1st Gen CTD 4 door Project w/ Pics

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  1. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    Hey all,

    Well I just got super lucky and bought a Mint 1985 4 door truck. :)

    The Story:
    Life took a change and I had a little boy ( yippee I am a DAD )but the STD Cab was not gonna cut it anymore with the family growing.. so I had to make some decisions..

    1st idea: get an ext Cab truck and convert mine to ext cab..

    2nd idea: get a 4 door crew cab and convert that to diesel and run that. They are Hard to find.

    3rd idea: sell my STD cab and buy a newer truck with back seats..

    - So I got a EXT cab but it needed a lot of work and it would not fit on my frame easily.. so that was not gonna work.
    - So I listed my truck for sale. I had a bunch of tire kickers but no one would settle on a price or come up with money, then diesel fuel raised to $4.00 a gallon and all the calls stopped.

    At this point I was getting irriated and wondered if this would work out or not. or would I be stuck with STD cab.

    then out of the blew a friend sends me a link to a 4 door Dodge for sale but with no pics.. so I contacted guy.. and he still had the 4 door.. WOW. so eventually he sent me pics and it took a few weeks to get it, but man I am so HAPPY.. this TRUCK is MINT.

    So the project plan is to takje the drivetrain out of my STD Cab CTD and put it into this 4 Door Dodge.

    So here are pics of my new project..
    towing the truck home:
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    yes the Chevy has a Cummins :)
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    Here are other pics.
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    So please be patient it is gonna take me sometime to getthis project done but I will update this post as progress continues
     
  2. 35xj

    35xj Well-Known Member

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    that thing is gonna be badass!
     
  3. NC_Mog

    NC_Mog Eurotrash Driver

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    Nice Ken. What engine is under the hood?
     
  4. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    There is NO engine/drive train in it now..

    I wil be putting my CTD into it
     
  5. yager

    yager Better Faster Stronger

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    Hey thats super nice !!!! Let me know when you need my crane to lift that work cap off :)
     
  6. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that looks Great the will be a Huge upgrade and the you will still have room for 2 more youngins :D

    Can't wait to see it up close
     
  7. CLRracer

    CLRracer Mopar Nut

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    You wouldnt want to sell a set of 60s would you? :D

    Duane
     
  8. Gotlabs

    Gotlabs Well-Known Member

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    Thats sweet, but do you have a build link on your Chevy crew cab?
     
  9. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    hahahhaha

    I have had so many requests already it is crazy..

    but yes at some point they wil be for sale.
     
  10. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    The Chevy is not mine it is: username on nc4x4 = thecarman

    we used his truck and trailer to get the truck home
     
  11. braxton357

    braxton357 Robot

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    That was confusing as hell... I thought you bought the chevy, which is honestly one of the coolest looking chevy trucks I've seen in a long time. The dodge is going to be fawking awesome as well though.
     
  12. Black Bear

    Black Bear Well-Known Member Moderator

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    you really have to see this in person to appreciate how nice it is.
     
  13. CLRracer

    CLRracer Mopar Nut

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    Ill take whatevers left of the std cab once you pull the ctd too :D

    Duane
     
  14. tw89yj

    tw89yj Well-Known Member

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    You got a good deal on the nicest 4 door 1st gen I've seen. I wish Aaron would have kept it and finished it, it will be a badass truck.
     
  15. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    it was funny I had the money for the truck with me.. and like most deals everyone always wants to try to barter down the price.. but once I saw the condition I gave him the full price we discussed.
     
  16. justjeepin86

    justjeepin86 Well-Known Member

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    That will be a nice setup. I would like to do the same thing.
     
  17. spykosshow

    spykosshow New Member

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    I was wondering who's shit that was in My parking lot.
     
  18. earlybronco

    earlybronco Well-Known Member

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    What a nice truck. I saw this thing and made a claim to the extra parts ken did not want while it was en route to it new home. good find ken (as always)
     
  19. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    A Few more pics I took after work today
    Drivers side Dash..
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    Passenger side
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    behind rear seat.. very clean
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    Visor storage above dash
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  20. getstucksome

    getstucksome Well-Known Member

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    I'm jealous. I'm sure it will turn out as nice as the first one you built.
     
  21. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Well-Known Member

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    nice
     
  22. highrollintj

    highrollintj Well-Known Member

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    hot shit! i wanna swing by and look at that thing. i have only ever seen one 4 door 1st gen in person but it was a power wagon.
     
  23. dieselfuelonly

    dieselfuelonly Well-Known Member

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    This is gonna be an awesome project man!

    But you are going to need more Christmas tree air fresheners for it to be complete.
     
  24. CLRracer

    CLRracer Mopar Nut

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    Theyre are a bunch of 2wds running around, but the 4wds are indeed rare around here.

    Duane
     
  25. Caver Dave

    Caver Dave Just holdin' it down here in BFV Moderator

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    Given the spartan interior & color, any evidence it was an old AirForce truck? Or just a fluke?

    What's the switch inboard of the light switch?
     

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