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Offline KansasCrewCab76

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1984 W250 Farm truck to plow truck!
« on: February 26, 2013, 10:00:58 PM »
It is a 1984 W250 4spd with 3.54 gears that is a beat to death farm truck turned amateur plow machine.

Here is how this truck came into this existence: I answered a craigslist ad for a dead 1984 W250 5 years ago, I drove 2 hours and traded a 8 1/4 Dart rear axle and a good running slant 6 for the truck; drug it home because the original motor had given up. I put a 65K original mileage roller 318 from an '88 Chrysler 5th Avenue, new clutch, and all new fluids. Now, she is one of the most dependable trucks I own, in fact I went out Thursday and fired it up after sitting for 3 months!

About 4 years ago I started to gather the plow parts. I rounded up the 8' western pro plow from a guy in Toledo from ebay and sold the ford truckside mount that came with the setup. I then bought the Dodge truck side mount from a guy in Connecticut off ebay also. I stripped the plow, rebuilt the rams, upgraded the pump to the heavy duty 2" cable style, new hoses, all new grade 8 hardware, new cutting blade and a fresh coat of John Deere green, paying homage to the trucks' past as a farm truck.

The Great Blizzard of '13 motivated me to finally get it all together and on the truck. I started Thursday at 8am and finished the install Friday morning at 1am.
I'm no pro at this, but when I was a kid I got up with my dad and went with him as he plowed and I have always wanted a plow of my own.

Now I'm looking for a roll guard/edge and some wings to finish it out.

When I first got it 5 years ago


After I got it running


How it sits as of today




First paying job old service station, paid 25 bucks, not bad for 15 min. of work


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Offline gray90

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Re: 1984 W250 Farm truck to plow truck!
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2013, 01:32:28 AM »
Truck looks great, nice plow setup.
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Re: 1984 W250 Farm truck to plow truck!
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2013, 08:22:04 PM »
well I have to be honest I only got pics of the show me side, the driver side shows the real story  :(

Thank you for your kind words!
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1968 GTX 440 "Blue Ball"
1968 Charger 440 "Daywalker"
1972 Demon 360"Sinister"
1972 Cuda 340 "aduC"
1973 Cuda 426 "Airborne"
1975 LWB 4x4 440 "Prime Rib"
1979 SWB 4x4 318 "Michigan Mauler"
1979 Ramcharger 440 "Blue Blur"
1985 Crewcab 12V "Jamima"

Where were going, we don't need roads

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Re: 1984 W250 Farm truck to plow truck!
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2013, 11:14:58 PM »
show the bad side, me wanna see the ugly.  ;D
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Re: 1984 W250 Farm truck to plow truck!
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2013, 01:05:13 AM »
looks nice! as Mike said, lets see her ugly side!

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Re: 1984 W250 Farm truck to plow truck!
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2013, 01:07:00 AM »
that side makes me wanna marry her, but I need to see her worst first...
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Re: 1984 W250 Farm truck to plow truck!
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2013, 01:18:19 AM »
nice truck!  would look brutal with a 4" lift and 35s.  :D
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