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Old 05-26-2012, 12:30 PM   #1  
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88 D150 12V conversion

bought the 88 when my 53 block cracked in my 2nd gen truck had 177000 original kms nothing had been touched on it has original paint this i a pretty big deal when you live in southern ontario



bought the rims and tires for 300 bucks and drove it for a year before i got tired of the fuel mileage 10.5 mpg
had my 90 d250 that i drove in high school body was shot frame was shot motor and trans worked great so it was time for a transplant





needless to say swap was pretty straight forward

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Yuk dirty



Ya! clean





adjusted trans and painted





used diesel rad support as it was diffrent cleaned and painted along with trans cooler and condencer



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Old 05-26-2012, 12:43 PM   #3  
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Prep for paint



decided to remove the lock ring on the ing pump while it was off and easy to get too



KDP Killed



Last burn out with the 318



half ton disassembly

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12v painted ISX Red









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Good buy fuel hog 318





hello new found power and fuel economy





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well found out the my floor pan wouldnt fit the 727 so ...





this sure makes for gettin at those top bolts easy



i know its a cheesy way of doin the floor but i plan on doin a frame off restore on it in the next few years

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Old 05-26-2012, 01:11 PM   #7  
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cab mostly put back together while the dash was out i swapped the harness for the diesel in i know i could have made the gasser harness work but this is much cleaner lookin



sits pretty good for 24 year old 1/2 ton springs





this was a sad day to see my first vehicle go to scrap



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first burnout with the 12v

i now get 22mpg and a huge smile on my face
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first burnout with the 12v

i now get 22mpg and a huge smile on my face
what only 22mpg with a 1/2 ton chassis ...
nice job by the way!

my 96 12v gets 22+ mpg on the road. about 20 mpg in town
that's with 265-75r-17 wheels from a 2012 2500 CTD
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22mpg was with the quad in the back and my very heavy foot
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New to Forums. Have an 86 150, and a 92 250 with a IC 12 valve. Want to do this swap. What did you do, that you havent listed?
Fab up motor mounts?
Change out the fuel system? New tank?
As for your harness, did you just fully pull the body harness out, or use the Cummins one, and the gas job?
Can I get your facebook info to talk on there? Dont use forums.
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Colt,
There are 50+ threads on the 1st gen forum that answer all questions.
Using this forum rather than Facebook for the needed info on this swap, would be much better info, in my option.
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