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1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« on: January 20, 2013, 11:24:58 PM »
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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2013, 11:27:36 PM »
that is what I want, in a crew cab. beauty there.
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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2013, 11:52:06 PM »
My god that truck is huge!!  :o  Ill be following this build!  {popcorn}
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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013, 12:04:04 AM »
The tires are about 35", looks like a lot more room without putting on a lift.  I added a couple more pics.  It currently has a 360/4 speed, 4.88 gears.  It had a dealer installed rear bumper that you could really do a tailgate party on.  I actually had to drive it home, it wouldn't fit on the flatbed trailer I was using.  52,000 miles  I found an old military picture that inspired me to build this truck.  Thanks for the comments.  I should have some good progress this spring as I just picked up a 1972 1 ton old search and rescue truck from Montana.  Power steering will be awesome, as well as getting rid of the oddball 6 hole split rims.
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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013, 07:38:26 AM »
thats just awesome, nice score  {beer}. and i agree that those are serious he-man bumpers.
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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013, 02:20:15 PM »
 {popcorn}  Very interesting. I will be watching.
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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2013, 10:42:40 PM »
Beautiful!  And by that I mean both the truck and your dog.  I'm very partial to Labradors and Dodges.
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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2013, 12:01:19 AM »
dude that rig is awesome!!   {cool}
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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2013, 12:42:23 AM »
Thanks for all the kind words guys.  I wish I would have known about this website 2 years ago.  Sometimes just looking at other people rigs helps keep me focused on the end result.  By the way, the lab thinks the truck is hers, which of course it is.  I will post some more pics as the weather improves.  RCC is just awesome! 
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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2013, 11:54:37 AM »
Your truck is a brute, anyone who see's this rig in there rearview mirror is definitely going to move out of the way. Even though it's not a crewcab, it reminds me of National Lampoons; Christmas Vacation. Nice score.
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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2013, 10:31:01 PM »
Ha ha!  I love the truck from Christmas Vacation.  Hope to be driving it again by summer.  Have to build motor mounts to fix the hack job the previous owner did, some people should not have access to welders.  Thanks. 
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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2013, 07:31:32 AM »
WHat was the point in that huge rear bumper? Also, where did you locate that military picture?

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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2013, 04:58:31 PM »
No idea on the reasoning behind a bumper like that, it was installed by the National City Dodge dealership in California.  The original owner lived in Chula Vista, CA.  I assume it was for whatever use he was putting the truck to.   I'm thinking the rear bumper will be coming off when I get the truck repainted, I can't just take it off they welded it on with a stick, I will have to remove the bed to get to all the welds.   I found the picture by doing a search for 1961 Dodge W300.
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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2013, 05:39:56 PM »
That is a big rig r'hat there  :o {cool}.  Hey if you're thinking about getting SRW wheels it looks like you'll maybe need the rockwell pattern wheels, and I'd recommend the same company that did mine - Red Barn Customs.  Feel free to PM me if you like, or I'm happy to discuss here on your thread  :)

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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2013, 06:15:50 PM »
I was wondering if they were the smaller lug pattern or the bigger one like the Rockwells have. I had 66 Ford similar ot that Dodge. It had a six lug pattern, but it was not the big six lug like on my Rockwells. There are several six lug patterns out there.

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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2013, 06:39:24 PM »
I once had a 48 one ton dually.  I think it had the identical bed.  Is that bed 9' long?

The one that I had could have the inner section of the fender removed and make it into a bed for a single rear wheel axle.
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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2013, 11:38:06 PM »
Not sure on the Rockwell pattern, the lugnuts are are about 1" in size though.  When I first got it I looked at some of the military wheels, and nothing was close.  Boyce Equipment is not too far from here, but if I get serious about trying to use the original axles I will follow up with you.  thanks Sam.  Workgoats: yes the bed is a 9 footer, the fender is extended, so the bed could be used for a SRW axle.  Hard to decide which direction to take this build, keep it as original as possible but still make it comfortable to drive, or go completely custom so I can enjoy using it.  The production numbers tell me that this is one of 225 with a v8, but it doesn't break it down to cover the dually/utiline numbers.  I'm guessing there probably aren't many survivors left.  I would love to hear everyone's opinions on the way to build this truck.  Thanks.

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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2013, 11:52:53 PM »
Holly back bumper bat man  :o lol But she a sweetheart
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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2013, 09:50:56 PM »
Check out this one from one of our Texas members.  The original owner built the dump bed and when Aaron purchased it there was about 15,000 on the odometer.  It's not the same year model, but it is vintage (except for the fabricated wheels).



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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2013, 10:14:19 PM »
That's awesome!  The Power Giant series of trucks ended in 1960, I've run across a few of them but always at the worst possible time for me to bring home another project.  Those trucks look tough just sitting still.  I've found a truck with the dump bed set up but I've been unable to get in contact with the owner.  Maybe this spring.  A dump bed is very close to making a truck into a Transformer, so naturally I want one!
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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #20 on: February 1, 2013, 12:16:25 PM »
Awesome truck, love the colour. Good to see a survivor truck. Your right, very similar looking to my truck. Ill be watching your progress.
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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2013, 01:08:48 AM »
So.....it's been quite a while since I've even touched this beast.  I've been looking at changing jobs and now the decision has been made for me.  But change is always for the best.....eventually.  At any rate, I've been spending time on other projects and neglecting this one.  Spray bombed it just to have it all one color, I want to keep it the original color. Originally I was going to keep this with a small block, but then I thought a 440 would be nice.  At this point this truck will not be used for anything other than towing my other vehicles around, so now I'm thinking about doing a cummins swap,  Any recommendations?  I would like to keep the original look but everything else is fair game.  It currently has 4.88 gears and no lift, standard tranny, divorced transfer case.  I would be towing a car hauler trailer with mostly cars or once in a while the other power wagons so maybe 15,000 lbs. at most.  I would like to start searching for the donor vehicle that will provide the drivetrain, depending on what the diesel experts on RCC recommend, so hopefully this summer I can have the floorpans replaced and the rest of the truck ready for paint along with 2 other projects that are almost ready to spray.  Looking forward to everyone's input. 
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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2013, 01:18:40 AM »
things like this..
 you can always upgrade axles from a one ton gasser, but what you need for the rest is a 2wd trans and the diesel engine.

http://twinfalls.craigslist.org/cto/4238012625.html
http://twinfalls.craigslist.org/cto/4248861126.html

 or a complete donor if you have the money
http://eastidaho.craigslist.org/cto/4264075791.html
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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2013, 02:31:18 AM »
Thanks Mike.  I had already looked at that tow truck, it would probably be fun just to play with that one as it sits.  I found a couple 2 wheel drives locally, just have to decide on the transmission, automatic would be easier to set up, but I've always had a thing for standards.....doesn't really matter much on the highway though.  Any thoughts on the longevity of automatics vs. standards?
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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2013, 04:54:45 AM »
I would love to have that wrecker
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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2013, 09:08:18 AM »
well as far as recommendations for a Cummins donor truck, the most simple rigs were the 1st Gens - the '89-93 Rams.  Very simple and very easy to maintain.  And if you're really going to be hauling big loads (10k or more) a long distance and at 60+ mph speeds, I think you're going to want an intercooled truck (91-93).  The sustained highway speeds will likely generate some high EGTs, and if you want a lot of power (say 300 hp or more - real tug boat power) you may need an intercooler.  But, if you've no intentions of really bombing the power levels and might not be doing lots of highway driving, then I think you'd be fine with a non-intercooled engine (89-91), especially if you are not planning to install other than stock injectors.  "Injectors" are my personal 'gauge' for needing an intercooler - trucks with stock injectors usually do not 'need' an intercooler, whereas most trucks with aftermarket sticks almost always do.

You will need the entire driveline - engine, tranny, transfer case, axles.  You can also eliminate the factory computer during the conversion.  If you get the chance, have a look at my own diesel conversion on my Ramcharger "Oxx".  I go into a lot of tech and electrical upgrades (including deleting the computer).

Oxx (diesel conversion starts on pg 3) - http://ramchargercentral.com/rcs-tds-durangos-etc/'blu-oxx'-'93-rcle-4x4/100/

'Decomputerize your Dodge' - http://ramchargercentral.com/diesel-talk/'de-computerize-your-dodge'/

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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2013, 10:35:27 PM »
Thanks Sam.  All good information, I will look over your conversion and hopefully be able to figure out what I want/need.  Questions will be coming your way when I know enough to ask.  thanks again.
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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2013, 12:10:41 AM »
Thats an awesome looking truck! If you ever need help with your Dodges I'm in Blackfoot,Id. There are not many of us on this site around here.

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« Reply #28 on: January 3, 2014, 10:53:48 PM »
Hey Now, Thats a Power Wagon. Luv it. so the 360 not orig eng, right?
Saw this one on craigslist the other day.  http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/4268728860.html

Can you tell me when they started making the w300's with the same size cab as the 100's and 200's?
This 71 on craigs is much bigger than the standard 71 cab. Yours would be that way too, no?

Anyway, love it and especially the fact running boards.
And whats my dog doing on your truck?
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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #29 on: January 4, 2014, 02:16:54 AM »
Hey Now, Thats a Power Wagon. Luv it. so the 360 not orig eng, right?
Saw this one on craigslist the other day.  http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/4268728860.html

Can you tell me when they started making the w300's with the same size cab as the 100's and 200's?
This 71 on craigs is much bigger than the standard 71 cab. Yours would be that way too, no?

Anyway, love it and especially the fact running boards.
And whats my dog doing on your truck?
It originally had a 318 polyspherical, I found the original block laying in the weeds on the property where I picked up the truck, but I wasn't really interested in keeping everything original.  I want to make this a comfortable driver that I wouldn't mind driving daily.

  In 1972 they started making the 300's with the regular size cabs.  If you've looked at my other 72-300 it's very close to your 75.  The inside of my 61 is like being in a small living room, sitting on the sofa and watching a big screen tv.

Fortunately for me, my dog has allowed me to claim these trucks as mine, even though they are all apparently hers.  I have 2 labs and they love to sit in the beds while I work on the trucks.  The stink eye they give me when I leave the house in a truck and don't take them is a look I wish I could copy for some of the folks I work with. 

The pictures of your 75 have inspired me to get off my ass, I spent 4 hours out working on the 72 today.  I will probably spend a few hours over the weekend taking pictures of the 61 to demonstrate why some people should not have access to welders.
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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #30 on: January 4, 2014, 10:22:10 AM »
of course, if you're wanting to keep it a V-8, you can always build a nice warm stroker 408 small block.  I'd recommend keeping the iron heads and just building the bottom end with the stroker crank and leave the compression 9-1.  It'll have mountains of torque - as much (or more) as a 1st Gen Cummins, and since it won't be twisting more than 5000 rpms you won't need the fancy aluminum heads (which I'm convinced really only help in an appreciable manner when above 5000 rpm).

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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #31 on: January 4, 2014, 12:51:14 PM »
of course, if you're wanting to keep it a V-8, you can always build a nice warm stroker 408 small block.  I'd recommend keeping the iron heads and just building the bottom end with the stroker crank and leave the compression 9-1.  It'll have mountains of torque - as much (or more) as a 1st Gen Cummins, and since it won't be twisting more than 5000 rpms you won't need the fancy aluminum heads (which I'm convinced really only help in an appreciable manner when above 5000 rpm).

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Thanks Sam, I've been looking at the Hughes Engines website and they make a low compression 408 Stroker balanced rotating assembly kit.  http://www.hughesengines.com  I've been thinking about that for a while.  Your comment on the aluminum heads is right on, most engine builds focus so much on building power at higher rpms, that doesn't make sense when pushing around a 12,000 lb. truck on dirt roads.  Do you happen to know the weight of a CTD?  When I was out hunting last fall, I had a buddy with a superduty pull off the road into some snow and mud and sink in about 5 to 6 inches, my 3/4 ton barely sunk in at all.  He had some good mud tires and he needed them to get out, I was just running all terrains and had no issues.  I just assumed that the diesels from all manufacturers are quite a bit heavier than the gas engines.  Not really to big a deal, as I probably won't be doing a lot of off-roading with this beast once it's finished, but it may pull the camp trailer out once in a while.  But again, adding weight to something that's this heavy already doesn't make a lot of sense to me. 
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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #32 on: January 4, 2014, 12:55:54 PM »
yah a fully dressed Cummins is about 1100 lbs, whereas a fully dressed big block is about $650.  Personally I prefer the added weight up front in my Cummins off-road trucks - it gives a significant added traction factor that we in the Cummins world call the 'Cummins Locker'.  Sure it's heavier, but it's never been a detriment for me  :) .
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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #33 on: January 4, 2014, 12:59:12 PM »
I agree, Sam. Aluminum heads aren’t necessary on a TON of builds. Sure, they are always cool, but never cheap.  :D 

Lotta win in this thread. 
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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #34 on: January 4, 2014, 04:15:02 PM »
I've attached some pics of the damage inflicted by the PO.  Why drill holes when you can just burn through metal with an industrial arc welder?   When I picked up the truck he had a huge Lincoln welder sticking out of the shed, the kind that has it's own wheels and fuel tank.  I think the motor is out of a motor home, it's got a mid-sump oil pan, all the cars I've messed with had the sump at the front and the trucks at the rear, plus the motor is extremely dirty.  I've seen some pretty filthy motors out of trucks, but the ones I've pulled from motorhomes have been just caked in crud.  Anyway, in 1961 the 318 polyspherical had a motor mount that attached at the four lower bolts on the timing cover and then bolted to a cross member.  So the PO made his own mounts and burned a lot of holes.  The motor was placed an easy 6 inches from the firewall, I think because that is how long the driveshaft was that he put between the tranny and transfer case.  So then he cut up the radiator support to put radiator in the middle of it.  I can't really fault the PO too much, he kept this truck around and working and most of the body is in great condition.
1961 Power Wagon W300, 360/435/205
1978 Power Wagon W200, 440/727/203
1972 Power Wagon W300, 360/435/205

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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #35 on: January 4, 2014, 04:23:56 PM »
Here's another pic of the radiator support.  Also a picture of what I think is a vacuum canister for power assist on the brakes.  Has anyone seen one of these before? 
1961 Power Wagon W300, 360/435/205
1978 Power Wagon W200, 440/727/203
1972 Power Wagon W300, 360/435/205

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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #36 on: January 4, 2014, 11:17:57 PM »
It originally had a 318 polyspherical, I found the original block laying in the weeds on the property where I picked up the truck, but I wasn't really interested in keeping everything original.  I want to make this a comfortable driver that I wouldn't mind driving daily.

  In 1972 they started making the 300's with the regular size cabs.  If you've looked at my other 72-300 it's very close to your 75.  The inside of my 61 is like being in a small living room, sitting on the sofa and watching a big screen tv.

Fortunately for me, my dog has allowed me to claim these trucks as mine, even though they are all apparently hers.  I have 2 labs and they love to sit in the beds while I work on the trucks.  The stink eye they give me when I leave the house in a truck and don't take them is a look I wish I could copy for some of the folks I work with. 

The pictures of your 75 have inspired me to get off my ass, I spent 4 hours out working on the 72 today.  I will probably spend a few hours over the weekend taking pictures of the 61 to demonstrate why some people should not have access to welders.

Thanks for the info on the cab sizes. You and others here have really got me ready to start on the green one. I go out to the barn 1st thing every morning and just look at the bed frame and think about how I'm going to do it. I'm getting good ideas from the 75 bed.
Love the truck, love the Labs, you can't post too many pics for me. How about a couple of your other trucks?
1975 W300, 360, 435, 203, Dana 60/70,4:88
1976 W300, 360, 435, 203, Dana 60/70, posi,4:88
1976 W300, 400, 435, 203, Dana 60/70 4:88

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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #37 on: January 5, 2014, 12:20:14 AM »
I will take some new pics tomorrow and update the threads.  If you are really bored you can go to page 3 of this picture section and scroll a little over halfway down the page and find 1972 1 Ton Flatbed, and 1978 W200 Club Cab.   I haven't updated them for quite a while.  I think I need to move them to the projects folder and capture everything there.  In the meantime, I have done a few things to both of them, so it's a good time to get new pics.  My wife says the club cab needs to go.......I actually have 6 total project vehicles, but some of them are inappropriate for viewing on this website.  If I only had the 61 to focus on it would probably be done already, but just like stray dogs, I tend to rescue vehicles in need of a good home.  I have my eye on about 10 other potential projects but I don't have a place to hide them, and I'm pretty sure a couple more would get me a divorce.
1961 Power Wagon W300, 360/435/205
1978 Power Wagon W200, 440/727/203
1972 Power Wagon W300, 360/435/205

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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #38 on: January 5, 2014, 05:02:51 AM »
I will take some new pics tomorrow and update the threads.  If you are really bored you can go to page 3 of this picture section and scroll a little over halfway down the page and find 1972 1 Ton Flatbed, and 1978 W200 Club Cab.   I haven't updated them for quite a while.  I think I need to move them to the projects folder and capture everything there.  In the meantime, I have done a few things to both of them, so it's a good time to get new pics.  My wife says the club cab needs to go.......I actually have 6 total project vehicles, but some of them are inappropriate for viewing on this website.  If I only had the 61 to focus on it would probably be done already, but just like stray dogs, I tend to rescue vehicles in need of a good home.  I have my eye on about 10 other potential projects but I don't have a place to hide them, and I'm pretty sure a couple more would get me a divorce.

Checked them out...nice. You know i'm partial to the flatbed. Bright truck red, same original color as two of mine. Valve cover looks different to my 360's. You sure are going to haul a lot more firewood with that than with the club. I have 4:88's too and never been that fast (65). Nice plus...no split rims.
I hear you, i hope I don't find another firetruck for a while, its hard to say no. My theory is just do one at a time.
The body looks sound on the flatbed. Is that 8' or 9' bed?
Heres a pic of current project on day of arrival.
1975 W300, 360, 435, 203, Dana 60/70,4:88
1976 W300, 360, 435, 203, Dana 60/70, posi,4:88
1976 W300, 400, 435, 203, Dana 60/70 4:88

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Re: 1961 1 Ton Dually 4X4
« Reply #39 on: January 5, 2014, 02:36:50 PM »
When I eventually repaint the flatbed, I plan on going with the original red.  It's got a 9' bed, the original motor was a 318, but this truck has had at minimum 5 owners including myself.  So I don't know what year the motor is yet, I will be pulling it soon to clean it up and determine whether to rebuild it or just drive it until it dies.  I will add some pictures of the trailer I load with wood also it's been with my family in one form or another since it was born.  I love that color on your firetruck, that will definitely will be a looker if you keep that color.  The one at a time theory is one I completely agree with but have a hard time practicing.  My neighbor's uncle passed away a few years ago and I ended up buying 3 vehicles from them so that they wouldn't go to the crusher.  I wish I could have taken all the trucks.  He had about 15 cars and a couple tractors.
1961 Power Wagon W300, 360/435/205
1978 Power Wagon W200, 440/727/203
1972 Power Wagon W300, 360/435/205

 

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