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1989 Dodge D150
« on: March 29, 2011, 03:16:14 PM »
I found this truck that had been in the same place since 1996 and shows only 86k KM, Mex d150 means 6cil 1/2 ton while d250 means 8cil 1/2 ton so this is a slant6 manual trans another difference from US trucks is the CLARK T-190 4spd manual and ofcourse Dana44 rear end.

The original plan was just to get it into driving conditions but then we found a piece of one rod in the bed  :P and looking a little closer a BIG hole in the block so we just need to find another slant right ? well the charger has a 318 in good condition and we where going to ditch it in favor of a bigblock anyway so v8 swap it is ,next thing was to find bellhousing , clutch , flywheel and motor mounts and i found them so just need to get them on the truck.

Will post pictures as soon as I can ,just realized I don't have them on this PC.

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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2011, 02:02:28 PM »
Welcome -- look forward to seeing photos! I'm also jealous that you guys got the Ramcharger for a few more years than we did here!
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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2011, 06:09:57 PM »
this is how it was









towing it home


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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2011, 07:18:45 PM »
interior shot


and how it sits now waiting for the 318 , tires are 205/70r15 front and 295/50r15 on the back in the stock 15x6.6 steel wheels  ;D



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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2011, 09:30:28 PM »
Nice little truck
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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #5 on: April 1, 2011, 07:12:13 AM »
Nice truck indeed! Love the tailgate emblem!
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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #6 on: April 7, 2011, 08:00:21 PM »
Awesome find. Glad another one gets saved. Good luck and keep us posted.
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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #7 on: April 8, 2011, 11:13:14 PM »
I love seeing pics of trucks where they were found!  Nice find......

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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2011, 05:00:24 PM »
Change of plans the dodge its getting a 360.Just bought the clutch and flywheel (from a 360) from the junkyard ,clutch has 3/4 of life, waiting for the bellhousing and the swap will begin  ;D
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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2011, 07:40:58 PM »
The engine ,you see its all there.



Just a cleanup and it will be running again.



Wait is that a hole ?



Yes it is



And the new ( to me ) clutch and flywheel for the V(



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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2011, 07:42:21 PM »
Dana 44



3.73 gearing


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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2011, 07:43:39 PM »
And more pics of the truck.









Thanks for the positive comments ;D
« Last Edit: April 12, 2011, 07:48:08 PM by dodgestrike »

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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2011, 09:25:33 AM »
Another interesting thing about your truck is the mirrors -- our '88 to '93 trucks use the same base but they are more wide then they are tall, yours seem to be just the opposite. It seems like they did lots of Mexico-specific differences.

My '93 is the first 360 I've owned and it has a bit more grunt than my previous 318s!
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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2011, 07:17:21 PM »
I forgot to add a closeup of the hole,here it is  :o

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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2011, 10:36:33 PM »
i want those letters of the tailgate!
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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2011, 02:18:42 PM »
I forgot to add a closeup of the hole,here it is  :o

Well that's as good of a reason as any to swap it out for a 360!  ;D
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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2011, 07:11:39 PM »
It's good to have an excuse  ;D

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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #17 on: May 4, 2011, 12:08:14 AM »
Ok got some things done.

After 2 days of struggling to get the slant out we ( my brother and I ) noticed that some bellhousing bolts where still in  ::) the thing is that they lost the head so we didn't noticed until we tried to stick a screwdriver to clean the hole and it didn't went in...

First night we cutted chopped and removed hoses , cables and bolts and it came up looking like this:





we also removed the hood and the radiator to make things easier.



The bellhousing that turned out to be useless for the truck because its for mechanical linkage and the truck has an hidraulic clutch so things don't match.

 

well when the bolt thing was figured ( the next afternoon ) out turned out to be easier to remove the slant with the bellhousing attached by just removing the 4 bolts that keep the bellhousing on the trans. so now where is the slant ?




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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #18 on: May 4, 2011, 12:12:48 AM »
In the bed  ;D finally out of the enginebay.I don't know if US slants came with headers also but these are factory equipment.







another picture of "the reason" to make the swap




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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #19 on: May 4, 2011, 12:23:56 AM »
And here the "new" engine , its dirty but its fresh just needs a cleanup and new valvecover gaskets to keep it clean.Plus it already has an edelbrock intake , 120amp alternator and a magnum dry coil.











Still have to fix the brakes , find the bellhousing for the right price or swap an OD auto since it was in the long therm plans anyway , lower the rear, install the summit street&strip ignition box and maybe Ill get some headers for $30 that I found in a junkyard

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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #20 on: May 4, 2011, 12:34:57 AM »
those exhaust manifolds are worth some money.
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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #21 on: May 4, 2011, 03:15:37 AM »
Id be interested in the header ;D
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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #22 on: May 4, 2011, 03:18:52 PM »
You don't waste any time when you say you're going to do something! I like it!  ;D
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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #23 on: May 4, 2011, 03:52:05 PM »
The 360 its out too , the removal of both engines was done in the same day but for some reason I didn't uploaded this pic yesterday  :P




Im going to the junyard right now to get the bellhosing ,if I can find it , if not I'll search for the 518 swap parts  ;D

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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #24 on: May 4, 2011, 04:32:45 PM »
At least it's easy to clean while still on the crane...  ;D
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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2011, 05:28:03 PM »
It's oficial the truck is getting a 727 should arrive this week.I wanted a 518 but got this one for cheap and thats what Im looking for  ;D

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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2011, 09:41:08 PM »
Very awesome project. Good luck.
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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2011, 11:58:57 PM »
No updates since the 727 hasn't arrived and I haven't found a shifter that fits my budget  :P  but I got the tach cleaned up.


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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2011, 02:19:03 PM »
It's been some time since I posted something but the truck its almost "complete" just waiting on the shifter to arrive and some wiring details...

727 junkyard special





360-727



FINALLY at home  ;D



wiring...


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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2011, 02:23:09 PM »
WTF is this for ?



trans-cooler



"new" interior  8)






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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2011, 08:21:09 PM »
The WTF is the electrical plug for the air conditioning compressor
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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #31 on: July 16, 2011, 08:58:38 PM »
The WTF is the electrical plug for the air conditioning compressor

Thank you  ;D

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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #32 on: July 16, 2011, 10:36:21 PM »
Lots of progress! I'm glad to see you checked in and posted lots of photos! Keep up the good work!  {cool}
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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #33 on: August 1, 2011, 10:51:28 PM »
Haven't fired it yet  ;D ,just lowered it  8)








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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #34 on: August 2, 2011, 07:20:08 PM »
I am in the same boat as everyone else about the emblams, Chrysler Mexico emblems are cool looking!   :)

And the truck is looking good too! I like the paint job.
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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #35 on: August 3, 2011, 06:16:20 PM »
Is the paint stock? I like the emblems and lowering.
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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #36 on: August 3, 2011, 10:47:21 PM »
thanks , the paint is stock ,well everything besides what I have installed in it and posted in here it's stock.

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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2011, 07:18:08 PM »
well seems like its going to be rollin' next week... hopefully


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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #38 on: August 28, 2011, 12:49:04 AM »
 8)










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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #39 on: August 28, 2011, 12:49:44 AM »
 ;D




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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #40 on: August 28, 2011, 12:02:25 PM »
This y I like mopars they are differnt form the every day ford and chevy. Trucks looken good like the shifter she's coming along great

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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #41 on: September 14, 2011, 11:42:13 PM »
It runs and its driveable , the carb needs some tuning and PS isn't installed but it still went to the gas station for the first time in like 15years or so.  8)


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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #42 on: September 16, 2011, 04:02:09 AM »
The 360 its out too , the removal of both engines was done in the same day but for some reason I didn't uploaded this pic yesterday  :P




Im going to the junyard right now to get the bellhosing ,if I can find it , if not I'll search for the 518 swap parts  ;D


I just now realized what you yanked the 360 out of,thats a kick ass looking power wagon,I hope whoever owns that will put it back together.
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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2011, 01:20:08 PM »
Thanks that's my brother's truck ,going bigblock so the 360 was available for me  ;D

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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #44 on: September 17, 2011, 09:34:43 PM »
one step forward and two steps back... the engine ground cable wasn't conected and the shifter cable melted because of it  >:(

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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #45 on: September 18, 2011, 06:37:09 AM »
I can honestly say my only problem with that truck is who the owner isn't.  ;D

You sure the ground cable is why the shifter cable melted? Usually they accidently find too close to the exhaust for what they are supposed to maintain. Not really sure why considering where a shifter logically is and where an exhaust logically is, close to one another. 
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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #46 on: September 18, 2011, 12:51:37 PM »
I was surprised too because it is away from the exhaust but a friend told me that because of the ground being off , the shifter cable became the ground and melted.I learned my lesson CHECK everything.to get the truck moving we removed and sprayed(on the inside) the cable with wd-40 and moved, it helped a little but the new cable should arrive tuesday.

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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #47 on: September 18, 2011, 12:58:03 PM »
pics from yesterday




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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #48 on: October 1, 2011, 08:09:33 PM »


picked this up on the JY , its just mocked up not bolted or anything ,I think its going for sale if anyone is interested.

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Re: 1989 Dodge D150
« Reply #49 on: October 4, 2011, 08:57:10 PM »
Dude, you should pull the bumpers and throw a roll pan on the back. I like the lowered look. Looks super hot rod.
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