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Old 02-27-2018, 09:56 PM
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Thanks for the welcomes!

I'm a Mopar guy, but since this is a diesel truck forum I'll start with my latest toy that led me here!

I bought this '92 Cummins 5-speed D250 a few weeks ago, and I love it! The guy was asking $4,000 but I offered $3,000 and he accepted the offer.

Mechanically the old truck is awesome, no major issues whatsoever. But cosmetically... basically every panel on the truck with the exception of the cab and hood has been POUNDED!

But I have a plan for that....

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While keeping my eyes peeled for parts last week I spotted this dead 1985 D150 in a guy's yard.

There's a dent in the hood (don't need that) and a small dent near the marker light on the driver's side front fender, but other than that it is remarkably straight - and rust free!

I offered the guy $500, and he accepted the offer. Boom! Just like that, there's the new body for my D250!





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Nice score, BB

Rust free is so desirable. Looks like you can easily swap the bed, and other parts, and get it to a paint shop, and make her new again
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Nice score, BB

Rust free is so desirable. Looks like you can easily swap the bed, and other parts, and get it to a paint shop, and make her new again
That's the plan! I might drive it with mismatched gold/flat black or rattle can the cab and hood to match for a bit while getting my other Mopar projects finished up.

Long-term I'd like to get it painted late-model Dodge Holland Blue, maybe two-toned with white.
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Need to finish this project first....

'71 Swinger, factory Butterscotch 318 automatic A/C car. Building a mild 375-400 HP 5.9 Magnum for it.

It wore it's original paint until last July but it was wearing thin and I wanted to lose the body side moldings and vinyl top. Planning on putting a factory style white butt stripe on it.



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And once that one is finished I need to get back on my '69 Barracuda fastback. There's an 11:1 Edelbrock head 498 stroker RB sitting on the engine stand for it, nothing "Street Outlaws" crazy, just 575-600 HP.

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Some other Mopars I've owned...

Sold this '84 SRW D350 longbed Crew Cab in 2016 and I've been kicking myself ever since! lol

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Love the big Mopars, too! Sold this one a while back and it went to Finland, another one I wish I had kept...
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Anyway, thanks again for the warm welcome! Looks like a great forum here!
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great Mopars! I've seen your stuff over on moparts.
If those dented truck panels aren't too bad, offer them for sale...dents can be better than rust to us rust belt guys.
hope to get my road runner in paint this year.


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Welcome aboard Butterball.
I love that Mopar line up. That Sassy grass green Barracuda looks sharp.
That looks like a great deal you got on that D-250 and the parts donor truck
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And once that one is finished I need to get back on my '69 Barracuda fastback. There's an 11:1 Edelbrock head 498 stroker RB sitting on the engine stand for it, nothing "Street Outlaws" crazy, just 575-600 HP.


Lordy, lordy, lordy.... you got some coooool stuff.



I miss my 68 FB 340 soooooo much. Ugh. Thanks for ruining my day !

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That skyline is Nashville -- you're in Tennessee?
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Welcome Butterball....I remember giving you some advice on your crewcab.

Love your old mopars....many of us here are old Mopar owners and lovers.
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Welcome aboard Butterball.
I love that Mopar line up. That Sassy grass green Barracuda looks sharp.
That looks like a great deal you got on that D-250 and the parts donor truck
Thanks! It was a little overcast that day, the Barracuda is actually the brighter Limelight color. Mopar or No Car! lol
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