good inside and out.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:18 AM   #4  
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Not enough photos, but I would choose #2 because it appears to be original paint. I would rip that roof mounted spotlamp off immediately.

I personally prefer NON repainted vehicles, as I have had much luck with body shops here, and you don't know what was covered up or not.

I also am not crazy about the paint scheme on #1. How are the interiors??
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#2 interior will need work, so will #1 just not as much. Truck #2 is rhinolined though. Not original paint but at least we know it's not a performed pig. Guy that owns #2 also owns a body shop.

I get a good vibe from guy #2, good ole down home country boy. Guy #1 does not give me the warm fuzzies. He has already lied to me once about the truck being sold (had a friend call on it a few hours later and he said he still had it) and he has deleted his CL ads. My friend has an appointment to look at the truck this morning. So there is that.

Truck #1 is 2000 miles away. Truck #2 is 600 miles away.
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From just first glance I love #1....but after the previous comments and replies I have to lean towards #2.
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I think NONREV is correct. If you can wrench, repair and replace $5900 will go a long way. I like the looks of the second one much better.
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So truck #1 guy tells my friend he has a guy from Colorado waiting on his bank account number to wire him $13K this morning for the truck so if he wants to come look at it he'd better hurry. Mind you this is after he told my friend he couldn't show the truck until this morning as he was out of town. My Friend calls and tells me this. I tell him to forget it, sounds like this guy would screw the Colorado guy out of the truck for another $500-1000.


So truck #2 guy is going to call me later tonight so we can make a deal.
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Sounds like truck guy #1 is a car salesman at heart, eh?


What a DBag. Good for you. #2 truck has the cool factor going on.
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I love that Macho theme, but for the difference in price and the amount of BS number one is giving you, I'd pull the trigger on number 2. Looks like they both have that odd ball drum brake 44 front. I'd swap that out for a later 44 or a 60, parts are hard to find and drums on the nose suck. Nice score either way. Crews are hard to find especially not all rotted away. Are they 74's or 75's?
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They both have discs on the front. #2 has a 44 from a Chevy under it. Probably uses the same pads, rotors and calipers as the ones I put on the rear of my D250. #2 is a 74, #1 was a 79.

I made the deal just trying to get him paid now. He didn't seem to like the idea of a bank wire transfer too much, says he's not sure about that. So it looks like I can send him the money through money gram. They have one of them at the local Wally Mart there. He lives in a little podunk town with a population less than 2000. Waiting for him to call me back.
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In Pennsyltucky a '74 model is emissions exempt. So repowers and all that fun stuff is way easier. Number 2 has my vote. Good deal on that front Dana.
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Yea, listen to your vibes.

I like #2 best anyway. But wasn't '74 the last year for divorced cases and drum brakes? Or was it '73 or has the front axle already been changed over?

I like the lockouts.
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Front axle has been changed. I believe around 76 was the last year for the divorced transfer case.
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Front axle has been changed. I believe around 76 was the last year for the divorced transfer case.
'72-'74 was the short run for the divorced mounted T-case.
My '76 RC has the full time 4x4 married NP-203 case.
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