Throwing out some ideas


Throwing out some ideas

Postby DeepSea » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:03 am

So I’ve been brainstorming about the truck I want to build and have seen some good inspiration on a couple of threads.

My final build would like to be a mid 60’s model crew cab d/w200 body on a newer frame powered by a 12 valve cummins. I’ve read up on moparmorrel’s build and am thinking about heading in the same way but going with the 2nd gen 12 valve with the p pump over the 1st gen 12 valve. I know this truck would be far from original but it’s sounding pretty cool in my head.

What do y’all think?!

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Re: Throwing out some ideas

Postby sledgehammer » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:40 pm

Go for it. I like to read and see pics of other people's builds
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Re: Throwing out some ideas

Postby 12Valve » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:17 am

I think that it would be a interesting build. I have a P7100 in my 12 valve. I saw moparmorrel's build and it was interesting, I was going to do the same thing if mine was ever totaled in the winter, I've been rear-ended a few times in my truck. College students aren't the best drivers in the world, but a tow hitch fights off most cars.

The thing is what type of drive-train are you looking for? A 2 wheel drive automatic would be the easiest, and a 4 wheel drive manual, being the rarest. I'd look for extended cab second gens that have met their fair share of rust and no longer have a body but the frame is good. Go and join the Facebook group 12 Valve, and 24 Valve Diesels. Plenty of those guys do part outs and you could get a frame and drive-line on the cheap.
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