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Re: 4x4s represent!!!!

Post by dodgeboykim » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:08 pm

My 66 W100 is also retired. Out a few times a year for a little cruising and shows.

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John :Thumbsup

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Post by Perkins64 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:27 am

Is that yours John?

Superb!!!

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Post by 69W200 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:07 pm

I dont think this old girl ever had any fun, started this morning @ 0 degrees
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Post by Mopower » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:13 pm

No retirees here... ;-) except for one '63 D100 parts truck that is still complete minus a couple pieces.

Getting a load of wood in the snow yesterday, backed up to where the truck sits, quite a bit steeper than it looks. Watch out for parking leaning to the left too much, gas will leak out of yr gas cap if the tank is high enough. Or don't go into the woods with a near full tank (need to get a handle on the gas gauge problem this spring when outside working weather comes back). Ended up being one hell of a load of wood, too much to leave in the truck overnight... ugh.

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And another of a load from before we got snow. This mother can haul one helluva load of wood without squatting down too awfully bad, but sure can make some weird sounds driving out of the woods like that, creak...GROAN... ;-)

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Post by Hobcobble » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:30 pm

Perkins64 wrote:Is that yours John?

Superb!!!

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Aaron,
Yep. :Thumbsup Its waiting to see the road this Spring for the
first time since I bought it.
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Post by Hobcobble » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:36 pm

Mopower wrote: And another of a load from before we got snow. This mother can haul one helluva load of wood without squatting down too awfully bad, but sure can make some weird sounds driving out of the woods like that, creak...GROAN... ;-)
That looks like lodgepole pine.... :thinking Do you burn that in
your home stove or fireplace?

Looks like a rugged W200 there! :Thumbsup :clap
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Post by Mopower » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:06 pm

All Douglas Fir, except for the odd Ponderosa (bull) Pine here and there. Mostly all in the home stove, our only source of heat. 12 miles from the nearest town, off the grid.

The '70 Power Wagon turned out tougher than I thought. Been pretty badly abused (WA Dept of Game), and then pretty badly neglected. Wife was on my @#% to get "the firewood truck" going this summer, bless her (or it would still be sitting with clapped out brakes, rusted out floors, no gas tank, no seat, etc...), so I spent I don't know how long on it this summer, completing the work from the spring before, when I sort of ran out of steam looking at the floorboards, etc.

This coming summer maybe I'll get that PTO winch going and re-cabled, be fun skidding trees in. Everything we cut is standing dead.

I'm running all traction split rims on it, just for the old timeyness of it, and they are tough as nails.

Powertrain is 383 2bbl, NP435, 4:10 DANA 60's front/rear, the rear is a wicked posi (That was cool when I found that out, I'd had the truck two years and never checked), can't even turn a tire with the other on the ground. I like em like that! But it can make you slide sideways pretty fast when you're crawling backwards on a snowy slope and leaning to the side at the same time, as I found out yesterday... I wasn't looking forward to sliding those cool sideboards against some trees and having to pull away like that.


It's labeled an E20 on the door tag. Sort of a mystery thing in 1970, and maybe later.
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Re: 4x4s represent!!!!

Post by dodgeboykim » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:20 pm

Mopower I do like your truck. Reminds me of my 66 way back years ago when I used it for fire wood and lots of off roading.

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Post by Mopower » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:27 pm

Thx ;-)

That's yr '66, the red one?

I was in BC the 70's, real fond memories. Nelson and the Slocan Valley, lived up there for about 6 months through a winter. Just beautiful if you love mountains, endless mountains...

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Post by dodgeboykim » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:21 pm

Yes the Red one's mine. I am a fan of mountains myself. My other pastime is camping and riding my Rhino Side by Side.
Eastern B C is an area I would like to spend some time in and explore. Love riding to the top of a mountain for the view.

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Post by jimmy » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:15 pm

reminds me of cutting fire wood in Tum Tum Wa when my brothers and I were kids.

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Post by Mopower » Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:33 pm

Tum Tum & Suncrest is a beautiful area ;-) Love to go through there in the fall, looking at fall colors on the river. Really nice drive out of Spokane, 9 mile to Suncrest, keep following the road through Scot's Valley, then Long Lake Dam, come out in Reardan on Hwy 231.

Btw, I shouldn't tell you this (because I should get this truck)...(but I REALLY shouldn't! ;-{), but there's a really nice '66 D500 sitting at the Ag Link in Reardan, short (maybe 12') dumpbed, 361 engine so it's pretty heavy duty. In nice shape. Farmer had it there for sale last summer, second of two Dodges he brought there to sell. Don't know what the deal is with this one, but it's still there... taunting me as I drive by on the way into Spokane.

If I didn't have my D500 already I'd been all over this thing like flies on you know what, but I already have my hands full with the ones I got.

I'll give anyone directions that wants to get it.

Here's our '66 D500 and '63 D300 taking in part in a Springtime cleanup/dump run, a couple years ago. Sure feels good taking old junk to the dump!

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The gauge set-up in that truck, sweet! And a factory vacuum gauge in the dash, AND and uncut virgin radio delete dash. Now, there's something you don't see everyday!

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The '70 Power Wagon is radio delete too, still have the factory blanking plate on to this day, with the Govt issued MPH/KPH chart. Kinda looks like a radio dial if you don't know what you're looking at.

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Post by powerwagoncrazy » Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:50 pm

Good to see other W's getting used! Here's a couple of mine from the last couple years:
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'66 cummins crew cab W200
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'68 318 4spd W200 with a few pieces of black walnut in the back

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Post by Mopower » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:08 pm

a few pieces of black walnut in the back
LOLOLOL!!! I love it!

Wow, yr truck looks so much like my "Ol Blue"... sniff ;-( I miss that one.

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Post by crusty » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:25 pm

Looking good!

Where in eastern WA are you?

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Post by powerwagoncrazy » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:37 pm

Mopower wrote:LOLOLOL!!! I love it!

Wow, yr truck looks so much like my "Ol Blue"... sniff ;-( I miss that one.

Holy cow! I had to look close to make sure it wasn't the same truck! Yours was a mean looking old tank as well!

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Post by Mopower » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:29 am

crusty wrote:Looking good!

Where in eastern WA are you?
12 miles north/northwest of Reardan.

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Post by soopernaut » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:54 pm

powerwagoncrazy wrote:
Mopower wrote:LOLOLOL!!! I love it!

Wow, yr truck looks so much like my "Ol Blue"... sniff ;-( I miss that one.

Holy cow! I had to look close to make sure it wasn't the same truck! Yours was a mean looking old tank as well!
The wheelbase difference is the dead giveaway.

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