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Old 03-02-2014, 04:35 PM
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Wasn't today, but yesterday....finished up my under dash wiring repair. Really close to being my daily now and putting the 91.5 down for repairs so my son can enjoy it it for a few yearsName:  IMAG1141.jpg
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Wasn't today, but yesterday....finished up my under dash wiring repair. Really close to being my daily now and putting the 91.5 down for repairs so my son can enjoy it it for a few years
Very nice looking truck.
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I am plotting for a bird bath hood swap. The rain is keeping me inside more than outside
Keep in mind that there is issue with the hood latch if using the intercooler rad support. The metal bar on the hood does not align with the latch. I had to move the latch over a bit to get things to line up. Think I had to "dimple" the underside of the the hood to clear the latch as well.

Also the is the hood alignment stops. You need to trim the lip off the back side of the reinforment plates on the under side of the hood.

Other then that it's a direct bolt on....as long as you have a matching cowl cover too.
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Very nice looking truck.

Thanks! She's prettier in pics than in person but its a pretty solid truck. Drives like a dream too.
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Keep in mind that there is issue with the hood latch if using the intercooler rad support. The metal bar on the hood does not align with the latch. I had to move the latch over a bit to get things to line up. Think I had to "dimple" the underside of the the hood to clear the latch as well.

Also the is the hood alignment stops. You need to trim the lip off the back side of the reinforment plates on the under side of the hood.

Other then that it's a direct bolt on....as long as you have a matching cowl cover too.






I read somewhere to use the 72 to 79 hood latch and the swap goes a little easier.

I went through your thread last weekend looking for how you did yours Thanks for the info.
There is a really nice 70s crew cab that showed up around town about two weeks ago. It has the bird bath with the POWER WAGON emblems. It needs a Cummins though.
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Thanks! She's prettier in pics than in person but its a pretty solid truck. Drives like a dream too.
I think those of us that are First gen enthusiasts tend to look past the bad paint and common little stuff
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Just finished a 82 hour week, I will be getting tires on Friday..Woop Woop...

Then Flo-Pro exhaust goes on.

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Just finished a 82 hour week, I will be getting tires on Friday..Woop Woop...

Then Flo-Pro exhaust goes on.

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Put in a bottle of 911 and changed fuel filter on side of road. Guess -24 was abit to much for the amount of additive I had in it. Of course that was after sitting outside for 6 days. Just think, it is spring now
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I replaced the coolant filter on my truck today and wiped the dust off the valve covers.

Has anyone ever tried a Coffin Muffler on their Cummins?
http://thecoffinmuffler.com/index.html

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Originally Posted by mknittle View Post
I read somewhere to use the 72 to 79 hood latch and the swap goes a little easier.

I went through your thread last weekend looking for how you did yours Thanks for the info.
I looked at this, but the latching system used on the 72-79 trucks is the same basic system used on all early mopars.

The latch mechanism bolts down inside the rad support, with just the jaws extnding up. You would have to cut and weld in new brackets and supports I'd you wanted to use this mechanism.

At least that is what I found.
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Originally Posted by thrashingcows View Post
I looked at this, but the latching system used on the 72-79 trucks is the same basic system used on all early mopars.

The latch mechanism bolts down inside the rad support, with just the jaws extnding up. You would have to cut and weld in new brackets and supports I'd you wanted to use this mechanism.

At least that is what I found.
Thanks for dispelling the myths. saves me some time(but then you never know with me. I have this problem with wild hairs)
That is when it stops raining. We are in a liquid drought now.
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Sound proofed (Fatmat) the cab behind the seat and added 1/2" olefin carpet pad over that.
Mounted rear speakers, made a harness(from a spool of wire laying around) and hooked them up.
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I am glad to see this thread catching on.
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had 4 used tires put on today my king pins are so bad ive let it go till spring but my brother is moving and needs me to haul his car back on a trailer 200 miles or so,and the old tires had broke belts and was all over the road ,,,,changed them and its a million times better,,,gonna chaange filters and thermostat later tonight,,good thread,,,i like it..
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