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02-13-2018, 08:11 AM
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Posted By Erska

Bruce! Nice conversion! I sent you pm, can you...

Bruce! Nice conversion! I sent you pm, can you read it please?

Any progress on the build?

Thanks!
06-06-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,174
Posted By Erska

Oh yeah, well I have pretty good knowledge where...

Oh yeah, well I have pretty good knowledge where to get parts.

Rockauto is number one for regular spare parts.

Then it's just Ebay,LMC,Summit and of course you, First Gen groups all over the...
06-06-2017, 12:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,174
Posted By Erska

Haha! Thankfully I live on the countryside and...

Haha! Thankfully I live on the countryside and our country really lacks the real metropolies... Helsinki (our capital city) is pretty much pure hell with a truck this long since there is bus and...
06-03-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,174
Posted By Erska

So this is it! My next step for the build is...

So this is it!

My next step for the build is install the newly painted doors to the cab and put it a side for a while. I'll start building up the engine, drivetrain combo. I'll drop the engine to...
06-03-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,174
Posted By Erska

My old daily driver W-250 is looking little like...

My old daily driver W-250 is looking little like empty by now.

48172...
06-03-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,174
Posted By Erska

Since one of my buddies came for an over night...

Since one of my buddies came for an over night visit I figured it would be perfect timing to start swapping out the pedals, dash,wiring and steering column+ bunch of other stuff out of the donor W250...
06-03-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,174
Posted By Erska

At this point I started tearing down and...

At this point I started tearing down and inspecting the engine/transmission section.

Well the clutch did hold but it was all wore out! Perfect timing! I ordered a new OEM Sachs clutch! This was...
06-03-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,174
Posted By Erska

And the axles are on!!! What do you think...

And the axles are on!!!

What do you think about the 183# wheelbase with the Michelin XML setup I have going on for the truck!?
:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:

48192...
06-03-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,174
Posted By Erska

Oh yeah and I took the axles out of the W-250...

Oh yeah and I took the axles out of the W-250 Cummins frame for cleaning up for sand blasting and painting.:

48195...
06-03-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,174
Posted By Erska

Frame is painted! 48203...

Frame is painted!
48203 (http://s835.photobucket.com/user/CtdErska/media/Dodge%20W350%20Crew%20Cab%20long%20bed%204x4%20CTD%201985/IMG_4629_zps3lhdeaah.jpg.html)

48204...
06-03-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,174
Posted By Erska

Before dropping the frame to yet another paint...

Before dropping the frame to yet another paint shop(heavy duty/commercial) we test tried the frame with the cab and bed! BOY IS THIS THING AWESOME OR WHAT!?!? [guitar]

48213...
06-03-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,174
Posted By Erska

Now for the frame magic! Before cutting the frame...

Now for the frame magic! Before cutting the frame was measured and the factory cross dimensions were off by 7mm! That's like 3/8"!

Now it's completly square. And off we go!

48219...
06-03-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,174
Posted By Erska

Off to the paint shop! 48228...

Off to the paint shop!

48228 (http://s835.photobucket.com/user/CtdErska/media/Dodge%20W350%20Crew%20Cab%20long%20bed%204x4%20CTD%201985/IMG_4265_zpspwyqxw0g.jpg.html)

48229...
06-03-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,174
Posted By Erska

Hey y'all! Oh boy, where should I start... ...

Hey y'all!

Oh boy, where should I start...
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I just finished uploading all the pics to photobucket. That took ages! 103 pics and 4 months later there have some real progress to this build!...
01-22-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,174
Posted By Erska

And here comes the plan for my rear seat...

And here comes the plan for my rear seat arrangment.

I bought a set of 98.5-2002 Club Cab front seats what I am going to run in the back. They have built in seat belts so that is a must for me....
01-22-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,174
Posted By Erska

Here's the inner roof. Its going to be...

Here's the inner roof. Its going to be upholstered and gets some sound proofing but still... Isn't it nice or what?
48515...
01-22-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,174
Posted By Erska

48525...

48525 (http://s835.photobucket.com/user/CtdErska/media/Dodge%20W350%20Crew%20Cab%20long%20bed%204x4%20CTD%201985/IMG_4046_zps5rihh1wp.jpg.html)

48526...
01-22-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,174
Posted By Erska

And now! Here's the pics of the real magic!...

And now!

Here's the pics of the real magic! I gave this to me friend who has over 30 years of experience just for the auto sheet metal work. He is doing this for living. This is so over the top...
01-22-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,174
Posted By Erska

48540...

48540 (http://s835.photobucket.com/user/CtdErska/media/Dodge%20W350%20Crew%20Cab%20long%20bed%204x4%20CTD%201985/IMG_3207_zps8wlpsspr.jpg.html)

48541...
01-22-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,174
Posted By Erska

48548...

48548 (http://s835.photobucket.com/user/CtdErska/media/Dodge%20W350%20Crew%20Cab%20long%20bed%204x4%20CTD%201985/IMG_2852_zpsr6ckimv4.jpg.html)

And here's the front part of the D250 Club Cab...
01-22-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,174
Posted By Erska

There truly is something for souther trucks. This...

There truly is something for souther trucks. This is a beat up parts truck what has been a dog house for the owners dog for few years or something judging by the gutted interior and scraped back...
01-22-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,174
Posted By Erska

Ok guys! Time for an long waited update! I...

Ok guys! Time for an long waited update!

I have been very busy with my business and my other construction projects.

Didn't even noticed how much time has gone by since my last update...
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03-30-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,174
Posted By Erska

kerry.king: I'm honoured that you still like it! ...

kerry.king: I'm honoured that you still like it!

I often look the pics of my old truck and feel bad for letting her go. But things wouldn't be as interesting what they are now. I'm pretty sure...
03-29-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,174
Posted By Erska

Yeah it's great news since I really bought it...

Yeah it's great news since I really bought it unseen. 1250 usd from Ebay.

I'll post some pics when I'll start working on the frame and taking apart this parts truck.




Total cost when it's...
03-23-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,174
Posted By Erska

So my plan is to take the rust free bed out of...

So my plan is to take the rust free bed out of that D-250 and maybe use the rust free doors as well, but they need some work because of the dents.

I'll be using the club cab section of it as well....
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