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