'65 D200 4x4

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'65 D200 4x4

Postby Olbeardy » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:30 pm

Hey all! Made a video of my new-to-me D200. Thanks for having me!
[youtube] https://youtu.be/T8_LJvFzCYI [/youtube]

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Re: '65 D200 4x4

Postby soopernaut » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:40 am

A D200 would be 2 wheel drive and a W200 would be 4 wheel drive. I notice the front tires stick out a bit further than the rears. Maybe it was converted to 4 wheel drive with a newer, wider axle. The engine is a Poly 318, which is different than the later LA 318.
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Re: '65 D200 4x4

Postby Hobcobble » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:35 am

soopernaut wrote:A D200 would be 2 wheel drive and a W200 would be 4 wheel drive. I notice the front tires stick out a bit further than the rears. Maybe it was converted to 4 wheel drive with a newer, wider axle. The engine is a Poly 318, which is different than the later LA 318.


the D44 and D44HD axles are a bit wider than the rear D60 axles.
I think by about 4" :thinking

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Re: '65 D200 4x4

Postby Hobcobble » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:36 am

Welcome to the site! :welcome :usa Looks like a very cool early '65 W200.
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Re: '65 D200 4x4

Postby Olbeardy » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:10 am

soopernaut wrote:A D200 would be 2 wheel drive and a W200 would be 4 wheel drive. I notice the front tires stick out a bit further than the rears. Maybe it was converted to 4 wheel drive with a newer, wider axle. The engine is a Poly 318, which is different than the later LA 318.


The fronts stick out because the front tires are marginally larger than the rear. The one on the back is a smaller tire that we put on to tow it home. But the tag says it's a D200 so you may be right about the conversion. That's what's exciting about it, I really don't know! Any other signs that it's converted that I can look for?
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Re: '65 D200 4x4

Postby PwrWgnDrvr » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:28 am

Is the hole for the transfer case levers hand cut or die punched (factory)? Does the tunnel cover have the exact same paint (all layers) as the floors?
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