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Re: 'BUD' - '78 W-950 Power Wagon ( time for somp'n diff'rnt )
« Reply #2800 on: March 12, 2017, 04:33:42 PM »
They do make a LOT of power & cost a LOT!!
If I think I was going to invest that kind of money I would look into a Walker Evans truck.
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    Re: 'BUD' - '78 W-950 Power Wagon ( time for somp'n diff'rnt )
    « Reply #2801 on: March 12, 2017, 04:39:23 PM »
    They do make a LOT of power & cost a LOT!!
    If I think I was going to invest that kind of money I would look into a Walker Evans truck.
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    Re: 'BUD' - '78 W-950 Power Wagon ( time for somp'n diff'rnt )
    « Reply #2802 on: March 19, 2017, 01:39:20 AM »
    Just fyi I've been doing research after recently getting a 2002 Dakota 4x4 V6 3.9(major gutless) and a hemi swap is surprisingly easy for 2001-2004 dakotas. They bolt up to the dakota transmissions and just require mounts, oil pan solution, and some wiring to adapt the hemi harness and ecu to the dakota chassis. Not that the 5.9 is a bad engine just hard to find in a 2001+ dakota. Its easy to find a 4.7 dakota and espically a cheap one with blown motor and swap to a better engine.

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    « Reply #2803 on: March 19, 2017, 10:59:18 AM »
     ya yer sure right about there being a LOT more 4.7s compared to 5.9s.....hmmmmmm - does the hemi bolt up to both the 4.7 and 5.9 transmissions, or just to the 4.7?.....'cause I could totally get behind 'that' possibility....eventuality?...likely "solution".
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    « Reply #2804 on: March 19, 2017, 12:50:01 PM »
    Don't get a 4.7 unless you plan to swap it out.

    I don't know if the 4.7 shares the same bellhousing has the 3.9/5.2/5.9, but I believe the 4.7 comes with the 45RFE, and the 5.9 comes with the 46RE.  You may prefer one over the other.

    In the Dakota world the 2 door trucks are cheap (std cab and club cab) but the 4 door Quad Cabs hold a lot more value.  The Durangos are super cheap.  You can always get a V6 Dakota, then pick up a 5.9 Durango and swap it over, you can find them under $1k.

    For the Dakota you can also start with a 2wd truck to get it even cheaper.  The 2wd Dakota rear suspension already has a shackle flip, the spring mounts are lower on the frame for free lift, and 57" 2wd F150 springs are practically a bolt in upgrade.  The front frame rails on a 2wd do require a little more modification though.
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    Re: 'BUD' - '78 W-950 Power Wagon ( time for somp'n diff'rnt )
    « Reply #2805 on: March 19, 2017, 01:50:30 PM »
    For the Dakota you can also start with a 2wd truck to get it even cheaper.  The 2wd Dakota rear suspension already has a shackle flip, the spring mounts are lower on the frame for free lift, and 57" 2wd F150 springs are practically a bolt in upgrade.  The front frame rails on a 2wd do require a little more modification though.

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    « Reply #2806 on: March 19, 2017, 04:15:07 PM »
    ^bahahaha imagineering GO!
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    Re: 'BUD' - '78 W-950 Power Wagon ( time for somp'n diff'rnt )
    « Reply #2807 on: March 19, 2017, 09:29:36 PM »
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    Re: 'BUD' - '78 W-950 Power Wagon ( time for somp'n diff'rnt )
    « Reply #2808 on: March 19, 2017, 09:57:44 PM »
    Hey Sam,

    Just looking up info on wheels I reread the tire/wheel combo page and saw bud and the wheels you have on it.
    Are those aluminum 20x14's? Have you ever had any problems with them off road? And do you ever air down with them?
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    Re: 'BUD' - '78 W-950 Power Wagon ( time for somp'n diff'rnt )
    « Reply #2809 on: March 20, 2017, 09:09:45 AM »
    Don't get a 4.7 unless you plan to swap it out.

    I don't know if the 4.7 shares the same bellhousing has the 3.9/5.2/5.9, but I believe the 4.7 comes with the 45RFE, and the 5.9 comes with the 46RE.  You may prefer one over the other.

    In the Dakota world the 2 door trucks are cheap (std cab and club cab) but the 4 door Quad Cabs hold a lot more value.  The Durangos are super cheap.  You can always get a V6 Dakota, then pick up a 5.9 Durango and swap it over, you can find them under $1k.

    For the Dakota you can also start with a 2wd truck to get it even cheaper.  The 2wd Dakota rear suspension already has a shackle flip, the spring mounts are lower on the frame for free lift, and 57" 2wd F150 springs are practically a bolt in upgrade.  The front frame rails on a 2wd do require a little more modification though.

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    « Reply #2810 on: March 20, 2017, 10:35:34 AM »
    You're going to kick Sam's tinkering disorder into overdrive again!!  ;)

    ...oh that's a permanent affliction I've just had to 'accept'...  ;)   ;D


    Hey Sam,

    Just looking up info on wheels I reread the tire/wheel combo page and saw bud and the wheels you have on it.
    Are those aluminum 20x14's? Have you ever had any problems with them off road? And do you ever air down with them?


    no those are steel, but they are 20x14s.  There aren't a ton of wheel options for guys running rockwells, but the craftsmanship from the guys at Staz is fantastic.  They can lose some air pressure through the big o-ring seal over time but otherwise no complaints, but with the double bead locks off road these are hard to beat.  Off road I typically air down to about 8 psi, and back up to 30 psi on the street.
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    Re: 'BUD' - '78 W-950 Power Wagon ( time for somp'n diff'rnt )
    « Reply #2811 on: March 20, 2017, 04:59:53 PM »
    The LA/Magnum bellhousing is the same pattern as the sohc motors AND the gen3 HEMI.  I believe the SOHC and HEMI are identical pattern and depth for the engine to transmission mating.  The LA/Magnum has one less bellhousing bolt(top center) and a slightly different crank depth requiring either a spacer or different flexplate iirc(similar to the sbc/LS difference).  SOHC 4.7/3.7 transmission from all research i have done are 100% compatible with the HEMI although i wouldn't put one up to the 3.7 transmission.

    Another note on the 2wd Dakota is that there are oil pans that clear the front crossmember with the HEMI. One less thing to modify and then you can use a complete HEMI engine/transmission/t-case combination with a SAS up front.

    Here is the best HEMI swap thread i have found. http://www.dakota-durango.com/forum/showthread.php?t=75706
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    Re: 'BUD' - '78 W-950 Power Wagon ( time for somp'n diff'rnt )
    « Reply #2812 on: March 20, 2017, 06:46:53 PM »
    no those are steel, but they are 20x14s.  There aren't a ton of wheel options for guys running rockwells, but the craftsmanship from the guys at Staz is fantastic.  They can lose some air pressure through the big o-ring seal over time but otherwise no complaints, but with the double bead locks off road these are hard to beat.  Off road I typically air down to about 8 psi, and back up to 30 psi on the street.

    Thanks Sam!
    I emailed the guys at Staz, looking forward to seeing what they say!

    Also looking forward to your Dakota build! :)
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    « Reply #2813 on: March 29, 2017, 03:56:15 PM »
    FWIW I had a 2000 Durango when I was in High school with the 4.7 in it and it got me into plenty of trouble, it always felt quicker than its power rating.
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    Re: 'BUD' - '78 W-950 Power Wagon ( time for somp'n diff'rnt )
    « Reply #2814 on: March 30, 2017, 12:41:02 AM »
    You know I like the 5.9 magnum and hemis but a 4.7 is fine for the early stages. They are reliable, exhaust manifolds warp. Overheat it and it will drop a valve seat. Any aluminum head engine is at risk for that. Happens to the hemis too. If a 5.7 is something you are considering then the 4.7 is a good starting point. Same 545RFE trans. Built up they are good. I still have that in the back of my mind for my RC someday. The magnum runs too good to mess with it now though. Adding efi may kill my hemi day dreams. We'll see. At least I drive one everyday now.  ;D
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    « Reply #2815 on: March 30, 2017, 08:59:44 AM »
    one of the reasons I'm wanting to go 5.9 is because I'm considering adding a vortec to the mix, and I figure the all-iron short block may handle that better than the smaller engine.
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    « Reply #2816 on: March 30, 2017, 09:42:48 AM »
    So is bud officially gone?
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    « Reply #2817 on: March 30, 2017, 10:13:38 AM »
    not yet.  Have had several inquiries and two actual deposits - both of which have fallen through, so it's still 'available'.  Currently there's a guy in Florida that's really interested....
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    Re: 'BUD' - '78 W-950 Power Wagon ( time for somp'n diff'rnt )
    « Reply #2818 on: March 30, 2017, 11:54:34 AM »
    I recently came across this in a Dakota crewcab. Hmmm...
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    « Reply #2819 on: March 30, 2017, 01:01:21 PM »
    ha haaa :)  -  wheeling a 'tractor' has been loads of fun these last two years, but a nice quiet factory injected V8 will be the engine of choice in my next wheelin' machine ;)
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    Re: 'BUD' - '78 W-950 Power Wagon ( time for somp'n diff'rnt )
    « Reply #2820 on: March 30, 2017, 11:32:34 PM »
    one of the reasons I'm wanting to go 5.9 is because I'm considering adding a vortec to the mix.
    Might have to change your name.   ;D

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    « Reply #2821 on: March 31, 2017, 02:01:10 PM »
    ...don't know about a name change....but that emblem would sure look cool on the side of our Dakota   8)
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    « Reply #2823 on: April 1, 2017, 09:54:27 AM »
    actually no I hadn't seen that yet - thanks Kevin {cool}
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    « Reply #2824 on: April 1, 2017, 10:16:07 PM »
    My brother has a 2000 crew cab 5.9 Dakota he will sell. Under 100k miles. It's in WV. It needs a couple minor fixes but all can be done in a weekend

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    « Reply #2825 on: April 1, 2017, 10:55:18 PM »
    hmmm - well I'm tempted to ask for details and pics...but we're not quite ready to buy one just yet.


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    « Reply #2826 on: April 3, 2017, 02:25:28 PM »
    In the $1500 range. Rust free. It needs a shift solenoid replaced. It hangs in gear longer than normal.

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    « Reply #2827 on: April 3, 2017, 06:25:55 PM »
    In the $1500 range. Rust free. It needs a shift solenoid replaced. It hangs in gear longer than normal.

    And a right front tire...  ;D
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    « Reply #2828 on: April 3, 2017, 06:36:06 PM »
    ccrrraaaaaaaaap  ;D  ;)

    Well....ccrrraaaaAAAAAaaaaaap......it's a 5.9 with an auto eh?  Rust free?  Needs tranny work.  Might as well send pics, but just the same let's use e-mail for more pics n such  ;)

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    « Reply #2829 on: April 3, 2017, 06:49:20 PM »
    Email sent

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    Re: 'BUD' - '78 W-950 Power Wagon ( time for somp'n diff'rnt )
    « Reply #2830 on: April 3, 2017, 08:58:01 PM »
    I don't know this guy and I've never seen the truck, so I don't know if it's well done or junk.  It does have a 4.7, it is a little tall, and I do find it strange that he used a passenger side front diff (the drive-train is offset about 4 inches to the passenger side in these trucks).

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    Re: 'BUD' - '78 W-950 Power Wagon ( time for somp'n diff'rnt )
    « Reply #2831 on: April 19, 2017, 08:10:14 PM »
    well my friends...naturally we've been scanning CL for a while, and today we brought home this 02 Dakota: 360/auto, AWD, has what appears to be a 'basic' 3" lift, and major bonus points is it was about 15 minutes from my house.  All in all in pretty good shape - has a little hail damage but runs very well and cruises clean at 80 mph.  Has the tan interior we really really wanted.  Got it for $4200 - thought that was a pretty decent price.  Should be a real good platform to 'start' with. 
    Will be a long while before doing anything major to it - we'll just wheel the local lighter trails and get a good feel for it - do some minor maintenance and maybe put some tires on it.  Meanwhile we'll keep an eye out for some of the major hardware destined to go under it etc.

    Don't have a name for it yet...so for now we're calling it 'Bud Lite'  ;D

    PS - have a guy coming to have a look at Bud this Sat so fingers crossed there :)







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    « Reply #2832 on: April 19, 2017, 11:07:13 PM »
    Really nice find!
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    Re: 'BUD' - '78 W-950 Power Wagon ( time for somp'n diff'rnt )
    « Reply #2833 on: April 20, 2017, 10:03:33 AM »

    Don't have a name for it yet...so for now we're calling it 'Bud Lite'  ;D


    lol! as I was reading through the first paragraph, I was already thinking "I should be a smart ass and ask if he has a name for it yet". You beat me.  ;D
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    Re: 'BUD' - '78 W-950 Power Wagon ( time for somp'n diff'rnt )
    « Reply #2834 on: April 20, 2017, 11:45:24 AM »
    I think Bud Lite is pretty clever!
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    Re: 'BUD' - '78 W-950 Power Wagon ( time for somp'n diff'rnt )
    « Reply #2835 on: April 21, 2017, 06:09:24 AM »
    http://ramchargercentral.com/mopar-trucks/b-u-d-'78-m-350-(-need-some-shoes-)/2800/?action=post;last_msg=3199321

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    Re: 'BUD' - '78 W-950 Power Wagon ( time for somp'n diff'rnt )
    « Reply #2836 on: April 21, 2017, 03:27:49 PM »
    Lil-Blue Bud
    Lil-Bud
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    Re: 'BUD' - '78 W-950 Power Wagon ( time for somp'n diff'rnt )
    « Reply #2837 on: April 21, 2017, 06:04:43 PM »
    Awesome color too. Looks like the perfect fit for what you have in mind.
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    Re: 'BUD' - '78 W-950 Power Wagon ( time for somp'n diff'rnt )
    « Reply #2838 on: April 21, 2017, 11:41:52 PM »
    Cool ride Sam, it's almost exactly your color.   ;D
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